While Martha Stewart isn't prepared to give up meat in her kitchen just yet, the 71-year-old has certainly made quite the transition over the last few years to decrease the amount she's preparing.
That shift is reflected in a new cookbook by the media mogul titled "Meatless" that not only includes over 200 vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free recipes — but also provides a road map for those looking to drop meat from their diet altogether.
In an interview with the site My San Antonio, Stewart says her decision to embrace more vegetables in her diet was influenced heavily by family.
"It is both lifestyle and diet and the fact that my daughter is almost a vegan. And two new grandchildren who are vegetarians. I have to get with the program. I actually still do eat fish, but very little meat."
Such inspiration has been evident over the last couple years — in particular specials on her former TV show dedicated to veganism, as well as showing viewers at home how to prepare a meatless Thanksgiving.
Back in 2011, she told audience members privately that she was considering making a shift to a plant-based diet, especially after one experience with some beef.
“I didn’t buy it from my regular butcher," she explained. "I usually buy three pounds of good ground chuck. And I took it home — this was from the supermarket — and I rolled it in my hands and my hands were stained red and I vowed I wouldn’t eat beef again," she said. "No really, it was horrifying … What the heck do they do to the beef that made my hands red? It shouldn’t do that.”
According to the description, Martha's new veg cookbook contains recipes for dishes like Black-Bean Tortilla Casserole, Quinoa Veggie Burgers, Chipotle Avocado Sandwich, and Frittata with Asparagus, Goat Cheese. You can pick it up for a little under $16 over on Amazon here.
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