Rose Elliot, one of the world's most popular and influential vegetarian cooks and cookbook authors, is known for her practical, easy-to-prepare, and innovative recipes. In this new collection, Elliot presents more than 120 of her favorite vegetarian and vegan dishes. Drawing on cuisines from around the globe, Elliot combines an abundance of vegetables with fresh herbs, savory spices, beans, grains, and soy products to produce delicious, healthful, energizing dishes that rely on easy-to-follow techniques and exciting flavors. Family-pleasers like Noodles with Peanut and Ginger Sauce, Best-ever Chili, or Quick Broiled Mediterranean Vegetables accompanied by Light and Creamy Hummus make weekday meals a snap, while Mushroom Pâté en Croûte, Red Onion and Goat Cheese Flan, or Broiled Vegetable Lasagna would be at home at the most sophisticated dinner party. Looking for something lighter? Try the summery Bean Salad Niçoise or Griddled Tofu with Chili Peppers, Bok Choy, and Ginger. And if you're in the mood for a sweet finish to your meal, look no further than luscious Honey and Cinnamon-roasted Figs, intensely flavored Lemon Cake, or dense and gooey Chocolate Mousse Cake. Elliot provides menu plans for quick after-work meals, dinner parties, and seasonal celebrations, as well as information on healthy vegetarian living, losing weight, and creating balanced meals for your children. Beautifully illustrated with over 50 stunning color photographs of recipes and ingredients, New Vegetarian Cooking will inspire and delight vegetarians, vegans, and anyone who wants to cook a vegetarian meal for themselves, family, or friends.