REVIEW – Cookouts Veggie Style

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COOKOUTS VEGGIE STYLE!: 225 BACKYARD FAVORITES – FULL OF FLAVOR, FREE OF MEAT

  • Author: Jolinda Hackett
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media (May 18, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 144051240X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440512407

ABOUT COOKOUTS VEGGIE STYLE

Hamburgers, hot dogs, and barbecue ribs.

Sounds like the perfect all-American cookout–unless you’re a vegetarian. With more people adopting a mainly vegetarian diet, the choices might seem limited for all those great outdoor parties. Whether it’s a barbecue or a picnic in the park, it’s time to get creative with meatless summer meals and Cookouts Veggie Style! Inside are mouthwatering recipes, including:

* Grilled Seitan with Apple Salsa
* Creole Slaw
* Grilled Eggplant Panini
* Halloumi Skewers with Parsley & Lemon Salsa
* Barley Burgers on Rye Bread

Forget boring Boca burgers and bland pasta salad! This book shows you how to make delicious, unique, and fresh vegetarian meals so you’ll never miss the burgers and dogs again!

MY THOUGHTS

I received a copy of Cookouts Veggie Style. When I think of cookouts and grilling I think of burgers, hot dogs, steaks and all sorts of yummy stuff. Meat. This cookbook contains 225 non-meat recipes, a number of which sounded good enough to please the palate of even a meat eater like me. Chapters include Getting Ready, Appetizers And Starters, Grilled Salads And Meals, Reinventing The Barbecue Classics, Grilled Vegetables Squash And Sides, Sandwiches And Burgers, Tofu On The Grill, Seitan And Tempeh, Miscellaneous Mains, Grilled Fruit And Desserts, and Off The Grill. Getting Ready contains lots of information about grilling in general, info good for anyone just getting into grilling. Recipes are easy to understand, but unfortunately don’t contain prep and cooking time. There aren’t many photos in the cookbook, something I think does the cookbook a disservice especially considering many of the pages have leftover open space. There are many tips, hints and suggestions scattered throughout the book. This book would surely delight any vegetarian, or make a nice gift for someone who entertains a lot so they can have some options for their guests.

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3 comments

patricia Marsden June 23, 2011 - 8:55 am

No doubt about it most BBQ’ers omit veggies sans corn and opt for salads.

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tree July 4, 2011 - 10:45 am

This looks like an absolutely delicious cookbook! We are a vegetarian family, and love to camp and cook out. We usually just do basics like veggie dogs, baked potatoes and veggie packets. This looks like it would be full of fabulous ideas! Great review!

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Jennifer July 11, 2011 - 12:17 am

The grilled eggplants I want to try sounds like great options other than endless meats.

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