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Good ideas, but spurious health claims ruin the book somewhat
on 15 May 2016
I bought this book having decided to eat vegetarian more often, but have sometimes struggled for ideas. A lot of these recipes are great - hearty and filling, with ingredients that are mostly easy to find. I really like the flow diagrams for putting together a meal - for a soup, for example, pick a base layer, herb, spice, main flavour...etc, with a list of options in each. This makes getting ideas for quick evening meals easy.
This is a side point, but unfortunately detracts from some of the recipes. Instead of just providing a book of nice, mostly healthy recipes, I don't understand why many veggie/healthy food authors feel the need to add in spurious and unproven health claims. I'm sure the raw brownies taste great, but I don't need to be told that, since raw foods are "live", they will keep your energy levels higher (whatever that means).
In summary good book, but I just think that a greater focus on good, rounded, healthy food would have been a better approach without the unnecessary health claims.