Cookbook cover for Eat Your Vegetables by Joe Yonan


Joe Yonan

Ten Speed Press
August 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1607744429


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Joe Yonan is the food and travel editor for the Washington Post, where he writes regular features, including the “Weeknight Vegetarian” column. He is the author of  Serve Yourself., which Serious Eats called “truly thoughtful, useful, and incredibly delicious.” Yonan has won awards for writing and editing from the James Beard Foundation, the Association of Food Journalists, and the Society of American Travel Writers, and his work has been featured three times in the Best Food Writing anthology.

An increasing number of Americans are turning to plant-based diets, both for their health and the economic benefits. And for many, they are the only one in their household who has made the change—making it the perfect time for EAT YOUR VEGETABLES, a collection of vegetarian, flexitarian, and vegan recipes specifically sized for single portions—and easily adaptable for couples.

Joe Yonan, award-winning food editor of The Washington Post and author of the Post’s “Weeknight Vegetarian” column, tackles the frustrations of trying to shop, plan, and cook for one. How to scale back recipes? What to do with the leftovers from jumbo-sized packs of ingredients? How to use up all the produce from the farmer’s market before it rots?

There’s no need to succumb to the frozen veggie burger. With EAT YOUR VEGETABLES, Yonan serves up a tasty book about the joys of vegetarian cooking. With 80 satisfying and globally-inspired vegetarian, vegan, and flexitarian recipes such as Spinach Enchiladas, Spicy Basil Tofu Fried Rice, and One-Peach Crisp with Cardamom and Honey, he arms vegetarians with easy and tasty meal options that get beyond the expected. In addition to  fail-proof recipes, EAT YOUR VEGETABLES  offers practical information on shopping for, storing, and reusing ingredients, as well as essays on a multitude of meatless topics, including moving beyond mock meat and the evolution of vegetarian restaurants.

EAT YOUR VEGETABLES is the perfect book for anyone looking to expand their vegetarian and produce-based repertoire. Yonan’s charming, personable voice and unfussy cooking style encourage home cooks—both new and experienced—to take control in the kitchen and craft delicious veggie-centric meals.