Mostly Plants: 101 Delicious Flexitarian Recipes from the Pollan Family

Category: Book
By (author): Pollan, Corky
By (author): Pollan, Dana
By (author): Pollan, Lori
Foreword By: Pollan, Michael
By (author): Pollan, Tracy
Subject:  COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / American / General
  COOKING / Specific Ingredients / Vegetables
  COOKING / Vegan
  COOKING / Vegetarian
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: April 2019
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 10.00in x 8.00in x 1.12in
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From The Publisher*

"Eat food, not too much, mostly plants." With these seven words, Michael Pollan-brother of Lori, Dana, and Tracy Pollan, and son of Corky-started a national conversation about how to eat for optimal health.  A decade later, the value of a plant-based diet is widely accepted––and yet for many people, easier said than done.

So what does choosing "mostly plants" look like in real life? In families where not everyone is on the same vegetarian page the word "mostly" is key. The point isn't necessarily to give up meat entirely but to build a diet that shifts the ratio of animal to plants to create delicious––and nutritious––meals sure to appeal to everyone.  

There has never been a better time to cook with vegetables-and to move plants to the center of the American plate. Even if plants weren't the better choice for your health, they make the case for themselves purely on the basis of deliciousness.

This approach to eating-also known as a flexitarian diet––strikes the best balance on our plates between flavor and pleasure, and nutrition and sustainability. In Mostly Plants, readers will find inventive and unexpected ways to focus on cooking with vegetables-dishes such as Crispy Kale and Potato Hash with Fried Eggs; Tandoori Chicken and Vegetable Sheet Pan Supper; Salmon Farro Bowl; and Roasted Tomato Soup with Gruyere Chickpea "Croutons". Here are recipes that keep the spotlight on the vegetables, at a time when the quality of fresh produce has never been better.

In Mostly Plants readers will find recipes that satisfy or can be adapted to almost all dietary needs; vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, and dairy free. And the best part: many of these dishes can be on the table in 35 minutes or less! With skillet-to-oven recipes, sheet pan suppers, one-pot meals and more, this is real cooking for real life: meals that are wholesome, delectable––and mostly plants.

Review Quote*Praise for The Pollan Family Table: "This is the cookbook of everyone's dreams! The Pollan women have written a collection of fresh, delicious recipes that will wow your guests but are simple enough for the busiest weeknight. If you love to find inspiration in cookbooks, you need this in your collection!"
Review Quote*"This wonderful book shows how good food, simply and seasonally prepared, has the power to bring the family back to the table-and keep them there! Fast food culture has disconnected us from something so basic to human nature, but when we encounter real and tasty food again, it's like coming home."
Review Quote*"Tracy's family set a place for me at the Pollan Family Table, over 25 years ago now. This gorgeous book brings to mind so many holiday meals and other family gatherings as well as countless smaller moments when we could have just had a meal on the fly but instead made time to sit together and share. This is what my life tastes like. Enjoy."
Review Quote*"A good place to start for young couples beginning to lay the foundations for their own ‘family table' traditions."
Review Quote*"An empowering book and practical guide for home cooks struggling to make healthy and fulfilling sit-down family meals. Showcasing the very best Pollan family recipes, these fresh ideas help families achieve the "Common Pot"-an ideal dynamic marked by communal cooking, eating, and laughing together around the family table...the Pollans find inspiration devising a new routine for the family sit-down meal."