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vegetarian cooking AT HOME with the culinary institute of america
Whether you live a vegetarian lifestyle, cook for a family member who does, or just want great meat-free options to add to your family dinner mix, this is the perfect vegetarian cookbook for you. Vegetarian Cooking at Home with The Culinary Institute of America delivers 200 delicious meat-free recipes of the quality and sophistication you expect from The Culinary Institute of America.
You'll find everything you need here to create incredibly flavorful vegetarian meals, including starters and sides; soups, salads, and sandwiches; breads and baked goods; grain, pasta, and noodle dishes; and main dishes featuring beans, eggs, and meat substitutes. All recipes are bolstered by detailed information on health and nutrition, while full-color photographs and helpful line drawings make this cookbook ideal for novice and experienced cooks alike.
Inside this gorgeously illustrated book, you'll find everything you need to prepare satisfying and sophisticated meat-free meals at home. Chapters include:
Introduction: Detailed guidance on balanced diets and healthy eating, as well as essential kitchen equipment and notes on seasonal produce and the basics of cooking.
Starters and Sides: Appetizers and side dishes featuring grains, starches, and vegetables with simple and fundamental cooking tips.
Soups: Vegetarian soups and stews from traditional to modern, with general guidelines for preparation, including advice on broths, thickening techniques, purées, and more.
Salads and Sandwiches: Delicious salads and hearty sandwiches made with nutritious ingredients like healthy grains, meatless proteins, and fresh vegetables.
Beans, Tofu, Tempeh, Seitan, and Eggs: Main dishes packed with healthy proteins and served with handy cooking tips on making them every bit as flavorful as the meats they replace.
Grains, Pasta, Noodles, and Dumplings: Staple vegetarian dishes with guidance on making your own fresh pasta and risotto, cooking grains properly, and more.
Vegetables: Vegetable main dishes with general guidelines for steaming, boiling, roasting, baking, sautéing, stir-frying, and grilling, as well as a breakdown of each primary vegetable group.
Breads and Baked Goods: Sweet and savory baked goods including breads, tortillas, muffins, roti, pizza dough, Indian naan, scones, and more.
Pantry: Expert guidance on the must-have items every meat-free kitchen should be stocked with, helping you cut down on trips to the market.
Giving up meat doesn't mean giving up great-tasting meals. With step-by-step techniques, down-to-earth advice, and expertly tested recipes, Vegetarian Cooking at Home with The Culinary Institute of America makes delicious meat-free meals accessible for everyone.
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The only book you need to prepare delicious and healthy vegetarian meals at home
These creative, delectable vegetarian recipes will please every palatewhether you're a vegetarian, have a vegetarian family member, or just want to add more healthy vegetables to your diet. In addition, you'll learn how to make your favorite recipes vegetarian and use your imagination to create your own flavorful, healthy, and homemade vegetarian meals.