Vegetarian diets range from flexitarian to lacto-ovo vegetarian to vegan, and this exhaustive encyclopedia contains dishes to delight the whole family. Step-by-step kitchen techniques demonstrate how to prepare and cook the essential ingredients¬ófrom fruits and vegetables to rice, wheat, or soybeans, and from mushrooms and seaweed to eggs and dairy products. Recipes include vegan and gluten-free options and reveal the infinite possibilities of vegetarian cooking to create healthy, tasty, and hearty meals. From Shiitaki, bok choy, and cashew fried rice to Palaak paneer; from Fennel tortilla to Pumpkin, red onion, and walnut kibb√©; and from Passion fruit and pomegranate pavlova to Hazelnut maple syrup tarts, recipes are organized by main ingredient, graded for difficulty, and include ten ¬ìchallenge¬î recipes contributed by international Michelin star chefs. A practical guide provides useful information on the different types of vegetarianism, how to achieve a balanced diet, product substitutions and seasonality charts, with illustrated guides to staple ingredients. The volume is completed with a bibliography and indexes to main ingredients, vegan recipes, and gluten-free recipes.