The New Laurel's Kitchen by Laurel Robertson and Carol Flinders and Brian Ruppenthal

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  • Cauliflower eggplant curry

    • vickster on September 13, 2013

      I didn't have cauliflower so added some potatoes. Simple and delicious!

    • johanson on October 04, 2021

      A good recipe for late summer CSA produce.

  • Creamy cauliflower soup

    • vickster on March 23, 2016

      I had been craving cauliflower soup and this fit the bill. Filling and satisfying, the potatoes are a great complement to the cauliflower.

  • Poppyseed muffins

    • Recluse on January 30, 2011

      These muffins have a delicate, crumbly texture, and a pleasing, minimally sweet taste. Good with butter and/or jam.

  • Dosas

    • eliza on November 21, 2018

      I’ve made with either split black gram or garbanzo beans - usually make half the recipe, and I add a bit more water and about a tablespoon of oil to the batter. They can be cooked without fermenting. These are very good dosas and are good with the masala potatoes on the next page. They’re gluten free so a good alternative for those who need to avoid gluten.

  • Buttermilk sauce

    • eliza on March 16, 2021

      Really easy sauce and a good way to use up leftover buttermilk. Really is best eaten when freshly made. I add the Shoyu or tamari and a bit of cheese to mine. Good with noodles, roasted mushrooms etc.

  • Carrot salad

    • eliza on February 28, 2016

      I often make this as part of a salad lunch teamed up with lentil and rice salad and some grain salads. Tastes have changed since I first made it and I now cut the sweetness a bit by adding less orange, more lemon, and fewer raisins. Really good.

  • Apple bran muffins

    • eliza on January 25, 2018

      I really didn't like these muffins at all. Definitely not a repeat.

  • Banana bread

    • eliza on June 23, 2016

      I've been making this banana bread for a long time and it is excellent. It was one of the first whole wheat recipes that worked for me, and is also good with a mix of whole wheat and all purpose flour. The optional dates are a good addition. I usually bake 3 mini loaves instead of one larger one at 350 for 30 minutes. It's adaptable and you can add chocolate chips, nuts, etc as desired. When using oil it's a vegan loaf.

  • Rice lentil polou

    • eliza on November 23, 2018

      This is delicious, everyone seems to like it, and it’s a good way to include lentils in a meal. I always add the optional nuts (I use almonds, cashews, etc), and I also switch the raisins for other dried fruits such as cranberries or dried apricots.

  • Sebastopol pizza

    • eliza on January 25, 2018

      This was fantastic pizza! It was part of a memorable lunch with some other pizzas and salads.

  • Spanish rice

    • eliza on November 22, 2018

      This is excellent and very quick and easy if you already have cooked brown rice. Vegetables can easily be varied, for example, red pepper can replace green pepper, etc. The cheese variation is also delicious.

  • Sweet and sour tofu

    • Foodfann on October 24, 2011

      The only changes I make are that I add ginger and some chile flakes, I use water chestnuts instead of celery, and almonds or cashews instead of walnuts. The sauce is also good on Asian noodles.

  • Golden noodle soup

    • Foodfann on October 22, 2011

      This soup is really delicious! I used tofu instead of potato to make it a complete meal and I didn't bother to puree it. The only problem with using it for illness is that you might not have the energy to make it yourself if you are really sick. If your head is stuffed up, it is best to eat something with chiles or horseradish.

  • Gumbo

    • Foodfann on October 22, 2011

      This does not resemble authentic gumbo at all to me, but it tastes great all the same.

  • Lazy pirogi

    • oboistaalli on August 30, 2020

      This is a delicious, filling, and simple recipe. I made this with Jovial brown rice tagliatelle pasta ( and homemade Purple Sauerkraut with Caraway Seeds ( The purple sauerkraut was tasty and beautiful in this dish. Will definitely make this again.

  • Persian rice salad

    • Wlow on July 18, 2019

      Finally made this dish happen, after many attempts to have lemon, (fresh) dill, scallions, cashews and dates all at the same time. Just a delicious salad! Made brown jasmine rice day before and the salad came together quickly. Used closer to 1 T fresh dill.

  • Yogurt rice

    • Wlow on March 13, 2018

      2/2018 I liked this a lot dish years ago but made it again and found it pretty boring. Kids didn’t like it. Other versions with more additions (Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian for example) might be better.

  • Tomato kale

    • Wlow on August 11, 2019

      8/19 great (just me) w/o tomato paste

  • Russian salad

    • Wlow on July 24, 2016

      This salad is an old friend. Make it at least once a year even though rest of family has no interest!

  • Oatmeal pancakes

    • macfadden on September 24, 2016

      The batter was so liquid that when scooped onto the griddle it would not hold a round shape. There would be a pile of oats in the middle where I wanted the pancake, and then little rivers of escaped batter coming out the sides; most pancakes turned out looking a bit like a paint splatter. The recipe says to let the oats and milk soak for at least 5 minutes. I probably left them for 10 minutes, and the first few had an unpleasantly raw-oat-y texture, but by the end of the batch they had softened a bit more and were no longer obtrusive. Flavor was alright but not noteworthy.

  • Black bean soup

    • blozoff on May 17, 2020

      It was fine without celery and savory. I liked it with lime juice, cilantro, and a little hot pepper flakes.

  • Cranberry squash

    • csavegetablesfan on November 19, 2018

      Good with Buttercup squash, Pink Lady apple and 1 T dark maple syrup instead of honey. Really like not peeling the squash. I scraped the leftover squash off of the skins and added all the apples and cranberries to the blender and made a great squash puree for the next day.

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  • ISBN 10 0307807185
  • ISBN 13 9780307807182
  • Published Dec 14 2011
  • Format eBook
  • Page Count 512
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Ten Speed Press
  • Imprint Ten Speed Press

Publishers Text

The complete vegetarian cookbook and reference center for the whole-foods kitchen - over a million copies sold! The New Laurel's Kitchen is everything that made the first edition loved and trusted, with hundreds of new recipes and the latest nutritional information. The book contains more than 500 recipes, ideas, menus, and suggestions, each tested and perfected for satisfying, wholesome home cooking. Imaginative recipes use low-cost, easy-to-find foods, with dozens of ways to cut back on fat without losting flavor. There are specific sections on cooking for children, elders, pregnancy, and athletes. The New Laurel's Kitchen is the revolutionary food guide that makes good nutrition easy, and this classic is still relevant for today's generation of vegetarians and plant-based eaters.

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