Meat is no match.

“None of us know what this means and we’re all agreeing to it!” That's Peter Meehan, the author of Power Vegetables (along with the editors of Lucky Peach magazine), admitting that when this book was conceived, no one quite knew what made a vegetable powerful.

Over 100 recipes later, and Meehan could say with conviction that Power Vegetables is "weeknight all-caps cooking for people looking to eat more vegetable-centric meals.

The (hilarious, occasionally irreverent, and often inspiring) cookbook starts off with a few simple rules: 1. No pasta recipes. 2. No egg-on-it dishes; no grain bowls. 3. Fish and dairy are ok with us (but no meat allowed). 4. Fruits are vegetables.

Tumble your way through Monday Night Football-esque Buffalo Cucumbers, a Celery Salad that pivots the oft-ignored sticks into a blue-cheese covered revelation, a sheep-less Tex-Mex Shepherd's Pie packed with chiles, carrots, and zucchini, and Mushroom Mapo Tofu that you'll never want to not be eating.

Hear more from Peter Meehan and the story behind Power Vegetables here.

Comes with a signed bookplate.

  • Length: 272 pages
  • Author: Peter Meehan & the editors of Lucky Peach