Jazzy Vegetarian Classics: Vegan Twists on American Family Favorites

Jazzy Vegetarian Classics: Vegan Twists on American Family Favorites

by Laura Theodore


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Jazzy Vegetarian Classics: Vegan Twists on American Family Favorites by Laura Theodore

Classic American meals just became healthier and more delicious with Laura Theodore’s vegan twist on traditional family fare. With more than 150 quick-to-prepare and gourmet-style dishes, Jazzy Vegetarian Classics features Laura’s original creations, such as vegan shish kebabs and cauliflower steaks with sweet pepper sauce, and other spins on time-honored favorites, such as spaghetti and “wheatballs” and decadent chocolate-ganache cake. Filled with easy-to-follow crowd-pleasing recipes, this cookbook will make nutritionally dense and plant-based dishes your new family favorites.

Fun and simple to incorporate into anyone’s lifestyle, Jazzy Vegetarian Classics provides 10 wholesome full-menu plans for everything from weekday meals to special celebrations such as parties and holiday dinners. Laura even includes suggestions on how to present appetizing, plant-based meals in unique and festive ways, with her “Jazzy Music Pick” for each menu to help set the mood.

Written for everyone—from seasoned vegans looking for innovative new dishes, to casual home cooks interested in adding one or two plant-based meals a week to their repertoire—Jazzy Vegetarian Classics includes guides to the basics of vegan cooking coupled with a glossary of common ingredients. Laura also provides simple instructions on how to use a variety of substitutes for “veganizing” timeless main dishes, desserts, soups, salads, and so much more.

Put on some good music and embrace a healthy, delicious, and jazzy lifestyle!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937856939
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Publication date: 09/17/2013
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 280,828
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Laura Theodore is a television and radio host, vegan chef, sustainable lifestyle blogger, compassionate cookbook author, and award-winning jazz singer and actor. She is the proud creator of the “Jazzy Vegetarian.” Theodore is presently the on-camera host, writer, and co-producer of the Jazzy Vegetarian television show on Public Television, coming into its third season. She hosts the weekly podcast show, “Jazzy Vegetarian Radio,” a talk/music format that focuses on easy-to-prepare, plant-based recipes, eco-entertaining tips, and celebrity interviews. Theodore has made guest appearances on ABC, NBC, CBS and USA Network. She was recently featured on Insider, Entertainment Tonight online, News 4-NBC and CBS Radio. Laura has been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, New York Daily News, New York Post, VegNews, Variety, Time magazine, and Family Circle, and on PBS Food, Vegetarian Times online, and JazzTimes, among others.

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Acknowledgments xii

Introduction xv

Chapter 1 The Jazzy Basics 1

Glossary of Ingredients 3

Herbs and Spices 9

Helpful Tips for Low-Fat Cooking 13

Tips for Improvisation 14

Table of Equivalent Measures 15

Chapter 2 Menus Made Easy 17

Chapter 3 Sauces, Dressings, and Accompaniments 41

Chapter 4 Nibbles, Noshes, and Thirst Quenchers 63

Chapter 5 Breakfast Favorites 75

Chapter 6 Marvelous Muffins 89

Chapter 7 Soups, Bisques, and Stews 103

Chapter 8 Standout Salads 117

Chapter 9 Pastas and Pizzas with Pizzazz 145

Chapter 10 Jazzylicious Main Dishes 163

Chapter 11 Symphony of Sides 197

Chapter 12 Cookies, Cakes, and Confections 223

Chapter 13 Puddings, Pies, and Frozen Desserts 253

About the Author 275

Index 277

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Jazzy Vegetarian Classics: Vegan Twists on American Family Favorites 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a Awsome cook book!! Everything that I've made has been a success. Worth every penny spent!!