Nowadays, vegetarians can enjoy food that's as exciting, colourful and full of flavour as the dishes enjoyed by meat-eaters. It wasn't always so! Delia has drawn on some of the best cuisines in the world to bring you a selection of vegetarian recipes that will have you spoilt for choice!
Pickled peaches are a brilliant way of keeping that summery feeling going all year round: perfect with cold meats and especially cheeses, these bottled fruits are certain to become a yearly tradition.
Anyone who grows runner beans will know that sometimes they run away with you! If you're suffering a surfeit and don't know what to do with them, this lovely pickle is the answer.
Aubergines, tomatoes, mozzarella, anchovies and basil combine in this celebration of Italian ingredients. Eat it in late summer when aubergines and tomatoes are at their seaonal best.
This is a great pasta dish for dieters as there's very little fat involved... and you won't have to sprinkle lots of cheese on it either as the flavours are pronounced enough without it.
Vegetarians certainly won't feel short-changed with this sumptuous meat-free version of shepherd's pie: in fact, meat eaters will no doubt love it as much as they do!
Okra, or ladies' fingers, is an interesting vegetable often found in African and Indian recipes. Here it's pickled which at the very least will prove to be a conversation starter as it's so unusual!
Delia describes this marmalade as the best she's ever tasted and marmalade makers should rejoice: it needs long, slow cooking so is really easy to make.
Made in moments, this is the ideal supper dish for one - simple, cheap to make and utterly enjoyable to eat.
Don't let the word souffle put you off: this omelette is very reliable and, even though it may look difficult, it always works out well in the end.
A brilliant soup that probably includes your five a day in one bowl! Serve it warm or chilled depending on the weather.
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