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The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet by Nava Atlas
250 Simple Recipes and Dozens of Menus for Eating Well Every Day
This bountiful collection of recipes goes beyond “quick and easy” by showing the busy cook how to keep meal preparation simple. Focusing on whole foods and fresh produce, great meals are pared down to the essential. With this book on hand, take-out will be far less tempting!
Eating healthfully is a challenge for those with fast-paced lives. In The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet, Nava Atlas pares meal preparation down to the essentials, using just a few high-quality ingredients in each delicious dish. Focusing on whole foods and fresh produce (with a little help from convenient natural sauces and condiments) she serves up a varied range of choices for everyday fare.
More than 250 recipes include soups, salads, and pastas; grain, bean, and tofu entrees; wraps and sandwich fillings; simple side dishes; fruit-filled finales; and more.
The full-flavored fare made from five ingredients or less includes Curried Red Lentil and Spinach Soup; Greek-Flavored Potato Salad; Black Bean Nachos Grandes; Baked Barbecue Tofu and Peppers; and Miniature Fresh Fruit Tarts. These and the other recipes in the book use no more than 5 ingredients (not including water, salt, and pepper).
Filled with ingenious shortcuts and sprinkled with kitchen wisdom and tips throughout, The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet also offers the reader dozens of menu suggestions to help make meal planning effortless.
From sophisticated (Mixed Greens with Pears, Cranberries, and Goat Cheese) to kid-friendly (Peanut Butter Noodles), here are recipes to suit every taste. Nava Atlas makes it simple for busy families or active singles to eat the kind of high-nutrient foods everyone needs and to enjoy the robust flavors everyone craves.
Now there’s just no excuse for not eating healthfully every day, at every meal. Published by Random House / Clarkson Potter.
The recipes are good, solid fare that even a non-vegetarian would enjoy for dinner. And with five ingredients, the actual preparation time is a snap. Plus, it’s a year-round book: lots of dishes that require little or no cooking for hot summer days and lots of things…to try in winter. —Albequerque Journal
This offers really simple, nourishing recipes along with nutritional information. From chapters such as “Essential Soy” to “The Zen of Grains and Beans,” there are many creative vegetarian and vegan recipes from Atlas, the author of eight vegetarian cookbooks. —South Florida Sun-Sentinal
We love that this book debunks vegetarianism’s tofu-only stereotype with simple but flavorful recipes like Southwestern Salsa Pasta, Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Pizza, Spinach and Feta-Stuffed Potatoes. Calling for a minimum of ingredients, these meals are quick and easy—but more sophisticated than typical veggie fare. —Health
Here’s a way to ease into a more vegetarian diet…Most recipes are quick and all are definitely easy. What more could you ask for on a busy weekday night? —Philadelphia News
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