Includes recipes by Anna Thomas, author of several cookbooks including The Vegetarian Epicure (books I and II), The New Vegetarian Epicure, From Anna's Kitchen, and Love Soup. While I have many of her cookbooks, its fun to share recipes and see photos of my favorites. Please DM me any you've found any recipes are not in this collection. Thanks! Photo of: Vegetarian Epicure's Potato Curry by myself.
From: "The Vegetarian Epicure" by Anna Thomas, first edition 1972. This book was a real find! When I make this I will probably add cinnamon. I don't like shredded coconut but think for those of you that do that toasted shredded coconut would be great on this.
From: "The Vegetarian Epicure" by Anna Thomas, first edition 1972. This book was a real find! It says, "This is a fascinating way to start a dinner, or even to end it." and "This is a very aromatic, potent liquid."
From: "The Vegetarian Epicure" by Anna Thomas, first edition 1972. This book was a real find! Serve with coarse-textured black bread, crackers, fresh veggies or pickled veggies. Also a good accompaniment to soup.
From the New Vegetarian Epicure, posted for ZWT III, France. According to author Anna Thomas, "the thin, tender French green beans are important to this - don't try to cheat with larger, tougher beans!" Cooking time includes cooling time as well.
This recipe is best using sweet corn picked fresh from the garden or from your local farmer's market. In the winter months you can make this dish with canned corn and it is still very good. Adapted from The New Vegetarian Epicure.
A wonderful, hearty soup, recommended for cold winter nights. This recipe came from one of my favorite cookbooks, The Vegetarian Epicure. In my opinion, using milk instead of cream does not alter the quality (it's how I have always made it). I usually double the recipe for a larger amount. Enjoy!
This naan is from the New Vegetarian Epicure. With just four ingredients and no yeast, it is simple to mix up, but it is so soft and flavorful I figured I'd add it to the many recipes already posted. Prep time does not include 1 hour of "resting."
I had this soup this past weekend at a wedding up in Maine and I thought I was in heaven. The chef told me the basic ingredients and I went on a hunt. I found this recipe and made it tonight. The exact same thing I had. Originally it came from a place in New Hampshire :)
A rich and lovely soup for the harvest season, this gets its complex flavor from the subtle layering of celery root and turnip under the sweet, golden Kabocha squash. The browned butter and maple syrup stirred in at the end turn these simple ingredients into a luxury soup. Source: Anna Thomas, Love Soup. Also made public on her Facebook page.
Another delicious Anna Thomas recipe. It's strongly recommended to use Lacinato kale (also known as dinosaur, black or Tuscan) in this recipe and not standard kale. Also, I tried myzithra cheese in the salad and used very little sea salt.
This is a rather elaborate pilau that makes a delicious little feast when served with a dal, a raita, a chutney, some chapatis and fresh fruit. The recipe was adapted from the: "vegetarian epicure", book two , 1978 edition, by anna thomas.