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The Best 30-Minute Vegetarian Recipes

by (author) Marie Claude Morin

Robert Rose
Initial publish date
Mar 2011
Vegetarian & Vegan
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Mar 2011
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Gourmet results -- quickly, easily and with a minimum of ingredients and steps.

The rich, varied and delicious vegetarian recipes in this easy-to-use cookbook can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. The ingredients are readily accessible and provide a wonderful range of choices and combinations that will appeal to the whole family, both occasional vegetarians and those who have adopted the lifestyle completely.

Most of these quick and easy-to-prepare recipes are also low fat and low sugar, which further enhances their health benefits. Among the 150 recipes are meals to suit every taste and occasion, from hearty and delicious breakfasts and lunches to main meals suitable for entertaining. The foolproof recipes are arranged in the following categories for easy access:

  • Starters, salads and snacks
  • Soups
  • Pasta and grains
  • Beans, lentils and tofu
  • Sides
  • Desserts

Packed with epicurean delights, The Best 30-Minute Vegetarian Recipes will appeal to dedicated vegetarians and meat-eaters alike.


About the author

Contributor Notes

Marie-Claude Morin is a well-known radio personality, recipe developer and best-selling cookbook author. She lives in Montreal, Quebec.


Editorial Reviews

The recipes in this new cookbook are low in fat and sugar. They can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. And they're good for you. "The Best 30-Minute Vegetarian Recipes" contains 150 recipes for quick, easy to prepare dishes, using ingredients that are readily accessible and provide a wide range of appealing choices and combinations, whether you are a vegetarian or not. Cooks are likely to find meals to suit every taste and occasion, from hearty breakfasts to lunches and meals suitable for entertaining. A sampling includes: Grilled vegetable sandwich, spinach quiche, gazpacho, couscous enrobe, ratatouille with lentils, three-bean omelet, veggie burger, tabbouleh, onion tart, hearts of palm salad and wild rice salad.

Republican American

Eating vegetarian is becoming more and more popular. Thanks to thousands of articles written by nutritionists, environmentalists, and medical researchers. Presently, an estimated 15 per cent of the North American population follows a vegetarian diet. Some vegetarians eat dairy and cheese, they are called lacto vegetarians; others eat exclusively vegetables and legumes, and are called vegans. A few eat also eggs, and dairy products and call themselves ovo-lacto vegetarians; and finally a few vegetarians allow themselves to eat fish although infrequently. Eating vegetables exclusively offers many advantages, but one must be willing to plan the diet carefully to make up for amino acids in the form of nuts and legumes. Vegetarian cooking requires more time and care. This is where this book comes in. All recipes were created with preparation time in mind and can be prepared in 30 minutes or less if you are well organized, and have all the ingredients ready. The author of this book has done an admirable job in sharing vegetarian recipes that are sensible, quick to prepare, and contain mostly ingredients that are available in regular grocery stores. The introduction contains valuable information about variety of food, stocking the pantry, accessibility of ingredients and encouragement to experiment and improvise once you master a recipe. The introduction contains valuable information about variety of food, stocking the pantry, accessibility of ingredients and encouragement to experiment and improvise once you master a recipe. The photography in this book will help readers to gain valuable insights into food presentation. We eat as much with our eyes, as with our mouths. This is an excellent book not only for vegetarians, but also for people who enjoy meat, poultry and fish. They can enhance their diet by incorporating at least some of the recipes in their repertoire. They will learn about tabbouleh, couscous, cracked wheat, and tahini, just to mention a few ingredients that up to recent times few knew existed. Those who are thinking about following a vegetarian diet will benefit greatly too. Highly recommended!

Wine's World Magazine

There are hippie vegetarians who live on organic farms, and then there are the rest of us There are hippie vegetarians who live on organic farms, and then there are the rest of us. The Best 30-Minute Vegetarian Recipes is great for your "Meatless Mondays" or full time vegetarians. Amongst the 150 recipes are plenty of low fat and low sugar options. Pick from your category of need: Starters, salads and snacks, soups, pasta and grains, beans, lentils and tofu, sides, desserts.

Mom Most Traveled

I am not a vegetarian but I do like to incorporate meatless meals a few times a week for health and to save on my food budget. Sometimes getting variety with vegetarian dishes is a challenge so I like this cookbook for the many recipes it offers. I don't care for tofu, but while there are plenty of recipes that include it, there are many that don't so I was able to find several that appealed to me. The salad section was my favorite with some unique offerings such as Hint of Orange Salad, Wild Rice Salad, Asian Salad, and several pasta salads including Pasta With Brussels Sprouts. I made the Spanish Salad with red onion, olives, and hard boiled eggs among other fresh ingredients and will enjoy having it again for lunches. I also found several soups I'd like to try such as broccoli cheddar. Other recipe categories include appetizers, soups, main dishes, side dishes, and desserts. Color photos are also included which is always a plus. The recipes are easy enough for a novice cook, and ingredients used seem to be those easily found at larger grocery stores. The recipes aren't vegan so they do include dairy and eggs and one can easily add meat if desired which makes this a good cookbook for anyone, vegetarian or not.

Books and Chocolate

As I perused the remaining recipes in "The Best 30-Minute Vegetarian Recipes," I noted some classics but many of the recipes were new and interesting combinations. The ingredients can be found in any pantry or local grocery store. "The Best 30-Minute Vegetarian Recipes" is a good recipe book and I recommend it, not only for vegetarians but for those that choose to have a meatless meal. I believe you won't be disappointed.

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