Entertaining for a Veggie Planet: 250 Down-to-Earth Recipes

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Jun 27, 2003 - Cooking - 480 pages
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The queen of vegetarian hip is back! Convinced that entertaining doesn’t have to be high-stress or high-maintenance, Didi Emmons presents an alternative view: the best parties aren’t meticulously planned. Crammed with innovative ideas for delightfully informal gatherings and hundreds of globally inspired, big-flavored vegetarian recipes, Entertaining for a Veggie Planet proves that having friends over — whether for the season finale of a favorite TV show or for a book group discussion — is not only easy, it’s fun.
From dips and cold bites (Malaysian Spring Rolls) to main dishes (Shiitake Mac ’n’ Cheese), from brunch (Cardamon Blueberry Cake) to “sweet eats” (Oreo Key Lime Pie), Emmons’s dishes offer endless possibilities for vegetarians, vegans, and anyone else in search of a satisfying meal. Her creative menus (“Vegetarian Solutions to Turkey Day”) and her spirit of fun (“if you’re serving only one food, make it homemade ice cream”) will put all cooks in the mood to share.

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Entertaining for a Veggie Planet : 250 Down-to-Earth Recipes

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Emmons, author of the popular Vegetarian Planet, has cooked at a number of vegetarian restaurants in or around Boston and is currently chef of Veggie Planet in Cambridge. Here, she provides dozens ... Read full review

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This book is a staple in my household. The recipes are fully tested, delicious and always a hit.
Of particular note:
French lentil salad with dried currants and walnuts
Butternut squash lentil
Curried cauliflower with tomatoes & tofu
Healthy but luscious pancakes (made with cornmeal and yogurt...yum!)
Creative, highly recommended vegetarian and NOT entirely based on soy meat-alternatives.


nibbles and drinks
sociable soups
side salads and standalone salads
rentavideo burgerspizzas sandwiches and snacks
nice over rice
noodles unite
communal casseroies lasagnaschilies stews and savory pies
intimate gatherings and celebrations
memorable mornings
sweet eats and drinks

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DIDI EMMONS is author of Vegetarian Planet. She is the chef at Veggie Planet in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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