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Not a bad selection of recipes but some are very basic and may leave you hungry
on 27 February 2014
I was interested in this book as seems exactly what our family had wanted. We had started the 5:2 diet with the excellent "2 day diet" book by Michelle Harvie and Tony Howell, but this only has a few vegetarian recipes. Unfortunately the 5:2 vegetarian book does have some problems. Although there are over 100 recipes, some of them are pretty basic - including one for a microwaved baked potato! We also felt more hunger pangs with some of them as they can still be carb-heavy (baked potato being as prime example). The 2 day diet approach is to include much more protein in the form of eggs, nuts and tofu etc and this does seem to be more satisfying.
Have said that there are some excellent ideas in here and useful tips too. Favourites include the caponata "flavour bomb" and the use of sauerkraut and tinned artichokes as low calorie bulk foods.
So, not perfect but a useful addition to a 5:2 vegetarian kitchen.