Synopses & Reviews
The Blooming Platter Cookbook is a celebration of the seasons, featuring a wide range of accessible, elegant vegan recipes for the home cook. Spanning regional American favorites and global cuisines, these 175 recipes feature all the essential goodness that fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs bring to your table, all year 'round. The book includes recipes for appetizers, soups, sandwiches, salads, main dishes, side dishes, desserts, and brunch, and they are divided by season within each chapter. Recipe variations and menu suggestions provide inspiration for creativity in the kitchen. The book also includes 8 pages of full-color photos, a general index, and indices for each chapter.
Creative recipes for eating deliciously -- season by season.
Whether you enjoy your vegan meals simple or sophisticated, you’ll find
them in The Blooming Platter Cookbook. A celebration of the seasons,
this book features a wide range of accessible, elegant recipes for the
home cook, ranging from easy homestyle dishes to creative upscale
meals you’ll be proud to serve to your guests. Healthy and nutritious,
Betsy DiJulio’s dazzling recipes are at once luxurious, yet down to earth
and simple to prepare.
Organized by season, these lush, innovative recipes showcase the
taste, beauty, and nutrition of what’s fresh all year ‘round: the tender
young asparagus of spring; the plump juicy berries of summer; the crisp
tart apples of fall; and the comforting root vegetables of winter. Spanning
regional American favorites and global cuisines, these tempting
recipes feature all the essential goodness that fresh vegetables, fruits,
and herbs bring to your table. Among the mouthwatering recipes are:
Southwestern Tempeh and Corn Pie
Blooming Vegetable Calzones
Spicy Baja Tacos
Blueberry and Lemon Verbena Pancakes
Cherry-Almond Clafouti Cake
The Blooming Platter Cookbook includes recipes for appetizers, soups,
sandwiches, salads, main dishes, desserts, and brunch. The recipes are
divided by season within each chapter, and the book’s recipe variations
and menu suggestions will help you apply your own creativity in
the kitchen. In addition to seasonal icons and helpful tips, the book
features 8 pages of full-color photos.
About the Author
Betsy DiJulio is a lifelong cook with training in hotel management and catering. A longtime vegan, she is also a journalist and board-certified art instructor. She blogs about vegan food at BloomingPlatter.com and enjoys photography and food styling. Betsy has won national recipe contests. An animal rights supporter, and an SPCA volunteer, Betsy cooks, writes, and teaches in Virginia Beach, VA.
Table of Contents
1. Blooming Basics
6. Main Dishes
7. Side Dishes