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Simply Satisfying: Over 200 Vegetarian Recipes You'll Want to Make Again and Again
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Simply Satisfying: Over 200 Vegetarian Recipes You'll Want to Make Again and Again

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by Jeanne Lemlin
 

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Jeanne Lemlin is familiar to a generation of home cooks as a pioneering vegetarian cookbook author whose books—including the James Beard Award-winning Quick Vegetarian Pleasures—present accessible, reliable, and flavorful vegetarian recipes. Now, Lemlin returns to the cookbook shelf for the first time in more than ten years with this dramatic

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Jeanne Lemlin is familiar to a generation of home cooks as a pioneering vegetarian cookbook author whose books—including the James Beard Award-winning Quick Vegetarian Pleasures—present accessible, reliable, and flavorful vegetarian recipes. Now, Lemlin returns to the cookbook shelf for the first time in more than ten years with this dramatic reinvention of her first book—originally published twenty-five years ago as Vegetarian Pleasures: A Menu Cookbook.

Simply Satisfying’s more than 200 seasonal recipes showcase readily available ingredients— particularly fresh vegetables, fruits, grains, and beans—as well as straightforward techniques, global influences, and, most delectably and rewardingly, robust flavors. Here are Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Cauliflower and Jalapeños, Fragrant Vegetable Stew with Corn Dumplings, Leek Timbales with White Wine Sauce, Baked Eggplant Stuffed with Curried Vegetables . . . and for dessert, Raspberry Almond Torte, Rhubarb Cobbler, and Cowboy Cookies. Each inviting dish is simple enough to be part of a weeknight meal and certain to satisfy vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike.

Lemlin guides cooks through both everyday and special-occasion cooking by offering 50 menu suggestions, helping new vegetarians avoid the “plateful of sides” dilemma, and giving seasoned cooks new ideas for entertaining. And she includes personal tips and a chapter on making “the basics” from scratch.

Whether you are a committed vegetarian or an omnivore who enjoys hearty meatless meals, Simply Satisfying may well become your most reliable, trusted source of recipes to make again and again.

Editorial Reviews

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“[N]ovice cooks can whip up healthful, flavorful meals in record time. Lemlin’s latest, which emphasizes simple preparations and nutritious (e.g., low-fat, whole grain) ingredients, is as useful now as it was 25 years ago.”
—Library Journal

“Jeanne Lemlin has always been one of my favorite vegetarian authors. There is so much variety and flavor in Jeanne’s simple seasonal preparations that I could cook a different vegetarian meal every night of the week.“
Sara Moulton, host of the PBS show Sara’s Weeknight Meals and author of Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners

“In a crowded field of vegetarian cookbooks, Lemlin’s stands out for straightforward good food.”
Newsweek

“Lemlin’s food is quick and comforting, the kind you’re always in the mood to eat.”
Washington Post

“This is a compendium of hearty vegetarian fare with a relaxed approach to cooking and a particularly noteworthy extended section on desserts.”
—CSMonitor.com

“The easy recipes are alive with flavor and zest. Whether one is a vegetarian is incidental. This book inspires a new and fresh direction for home cooking.”
Marion Cunningham, author of The Fanny Farmer Cookbook

“It takes enormous culinary flair and expertise, good sense, and also courage to marry the tastes of different cultures in a way that really works. Jeanne Lemlin has achieved this brilliantly.”
Claudia Roden, author of The Food of Spain

“All the elements are intelligently related to one another to give an overall sense of focus and balance to the meal . . . and convey a sense of cooking which is flexible and relaxed.”
Deborah Madison, author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone and Local Flavors: Cooking and Eating from America’s Farmers’ Markets

“The recipes are light, flavorful, varied, and drawn from many international cuisines. I was especially happy to see desserts that no dessert lover could resist. Jeanne Lemlin really knows what tastes good.”
Richard Sax, author of From the Farmer’s Market

Library Journal
James Beard Award winner and high school English teacher Lemlin invites readers to revisit her classic recipes in this updated reissue of Vegetarian Pleasures (Knopf, 1986). Like several Moosewood cookbooks, it includes plenty of party-friendly spreads and snacks, internationally inspired main dishes, hearty pastas and frittatas, and rich desserts. Because Lemlin uses staples like canned beans and tomatoes, dried spices, and frozen vegetables, novice cooks can whip up healthful, flavorful meals in record time. VERDICT Lemlin's latest, which emphasizes simple preparations and nutritious (e.g., low-fat, whole grain) ingredients, is as useful now as it was 25 years ago.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781615191604
Publisher:
The Experiment
Publication date:
03/14/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
530,264
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Jeanne Lemlin is the award-winning author of five cookbooks, including Quick Vegetarian Pleasures, winner of a James Beard Award. A vegetarian since age 15 and a pioneering vegetarian cookbook author, she has written for numerous national magazines, including Yankee Magazine, Cooking Light, and Gourmet. Lemlin has made numerous appearances on the Food Network. Currently a high school English teacher, she lives in Great Barrington, MA.

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Simply Satisfying: Over 200 Vegetarian Recipes You'll Want to Make Again and Again 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
crayolakym More than 1 year ago
I’m not a vegetarian by any means, but I sure do love trying new ways of cooking, new recipes, and introducing new foods to my palate. As with any cookbook I get my hands on to review, I always try out several recipes before finalizing my view of the book. Simply Satisfying is a vegetarian cookbook with over 200 mouthwatering recipes that you will surely be able to enjoy to appease even the pickiest of eaters. “This book is a celebration of good food.” The first recipe I cooked up was the deep-fried cheese-filled polenta balls on page 35. They were extremely easy as well as fun to make and tasted like heaven in my mouth. They were small enough to just pop into my mouth; they make a great snack or protein packed entree. The second recipe oddly enough was on the next page: cheese and onion filo triangles, and were just as delicious as they sound. Some of the best features of this cheesy morsel are they are quick and easy to make as well as freeze easily. Pop still frozen triangles into the oven for 15 minutes and add a scrumptious side salad and Voila, dinner is served! But these are only two of over 200 recipes to tease and appease your tastes. So what are you waiting for? Pick this up in time for dinner tonight! *You can view the original review at City Book Review
slithytove More than 1 year ago
This book is as innovative as all of Lemlin's cookbooks.  For those of us who want to eat food that is good for us and is also scrumptious (a hard combo to find) and easy to prepare, this book is a keeper.