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3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what it says on the tin, but a good range of recipes, 4 Jan. 2014
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This review is from: Eat Green Get Lean: 100 Vegetarian and Vegan Recipes for Building Muscle, Getting Lean and Staying Healthy (Paperback)
This is one of very few books that 'caters' for vegan athletes/body builders, which is why I decided to purchase it.

Firstly, the range of meals is varied and interesting. They don't look too difficult or time-consuming to make.

However, the introduction says "most of the recipes are sorted into two categories: recipes for getting big and recipes for getting lean". This isn't the case. It's just one set of recipes and you're left to your own devices to decide which meet your goals.

In the book there is a link to a bonus spreadsheet that contains all of the recipes and their nutritional values, to make meal planning easier. Unfortunately this link doesn't work.

A minor point is that the book appears to have been tailored to the UK; next to some unusual ingredients it'll say which shops you can get them in. However, the measurements/sizes are nonetheless in US 'cups'. It would have been good if metric measurements were written alongside them.

Nutritional values are shown for every recipe, which is of course incredibly useful.

I haven't made any meals yet because the book only just arrived, but I will try to remember to update this review once I've done so.
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Initial post: 5 Jan 2014 20:10:38 GMT
Thanks for the feedback! I really appreciate it.

Good point on the getting lean vs. getting big delineation. I'm going to make a note of that for the next update. And I actually paid a UK chef to help me ensure all the conversions are correct, so the cups are metric (and remember a US cup is 250 ml where as a Metric cup is about 236 ml--not much of a difference).

Last but not least the link doesn't work in certain tablets and smartphones for some reason, but if you access it on a desktop, it will work.

Hope this helps! Let me know how you like the recipes!

Mike

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Aug 2014 18:30:31 BDT
R. Hammond says:
Hi Mike, I just wanted to point out though that in the UK we don't measure our ingredients by 'cups' - regardless of wether they are US or metric - by my grams for solids and millilitres for liquids, and tbsp and tsp for spices etc. It makes life a lot easier when shopping for ingredients if we know that we need 1 can or 400g of tinned tomatoes rather than 1 and a half cups :-) Hope this helps!

Rosie

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Aug 2014 19:38:13 BDT
Oh okay. Well damn. I hired a UK chef to help prepare the book for me! I will make a note of this for the second edition!

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Aug 2014 23:03:12 BDT
R. Hammond says:
I know that must be annoying! Perhaps get some of your british readers to give a review of it before it goes to print so that you know you've done everything you can to make it easier for us. I do have cups (no idea whether they are british or US measurements) because I cook a lot of stuff from recipes online but it does make life a lot easier to have measurements in grams :-) also realised I'd made various spelling errors in my previous message but I hope it makes sense!

Rosie

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Aug 2014 18:58:48 BDT
Yeah no worries! I appreciate the feedback. I now know what I need to fix!
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