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If you thought you had to be a nutritionist to figure out avegetarian diet, it’s actually a lot simpler than you think.Eating vegetarian, in addition to being healthy and delicious, isjust plain fun. Discovering new and exotic vegetables like celeriacor kohlrabi will widen your palate as well as your sense ofadventure in the kitchen. Plus, vegetarian cuisine is chockfull ofdishes that are robust and flavorful, and a match for any standardmeat dish. And, most important of all, eating a plateful ofvegetarian lasagna or pasta primavera, or any other scrumptiousdish prepared vegetarian style will let you indulge—withoutguilt!

With Vegetarian Cooking For Dummies, you’ll get theskinny on just what lacto-ovo, lacto, and just plain vegan dietsare all about and how to create nutritious meals from the richcornucopia of whole grains, legumes, vegetables, fruits, nuts andseeds, and dairy and egg substitutes that are the staple of thevegetarian 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 sources
  • How to successfully convert to a vegetarian diet
  • How to stock up a vegetarian pantry—including tips onwhere to shop, starting a kitchen garden, as well as handy weeklyand monthly food lists
  • Vegetarian cooking basics—including preparingingredients, cooking beans and grains, handling tofu and tempeh,washing and cutting fruits and vegetables
  • Simple cooking techniques—including baking, boiling,steaming, sautéing, and stewing
  • The ins and outs of vegetarian etiquette

Not only will you become fully acquainted with the new anddelicious 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 trulysimple and enjoyable cooking vegetarian can be. With over delicious100 recipes, you’ll find yourself choosing among suchsoon-to-be favorites as:

  • Smoothie snacks—including a Caramel Apple Smoothie and aWinter Berry Smooth
  • Breakfast dishes—including Savory Mushroom Tofu Quiche,Healthy Pancakes, and French Toasties
  • Delicious dips—including Hummus, Baba Ghanouj, and FreshAvocado and Lime Dip
  • Soups for all seasons—including Vegetarian Chili withCashews and Southern Sweet Onion Soup
  • Scrumptious salads—including Festive Broccoli Salad, TofuSalad, and Lentil Vinaigrette Salad
  • Entrees for everyone—including Basic Bean Burritos,Spinach and Mushroom Manicotti, Garden Pizza, and Tempeh SloppyJoes
Full of tips on adapting traditional recipes to vegetarian stylecooking, plus a spicy spin on old standbys like Home Fries,Vegetarian Cooking For Dummies lets you reinvent thevegetarian lifestyle to suit your needs and tastes. With pages offull-color photos, black-and-white how-to illustrations, andhumorous cartoons along the way, this fun, informative, and upbeatguide makes every meal an exciting step in the journey towardlifelong health.

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