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Vegan Microwave Cookbook

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Fast, easy, good-tasting, exciting, comforting. Words that describe what people want from their meals. Words that describe microwave cooking. Just about everyone would like to come home to a pot of soup that's been slowly simmering on the stove all day. Or wake up to hot muffins in the morning. However, unless you have an enchanted kitchen, these dream dishes are probably not going to materialize unless you become acquainted with your microwave. The Vegan Microwave Cookbook is your key to terrific vegan meals. ...
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Overview

Fast, easy, good-tasting, exciting, comforting. Words that describe what people want from their meals. Words that describe microwave cooking. Just about everyone would like to come home to a pot of soup that's been slowly simmering on the stove all day. Or wake up to hot muffins in the morning. However, unless you have an enchanted kitchen, these dream dishes are probably not going to materialize unless you become acquainted with your microwave. The Vegan Microwave Cookbook is your key to terrific vegan meals. Many of the recipes in this book will take under 10 minutes to cook. Others may be more appropriate for entertaining. Enjoy vegan meals by preparing dishes from Basic "Meat" Balls and Individual Pizzas to Microwave Lasagna or Cilantro-Marinated Tofu. Spice up your day with Curried Greens, Toasted Nachos, or German Potato Salad. Have a sweet tooth? Try Chocolate Fudge, Graham Cracker Molasses Bread, Chocolate Covered Bananas, and Apple Pie.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780931411267
  • Publisher: Vegetarian Resource Group, The
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,038,606
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 9
Introduction 10
If You Can Boil Water, You Can Cook with a Microwave 10
"What?" You Say, "Cook Nutritious Food in a Microwave? Food Even My Friends Will Enjoy?" 10
How Do Microwaves Work? 11
Microwave Cooking Terms 12
Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Microwave 14
Microwave Cooking Times 14
The Dish Test 15
The Power of It All 15
The Right Dish for the Right Job 16
Microwave Cover Up 16
Microwave Don'ts 17
Turn, Turn, Turn 18
Chapter 1 Shopping and Stocking 19
Introduction 19
Buying the Microwave 19
Microwave Safety 21
Pots and Pans 22
Storing Leftovers 23
Cleaning the Microwave 24
Stocking the Pantry and Refrigerator 25
More Food for Thought 25
Overall Kitchen Safety 30
Chapter 2 Vegan Menu Planning 32
Introduction 32
Basic Information for Daily Vegan Meal Planning 36
Sample Menu 38
Microwave Meal Planning 39
Microwave Creativity 40
More Ideas for Vegan Microwave Meals 42
Chapter 3 Converting Traditional Recipes to the Microwave 45
Introduction 45
How to Select Recipes to Convert 46
Selecting Microwave Cooking from Conventional Methods 47
Estimating Time and Testing for Doneness 48
Ingredient Tips 48
Baking in the Microwave 50
Ingredients that Don't Work 51
How to Use this Chapter 52
Soups 52
Hot Sandwiches 55
Casseroles 56
Baked Goods and More 62
Chapter 4 Microwave Baking and Desserts 68
Introduction 68
Ideas for Preparing Hot Desserts When You Don't Have Time to Make Them from Scratch 69
Microwave Baking Techniques 70
Sauces and Toppings 72
Quick Breads 76
Muffins and Pies 84
Pie Fillings 92
Puddings and Hot Fruit 94
Biscuits and More 99
Bars and Fudge 104
Chapter 5 Entrees: Medleys, Curries, and Casseroles 106
Introduction 106
How to "Build a Meal" Around an Entree 106
Loaves and "Meat" Balls 107
Some Microwave Cooking Tips for "Meat" Balls 108
Basic "Meat" Ball Recipe Variations 109
Cooking Pasta 110
Recipes 111
Chapter 6 Microwave Appetizers and Side Dishes 136
Pointers to Make Your Life Easier 137
Recipes 139
Chapter 7 Microwave Soups, Dips, and Dressings 174
Introduction 174
From-Scratch Soups Versus "Open and Go" 175
Microwave-Soaking Dried Beans and Legumes 176
Vegetable Stock 177
From Scratch Soups 178
Soups to Serve Warm 182
Soups to Serve Cold 186
Dips and Salad Dressings 191
Chapter 8 Microwave Breakfast and Hot Beverages 197
Some A.M. Microwave Tips 197
Recipes 199
Appendix 1 The Perfectly Stocked Microwave Kitchen 218
Tools of the Trade 218
In Addition to the Microwave 218
A Little More Detail 219
Microwave Equipment Bells and Whistles 220
Cookware 221
Thoughts on Stocking the Pantry 223
Appendix 2 Vegan Glossary 224
Appendix 3 More Microwave Vegan Menus: Suggestions and Recipes for Holidays, Parties, and Entertaining 232
Menu Ideas 233
Recipes 236
Passover Microwave Recipes 247
Appendix 4 Microwave Maven 254
Fast Microwave Guide 257
Using Leftovers 260
The Vegetarian Resource Group Catalog 263
Index By Subject 272
Index By Recipe 274
Index By Major Ingredient 278
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