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Quick Vegetarian Cooking

Vegetarian food often takes a lot longer to cook than it does to throw a steak on the grill. Here are some books to help you out.

 

Selected Books

For additional titles, do an advanced search with "vegetarian" and "quick and easy" as subjects.

Atlas, Nava
Vegan Express
TX837.A8472 2008
Nava Atlas, a committed vegan, offers a cookbook packed with recipes that can be prepared in thirty to forty-five minutes.
 
Atlas, Nava
The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet: 250 Simple Recipes and Dozens of Healthy Menus for Eating Well Every Day
TX837.A8474 2001
To get down to 5 ingredients, sometimes you have to used canned or packaged ingredients.
 
Berley, Peter
Fresh Food Fast : Delicious, Seasonal Vegetarian Meals in under an Hour
TX837.B4778 2004
"Stylish, sophisticated, home-cooked meals without a fuss—is that too much to ask for?"
 
EatingWell Fast & Flavorful Meatless Meals: 150 Healthy Recipes Everyone Will Love
TX837.P753 2011x
This book from EatingWell Magazine holds that eliminating meat even a few times a week can result in benefits like improved blood pressure, decreased risk of heart disease, lowered cholesterol, and better weight control. EatingWell shows you how to plan a well-balanced vegetarian diet full of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and lean sources of protein like tofu, beans, and eggs.
 
Ferrigno, Ursula
Gusto Italiano: Quick and Simple Vegetarian Cooking
TX837.F35 2001
Offering a wide range of delicious, meatless meals, this book of Italian cuisine is organized by food type: pasta, rice, beans, vegetables, salads, breads, and fruits and nuts. Each recipe stresses the freshest ingredients and is preceded by the author's advice on how to simplify and improve the cooking process.
 
Fiore, Toni
Totally Vegetarian: Easy, Fast, Comforting Cooking for Every Kind of Vegetarian
TX837.F476 2008
Toni Fiore is the host and creator of Delicious TV's Totally Vegetarian cooking show on public television.
 
Mitchell, Paulette
15-Minute Gourmet: Vegetarian
TX837.M367 1999
Vegetarian cuisine can be fast and fun!
 
Moskowitz, Isa Chandra
Appetite for Reduction: 125 Fast and Filling Low-Fat Vegan Recipes
In Appetite for Reduction, vegan chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz has created 125 nutritionally-balanced recipes for the foods you crave: lasagna, tacos, barbecue, curries, and stews. And they are all only 200 to 400 calories per serving, plant-based and packed with nutrients, and low in saturated fat and sugar; high in fiber.
 
Ray, Rachael
Veggie Meals: Rachael Ray's 30-minute meals
TX837.R3787 2001
This second volume in the 30-Minute Meals series offers tempting recipes for main-course veggies, veggie pastas, and salads.
 
Raymond, Carole
Student's Go Vegan Cookbook: Over 135 Quick, Easy, Cheap, and Tasty Vegan Recipes
TX837.R3792 2006
A collection of more than 100 quick-and-easy-to-make recipes for tasty, inexpensive vegan dishes. Also included are suggestions for stocking a pantry, easy meat alternatives, shopping tips.
 
Robertson, Robin
Quick-fix Vegan: Healthy, Homestyle Meals in 30 Minutes or Less
Quick-Fix Vegan provides 150 brand new, never before published vegan recipes ranging from starters, snacks, salads, sauces, and sandwiches to stovetop suppers, pastas, soups, and desserts that can all be prepared in 30 minutes or less.
 
Robertson, Robin
Quick-Fix Vegetarian: Healthy home-cooked meals in 30 minutes or less
TX837.R624974 2007
Vegetarian expert Robin Robertson creates recipes such as Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Quesadillas, Chipotle-Kissed Black Bean Soup, Mediterranean Orzo Salad, Beat-the-Clock Lasagna, Five-Minute Slow-Cooker Chili, and No-Bake Oatmeal Almond Cookies for the growing vegetarian population.
 
Sass, Lorna J.
Lorna Sass' Short-Cut Vegetarian: Great Taste in No Time
TX837.S269 1997
Lorna Sass gives advice on how to cut down on prep time in her "Ten Strategies for Short-Cut Vegetarian Cooking": used canned beans, quick-cooking grains, and pre-mix doughs and condiments for use later.
 
Sass, Lorna J.
Short-Cut Vegan: Great Taste in No Time
TX837.S269 2008x
For those of you who don't eat any animal products, Lorna Sass has a cookbook for you too!
 
Vegetarian Times Fast and Easy: Great Foods You Can Make in Minutes
TX837.V4272 2008
It's often hard to get vegetarian meals prepared quickly. Here's a cookbook with many recipes that can be prepared in 15 or 30 minutes.
 
 

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