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More than just meat alternatives
on 1 April 2015
This book includes a great mixture of vegetable, grains and pulse-based dishes as well as tempeh, seitan and tofu. As someone who 'grew up on lard' in a traditional meaty working class family but changed to veggie then vegan, I know new ingredients can seem weird. However, tempeh, seitan and tofu have been around for thousands of years and are amazing - they are meat alternatives rather than subsitutes in that they are natural and not over-processed. And they're so much better for you, the animals and the environment than meat, even if you don't feel ready to be fully veggie or vegan yet. Also, It's getting easier to source 'weird' ingredients - they are fast moving into the mainstream. In the meantime, independent health food shops are leading the way - online and high street. Amazon sells seitan in jars and also vital gluten flour to make simple seitan but there are far better online independents like Realfoods, brilliant business. Goodness Direct is another. I really rate her work, yes it's a shame that none of them are illustrated but you can usually find equivalent pix on Google Images - most importantly, the recipes work and are delicious.