Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook (Second Edition)


Vegetarian Times is known for its "great recipes" (Chicago Tribune), and this new edition of the Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook offers more than 600 fabulous recipes, along with comprehensive information on vegetarian diet and nutrition. It's the definitive guide for vegetarians as well as an inspiration to all cooks who want fresh new ideas and great taste. Forget about labels—this is the vegetarian cookbook that everyone will love!

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Vegetarian Times is known for its "great recipes" (Chicago Tribune), and this new edition of the Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook offers more than 600 fabulous recipes, along with comprehensive information on vegetarian diet and nutrition. It's the definitive guide for vegetarians as well as an inspiration to all cooks who want fresh new ideas and great taste. Forget about labels—this is the vegetarian cookbook that everyone will love!

"The new edition of the Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook beautifully updates this classic. The recipes are practical and sensitive to the seasons."
—Deborah Madison, author of Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone

"Vegetarian Times has long been a respected presence in the world of vegetarian cooking. This impressive collection of innovative recipes ranging from homestyle to elegant will be a valuable guide to new cooks and a repertoire-refresher for the experienced cook."
—David Hirsch, Moosewood Restaurant

"From ethnic twists galore to healthy, vegetarian versions of standard dishes, and with many more recipes than it had the first time around, this new edition of the Vegetarian Times Cookbook earns the designation 'complete.' Classic subjects (main courses, baking) are joined by new chapters addressing real-world vegetarian challenges: meals that are kid-friendly, what to fix at the holidays, and more. Soy in all its forms (tofu, tempeh, 'soysage,' etc.) is given new prominence, too. With both vegan and lacto-ovo offerings, the book will please eaters, vegetarian or not, ready for fresh, interesting food. It's a cookbook likely to make many happy trips from your bookshelf to your prep counter."
—Crescent Dragonwagon, author of Passionate Vegetarian

"This book has a wealth of contemporary vegetable-based recipes, from quick and flavorful meal ideas to recipes you'll want to pull out for an elegant dinner party. Drawing influences from around the globe, the Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook features the exotic as well as vegetarian variations on comforting favorites. Lots of inspired cooking will come from this book. The Vegetarian Times Complete Cookbook will be a great resource for both the novice and the experienced cook alike."
—Eric Tucker, Millennium Restaurant

Millions of Americans are eating meatless meals a few times a week for healthconcerns. Vegetarian Times takes advantage of this important trend to providea collection of over 750 recipes which includes vegetarian classics, meatlessvariations of American favorites, flavorful international dishes, all-naturaldesserts, and more. Glossary.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Since the mid-1970s, Vegetarian Times-where Moll was executive editor-has grown from a simple newsletter to a four-color magazine. This all-purpose, appealing collection of 750 recipes is drawn mainly from the magazine's pages and caters to the vegetarian spectrum, from complete vegetarians to those who eat eggs and cheese. Introductory chapters explain differences between ovo-lacto vegetarians, lacto vegetarians and vegans, and tout the animal-free diet as healthy (most recipes derive only 20 to 25 percent of their calories from fat) and environmentally sensible (feeding a meat-eater requires 3.25 acres a year; an ovo-lacto vegetarian needs half an acre). But the real question is whether a vegetarian meal can be as tasty as a meat-, fish-or poultry-based meal. The proof here is in the pudding (a Spiced Pumpkin Custard or Spiced Carrot Pudding) and in appetizers, soups, main courses, sandwiches and breakfast foods. Recipes range from standard meat-replacement dishes (Nutty Lentil Loaf) to the imaginative (Chile-Mole Popcorn; Spaghetti Squash Salad), with nods to ethnic cuisine (African Peanut Soup). Included are plentiful recipes using less common ingredients such as soy-based tempeh and seitan, derived from wheat. Menu suggestions are also listed. (Nov.)
Library Journal
Vegetarianism has gone mainstream, and so has Vegetarian Times, with a fast-rising circulation now close to 400,000. This hefty cookbook features more than 700 recipes. The 100-page introduction includes, not surprisingly, a strong sell for the vegetarian way, as well as sections on menu planning, ingredients, and techniques. The diversity of the recipes demonstrates the evolution of the vegetarian diet from the unappetizing millet stews of the 1960s. There are lots of beans and grains, along with soy-based dishes and what the authors refer to as "taste-alikes," such as tofu "egg salad," but the majority are much more sophisticated and inspired by a wide range of cuisines, from Snow Peas with Radish Cream to Green Coconut Curry; it's too bad so many have such long ingredients lists. Recommended for most collections.
Donna Seaman
Moll, the former executive editor of "Vegetarian Times", and the current editors have pooled their considerable resources and put together what may well become the standard vegetarian cookbook. With more than 600 recipes, this outstanding volume provides vegetarians, or part-time vegetarian cooks and homemakers, with answers to myriad questions. The introductory sections delineate the many reasons people choose to be vegetarian and explain how to lower your fat intake, plan meatless menus, shop for vegetarian ingredients, and excel at key kitchen techniques. The easy-to-prepare recipes themselves cover the entire array from appetizers to soups, salads, main dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, drinks, and desserts. Add to that an inviting page design, and a nutritional breakdown of each recipe, and you have a winner.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764559594
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/25/2005
  • Series: Vegetarian Times Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 692,919
  • Product dimensions: 7.88 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

VEGETARIAN TIMES magazine, hailed as "the bible of vegetarianism" by Newsweek, was founded in 1974 and has more than a million readers worldwide. Vegetarian Times is trusted by the New York Times, Time, and CNN as their authority on vegetarian issues.

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Table of Contents


1. What Is the Vegetarian Diet Anyway?

2. The Healthy Choice.

3. More Reasons to Go Vegetarian.

4. Meatless Menu Planning.

5. Let's Shop!

6. Ready-Made Menus.

7. Kitchen Techniques.

8. How to Lower Your Fat Intake.

The Recipes.

9. Appetizers and Snacks.

10. Drinks.

11. Soups.

12. Salads.

13. Salad Dressings.

14. Vegetable Main Dishes.

15. Legumes.

16. Grains.

17. Pasta.

18. Soy-Based Dishes.

19. Under Thirty Minutes.

20. Side Dishes.

21. Desserts.

22. Cakes, Tarts and Pies.

23. Baked Goods.

24. Breakfast.

25. Sandwiches.

26. Sauces and Such.


A. Yields, Weights and Measures.

B. Mail-Order Sources.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Complete... for the experienced cook

    This has some fabulous recipes, but many are almost too unique. I wish it had a better system so that if you're just glancing through, you can pick a recipe with basic ingredients but is still unique. It's a cookbook you need to go into knowing what you want.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Love it!

    I've been getting the Vegetarian Times magazine for over a year and love the easy to follow, delicious recipes. I decided to give this cookbook a try and have not been disappointed with the recipes I've made so far.

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