One of the book’s strong points is the guide to meat analogues—vegetarian products that closely duplicate the taste and texture of their meat counterparts. It includes nutrition information, and easy-to-understand descriptions about how to work with these products. This guide equips even inexperienced cooks with what they need to know to work with Nancy’s recipes. With a little practice and experimentation, Fool a Carnivore is a lesson plan full of information that will help readers find ways to transform their favorite meat dishes into nutritious, vegetarian dinners.
“The book has been a labor of love,” explains the author, Nancy Olah. “I wrote the book for vegetarians living in a family of carnivores, carnivores who have a child or spouse who has decided to not eat meat, and families practicing “Meatless Mondays” with busy schedules and no time to prepare separate meals.”
With the recipes in Fool a Carnivore, families can prepare meals that everyone can enjoy with products that are high in protein and lower in fat, calories, and cholesterol. Nancy’
“Through seven years of trial and error, I’ve learned how cooking methods, times and sequencing are very different when trying to convert traditional meat favorites into vegetarian dishes. I have fooled many meat-lovers over the years, and I’ve finally decided to share my secrets.”
Fool a Carnivore offers an interesting and distinctive approach to getting meat eaters to embrace meat analogues, and can help keep the peace in families that are a mix of carnivores and vegetarians. Rather than trying to win meat lovers over to unfamiliar products and recipes, this book focuses on how to successfully use meat analogues in dishes that most carnivores know and love like gumbo, lasagna, meatloaf, chicken cacciatore, and chili.
You can find out more about Fool a Carnivore at http://www.foolacarnivore.com.
Fool a Carnivore, Meaty Main Dishes….Minus the Meat by Nancy Olah
(ISBN 13: 978-0-6156366-
Publication Date: August 24, 2012
Retail Price: $15.95
185 pages. Size: 8.5 x 11
Available from the publisher, Fool Carnivores, LLC and Amazon.com
About the Author
Nancy Olah has been cooking since she was eight years old. Nancy has been a vegetarian since 1974, and delights in re-creating familiar, classic meat recipes using a growing variety of vegetarian products found in most grocery stores. After serving meatless lasagna at a covered dish supper and fooling everyone into believing it was a traditional meat dish, Nancy decided to share her recipes in a cookbook. Nancy has developed delicious recipes that will satisfy both vegetarians and carnivores alike, eliminating the need for families to cook separate meals. She is currently working on her next cookbook and follow-up to Fool a Carnivore.
Nancy is a graduate of Oberlin College and The University of Michigan Law School. She is an attorney and practices commercial real estate, sustainable development, and business law in North Carolina and South Carolina.
When not cooking, working, or scuba diving, Nancy volunteers her time with many organizations, including CREW Network and U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Charlotte Region Chapter where she serves as 2012 Chair of the Board of Directors.
Nancy lives in Fort Mill, South Carolina with her carnivore husband and son.
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