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Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbookby Vegetarian Times
Synopses & Reviews
Vegetarian Times is known for its "great recipes" (Chicago Tribune), and this new edition of the Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook offers more than 600 fabulous recipes, along with comprehensive information on vegetarian diet and nutrition. It's the definitive guide for vegetarians as well as an inspiration to all cooks who want fresh new ideas and great taste. Forget about labels—this is the vegetarian cookbook that everyone will love!
"The new edition of the Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook beautifully updates this classic. The recipes are practical and sensitive to the seasons."
—Deborah Madison, author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
"Vegetarian Times has long been a respected presence in the world of vegetarian cooking. This impressive collection of innovative recipes ranging from homestyle to elegant will be a valuable guide to new cooks and a repertoire-refresher for the experienced cook."
—David Hirsch, Moosewood Restaurant
"From ethnic twists galore to healthy, vegetarian versions of standard dishes, and with many more recipes than it had the first time around, this new edition of the Vegetarian Times Cookbook earns the designation 'complete.' Classic subjects (main courses, baking) are joined by new chapters addressing real-world vegetarian challenges: meals that are kid-friendly, what to fix at the holidays, and more. Soy in all its forms (tofu, tempeh, 'soysage,' etc.) is given new prominence, too. With both vegan and lacto-ovo offerings, the book will please eaters, vegetarian or not, ready for fresh, interesting food. It's a cookbook likely to make many happy trips from your bookshelf to your prep counter."
—Crescent Dragonwagon, author of Passionate Vegetarian
"This book has a wealth of contemporary vegetable-based recipes, from quick and flavorful meal ideas to recipes you'll want to pull out for an elegant dinner party. Drawing influences from around the globe, the Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook features the exotic as well as vegetarian variations on comforting favorites. Lots of inspired cooking will come from this book. The Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook will be a great resource for both the novice and the experienced cook alike."
—Eric Tucker, Millennium Restaurant
Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook is the ultimate book on the subject, with more than 600 delicious and healthy recipes as well as introductory chapters on menu planning, the different types of vegetarians, health benefits of vegetarianism, stocking the vegetarian pantry, cooking techniques and a glossary of vegetarian ingredients. Whether you're a longtime vegetarian or just part-time, this may be the last cookbook you'll ever need. Under 30-Minute Menu Simple Seasoned Black Beans, page 265 Greens with Avocado and Pear, page 192 Vegetarian Menu for One Sautéed Peppers and Squash, page 379 Parslied Bulgur Pilaf, page 386 Chickpea Sauté with Garlic and Olives, page 267 Middle Eastern Menu Rice Pudding with Dates, page 406 Falafel-Stuffed Wrappers, page 270 Marinated Vegetable Salad, page 185 Middle Eastern Rice with Lentils, page 301 Famous Vegetarians Vanessa Williams Billie Jean King Kim Basinger Steve Martin Hank Aaron Sara Gilbert Boy George Bob Barker Carl Lewis Peter Falk Paul and Linda McCartney Fred (Mr.) Rogers Types of Vegetarians Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian: No meat or fish, some dairy and eggs (most common type of vegetarian) Lacto Vegetarian: No meat or fish, some dairy, no eggs Vegan: No meat or fish, no dairy, no eggs Protein Facts The Recommended Daily Allowance of protein for women is 44 grams and the average vegetarian female consumes 65 grams. The RDA for men is 56 grams of protein and the average vegetarian male consumes 105 grams. There's definitely no need to worry about getting enough protein on a vegetarian diet.
Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook When The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal needs expert advice on the vegetarian lifestyle, whom do they call? The editors of Vegetarian Times magazine. And whether you've only recently begun to eat less meat, or you've been a vegetarian for the last ten or twenty years, Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook may be the last cookbook you'll ever need. Gone are the myths that eating meatless meals means you won't get enough protein and nutrients. As Lucy Moll and the editors of Vegetarian Times explain, a vegetarian diet is the most healthful, low-fat and nutrient-fortified way to eat. And gone are the days when vegetarian food meant mushy, tasteless vegetables and grains. Today's vegetarian can enjoy vibrant ethnic flavors and hearty, satisfying meals, as well as light summertime salads and pasta dishes. There are over 600 recipes to choose from, including Jamaican Jerk Skewered Vegetables, Creole Vegetable and Red Bean Jambalaya, Mexican Lasagna, Peppery Pizza, Spicy African Stew and many more. Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook begins with the basics. The introduction covers topics like different types of vegetarianism (vegan, lacto, ovo-lacto) and how adopting a vegetarian lifestyle can help to save the environment. There's a glossary of vegetarian ingredients packed with information on nutritional benefits and the best ways to cook with such soyfoods as tofu, tempeh and seitan, as well as flavorful grains like quinoa, wild rice, bulgur and couscous. You'll also find meatless menu suggestions, a whole chapter on cooking techniques to help beginners get started and advice on stocking a vegetarian pantry. For especially health-conscious vegetarians, there's a chapter on lowering your fat intake, along with information on how going meatless will reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis and other diseases. So if you're one of the millions of vegetarians in America today and are looking for a book with hundreds of delicious recipes, as well as the most comprehensive information on the vegetarian lifestyle from the leading authorities on the subject, Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook is the book for you.
About the Author
VEGETARIAN TIMES magazine, founded in 1974, has more than a million readers worldwide. Called "the Bible of vegetarianism" by Newsweek, Vegetarian Times is trusted by the New York Times, Time, and CNN as their authority on vegetarian issues. Other Vegetarian Times cookbooks include Vegetarian Times Low-Fat and Fast, Vegetarian Times Vegetarian Beginner's Guide, and the original Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook, published in 1995, which is now an indispensable "old faithful" in more than 100,000 kitchens. This new edition will promptly become a "new faithful" in your cookbook collection.
Table of Contents
1. What Is the Vegetarian Diet Anyway?
2. The Healthy Choice.
3. More Reasons to Go Vegetarian.
4. Meatless Menu Planning.
5. Let's Shop!
6. Ready-Made Menus.
7. Kitchen Techniques.
8. How to Lower Your Fat Intake.
9. Appetizers and Snacks.
13. Salad Dressings.
14. Vegetable Main Dishes.
18. Soy-Based Dishes.
19. Under Thirty Minutes.
20. Side Dishes.
22. Cakes, Tarts and Pies.
23. Baked Goods.
26. Sauces and Such.
A. Yields, Weights and Measures.
B. Mail-Order Sources.
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