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!
Low-fat, full of flavour, easy to make and suitable for freezing: there really is every reason to make this superb velvety, almost fat-free soup on a winter's day. It's bound to become a favourite immediately!
What could be easier than this delightful bread, which can also be made as a gluten-free version? Serve it with soup, lunch dishes or on its own, liberally slathered with butter.
Glazing parsnips with mustard and maple syrup gives them a whole new dimension… wonderful with any roast meats or poultry or as a vegetarian dish.
Winter carrots can lack flavour and appeal, but if you add coriander seeds and slightly caramelise them in the oven, they seem to take on a new lease of life.
This lovely caramelised fennel would go brilliantly with any fish, meat or chicken but maybe, due to the inclusion of cider and cider vinegar, particularly well with pork.
Roasting vegetables is a great way of maximising their nutritional benefit as the vitamins don't leach out into the cooking water - and they're full of flavour and texture. This recipe uses all those wonderful root veg in one go.
This recipe for one is a great way to jazz up a plain omelette, with Stilton adding plenty of flavour. And, if there are two people to feed, it can easily be doubled up.
This light, fluffy puree is an unusual way of serving parsnips, but the addition of nutmeg brings a wonderful warmth and spice to it. Would be fabulous with sausages and roast meat.
Adding nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar and apples to red cabbage then braising it gives you a dish with loads of flavour that can be made the day before. Serve it with any roast or grilled meats.
Roasting swede gives it a totally different dimension from boiling or steaming it, and adding a coating of flour and Parmesan cheese gives it a wonderful crunchy outside. Give it a try - even swede haters will love it!
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