Cookbook Review & Giveaway: The With or Without Meat Cookbook

Cookbook Review & Giveaway: The With or Without Meat Cookbook

With or Without Meat_Cover

The days of making two separate meals– for your veggie lover and meat eater — are over. In chef Jackie Newgent’s new book, The With or Without Meat Cookbook, Jackie shares 125 diabetes-friendly vegetarian recipes, which you can opt to add a healthy dose of poultry, fish, or meat. You can finally make one dish that can appeal to everyone at the table!

About the Cookbook
A relatively new approach to healthy eating is called flexitarianism, where you eat mostly plant-based meals with a sprinkling of meat-based meals. The With or Without Meat Cookbook is based on this approach, offering up veggie-focused meals with the option to add in a serving of meat, fish or poultry. In addition to delicious, nutritious recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks, Jackie also offers tips on how to include more vegetables into your diet and how you can include vegetarian-based protein in your meals. While each recipe meets the American Diabetes Association’s nutritional guidelines to manage blood sugar levels, they’re also designed for anyone looking to lose or maintain a healthy weight.

Each recipe provides complete nutrition information, as well as the corresponding diabetic choices or exchanges. No matter what your current eating plan may be, there really is something for everyone in this first of its kind cookbook. And you may just end up loving vegetables even more than you do now!

Indian Sweet Potato-EdamIndian Sweet Potato Edamame Stewame Stew

Jackie was kind enough to share with us her mouthwatering recipe for Indian Stew. I hope you enjoy!

Makes: 5 servings
Serving size: 1-2/3 cups each

2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large white onion, cut into large dices
2 large garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon harissa or ¼ teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or to taste
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¾ teaspoon ground coriander
1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes (with liquid)
3 medium-large (9-ounce) sweet potatoes, unpeeled, root ends trimmed, cut into 1-inch cubes (8 cups cubes)
2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
1½ cups thawed frozen shelled edamame
½ teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
¼ cup roughly chopped fresh cilantro, or to taste

Heat the oil in a stockpot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the onion and sauté until lightly caramelized, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic, harissa, cinnamon, and coriander, and sauté for 30 seconds. Add the tomatoes with liquid, sweet pota- toes, broth, and black pepper, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until the sweet potatoes are cooked through and softened, about 45 minutes.

Stir in the edamame and salt and continue to simmer, covered, until the edamame is fully heated, about 10 minutes. Add salt to taste.

Ladle the stew into individual bowls, sprinkle with the cilantro, and serve.

With Meat, Fish or Poultry
One serving: After adding the edamame and before adding salt, ladle 1-2/3 cups stew from step 2 into a small saucepan. Stir in 1 fully cooked rotisserie chicken drumstick with skin or 3 homemade or packaged fully cooked whole-grain chicken nuggets into a small saucepan. Cover and simmer over low heat until the chicken is heated through and absorbs some of the stew, about 10 minutes. Adjust seasoning.

Full recipe: Add 5 fully cooked rotisserie chicken drumsticks with skin or 15 homemade or packaged fully cooked whole- grain chicken nuggets into the stew along with the sweet potatoes in step 1. Skip the salt in step 2.

Enter to Win!
One randomly selected commenter will win a copy of The With or Without Meat Cookbook.

Giveaway begins: Monday March 10, 2014 at 8:00 am ET
Giveaway ends: Friday March 14, 2014 at 11:59 pm ET

Mandatory Entry: Tell me in the comments area “What’s your favorite dish to eat with or without meat?”

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When entering, be sure to include your email address in the “Email” field when posting your comment so I can let you know if you won. You do not need to purchase anything to win. Only open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. states, D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to enter. Jackie Newgent has sponsored the prize offered and is responsible for shipping.

  • Cee
    Posted at 09:45h, 11 March Reply

    My favorite dish to eat with or without meat is chili. If I’m cooking without meat, I tend to do a lentil-based chili or add in tempeh. Thank you for this giveaway!

  • Cee
    Posted at 09:47h, 11 March Reply

    I follow you on Twitter (@ceevegnashville)!

  • Cee
    Posted at 09:47h, 11 March Reply

    I like you on FB (C. Shelton).

  • Cee
    Posted at 09:48h, 11 March Reply

    I follow Jackie on Twitter!

  • Cee
    Posted at 09:48h, 11 March Reply

    I like Jackie on FB!

  • Cee
    Posted at 09:49h, 11 March Reply
  • Katie
    Posted at 23:17h, 14 March Reply

    Beans & rice -with or without sausage 🙂

  • Katie
    Posted at 23:19h, 14 March Reply

    Follow you on twitter (@katie_goldberg)

  • Sandy Lockey
    Posted at 23:41h, 14 March Reply

    I like pizza without meat.
    I follow your tweets. I like you on FB.

  • Toby Amidor
    Posted at 21:54h, 23 March Reply

    Hi everyone!
    Thanks for a great giveaway! And the winner of With or Without Meat Cookbook is Cee! Congrats– please keep your eyes peeled for an email from me.

    Thanks again for another great giveaway and stay tuned for more…

    Healthy, happy eating!

  • healthy dieting
    Posted at 20:54h, 08 May Reply

    Great article worth reading

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