The Big Green Cookbook (Paperback)

Hundreds of Planet-Pleasing Recipes and Tips for a Luscious, Low-Carbon Lifestyle

By Jackie Newgent

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 9780470404492, 400pp.

Publication Date: March 20, 2009

List Price: 24.95*
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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint with Green Cuisine

"Going green" has spread to the kitchen! Big Green Cookbook is the first comprehensive, climate-conscious cookbook, ideal for both culinary novices and experienced cooks. Food and health expert Jackie Newgent reveals simple, practical, and sometimes even money-saving solutions for choosing and preparing food in planet-pleasing ways. It has never been easier to create everyday meals that maximize flavor while minimizing your environmental impact. Inside you'll find:

  • A green kitchen checklist

  • Over 200 delicious, easy-to-prepare, seasonal recipes that feature fresh, all-natural foods

  • Guidelines for going organic and tips for buying locally

  • Nutrition information and earth-friendly cooking tips with every recipe

  • Clever, new techniques for low-carbon cooking

  • An eco-friendly shopping guide and seasonal produce guide

"The Big Green Cookbook shows you how deliciously easy it can be to reduce your carbon 'food' print. It's the perfect tool for anyone who wants to eat well and treat the earth right."
Ellie Krieger, host of Food Network's Healthy Appetite and author of The Food You Crave

"Big Green Cookbook is THE step-by-step guide for greening your kitchen and your cuisine. Packed with easy tips and fantastic recipes based on the best of the season, Jackie Newgent shows America how tasty green cuisine can be, and why it's so critical to our planet."
Kate Geagan, MS, RD, author of Go Green Get Lean

About the Author

JACKIE NEWGENT is a registered dietitian, food and nutrition writer, and cookbook author. Her work has appeared in Cooking Light, Health, Weight Watchers, Fitness, and other health publications. She has appeared on Good Morning America, NBC's Later Today, and the Dr. Oz Show. She is a cooking instructor at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York City and is the author of Big Green Cookbook and The All-Natural Diabetes Cookbook. For more information, visit her website at or follow her on Twitter @jackienewgent.