Easy, Fast, Comforting Cooking for Every Kind of VegetarianBook - 2008
Citing the health benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle, a cookbook from the host of the popular PBS vegetarian cooking show features two hundred recipes for a variety of healthy, delicious, and easy-to-prepare dishes, with vegetarian adaptations of such classics as veggie potstickers, tempeh fajitas and eggplant "meatballs" that can be made in thirty minutes or less. 35,000 first printing.
In this, her first-ever cookbook, Fiore has created an essential, all-in-one guide to vegetarian cooking. To begin, Fiore—herself a vegetarian cook for over twenty years—advises how best to stock your kitchen (with the right knives, appliances, cookware and bakeware, and other truly essential equipment) and pantry (organized from A to Z, covering the beans and legumes, grains, pastas, oils, and other staple ingredients and condiments you’ll want to have on hand). What follows are nearly 200 of Fiore’s very best recipes—including dozens of her most popular—for every meal and every time of day. The recipes are thoughtfully organized into sections that reflect how you really eat and cook—including Light Bites (covering appetizers, dips, and spreads); Salads and Dressings; Soups and Stews; Breads and Pizza; Tempeh and Seitan; Pasta; Burgers and Sandwiches; Vegetables; Potatoes, Grains, and Beans; Good Mornings; and Sweet Finishes.
Fiore has a particular knack for creating great-tasting vegetarian adaptations of popular culinary classics (dishes like Tempeh Fajitas, Celebration Potstickers, Eggplant Meatballs, and Mock Maryland Crab Cakes) that will especially satisfy those who may have only recently adopted a plant-based diet. And her many inventive and unusual recipes (like Edamame and Apple Salad, Malaysian Curried Tempeh, Black-Eyed Burgers, Sesame-Ginger Green Beans, Walnut Cake with Lemon Icing) will enrich the culinary repertoire of longer-term vegetarians and vegans.
Many recipes are suitable (or readily adaptable) for vegans and easy enough to prepare in half an hour. Whether you are a longtime vegetarian, already vegan, seeking to eat less meat, or just beginning to explore plant-based cooking, this is delectable and nutritious vegetarian fare that you—and those you eat with each day—will enjoy preparing and savor eating.