Recipes for a Small Planet

This small, tattered book is the creation of Ellen Ewald, whose experience in cooking well-balanced, nutritious meals without meat was an inspiration to Francis Moore Lappé and a confirmation that her ideas were practical.  The resemblance of the title to Diet for a Small Planet, then, is not coincidental.  It was written to demonstrate the rich possibilities in a natural, high-protein, but meatless diet—possibilities that could only be intimated in Diet for a Small Planet.  You might say Diet for a Small Planet tells why we should reduce/eliminate meat intake while Recipes for a Small Planet shows how. As with Diet for a Small Planet, the recipes are meatless, but many use eggs and dairy products.

I have just learned that Recipes for a Small Planet is still available on Amazon.

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Diet for a Small Planet

Diet for a Small Planet is my other classic cookbook. It was first published in 1971 and I must have purchased it not much later, even before I was married. I got the paperback edition, which didn’t stand up to wear and tear too well. So, I replaced it with the 20th anniversary edition in 1991. Twenty years later this one is also held together with tape and a prayer.

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