Stir is a highly readable memoir by a young woman who unexpectedly suffered a brain bleed. This is not a sentimental book – it is a clear eyed look at how she chose to recover. One of the things that helped her was starting a food blog called Sweet Amandine
So in addition to the memoir the author includes a recipe at the end of each chapter – most of them are sweet – and none of them use meat. I'm guessing that the author is part vegetarian (she does eat eggs and fish). But she doesn't deal with those preferences at all which is typical of the restrained non judgmental way she approaches life.