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Big Green Cookbook

The premier, high-flavored, eco-friendly cookbook

You can now reduce your carbon footprint deliciously … with green cuisine. Big Green Cookbook by Jackie Newgent, RDN (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), is like a hybrid … the “Prius” of cookbooks. And there’s something in it for everyone—whether a little green or already completely eco-conscientious.

Chockablock with plant-based recipes, informative sidebars, and useful tips with every recipe, Big Green Cookbook is a comprehensive climate-conscious cookbook that’s ideal for both culinary novices and experiences cooks. In it, Jackie shows how to cleverly maximize flavor in real meals that minimize environmental impact.

The book contains 200 simple and environmentally-friendly recipes for fresh, delicious, all-natural food, with a chapter for every season plus a year-round-recipes chapter, including succulent dishes such as Eco-Beer-Battered Red Onion Rounds, Cool Thai Peanut Soba Noodles, Breaded Organic Chicken Paillard with Fresh Mango Relish, Garlicky Spinach Flatbread Pizzette, French Kissed Cress, Pan-Seared Alaskan Wild Salmon with Papaya Sauce, Buckwheat Blueberry-Peach Pancakes, Navel Orange Mojito, Hot Fuji Apple Sundae (see below), and Dark Chocolate-Fresh Raspberry Truffles.

Jackie Newgent’s recipes will help you follow an “ecotarian” diet. An “ecotarian” is someone who eats a plant-based diet and chooses foods with environmental friendliness in mind. They may or may not eat small amounts of organic or sustainably-raised animal products. Try out some ecotarian recipes from Big Green Cookbook below. And get 195 more of them in the book!

Inside Big Green Cookbook you’ll also find:

  • A green kitchen checklist, complete with energy-reducing hints and cooking equipment suggestions
  • Guidelines for going organic and tips for buying locally
  • Nutritional information for every recipe—to make it easier to find recipes that meet your specific health goals
  • Clever, brand-new low-carbon cooking techniques designed by Newgent that save energy and time
  • An eco-friendly shopping guide and seasonal produce chart
  • Luscious green menus
  • Seven ways to love your leftovers
  • Planet-pleasing party tips
  • Pages printed on 100 percent post-consumer waste paper with soy ink

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2009