Item description for Vegetarian Cooking for Dummies by Suzanne Havala...
Overview Provides basic information on cooking techniques, ingredients, and nutrition; and includes simple and complex recipes for vegetarian dishes from breakfast to dessert.
Publishers Description If you thought you had to be a nutritionist to figure out a vegetarian diet, it's actually a lot simpler than you think. Eating vegetarian, in addition to being healthy and delicious, is just plain fun. Discovering new and exotic vegetables like celeriac or kohlrabi will widen your palate as well as your sense of adventure in the kitchen. Plus, vegetarian cuisine is chockfull of dishes that are robust and flavorful, and a match for any standard meat dish. And, most important of all, eating a plateful of vegetarian lasagna or pasta primavera, or any other scrumptious dish prepared vegetarian style will let you indulge--without guilt
With "Vegetarian Cooking For Dummies, " you'll get the skinny on just what lacto-ovo, lacto, and just plain vegan diets are all about and how to create nutritious meals from the rich cornucopia of whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, and dairy and egg substitutes that are the staple of the vegetarian menu. You'll also find out: How to get your full complement of protein and vitamins, including calcium, iron, C, B12, and zinc--and from what, often surprising, food sourcesHow to successfully convert to a vegetarian dietHow to stock up a vegetarian pantry--including tips on where to shop, starting a kitchen garden, as well as handy weekly and monthly food listsVegetarian cooking basics--including preparing ingredients, cooking beans and grains, handling tofu and tempeh, washing and cutting fruits and vegetablesSimple cooking techniques--including baking, boiling, steaming, sauteing, and stewingThe ins and outs of vegetarian etiquette
Not only will you become fully acquainted with the new and delicious world of meat replacements (like tofu, tempeh, seitan, textured vegetable protein, veggie burgers and franks) and egg, dairy, yogurt and cheese substitutes, you'll see how truly simple and enjoyable cooking vegetarian can be. With over delicious 100 recipes, you'll find yourself choosing among such soon-to-be favorites as: Smoothie snacks--including a Caramel Apple Smoothie and a Winter Berry SmoothBreakfast dishes--including Savory Mushroom Tofu Quiche, Healthy Pancakes, and French ToastiesDelicious dips--including Hummus, Baba Ghanouj, and Fresh Avocado and Lime DipSoups for all seasons--including Vegetarian Chili with Cashews and Southern Sweet Onion SoupScrumptious salads--including Festive Broccoli Salad, Tofu Salad, and Lentil Vinaigrette SaladEntrees for everyone--including Basic Bean Burritos, Spinach and Mushroom Manicotti, Garden Pizza, and Tempeh Sloppy JoesFull of tips on adapting traditional recipes to vegetarian style cooking, plus a spicy spin on old standbys like Home Fries, "Vegetarian Cooking For Dummies" lets you reinvent the vegetarian lifestyle to suit your needs and tastes. With pages of full-color photos, black-and-white how-to illustrations, and humorous cartoons along the way, this fun, informative, and upbeat guide makes every meal an exciting step in the journey toward lifelong health.
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Studio: For Dummies
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.15" Width: 7.4" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Jun 15, 2001
Publisher For Dummies
ISBN 076455350X ISBN13 9780764553509 UPC 785555059634
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More About Suzanne Havala
Suzanne Havala, M.S., R.D., is a nationally known expert on food and nutrition. Author of seven books, including Being Vegetarian For Dummies, her advice has been shared in Parade, Self, The New York Times, and many other publications.
Suzanne Havala currently resides in Chapel Hill, in the state of North Carolina.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Vegetarian Cooking for Dummies?
A wealth of wonderful recipes Nov 11, 2001
Vegetarian Cooking For Dummies is the ideal "starter" book for anyone wishing to convert to a vegetarian culinary lifestyle. Fun and easy, the recipes are enhanced with superb color photographs and instructions that are simple, straightforward, and consistently reliable. In addition to a wealth of wonderful recipes, the novice vegetarian is also treated to a "reader friendly" guide to vegetarian basics, a description of the vegetarian kitchen, the tools and techniques of vegetarian basics, and some very good "tips, tricks and techniques" for adapting recipes to a vegetarian format. There is an invaluable section offering ten reasons to cook vegetarian, ten practical vegetarian cookbooks, ten helpful websites; and ten online sources of ingredients; as well as a metric conversion guide, an index, and book registration information. From dips, spreads, and soups to salads, entrees, and side dishes, to breads, rolls and desserts, Vegetarian Cooking For Dummies is an enthusiastically recommended reference for vegetarian dining from the ordinary family meal to the extraordinary holiday event menu.