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!
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!
Potato wedges are a good way of maximising the fibre and nutritious elements of a potato but can be bland. These wedges are anything but - melted cheese and spring onions make them special enough for a buffet.
To make the Petits Monts Blancs for New Year's Eve.
No lumps or watery potato here: with Delia's help you will make perfect mash every time as long as you follow a few simple rules. Once you've mastered it, what could be better with your suppertime sausages?
An unusual way of cooking celery, the addition of a cheese and onion sauce brings a creaminess and plenty of flavour to one of winter's best vegetables.
This classic potato dish is, quite rightly, seen as the perfect partner to roasts, casseroles, sausages and braised dishes.
Bubble-and-squeak with a Christmas twist: instead of the usual cabbage and potatoes, Delia uses leftover sprouts for a tasty version of this traditional recipe.
Although moussaka is a Greek classic, Delia has added an Italian element with a ricotta topping for a creamy and lighter touch than the traditional bechamel sauce.
Although leeks are the traditional ingredient in a vichyssoise, the inclusion of lemon grass instead gives the soup a wonderful citrusy oriental flavour that really lends itself to serving chilled.
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