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By Robin Robertson

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One-Dish Vegetarian Meals
By Robin Robertson
Read How You Want, (2010)
EasyRead Large Print, set in 16 point Verdana Type
(Originally Published in Standard Print by The Harvard Common Press)
ISBN: 978-1-45876-417-1
Genre: Cookbooks, Vegetarian Cooking

Reviewed by Auggie Moore - June 21, 2010

Vegetarian cooking has a reputation of being time consuming. While some vegetarian dishes do take a lot of preparation time - more often than not, vegetarian dishes can be prepared just as quickly as comparable non-vegetarian dishes. In One-Dish Vegetarian Meals, Robin Robertson has compiled a collection of wholesome and easy to prepare vegetarian dishes that will delight entire family. All of the dishes in this cookbook are ideal for use as a main dish, or can be used as side dishes. Best of all, many of these dishes can be made ahead of time and simply warmed up when it is time to eat - a necessity with today's hectic lifestyle.

The recipes in this collection run the gamut from soups, stews, and salads suitable for use as a main dish to more traditional vegetarian fare such as chilis, bean based dishes, pasta dishes, and stir-fries. All of the recipes commence with a list of ingredients followed by step-by-step instructions that will make it easy for even novice cooks to accurately duplicate these dishes. As well, all the recipes use commonly found ingredients, so you will not have to hunt for exotic ingredients. In addition to the recipes, Robertson has also included an informative overview on the 'vegetarian kitchen' along with instructions on cooking basic ingredients found in many vegetarian recipes - such as rice, beans, grains, and vegetable stock. She also discusses the various meat substitutes that can be used in vegetarian cooking.

Robin Robertson is a well-known and respected chef and vegetarian-cooking instructor. She has also written a number of well-received vegetarian cookbooks that are well-used references for many vegetarian cooks. Some of her other books included Vegan Planet, Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker, the Vegetarian Meat & Potatoes Cookbook, Quick Fix Vegetarian, and many more. Her years of experience as a vegetarian cook are evident in these recipes. They have the taste and feel of old family favorites that have been honed to heighten taste and to minimize preparation time. Whether you are a card-carrying vegetarian or simply a cook looking to explore a vibrant form of cooking, you are sure to find a host of recipes in this cookbook that will thrill the palate and which are sure to become regular additions to your culinary repertoire.

In all, One-Dish Vegetarian Meals contains 150 mouth-watering recipes that range from gourmet fare to stick-to-the-ribs dishes that are perfect after a hard day of work or play. Some of the dishes that you'll find in this must-have cookbook include: One-Dish Vegetarian Meals is available from Read How You Want, an on-demand publisher that makes books available in a variety of formats including Braille, DAISY, and five different large print formats. This range of formats makes this, and other books, available not only to visually impaired individuals, but also anyone with a reading or physical disability that makes reading standard print books difficult.

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