Totally Vegetarian: Easy, Fast, Comforting Cooking for Every Kind of Vegetarian

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Da Capo Press, Aug 12, 2008 - Cooking - 273 pages
Each day brings new findings about the myriad health benefits of a plant-based diet, but for many, the art of easily preparing vegetarian food as delicious and nourishing as the foods they’re accustomed to has remained a mystery—until now. Toni Fiore, the host and creator of Delicious TV’s Totally Vegetarian —the innovative vegetarian cooking show on public television, now seen by nearly 100 million viewers—is fast becoming one of the most trusted, reliable guides to delicious meatless cuisine.

In this, her first-ever cookbook, Fiore has created an essential, all-in-one guide to vegetarian cooking. To begin, Fiore—herself a vegetarian cook for over twenty years—advises how best to stock your kitchen (with the right knives, appliances, cookware and bakeware, and other truly essential equipment) and pantry (organized from A to Z, covering the beans and legumes, grains, pastas, oils, and other staple ingredients and condiments you’ll want to have on hand). What follows are nearly 200 of Fiore’s very best recipes—including dozens of her most popular—for every meal and every time of day. The recipes are thoughtfully organized into sections that reflect how you really eat and cook—including Light Bites (covering appetizers, dips, and spreads); Salads and Dressings; Soups and Stews; Breads and Pizza; Tempeh and Seitan; Pasta; Burgers and Sandwiches; Vegetables; Potatoes, Grains, and Beans; Good Mornings; and Sweet Finishes.

Fiore has a particular knack for creating great-tasting vegetarian adaptations of popular culinary classics (dishes like Tempeh Fajitas, Celebration Potstickers, Eggplant Meatballs, and Mock Maryland Crab Cakes) that will especially satisfy those who may have only recently adopted a plant-based diet. And her many inventive and unusual recipes (like Edamame and Apple Salad, Malaysian Curried Tempeh, Black-Eyed Burgers, Sesame-Ginger Green Beans, Walnut Cake with Lemon Icing) will enrich the culinary repertoire of longer-term vegetarians and vegans.

Many recipes are suitable (or readily adaptable) for vegans and easy enough to prepare in half an hour. Whether you are a longtime vegetarian, already vegan, seeking to eat less meat, or just beginning to explore plant-based cooking, this is delectable and nutritious vegetarian fare that you—and those you eat with each day—will enjoy preparing and savor eating.

 

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Contents

Introduction 1
1
Stocking the Pantry 21
21
APPETIZERS DIPSAND SPREADS 47
47
Celebration Potstickers 48
48
Golden Tofu Bites 50
50
Marvelous Meaty Wontons 51
51
Mock CrabStuffed Mushrooms 52
52
Garlic Toasts 53
53
TEMPEH AND SEITAN 155
155
Best Braised Tempeh 156
156
Tamari Tempeh 158
158
Barbequed Tempeh 159
159
Jamaican Jerk Tempeh 160
160
Malaysian Curried Tempeh 161
161
Greek Stuffed Cabbage 162
162
Tempeh and Cabbage 164
164

Greek Cheese Pie 54
54
Tomato and Basil Bruschetta 56
56
Bean and Basil Bruschetta 57
57
Gorgonzola and Pear Bruschetta 58
58
Fried Polenta Squares 59
59
Fresh Figs with Gorgonzola 60
60
Roasted Chickpeas 61
61
Garlic Confit 62
62
Cannellini Bean Spread 64
64
Tzatziki 65
65
Roasted Eggplant Caviar 66
66
Red PepperTofu Dip 67
67
Spicy Pita Crisps 68
68
Cashew Pâté 69
69
Tomato Salsa 70
70
Chunky Avocado Salsa 71
71
Artichoke Pesto 72
72
Dried Tomato Pesto 73
73
CilantroMint Pesto 74
74
SALADS AND DRESSINGS 75
75
Vegetarian Caesar Salad 76
76
Insalata Pomodoro 77
77
Caribbean Cabbage andCarrot Salad 78
78
Cabbage Slaw with Tomatoesand Ginger 79
79
FennelCabbage Slaw 80
80
Edamame and Apple Salad 81
81
OrangeJicama Salad 82
82
CucumberDill Salad 83
83
Spinach Salad with Chutney Dressing 84
84
Arugula Salad with Figs 86
86
Arugula Pear and Celeriac Salad 87
87
BlackEyed Pea and Arugula Salad with Honey Vinaigrette 88
88
Black Bean Tomato and Corn Salad 89
89
Mexican Sweet PotatoBlack Bean Salad 90
90
Orzo Basil and SunDried Tomato Salad 91
91
Curried Lima Bean and Rice Salad with Tempeh 92
92
Blue Waldorf Salad 93
93
Spicy Chickpea Salad 94
94
Toasted Sesame Noodle Salad 95
95
Red Bliss Potato Salad 96
96
Panzanella 97
97
Herbed Garlic Balsamic Vinaigrette 98
98
Tarragon Vinaigrette 99
99
LemonHoney Dressing 100
100
Chipotle Dressing 101
101
TofuLime Dressing 102
102
Creamy Curry Dressing 103
103
Tahini Dressing 104
104
SOUPS AND STEWS 105
105
Vegetable Stock 106
106
Porcini Stock 107
107
Spinach and Tofu Soup 108
108
Hot and Sour Soup 109
109
Cream of Green Pea Soup with Mint 110
110
Chilled Avocado Soup 111
111
Celeriac Garlic and Ginger Soup 112
112
ParsnipCarrot Ginger Soup 113
113
Roasted Pumpkin Bisque 114
114
Roasted Red Pepper and Leek Soup 116
116
WatercressPotato Soup 117
117
Jerusalem Artichoke and Potato Soup 118
118
PotatoLeek Soup 119
119
Black Bean and FireRoasted Tomato Soup 120
120
Pasta e Fagioli 121
121
PotatoChard Stew 122
122
Lentil Stew 123
123
PumpkinBulgur Chili 124
124
BREADS AND PIZZA 125
125
Basic Bread 128
128
Corn Bread 130
130
Vegan Corn Bread 131
131
Chickpea Crepes 132
132
Focaccia 133
133
Grilled Focaccia 135
135
Quick Mini Pizzas 136
136
Homemade Pizza Dough 137
137
Pizza Margherita 139
139
Salad Pizza 140
140
Mushroom Pizza 141
141
Roasted Eggplant Pizza with Olives Capers and Arugula 142
142
PotatoSage Pizza 143
143
PanFried Pizza 144
144
TOFU 145
145
Seared Tofu 146
146
Tofu Sour Cream 147
147
Baked Tofu Meatballs 148
148
Tofu with Parsley Sauce 149
149
Tofu Kebobs with TamariGinger Sauce 150
150
Tofu Pot Pie 152
152
Moroccan Stew 165
165
Tempeh Cacciatore 166
166
Tempeh Fajitas 167
167
Tempeh Marsala 168
168
Homemade Seitan 169
169
PASTA 171
171
Spaghetti Aglio e Olio 172
172
Spaghetti with Fennel Sauce 173
173
Pasta with Peas 174
174
Penne with Onions andVegetarian Bacon 175
175
Spaghetti Tofunese 176
176
Fettuccine Walnut Alfredo 177
177
Penne with Tomato and Chickpea Sauce 178
178
Ziti with Summer Tomato Sauce and Arugula 179
179
Penne with Roasted Eggplant Sauce 180
180
Tofu Ravioli with Butter and Sage 181
181
Cannelloni with Eggplant 183
183
Tofu Lasagna 185
185
Vegetable Lasagna 187
187
BURGERS AND SANDWICHES 189
189
Beet Burgers 190
190
Kasha Krunch Burgers 191
191
BlackEyed Burgers 192
192
Eggplant Wraps with Green Yogurt Sauce 193
193
NoEgg Salad Sandwiches 194
194
Mock Fish Salad Sandwiches 195
195
Mock Maryland Crab Cakes 196
196
Tempeh Club Sandwiches 197
197
Cornhuskers Reubens 198
198
New York Hot Dogs and Onions 199
199
SoysagePepper Sandwiches 200
200
VEGETABLES 201
201
Marinated Portobello Mushrooms 202
202
Grilled Asparagus with Lime 203
203
SesameGinger Green Beans 204
204
Lemony Broccolini 205
205
OvenDried Tomatoes 206
206
WineBraised Fennel 207
207
Sicilian Fennel 208
208
SesameGarlic Kale 209
209
Peas and Pecans 210
210
Malibu Spicy Vegetables and Rice 211
211
RosemaryRoasted Winter Vegetables 212
212
Roasted Balsamic Golden Beets 213
213
Eggplant Meatballs 214
214
Stuffed Sugar Pumpkins 215
215
POTATOES GRAINS AND BEANS 217
217
Mashed Potatoes Two Ways 218
218
Crispy Roasted Potatoes 220
220
Lemony GarlicSmashed Potatoes 221
221
Hearty Home Fries 222
222
Caribbean Spicy Sweet Potatoes 223
223
PotatoCabbage Patties 224
224
Caribbean Red Beans and Rice 225
225
Vermicelli and Rice 226
226
Chickpea Mash 227
227
Spinach Tortillas with Potatoes 228
228
Creamy Polenta 229
229
Polenta con Fungi Porcini 230
230
Quinoa with Fresh Herbsand Almonds 232
232
Lentil Tabbouleh 234
234
GOOD MORNINGS 235
235
Homemade Cereal Hot or Cold 236
236
Mixed Pepper Frittata 237
237
Cucumber and Radish Sandwiches 238
238
Pfannkuchen 239
239
Rye Bread French Toast 240
240
Breakfast Rusks 241
241
Maine Berry Muffins 242
242
Loaded Bagel 243
243
SWEET FINISHES 245
245
MapleBaked Pears 246
246
Sautéed Bananas 247
247
Mango Fruit Salad 248
248
Nutty Shortbread Cookies 249
249
Tofu Cannoli 250
250
Tofu Coconut Cream Pie 251
251
Basmati Rice Pudding 252
252
Tarte Tatin 253
253
Maine BlueberryNectarine Crostata 254
254
Apple Cake 255
255
BananaChocolate Chip Cake 256
256
Walnut Cake with Lemon Icing 257
257
If You Like Then Try 258
258
Acknowledgments 261
261
Index 263
263
About the Author 273
273
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Toni Fiore is the host ofDelicious TV's Totally Vegetarian . A vegetarian for over twenty years, Fiore is a self-taught chef who first embraced Mediterranean culinary techniques and philosophy while growing up in Italy. She lives in Portland, Maine.

Visit www.delicioustv.com to learn more about Toni Fiore andTotally Vegetarian's Delicious TV .

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