Book Reviews – Vegetarian Cookbooks by Nava Atlas

28 May

Vegetarian Soups for all Seasons: Bountiful Vegan Soups and Stews for Every Time of Year – the updated edition, now dairy-free and featuring 20 new recipes

The Vegetarian Family Cookbook

The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet: 250 Simple Recipes and Dozens of Healthy Menus for Eating Well Every Day

All by Nava Atlas

By Stephanie Dickison

One of my favourite cookbook authors is Nava Atlas. She writes tasty recipes that are good for you and don’t take much time or effort at all. That is hard to do and she does it extremely well!

She’s had a ton of experience, as these are not her first books, and each one gets better and better!

You do not have to be a vegetarian to appreciate them and in fact, I think they are a great accompaniment to any cookbook collection because they all contain incredibly healthy food. You do not have to sift through each recipe searching for something that’s good for you. It’s ALL good for you. I just love that!

The Vegetarian Family Cookbook is a thick tome featuring more than 275 quick recippes for quick breakfasts, healthy snacks and lunches, classic comfort foods, hearty main dishes, wholesome baked goods, to name just a few.

There are also options for vegans throughout, but I’m neither and I have picked out a whole bunch of favourite dishes that I think might just become your favourites too. Like Mexican Green Rice, Vegetable Upside-Down Casserole, Mixed Mushrooms Stroganoff and Cincinnati Chili Mac. And Nava offers different variations on the dish, so you can change it up and keep it interesting.

In The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet, you can eat well and quickly, which is what we’re all craving these days. There’s emails to answer, meetings to ruch off to and have you ever tried to cook during house hunting? It’s a nightmare!

But with Nava’s guide in hand, you can make simple meals that will satisfy everyone at the table. How about White Pizza Florentine, Barbecue-Flavoured Baked Beans and Red Onion and Almond-Stuffed Winter Squash?

There’s 247 more of them. Isn’t that exciting?!

And if you are a soup freak like me, you’ll love Nava’s Vegetarian Soups for all Seasons filled with 120 soups and stews. And as an extra bonus, she’s included breads, muffins and scones like Quick Sunflower-Cheese Bread, Onion-Rye Scones and Scallion Pancakes.

Oh my!

And the soups? Devine, delicious and so ready to be devoured! There are so many that it might take you months to get to them all. Next on my list to make are Okra-Rice Gumbo, Red Bean Puree with Zucchini and Sweet-and-Sour Cabbage and Bread Stew.

When I see a Nava Atlas cookbook, I know I’m getting a book filled with scrumptious dishes that will transform my regular meal routines.

These are just three of her books.

You’re going to want all of them and the rest of her collection too.


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