Synopses & Reviews
Enjoy delicious meals every day of the week using Lorna's short-cut techniques - strategies that result in a pantry filled with intense flavor by the spoonful: aromatic herb blends, spicy salsas, and quick zesty sauces based on mustards, infused oils, and nut butters. In dozens of distinctive recipes, Lorna shows you how to toss them with pasta, greens, grains, and beans to create innovative dishes in a flash. You'll also learn how to develop a repertoire using fast-cooking whole grains like quinoa to create main-dish pilafs and salads. Other recipes rely on long-lasting fresh vegetables like cabbage, leeks, potatoes, and carrots to create last-minute entrees like Pasta Fagioli with Cabbage or Green Leek and Potato Soup without requiring a stop at the supermarket. As you cook your way through these recipes, you'll quickly discover that Lorna is a master at building flavor fast. A drizzle of orange juice and a touch of cinnamon catapult organic canned lentils and frozen spinach to a gourmet stew. By combining a pre-mixed blend of Italian herbs and frozen artichoke hearts with instant polenta, Lorna turns simple ingredients into a memorable meal in under fifteen minutes, including prep!
One of America's foremost vegetarian cooks reveals amazing shortcuts to dishes that are short on prep and long on flavor!
Instant classics. That's just what vegetarians in a hurry will find in the more than 100 amazingly quick, full-flavored recipes, like Moroccan Carrot Slaw and Thai-Inspired Red Bean Stew, in Lorna Sass' Short-Cut Vegetarian. Sheer culinary magic can be created from a pantry stocked with carefully selected prepared and instant foods, such as homemade curry powder, roasted red peppers, spicy salsas and mustard sauces, and roasted garlic oil. A splash of orange juice, a touch of cinnamon, and a few sliced leeks transform handy frozen spinach and a can of highest-quality lentils into an exotic Orange-Scented Lentil Ragout to satisfy the most sophisticated palate -- in minutes.
Now that millions of Americans are exploring the vegan lifestyle, award-winning cookbook author Lorna Sass has updated her classic cookbook to reveal that achieving great flavor and eating healthy meals don't require spending hours in the kitchen. Sass creates culinary magic from a pantry stocked with carefully selected prepared and instant foods, such as homemade curry powder, roasted red peppers, spicy salsas and mustard sauces, and roasted garlic oil. A splash of orange juice, a touch of cinnamon, and a few sliced leeks quickly transform handy frozen spinach and a can of highest-quality lentils into an exotic Orange-Scented Lentil Ragout that will satisfy the most sophisticated palates.
About the Author
Lorna Sass, Ph.D., is a culinary historian and a James Beard Award-winning author of many highly acclaimed cookbooks, including Pressure Perfect, The Pressured Cook, and Great Vegetarian Cooking Under Pressure. She has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Bon Appétit, Prevention, Metropolitan Home, and Woman's Day, among others. She lives in New York City.