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The Spice of Vegetarian Cooking: Ethnic Recipes from India, China, Mexico, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Europe
The Spice of Vegetarian Cooking
Ethnic Recipes from India, China, Mexico, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Europe
Paperback      ISBN: 0892813997

Martha Rose Shulman--former food editor with Cosmopolitan and winner of the Tastemaker Award--brings her expertise to this inspired selection of vegetarian recipes from India, China, Mexico, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Each dish is characterized by its unique combination of spices--the ingredients that have for centuries given ethnic food its distinctive allure.

Raising Vegetarian Children: A Guide to Good Health and Family Harmony
Raising Vegetarian Children
A Guide to Good Health and Family Harmony
Paperback      ISBN: 0658021559

When parents choose a vegetarian lifestyle for their child, it can set family fingers wagging in dietary disapproval. It's no easier on steak-loving parents when Junior announces he's sworn off meat. With the strategies in Raising Vegetarian Children, parents can ease family tensions and learn to accommodate the nutritional and emotional needs of their vegetarian offspring.

It includes a detailed explanation of the Vegetarian Food Pyramid and its vitamin- and protein-rich foods, allays concerns over dietary gaps, and is packed with recipes that will please any growing vegetarian, from infant to teenager.

North Africa: The Vegetarian Table
North Africa
The Vegetarian Table
Paperback      ISBN: 0811830373

"An exciting new perspective on a cherished cuisine" "(The San Francisco Chronicle), " the "Vegetarian Table" series celebrates the rich diversity of flavors, fruits and vegetables, grains and legumes, and the variety of enticing spices found all over the world, providing the perfect opportunity for indulging the vegetarian palate. Lavishly illustrated with stunning full-color photography and text by some of the finest food writers in the industry, this popular Chronicle Books series is now available in paperback. Featuring distinctive vegetarian recipes for appetizers, soups and salads, pastas and noodles, main dishes, breads, and desserts, the cuisines are as delicious as they are exotic. "The Vegetarian Table" series offers an enticing and nutritious way to bring the sumptuous food and flavors from around the globe to any vegetarian tablewherever it may be.

The Vegetarian Lunchbasket: Over 225 Easy, Low-Fat, Nutritious, Recipes for the Quality-Conscious Family on the Go
The Vegetarian Lunchbasket
Over 225 Easy, Low-Fat, Nutritious, Recipes for the Quality-Conscious Family on the Go
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 157731087x

Offers vegetarian recipes for breads, soups, sandwiches, main dishes, and desserts

The Tofu Book: The New American Cuisine
The Tofu Book
The New American Cuisine
Paperback      ISBN: 0895294095

Tofu has long been at the fringes of acceptability as a food in America. The America palate just wasn't ready to completely embrace it--that is, until now. With a clear-cut mandate by the American public for less fat-saturated foods, America's love affair with tofu has just begun. Those cute little tubs of white bean curd can now be found in almost every major supermarket chain in the United States along with tofu-based ice cream, tofu burger mix, tofu franks, and tofu pizza.

Here, then, is the definitive book for people who want to use tofu in their everyday lives, but just don't know how. The Tofu Book: The New American Cuisine provides all the essential information you need to make tofu part of your balanced diet. Its highly illustrated text covers tofu's rich and celebrated past, explains why tofu is good for you, tells you how you to shop for and store tofu, and even how to make it at home. It also provides a wide range of recipes, including hundreds of delicious and nutritious ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Written by John Paino, founder and president of Nasoya Foods, and Lisa Messinger, health columnist and author, The Tofu Book is the only guide you and your family will need to make that all important move to the wonderful world of tofu.
The Enchanted Broccoli Forest
The Enchanted Broccoli Forest
Trade Paperback      ISBN: 0898150787

This second volume in Mollie Katzen's cooking series features over 200 vegetarian recipes and kitchen guidance.

The Whole Foods Market Cookbook: A Guide to Natural Foods with 350 Recipes
The Whole Foods Market Cookbook
A Guide to Natural Foods with 350 Recipes
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0609806440

Who else but Whole Foods Market could create a cookbook so fresh, so appealing, so full of valuable information, and so perfect for the way we are all cooking and eating today? Bursting with winning recipes, healthful cooking advice, cheerful guidance through the new language of natural foods, wine and cheese information, and a comprehensive glossary, this is a "thank goodness it's here" kind of cookbook.

The world's largest natural and organic supermarket has created 350 contemporary recipes that are destined to become new classics. Whole Foods Market presents the most popular dishes from their prepared foods section, combined with brand-new recipes that showcase the wide variety of delicious ingredients available today. Far from "crunchy granola" fare, sophisticated recipes include Shrimp and Scallop Chalupas, Hazelnut Crusted Pork Loin, Thai-Style Green Curry Chicken, Griddled Sesame and Garlic Tofu with Wilted Bok Choy, Honey Jalape o Barbecue Sauce, and Maple Butterscotch Macadamia Blondies. From meat and fish to tofu and vegetables, kid-friendly dishes to one-pot meals, the choices are dazzling, and with more than 200 of the recipes either vegetarian or vegan, the options are diverse.

But the recipes are just the beginning. Steve Petusevsky and Whole Foods Market Team Members shed light on the confusing world of natural foods, presenting interesting, accessible information and all kinds of helpful cooking advice. The Whole Foods Market Cookbook is as welcoming and fun as a trip to one of their stores. Find out the answers to questions such as:

How do I cook quinoa?
What are the different kinds of tofu, and how do I know which to buy?
How should I stock a great natural foods pantry?
What are good alternatives to wheat pasta?
What does "organic" mean?

A glossary with more than 150 definitions provides a great reference for all of the terms and ingredients that have been edging their way into our vocabularies and kitchens. With recipe bonuses, tips from the team, variations, sidebars, and 30 menu suggestions, this is the natural foods guide that so many of us have been waiting for.
The Vegetarian Cook's Bible
The Vegetarian Cook's Bible
Paperback      ISBN: 0778801535

250 delicious vegetarian recipes plus information on the health benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle.

We choose a vegetarian lifestyle for various reasons, and perhaps one of the most significant is that a plant-based diet is healthful. Many current studies show that the fiber, minerals and other nutrients found in such foods play an important role in preventing disease.

This cookbook offers up a vegetarian diet that is rich, varied, healthful and delicious. The recipes call for an interesting range of food choices and are often both budget friendly and spontaneous.

In The Vegetarian Cook's Bible, good taste and good health go hand in hand. For example:

  • Warm mushrooms with goat cheese is a recipe that ties in with research showing how shiitake mushrooms bolster the immune system.
  • The author explains that cruciferous vegetables protect against colon cancer-and provides a recipe for a hearty stuffed braised cabbage with potatoes.
  • A special section addresses seven body systems and suggests prescriptive meals and beneficial dietary and lifestyle changes.

In The Vegetarian Cook's Bible, imaginative recipes and comprehensive, up-to-date information highlight the benefits of vegetarian cooking.

Fields of Greens: New Vegetarian Recipes from the Celebrated Greens Restaurant
Fields of Greens
New Vegetarian Recipes from the Celebrated Greens Restaurant
Hardcover      ISBN: 0553091395

The opening of Greens Restaurant on San Francisco Bay in 1979 changed forever the image of vegetarian cooking in America. From the restaurant's imaginative mix of casual elegance, exciting tastes, and a subtle message of health and harmony, a distinctive cuisine was born that has continued to bring joy to many thousands of diners every year as well as to the hundreds of thousands of readers who delight in The Greens Cookbook. In its latest incarnation, the restaurant has evolved toward a lighter, leaner, simpler cuisine, one that keeps all the spirit and refinement of the original menu but depends more on the excitement of sparkling fresh produce and its integral relationship to the dishes it inspires.

In close to 300 original recipes, the new Greens style includes exuberant salads, soups, the legendary crusty Greens pizzas, curries and hearty stews, grilled vegetables, and intriguing turnovers made with filo pastry, tortillas, and savory doughs. And of course there are heavenly breads and the famous desserts, like ginger pound cake with poached apricots and cherries. This cornucopia of brilliant dishes focuses on tantalizing tastes, with a new simplicity, clarity, and liveliness as its hallmark.

Annie Somerville, the executive chef at Greens, goes right to the heart of the matter: extraordinary produce that's bursting with flavor, color, and texture. Some of her favorites--like crinkly Bloomsdale spinach, candy-striped Chioggia beets, succulent Rosefir potatoes--are highlighted in the text for gardeners and farmers' market aficionados. But the Greens style is above all accessible; ordinary red beets will be just fine if more exotic varieties are unavailable. To help with availability, there's information on locating farmers' markets throughout the country as well as sources for plants, seeds, and local resources.

Because the garden is at the center of this book, readers are encouraged to try their hand, in tiny backyards and windowsill boxes if necessary. Invaluable growing tips are offered from Green Gulch Farm, the source of much of the stunning produce served at the restaurant. Other special features include a section on low-fat cooking and another on pairing wine with vegetarian food.

All of the abundance and exuberance that the title Fields of Greens implies is here, for the novice as well as the expert, for simple last-minute meals as well as extravagant occasions. For truly inspired contemporary vegetarian cooking, Fields of Greens is the essential sourcebook.

Annie Somerville trained under Deborah Madison, the founding chef at Greens Restaurant. Under Somerville's guidance as executive chef, Greens has become a culinary landmark. Her work has been featured in Gourmet, Food & Wine, Ladies' Home Journal, SF, and California magazine. She also contributed to The Open Hand Cookbook and Women Chefs cookbook.
Alive in 5: Raw Gourmet Meals in Five Minutes!
Alive in 5
Raw Gourmet Meals in Five Minutes!
Paperback      ISBN: 1570672024

This is an ideal resource for anyone looking for easy alternatives to complex raw recipes using easy-to-find ingredients and just a blender or food processor. Enjoy mouth-watering lasagne, spaghetti marinara, stuffed mushrooms, broccoli in cheese sauce, apple pie, all in about five minutes.