Here are 500 inspirational vegetarian recipes for all occasions, from simple soups, appetizers and salads to main courses and elegant dinner-party dishes. Sections include basic recipes; soups and starters; dips, pates and snacks; classic vegetarian; hot and spicy; low-fat vegetarian; special occasions; side dishes and salads; and breads and bakes. You can prepare delicious meals in a matter of minutes with these quick and easy dishes, using seasonal produce or store-cupboard stand-bys. Enjoy classic dishes, such as wild mushroom soup, falafel, potato gnocchi and vegetable crumble, as well as stylish creations like courgette, mushroom & pesto panino, or summer herb ricotta flan. The book contains many ideas for ringing the changes with everyday ingredients, such as dairy produce, pasta, rice, beans and fresh vegetables, and celebrates a world of vegetarian dishes from satisfying Italian soups and quick Chinese stir-fries to Greek filo pies and spicy Thai curries. You will find recipes for every occasion – rustle up meals in minutes for quick midweek meals, or create stunning dinner-party dishes that will impress your family and friends. With over 500 photographs, clear instructions and simply hundreds of tempting recipes, this book is essential for anyone who appreciates good food, vegetarian style.