Four easy-to-follow chapters cover all aspects of vegetarian entertaining. Soups & Appetizers offers classic dishes, such as Asparagus Soup and Garlic Mushrooms, as well as more unusual recipes, such as Ricotta and Pinto Bean Pate, and Plantain Appetizer. Light Lunches provides a collection of the perfect dishes for lunches, and light meals at any time of the day -- try Artichoke Timbales with Spinach Sauce or Spinach or Pepper Pizza. Suppers offers a sumptuous collection of main course dishes, from Wild Mushrooms in Brioche and Vegetable and Herb Kababs with Green Peppercorn Sauce to Corn and Cheese Pasties. Salads & Side Dishes features hot and cold accompaniments, ranging from Shiitake Fried Rice to Radish, Mango and Apple Salad.
All these recipes are vegetarian and many are also suitable for vegans. A helpful introductory section provides useful information about ingredients, their uses and nutritional value, and hints and tips throughout the book offer advice and suggest alternative ingredients. The key stages of each step-by-step recipe are illustrated and the final dish is superbly photographed in full color.
Successful and delicious results are virtually guaranteed, and whatever the occasion, The Inspired Vegetarian will make it a special one.