200 Veggie Feasts Paperback
Part of the Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook series
Whether you're a die-hard vegetarian or a committed carnivore, the mouthwatering veggie recipes in Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Vegetarian Recipes can be enjoyed by the whole family to keep everyone healthy and happy.
Choose from simple snacks such as Mushroom and Ginger Crispy Wontons or Sweet Potato and Coconut Soup to more filling Thai Red Curry Vegetable Pies and the tempting Tiramisu Cheesecake.
With such a considerable selection, you'll be able to create fantastic vegetarian meals to suit all persuasions and occasions.Every recipe is accompanied by a full-page colour photograph and clever variations and new ideas, giving you over 200 meals to choose from.
The hardest part for you is deciding which delicious dish to cook first!
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages, 110 colour photographs
- Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
- Publication Date: 15/04/2008
- Category: Vegetarian cookery
- ISBN: 9780600617310
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Review by presto
This is the third book in this series I have acquired, and although I enjoy a vegetarian meal, I am not a vegetarian, and so am not au fait with the ins and outs of vegetarianism, however the recipes here are as interesting as those in the other Hamlyn books I have, and it follow the same format.The brief introduction looks at the basic principles and the possible health benefits of vegetarian eating, and also what one needs in a basic larder; there then follows a brief overview of some of the ingredients featured in some of the recipes along with explanations of the more unusual terms. Then follows the recipes under the headings: breakfast & brunch, starters & snacks, main meals, soups & stews, breads & baking, and desserts. Each recipes occupies a page, with a full colour photograph of the finished dish on the facing page.The recipes are very varied and look interesting, and range from the quick and simple to the more complex and much longer, either in preparation or cooking times. Eggs, cheese, and nuts in variety frequently feature in the recipes, and sometimes fruit and veg appear in the same recipe, but I am surprised there are not more based on beans. Those that do include beans usually list canned beans and not dried beans among the ingredients. Even so the very simple recipes for baked beans needs two hours cooking time, (and in this particular instance I have used far more interesting recipes for backed beans).I did have difficulty finding recipes from the index, it seems each recipe is listed just the once, for example to find the baked beans mention above one needs too look for beans, and then follow down the list to find "Home baked beans" - all right if you know that, otherwise not finding "baked beans" you might conclude there is none.But overall this is fine little book, as with the others in the series. It appears to be refreshingly free from any sort of nut or bean loaf (what I remember of vegetarian meals of the past!) and shows what variety there can be.
Review by jimll
Some tasty looking veggie recipes in here - I bought it from a 2nd hand book shop purely on the grounds that the potato, cashew and chickpea curry looked gorgeous. Already shared a few recipes from it with friends which is always the sign of a good cookbook. Most of the recipes seem to only require basic skills and are relatively quick, though a few of them may be a bit faffy to prepare so might be better suited to dinner parties.