I'm so excited to try out the recipes from a new vegetarian cookbook I received for a gift this holiday. It's called Plenty, and it's a collection of recipes from London-based chef Yotam Ottolenghi. It's got over 900 reviews on Amazon, with an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5. Not bad in my humble opinion. One glowing review states:
This is hearty vegetarian fare that even the most devoted carnivore would love (I'm not a vegetarian but also don't eat much meat). The pictures are beautiful and I already can't wait for the farmer's markets to open back up for the season so that I can experience these recipes as intended.
I want to say thank you very much to my very talented jewelry designer neighbor Nathalie Sherman from Sophia and Chloe and her husband, Ken for such a lovely gift.
The photos in the book are amazing and the recipes looks awesome. Some of the recipes have dairy and eggs, but otherwise it's vegetarian. They'll be plant-strong - according to the rules of the Engine2Diet.com - no oil, no dairy, no eggs - in no time with a few adjustments to the ingredients and method.
If you need help with subbing out the ingredients mentioned above, I have some information to help you out. Here's an article on cooking without oil. If you're not aware, there are lots of tasty options for those looking to cook low-fat, without oil.
Also, be sure to browse my recipe selection to see how I've adapted different recipes so that they don't include dairy, eggs, or oils. Some examples include:
These are just a few examples of the creative ways to mix up your plant-based lifestyle. Keep improving your knowledge base with cookbooks like Plenty, doing your research, and experimenting in the kitchen. You'll surprise yourself before you know it with your culinary skills!
So, without further ado, here are a few photos of the recipes from the cookbook to pique your interest. And, look for a recipe post soon.