The Weekday Vegetarians Cookbook Review

The Weekday Vegetarians Cookbook Review
By The Cooking World, Editorial Staff
July 11, 2022

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

As a follow-up to last week's article, we decided to bring you another vegetarian book that we think is worth mentioning.

Named one of the best cookbooks of 2021 by Time Out and Taste of Home, The Weekday Vegetarians celebrates all the delicious vegetables we have available and seem just as indulgent and delicious as any other dinner.

The Weekday Vegetarians

Vegetarian Weekday Recipes

Jenny Rosenstrach, creator of the beloved blog Dinner: A Love Story, 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.

You don’t need to be a vegetarian to eat like one! 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, Pizza Dough Croutons, and a sweet chile sauce that makes everything look good and taste amazing.

The Weekday Vegetarians
Cabage-Kale-Tofu Salad. Photography by Christine Han (p. 62)

Simple Food

With The Weekday Vegetarians Cookbook, Jenny had the idea to continue simplifying dinnertime. To make vegetarian food approachable, and to show that with a bit of planning and a lot of inspiration, it's possible to cut back on meat and not eat cornflakes every night.

Throughout the book, you'll find all the hallmarks typical of the meals in the Dinner: A Love Story orbit: strategic, healthy, creative, and - most important - realistic. In contrast with other vegetarian books on the market, The Weekday Vegetarians have "real" recipes that take some work, not recipes that require you to unfreeze some vegetables and open some cans.

The one hundred recipes in this book are solid, casual, and healthy. These are the recipes that convinced Jenny's family that plant-based eating is something we can stick with and feel good about.

The Weekday Vegetarians
Mushroom-Leek Galette. Photography by Christine Han (p. 122)

Final Thoughts

Plant-based meals are now more popular than ever. Gone are the days when vegetarian food was bland and boring.

In The Weekday Vegetarians, you'll see how interesting and exciting plant-based meals can be. Thanks to its delicious recipes and flavor combinations, even those who don't follow a vegetarian lifestyle will want to return to these recipes.


The Weekday Vegetarians is a cookbook loaded with practical tips, techniques, and food for thought that will guide you through a week of delicious meat-free meals.









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