The easy way to eat vegetarian on campus Vegetarianism is growing rapidly, and young adults?including college students?are leading the charge as more and more of them discover the many benefits to adopting a vegetarian lifestyle. However, there are limited resources for budget-conscious students to keep a vegetarian diet.Student's Vegetarian Cookbook For Dummies offers theThe easy way to eat vegetarian on campus Vegetarianism is growing rapidly, and young adults?including college students?are leading the charge as more and more of them discover the many benefits to adopting a vegetarian lifestyle. However, there are limited resources for budget-conscious students to keep a vegetarian diet.Student's Vegetarian Cookbook For Dummies offers the growing population of vegetarian students with instruction and recipes for fast and fun vegetarian cooking. Personalized for students, it comes with quick-fix recipes, a variety of creative meal ideas, and money-saving tips.Plain-English explanations of cooking techniques and nutritional information More than 100 recipes for making vegetarian dishes that are quick, easy, and tasty Budget-conscious shopping tips When dining halls are inadequate and restaurants become too expensive, Student's Vegetarian Cookbook For Dummies has you covered!...
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Student's Vegetarian Cookbook for Dummies Reviews
As a vegetarian of over fifteen years and having gone through high school and college as a vegan, I was excited to receive a review copy of Student's Vegetarian Cookbook. I read a ton of books and articles on topics of vegan cooking, nutrition, and ethics, so I consider myself well informed. I was surprised by the number of misleading statements in SVC in light of its being published just this year (June 2011). It contains out-of-date misconceptions, breezes over critical issues like Vitamin D, B12, and special dietary considerations for individuals with diabetes and other health concerns, and makes sweeping recommendations for and against food products that are often simply not true.Since I cannot edit the book and redistribute it, I think the next best thing is to include a list of corrections, but I highly encourage anyone reading this to go check another source for accuracy--information changes and I am going on years of accumulated research instead of properly citing sources here. Some great resources to check include:The China Study, by T. Colin Campbellveganoutreach.com (includes blogs by dieticians, etc., that really address nutritional issues that should not be taken too lightly)Vegan for Life, by Jack Norris (this is accessible to a college student and will help ensure one thrives on a veg diet)Vegan with a Vengeane, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz (for recipes)Now the important things to note:-Take a Vitamin B12 supplement, ideally a sublingual (under the tongue) form, whether you are vegan or not. Many (most?) Americans are deficient in B12 because of changes in our food supply. Do not plan to rely on fortified foods--B12 is too important to mess around with.-Take a Vitamin D supplement, whether you are vegan or not. Most people in the Northern hemisphere are deficient because we don't get enough direct sunlight throughout most of the year. Unless you live in a hot, sunny place and spend at least 15 minutes (without sunscreen) outdoors daily, you are probably not getting enough. If you are dark skinned, you may need 30 minutes to several hours of sunlight per day to get enough Vitamin D from the sun, depending on how far north you live. Get a blood test and supplement as necessary.-In the section on pantry staples (page 60-61), Jiffy Mix and cereals like Cheerios and Chex are recommended. Many Jiffy Mixes contain lard and are not vegetarian, so seek out another baking mix. Cheerios, Chex, and other General Mills cereals now contain Vitamin D3. If you are avoiding D3 (made from lamb's wool, as noted earlier in SVC), avoid General Mills and other companies that fortify with D3.-If you have a health concern like diabetes, celiac, or an allergy, consult with a doctor and/or dietician. The ground covered in SVC is too little for individuals with these health concerns and irrelevant to those without, so I wonder why it wasn't simply addressed by directing to outside sources.-When eating at restaurants as a vegetarian, you will typically have tons of choices--grilled cheese, cheese/veggie pizza, salads, pastas, baked potatoes, vegetable sandwiches/wraps, vegetable soups, and on and on. You will want to ask about broths, lard, and fish sauce (depending on the type of restaurant and its location), but don't expect to go hungry.-When eating at restaurants as a vegan, you can still find many options, especially if you are willing to ask. Pizza made without cheese can be delicious, so pile on the vegetables or opt for a traditional marinara pizza. Baked potatoes and other side dishes can be ordered to make a relatively complete meal, or ask if the kitchen can prepare something special for you. (This is more likely at nicer restaurants, but it doesn't hurt to ask! Some of the best meals I've had have been at non-veg restaurants.) Look at the menu to see what you can eat or what they have in the kitchen that could be put together into a meal for you, and don't be afraid to ask.-The misleading sidebar "The skinny on vegetable protein powder" (page 97) lists casein and whey protein powders as the most effective types. Not only are these not vegetable proteins (both proteins come from cows milk), casein is implicated as a carcinogen (see The China Study, Campbell, 2004) and is highly addictive. Pea and rice protein are better bets.-The dessert recipes in chapter 14 also imply that a) brown sugar is not vegan but white sugar is and b) semisweet chocolate isn't vegan. To clear up this confusion, white cane sugar is typically processed through bone char. Brown sugar is usually just white sugar with molasses added back in. Organic and unrefined sugars are not processed with bone char, though many vegans do not avoid processed sugar. Semisweet chocolate, by definition, is supposed to be vegan. Many mainstream companies such as Tollhouse and Hershey's put dairy in all of their choclate, whether milk, dark, or semisweet. Look for more natural brands like Sunspire or Tropical Source, or try Ghiradelli chocolate chips. Many store brands (Whole Foods's 365 and Kroger's Select Choice) are also dairy-free, but check the label as ingredients often change.If you use this book, be sure to have a few other resources to check. If you're brand-new to the world of vegetarianism/veganism, try a book like "Becoming Vegan" or "The New Becoming Vegetarian" (both by Davis and Melina) for the ins-and-outs of your new lifestyle, and treat yourself to a well-written cookbook with reader-tested recipes such as Veganomicon (Moskowitz and Romero).
Since students now a day think that vegetarianism means meals should consist of fruit based candies and energy drinks, I thought it was about time I armed myself with a few facts and therefore be prepared for the next uninformed teen that I meet.Student’s Vegetarian Cookbook for Dummies is very informative with easy to understand chapters and icons, the reader is embarking on a learning experience that makes sense and will lead you down the right path for proper nutrition.Though the information about how many grams of this and how many servings of that are fine, unless you are a diehard student, you aren’t going to pay attention, but for us mom types, it is fascinating stuff you don’t always commit to memory. Students want this spelled out in quick easy to follow steps, so will probably skip over the knowledge part and head right for the recipes. This is what I did on my first reading.The recipes look very good, they are simple easy to make meals and snacks using easy to find ingredients and with the use of minimal kitchen appliances and tools there is no excuse for not eating a healthy vegetarian meal.With this book, there is no excuse for not getting it right. Just pop it open then next time that you think that gummy bears and a monster will keep you on the vegetarian path.
I read the beginning chapters about Proteins, fat, vitamins and other things necessary for daily meals for a vegetarian, and I just took a quick look at the recipes (almost 70% of the book). Although I'm not a student, I love the idea of really fast, simple, and healthy vegetarian recipes. This guide and recipe book will be extremely useful for me.