“The Vegetarian 5 Ingredient Gourmet” cookbook “subtitled “250 Simple Recipes and Dozens of Healthy Menus For Eating Well Every Day” by Nava Atlas. Published by Broadway Books in 2001, the cookbook is a soft cover measuring 8 x 9¼ inches with 262 pages; the price of $16.95 is printed on the back cover. The book is in good gently used condition with some wear.
Nava Atlas pares meal preparation down to the essentials, using just a few high-quality ingredients in each delicious dish. Focusing on whole foods and fresh produce (with a little help from convenient natural sauces and condiments) she serves up a varied range of choices for everyday fare. More than 250 recipes include soups, salads, and pastas; grain, bean, and soy entrees; wraps and sandwich fillings; simple side dishes; fruit-filled finales; and more. The full-flavored fare made from five ingredients or less includes Curried Red Lentil and Spinach Soup; Greek-Flavored Potato Salad; Black Bean Nachos Grandes; Baked Barbecue Tofu and Peppers; and Miniature Fresh Fruit Tarts. Filled with ingenious shortcuts and sprinkled with kitchen wisdom and tips throughout, “The Vegetarian 5-Ingredient Gourmet” also offers the reader dozens of menu suggestions to help make meal planning effortless. From sophisticated (Mixed Greens with Pears, Cranberries, and Goat Cheese) to kid-friendly, (Peanut Butter Noodles), here are recipes to suit every taste. Nava Atlas makes it simple for busy families or active singles to eat the kind of high-nutrient foods everyone needs and to enjoy the robust flavors everyone craves.