Raw cashews and rejuvelac make a delicious non-dairy, cultured buttermilk.
This vegetarian version of refried beans is tastier and healthier than traditional ones, which are cooked in lard.
Jewish cuisine includes a lot of root vegetables, dairy products, fried foods, apples, honey, and, for certain holidays, unleavened breads.
Breaded and baked zucchini sticks make a nice change from French fries.
Breaded and fried tofu is a delicious vegan answer to fried chicken.
Capsaicinoids, including capsicum, are the chemical compounds that give chili peppers their spicy hot flavor and can make your entire mouth burn. If you're a fan of jalapeños, cayenne pepper, and other hot and spicy flavors, check out this index of spicy vegetarian recipes.
A variation on a classic Italian sauce: basil pesto mixed with the interesting flavor of sun-dried tomatoes.
Make egg- and dairy-free crêpe batter, then serve up a gourmet feast!
A common complaint about vegetarian cuisine is that there are "no main courses, just side dishes." Nothing could be farther from the truth. Aside from the fact that probably 90% of recipes can be made vegetarian by leaving out or substituting for whatever meat they contain, there are a number of traditional main course recipes that do not include meat.
A coulis is a puréed sauce. Try this roasted red pepper coulis with soup, pasta, or tortilla chips.