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

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  • Cranberry slaw

    • Nancith on May 27, 2016

      Simple to make, quite delicious to eat. Used regular mayo instead of soy, & gave a couple shakes of champagne vinegar to the slaw. This would make a good dish for a potluck.

  • Dilled barley and green bean salad

    • Nancith on November 16, 2017

      Simple to put together, delicious, filling--what more could you ask for? Really nice combination of flavors going on. Next time will make a better vinaigrette-I was in a hurry & just used olive oil & rice vinegar, which worked, but could have used more flavor. We ate this slightly chilled, but I imagine it would be nice slightly warm as well. Went very well with soup for supper.

  • Warm potato salad with goat cheese

    • Nancith on May 20, 2018

      Not a bad little salad for 4 ingredients. Goat cheese gives a nice tang. I used a simple white wine vinaigrette plus some leftover olive oil from a jar of sun-dried tomatoes to dress the salad. Book recommends a balsamic vinaigrette, so will have to try that next time.

  • Pasta with asparagus

    • Nancith on February 24, 2017

      Simple, quick, but very tasty. Be sure to use a good amount of garlic, & season it well with salt & pepper, otherwise it can be a bit insipid. I added a little zucchini that needed to be used, & subbed feta & Parmesan cheese for the goat cheese (since there wasn't enough of either)

  • Pasta with broccoli and dried tomatoes

    • Nancith on August 10, 2015

      So easy to prepare, and doesn't take much time, but very tasty. I used gnocchi for the pasta which worked well with the recipe.

  • Couscous with peas, cashews, and raisins

    • Nancith on July 26, 2016

      This dish certainly is mild, as noted by the author. A little too mild for me--could use some herbs or something, or even making the couscous w/ broth instead of water would add a flavor punch. It's a decent accompaniment to a spicier course, but I will definitely augment the flavor next time.

  • Instant tofu and mixed vegetable stir-fry

    • Nancith on June 13, 2017

      Quick, easy, nothing to write home about, but great when there is a need for a simple meal. I added canned baby corn plus a few fresh veggies, & fried the tofu. Using a good quality stir-fry sauce will make quite a difference in the finished product. Served over basmati rice.

  • Spanish potato frittata

    • Nancith on May 23, 2016

      Simple, but tasty. Easy to prepare. Good for a vegetarian & goes well w/ meat as side dish for omnivores. Added smoked paprika to give it a more authentic Spanish flavor, & didn't bother peeling the new red potatoes.

  • Roasted Italian vegetables

    • Nancith on December 12, 2014

      Simple, but tasty roasted veggies. Makes a nice side dish & leftovers make a good burrito filling.

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  • ISBN 10 076790690X
  • ISBN 13 9780767906906
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Oct 01 2001
  • Format Paperback
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc)
  • Imprint Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Del

Publishers Text

Eating healthfully is a challenge for those with busy lives; take-out and makeshift meals sometimes seem like the only option. Nava Atlas to the rescue! Focusing on whole foods and fresh produce, this book serves up a varied--and very delicious--range of choices for quick, healthy eating.


Known for her user-friendly, unpretentious approach, Atlas devotes her latest book to showcasing all-new recipes that will satisfy the harried home cook at the end of a hectic day. Perfect for singles and families, selections include Fresh Tomato and Corn Soup, Easiest Vegetable Lasagna, Simmered Tofu Teriyaki, Black Bean Nachos Grandes, and desserts such as Maple Baked Pears. Full of ingenious shortcuts and suggestions for ready-to-use sauces, grains, and other stapes that are plentiful at the supermarket, this volume also includes weekly menu planners, shopping lists, and nutritional analyses for all recipes.



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