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You don't need to be a vegetarian to eat like one! With over 100 recipes, the New York Times bestselling author of Dinner: A Love Story and her family adopt a "weekday vegetarian" mentality. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME OUT AND TASTE OF HOME - "Whether you're vegetarian or not (or somewhere in-between), these recipes are fit to become instant favorite You don't need to be a vegetarian to eat like one! With over 100 recipes, the New York Times bestselling author of Dinner: A Love Story and her family adopt a "weekday vegetarian" mentality. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME OUT AND TASTE OF HOME - "Whether you're vegetarian or not (or somewhere in-between), these recipes are fit to become instant favorites in your kitchen!" --Molly Yeh, Food Network host and cookbook author Jenny Rosenstrach, creator of the beloved blog Dinner: A Love Story and Cup of Jo columnist, knew that she wanted to eat better for health reasons and for the planet but didn't want to miss the meat that she loves. But why does it have to be all or nothing? She figured that she could eat vegetarian during the week and save meaty splurges for the weekend. The Weekday Vegetarians shows readers how Jenny got her family on board with a weekday plant-based mentality and lays out a plan for home cooks to follow, one filled with brilliant and bold meat-free meals. Curious cooks will find more than 100 recipes (organized by meal type) for comforting, family-friendly foods like Pizza Salad with White Beans, Cauliflower Cutlets with Ranch Dressing, and Squash and Black Bean Tacos. Jenny also offers key flavor hits that will make any tray of roasted vegetables or bowl of garlicky beans irresistible--great things to make and throw on your next meal, such as spiced Crispy Chickpeas (who needs croutons?), Pizza Dough Croutons (you need croutons!), and a sweet chile sauce that makes everything look good and taste amazing. The Weekday Vegetarians is loaded with practical tips, techniques, and food for thought, and Jenny is your sage guide to getting more meat-free meals into your weekly rotation. Who knows? Maybe like Jenny's family, the more you practice being weekday vegetarians, the more you'll crave this food on the weekends, too!


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You don't need to be a vegetarian to eat like one! With over 100 recipes, the New York Times bestselling author of Dinner: A Love Story and her family adopt a "weekday vegetarian" mentality. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME OUT AND TASTE OF HOME - "Whether you're vegetarian or not (or somewhere in-between), these recipes are fit to become instant favorite You don't need to be a vegetarian to eat like one! With over 100 recipes, the New York Times bestselling author of Dinner: A Love Story and her family adopt a "weekday vegetarian" mentality. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY TIME OUT AND TASTE OF HOME - "Whether you're vegetarian or not (or somewhere in-between), these recipes are fit to become instant favorites in your kitchen!" --Molly Yeh, Food Network host and cookbook author Jenny Rosenstrach, creator of the beloved blog Dinner: A Love Story and Cup of Jo columnist, knew that she wanted to eat better for health reasons and for the planet but didn't want to miss the meat that she loves. But why does it have to be all or nothing? She figured that she could eat vegetarian during the week and save meaty splurges for the weekend. The Weekday Vegetarians shows readers how Jenny got her family on board with a weekday plant-based mentality and lays out a plan for home cooks to follow, one filled with brilliant and bold meat-free meals. Curious cooks will find more than 100 recipes (organized by meal type) for comforting, family-friendly foods like Pizza Salad with White Beans, Cauliflower Cutlets with Ranch Dressing, and Squash and Black Bean Tacos. Jenny also offers key flavor hits that will make any tray of roasted vegetables or bowl of garlicky beans irresistible--great things to make and throw on your next meal, such as spiced Crispy Chickpeas (who needs croutons?), Pizza Dough Croutons (you need croutons!), and a sweet chile sauce that makes everything look good and taste amazing. The Weekday Vegetarians is loaded with practical tips, techniques, and food for thought, and Jenny is your sage guide to getting more meat-free meals into your weekly rotation. Who knows? Maybe like Jenny's family, the more you practice being weekday vegetarians, the more you'll crave this food on the weekends, too!

30 review for The Weekday Vegetarians: 100 Recipes and a Real-Life Plan for Eating Less Meat: A Cookbook

  1. 5 out of 5

    Chessa

    I really liked this cookbook! It’s an inspiring look at the real work of eating less meat and a very realistic look at what that means in a family setting when you need to get dinner on the table - perhaps with picky eaters - night after night. I really love her strategies - the “hooks” she employs to pump up flavor and therefore enthusiasm for a dish. Love the chart near the back - going to be looking at that one quite a bit. Also really love all the small plate options. I cook for 2 kids (one I really liked this cookbook! It’s an inspiring look at the real work of eating less meat and a very realistic look at what that means in a family setting when you need to get dinner on the table - perhaps with picky eaters - night after night. I really love her strategies - the “hooks” she employs to pump up flavor and therefore enthusiasm for a dish. Love the chart near the back - going to be looking at that one quite a bit. Also really love all the small plate options. I cook for 2 kids (one EXTREMELY picky) and 2 other adults (one of which is VERY old school meat and potatoes) - so although it feels pretty impossible to go as fully vegetarian as Rosenstrach’s family at this point, it does feel doable to stretch our thinking of what constitutes a satisfying dinner and having meat less. A great cookbook full of excellent recipes and ideas - I’m sure this one will be a hit.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Rhiannon Johnson

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I would love to eat less meat and my husband has said several times that he wishes he were a vegetarian. Our problems are breaking the mental habit of thinking that each meal must contain meat and making smart food choices if meat is eliminated from a meal, because vegetarian/vegan doesn't instantly equal healthy. Jenny Rosenstrach has compiled a collection of 100 simple and approachable recipes that have each pas I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. I would love to eat less meat and my husband has said several times that he wishes he were a vegetarian. Our problems are breaking the mental habit of thinking that each meal must contain meat and making smart food choices if meat is eliminated from a meal, because vegetarian/vegan doesn't instantly equal healthy. Jenny Rosenstrach has compiled a collection of 100 simple and approachable recipes that have each passed the test with her family. I tested her recipes for "A Farrotto for All Seasons" and "Chickpea-Pasta Mac & Cheese" and I deemed them each to be a success. The steps were easy to follow, the results got thumbs up all around, and I was proud to introduce 2 new ingredients (farro and chickpea pasta) into my family's dinner repertoire. Come chat with me about books here, too: Blog | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest

  3. 4 out of 5

    Lorilin

    Pure motivation in a book. Lots of genuinely good ideas. I actually loved the text accompanying the recipes, too. The advice in the beginning to have at least one sure-thing-winner on the plate... um, genius. We're trying new vegetarian dishes slowly but surely. My kids are eating new foods, and I'm feeling better about killing fewer animals. What a fantastic resource. Pure motivation in a book. Lots of genuinely good ideas. I actually loved the text accompanying the recipes, too. The advice in the beginning to have at least one sure-thing-winner on the plate... um, genius. We're trying new vegetarian dishes slowly but surely. My kids are eating new foods, and I'm feeling better about killing fewer animals. What a fantastic resource.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth Schwertfuehrer

    I love Jenny’s writing in all forms and Weekday Vegetarians delivers. Her voice comes through with great story, recipes and tips in a manageable, helpful and delicious how-to guide. The recipes are outstanding.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jenn

    Some new favourites have entered the dinner rotations from this one!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sandy

    I'm not a vegetarian but I was impressed with this cookbook. I thought many of the salad and side dishes looked terrific. The illustrations of the dishes that were presented, looked fresh and appealing. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this cookbook. I think vegetarian and I think tofu and weird concoctions of food. I know, that's not typical but that's what I think. This cookbook showed me a different side of that. I saw the Artichoke Dip Pizza and thought that looked amazing. The I'm not a vegetarian but I was impressed with this cookbook. I thought many of the salad and side dishes looked terrific. The illustrations of the dishes that were presented, looked fresh and appealing. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this cookbook. I think vegetarian and I think tofu and weird concoctions of food. I know, that's not typical but that's what I think. This cookbook showed me a different side of that. I saw the Artichoke Dip Pizza and thought that looked amazing. The Pizza Salad with White Beans looked nice and refreshing and the Tagliatelle with Corn, Tomatoes, Onion-Bacon & Basil looked like something I would definitely eat. I liked the type print of this book as it was large and easy to read. There’s a lot of information about each recipe which might include hints, sides to use, how the recipe came to be, how to serve, etc. With each recipe you’ll find step-by-step instructions, a list of ingredients, and how many this recipe serves. There is no calorie or nutritional or serving size (per person) information presented. There are also labeled vegan recipes throughout the book. These recipes claim to be "healthy, delicious, and easy to execute." The book is broken down into 4 sections: The New Regulars, Small Plates Night, The Vegetarian's Very Special Bag of Hook & Tricks and Mix-&-Match Meal Chart. Within these sections, there are smaller sections like Pizza, Soups, Skillet Mains, Beans, Breads, Magic Blender Sauces & Dressings and Pantry Staples. I thought all these categories were a bit too much for me as I felt some of the sections could have been combined to save some dead space and help with the book’s flow. The index in the back is nice too. This is a great cookbook and one that I think, you'll find some recipes that will tempt your taste buds. 4.5 stars

  7. 5 out of 5

    Clare

    This book has a lot of "how to convince your family it's okay to skip meat" which I tend to roll my eyes at. If your family doesn't like vegetables, you're cooking them wrong. Vegetables are delicious, and pretty too. I eat meat, but not every day, and I'm always looking for easy, quick, tasty no-meat meal plans. What I liked about this book was 1. It uses mostly "basic" ingredients that I can get at my big box suburban grocery store. 2. It had several recipes with treatment of basic vegetables This book has a lot of "how to convince your family it's okay to skip meat" which I tend to roll my eyes at. If your family doesn't like vegetables, you're cooking them wrong. Vegetables are delicious, and pretty too. I eat meat, but not every day, and I'm always looking for easy, quick, tasty no-meat meal plans. What I liked about this book was 1. It uses mostly "basic" ingredients that I can get at my big box suburban grocery store. 2. It had several recipes with treatment of basic vegetables that I hadn't seen before. The first one I made was "cabbages braised in cider", which turned out pretty well. 3. The author puts a lot of thought and effort into describing and diagramming her approach to making meals out of grains, veggies, and whatever is in the pantry. For example, if you're in the mood for pasta, here's how you figure out how to make a tasty dish out of simple ingredients. If you're in the mood for pizza, and you have a squash, here's what you do. Since this is how I approach my meal planning ("It's 5pm and I want to eat something asian-ish and I have some bell peppers and some greens I found in the garden") it was great for me. I borrowed this from the library, but might get my own copy to keep.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kerry Croucier

    Have you thought about eating less meat? Trying to figure it out is overwhelming, or it least it has been to me. I have started playing more veggies than anything, but it’s still a struggle with my resistant family. Enter 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑾𝒆𝒆𝒌𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝑽𝒆𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒂𝒏𝒔 by Jenny Rosenstrach with suggestions of how to take your regular meals vegetarian, plus additional recipes that have worked for her family. She also makes it more attainable by suggesting that weekends can be for those meat recipes you are craving. I lo Have you thought about eating less meat? Trying to figure it out is overwhelming, or it least it has been to me. I have started playing more veggies than anything, but it’s still a struggle with my resistant family. Enter 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑾𝒆𝒆𝒌𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝑽𝒆𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒂𝒏𝒔 by Jenny Rosenstrach with suggestions of how to take your regular meals vegetarian, plus additional recipes that have worked for her family. She also makes it more attainable by suggesting that weekends can be for those meat recipes you are craving. I love how she also gives suggestions for meat additions for the super resistant! There are also recipes for “hooks,” sauces that you can add to make anything delicious, and a chart in the back to help you find recipes using many popular ingredients. We may not go full weekday vegetarian, but I am stocking up on tofu and multiple veggies, plus ingredients for several sauces and dressings so we can go meatless more days than not! Thank you to Clarkson Potter for the gifted copy. All opinions are my own and freely given. #theweekdayvegetarians #dinneralovestory #jennyrosentrach #vegetarianrecipes #clarksonpotter #tenspeedpress

  9. 5 out of 5

    Brenda Dickson

    I liked this book so much and I am not a vegetarian! This book is for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. It is beautifully written and photographed. Jenny's stories and anecdotes about her family becoming weekday vegetarians are delightful and grabbed my interest right away. The book is divided into four parts and there are recipes for everyone: vegetarians and/or non vegetarians. There is a mix and match food chart at the end of the book that offers dozens of meal possibilities. The recipes I liked this book so much and I am not a vegetarian! This book is for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. It is beautifully written and photographed. Jenny's stories and anecdotes about her family becoming weekday vegetarians are delightful and grabbed my interest right away. The book is divided into four parts and there are recipes for everyone: vegetarians and/or non vegetarians. There is a mix and match food chart at the end of the book that offers dozens of meal possibilities. The recipes are simple and made with readily available ingredients for most everyone. I made the Pizza with Cheddar, Caramelized Onions & Eggs and it was fabulous. This left me with the need to try more of the recipes and perhaps becoming a weekday vegetarian myself. I've received a free copy from Clarkson Potter in exchange for a free and unbiased review.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Liz

    I like some of the customization aspects and even some of the tofu options. There are parts that felt a little too haphazard and maybe more suited for instagram photos than actual eating. The stuff on pizza, stuff in a bowl, and stuff on polenta section was particularly unimaginative and it's at the start of the book. Also, if you're following this book, do not keep the lima broth. (Big wtf over here on that note.) And, in case you're curious, "heirloom limas" are really just whatever old generic I like some of the customization aspects and even some of the tofu options. There are parts that felt a little too haphazard and maybe more suited for instagram photos than actual eating. The stuff on pizza, stuff in a bowl, and stuff on polenta section was particularly unimaginative and it's at the start of the book. Also, if you're following this book, do not keep the lima broth. (Big wtf over here on that note.) And, in case you're curious, "heirloom limas" are really just whatever old generic variety of regular limas/butterbeans you'd find at pretty much any seed exchange (ex. Christmas Limas). This felt like an extended recipe blog page with long exposition and slimmed down instructions. Seeing as how it's a cookbook, some better detailing in the recipes would have been appreciated.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    A very inspiring cookbook for me, as I want to find more veggie-centric recipes to fold into our dinner routine. Approachable, yummy sounding recipes and readily available ingredients make me want to try most! We already tried the Restuffed Japanese Sweet Potatoes with Miso Butter (which was good but sweeter than I expected, so maybe next time I'll use a little less miso.) I want to try these too, among others: Farrotto for All Season Mushroom Leek Gallette Sugar Snap Peas on Ricotta Baked Tofu with A very inspiring cookbook for me, as I want to find more veggie-centric recipes to fold into our dinner routine. Approachable, yummy sounding recipes and readily available ingredients make me want to try most! We already tried the Restuffed Japanese Sweet Potatoes with Miso Butter (which was good but sweeter than I expected, so maybe next time I'll use a little less miso.) I want to try these too, among others: Farrotto for All Season Mushroom Leek Gallette Sugar Snap Peas on Ricotta Baked Tofu with Sweet-Hot Chili Glaze I really liked the suggested combos at the end, which was a nice touch. I was able to get an e-galley, but the layout is pretty horrible as it is for most e-cookbooks, so I can't wait to get a physical copy.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    I just love Jenny Rosenstrach. I’ve followed her blog and read her books for years, and very seldom have I made a recipe that was overly difficult or less than tasty. The Weekday Vegetarians is more of the same, but of course, without the meat! I have been trying to eat less meat, so this cookbook couldn’t have come at a better time. I’ve now made four recipes from this one and would make three of them again, which is a pretty high ratio. The pictures are pretty but not pretentious, and the litt I just love Jenny Rosenstrach. I’ve followed her blog and read her books for years, and very seldom have I made a recipe that was overly difficult or less than tasty. The Weekday Vegetarians is more of the same, but of course, without the meat! I have been trying to eat less meat, so this cookbook couldn’t have come at a better time. I’ve now made four recipes from this one and would make three of them again, which is a pretty high ratio. The pictures are pretty but not pretentious, and the little stories are a nice touch. I’m glad this book has a permanent spot on my shelves!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Terry

    This is one of my favorite cookbooks. I try to cook Vegetarian at least a few days a week and this book has inspired me to try the recipes included. The pictures are gorgeous and they motivated me to try some of the recipes I would not have considered otherwise. One of my favorites is the Artichoke-Parm Quiche. Another favorite is the Tagliatelle with Corn, Tomatoes, "Onion-Bacon" and Basil. I can't wait to try all of them! I have received a free copy of this book from Clarkson Potter. This is one of my favorite cookbooks. I try to cook Vegetarian at least a few days a week and this book has inspired me to try the recipes included. The pictures are gorgeous and they motivated me to try some of the recipes I would not have considered otherwise. One of my favorites is the Artichoke-Parm Quiche. Another favorite is the Tagliatelle with Corn, Tomatoes, "Onion-Bacon" and Basil. I can't wait to try all of them! I have received a free copy of this book from Clarkson Potter.

  14. 4 out of 5

    ♡Ellie

    A Beautiful, vibrant collection of photos and recipes of super delicious vegetarian meals! This one is for all vegetarians, for anyone looking to become vegetarian, even for those who are wanting to consume less meat. I love that this cookbook can live in any kitchen. The instructions are easy to follow, and the recipe includes serving size, and some are even vegan meals as well! It also gives the reader suggestions, in case one would like to add meat to the dish. The author though of everything, A Beautiful, vibrant collection of photos and recipes of super delicious vegetarian meals! This one is for all vegetarians, for anyone looking to become vegetarian, even for those who are wanting to consume less meat. I love that this cookbook can live in any kitchen. The instructions are easy to follow, and the recipe includes serving size, and some are even vegan meals as well! It also gives the reader suggestions, in case one would like to add meat to the dish. The author though of everything, and it’s so pleasing to look at and read, the design is beautiful.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Jingles

    Meh 3.5 Meh, its a lot less memoir than her previous writes. The recipes were very basic, like a single course, meat substitute, or salads. Because of the vegetarian theme I was hoping for more information with nutrition contact. Spoiler book is broken down into pizzas, soups, salads, and misc.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Rebekah

    Jenny Rosenstrach does it again, making food I want to eat seem like food I’m able to cook. I really like and am challenged by the framework of hooks and sauces and ways to cook more than rigid recipes. This book definitely seems like becoming a weekday vegetarian is possible for anyone, as long as you don’t recreate the “tofu massacre”.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    I have all of Jenny's books, and have followed her blog for years. Her writing style is fantastic, and her recipes have generally been wonderful. This book is no exception on writing, but I'll reserve my star rating until I can make a few recipes. Looking forward to getting in the kitchen! I have all of Jenny's books, and have followed her blog for years. Her writing style is fantastic, and her recipes have generally been wonderful. This book is no exception on writing, but I'll reserve my star rating until I can make a few recipes. Looking forward to getting in the kitchen!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Mskychick

    Nice easy recipes for those who are new to vegetarian eating. Not much to offer those of us with more experience. Definitely not a lot for those who are gluten free (check), low carb (check) and low fat (check).

  19. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    Beautiful photography and color plating of the meals. I fell in love with the Greek-style Lemon-Oregano Potato recipe. A keeper for those looking for vegetarian week day meals, that yes you can have every day.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    Cannot wait to dive into these recipes!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Laureen Nowakowski

    I really wanted to like this and it got great reviews. I thought it was so-so.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Katie Heroux

    Very excited to try the recipes in this book. I flagged a lot that look delicious

  23. 5 out of 5

    Diana

    Only marked one recipe— Cabbage-Kale-Tofu Salad with Citrusy Ginger Dressing. I’ll report back on how we like it.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Miriam

    Love the way it is organized and how straightforward the recipes are. I’ve made about ten of them so far and all were hits!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Ashley

    There were some great ideas in this book.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Cathy Meyers

    4*. I’ll try several of these recipes.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Leticia

    Meh. I've seen so many vegetarian cookbooks that they are all starting to look the same. Nothing new here. Meh. I've seen so many vegetarian cookbooks that they are all starting to look the same. Nothing new here.

  28. 4 out of 5

    E

    A lot of carbs and cheese. meh.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Rachelle

    The Weekday Vegetarian... I loved it! Simple yet engaging recipes centered around vegetables, beans and legumes, to satisfy families desiring less meat in their diet. Many fresh and unique flavors, some comfort dishes, and some so obviously easy makes me wonder why I haven't made them before! Felt like a conversation with a good friend the way author explained her way of thinking. The Weekday Vegetarian... I loved it! Simple yet engaging recipes centered around vegetables, beans and legumes, to satisfy families desiring less meat in their diet. Many fresh and unique flavors, some comfort dishes, and some so obviously easy makes me wonder why I haven't made them before! Felt like a conversation with a good friend the way author explained her way of thinking.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Joanne

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