Frances Moore Lappe originally wrote this non-fiction
book in 1971 to teach
people how they could improve their health
and the overall condition of the environment
by refraining from eating meat
and learning to use complimentary protiens, vegetables, and fruits to sustain themselves. People thought she was a lunatic
In 1991, she wrote the updated 20th Anniversary edition of the same book, with more recipes and an easier-to-read format, and this version has received significant critical acclaim.
The book includes simple rules for a healthy diet, a bunch of kitchen hints, and a comprehensive reference guide for planning and preparing meals and snacks and such. There are also about eleventy-nine recipes.
It's a fairly interesting read, even if you don't tend toward vegetarianism.