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 and lovely, this hot-weather soup will become a regular in your repertoire, especially if your garden is overflowing with home-grown produce…
Souffled omelettes are a great way of making a plain omelette really special and the addition of Cashel Blue - or, indeed any tangy, blue cheese - will give you a supper dish for one that's out of this world. Serve with a tomato salad.
What could be better than home-made bread, especially when it's crammed with the flavours of cheese, potatoes, fresh sage and caramelised onions. We are confident this will soon become one of your favourites!
This one's a complete doddle and takes no time at all: a new take on this season's asparagus, accompanied by a creamy cheese sauce and freshly poached eggs. Makes you want to become a vegetarian on sight!
Full of autumnal or Christmas flavours, this wonderful soup is a real treat and has plenty of French influence. It uses dried wild mushrooms so no need to go foraging!
We all know that pulses are a brilliant source of fibre and protein, so if you want to up your intake, this soup is just one way of doing so. The cannellini beans give the soup a creamy texture and the flavour is out of this world!
The combination of parsnips, apple and spices is original and truly delectable: an unusual soup that's certain to become a regular in your repertoire.
Low-fat recipes often need quite assertive ingredients in order to give you plenty of taste and flavour: this lovely Japanese-inspired soup is a great example, with shiitake mushrooms adding punch and meaty depth.
Just as the Spanish have tortilla, the Italians enjoy frittata, cooked slowly to keep the eggs moist. Here, Delia has used melting cheese and a mixture of mushrooms for a wonderful vegetarian dish.
For a change to the usual boiled or steamed cauliflower, try Delia's oven-roasted recipe
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