The season can make a big difference in terms of what kind of produce is available, how much you feel like cooking, and what you want to eat. Take a look at these recipes divided by season.
From early spring fava beans to the scallions you can harvest through early summer, I look forward to spring foods all year.
When it’s hot out, you probably don’t want to eat something hot, let alone stand over the stove cooking it for an hour. Here are some recipes for "hot weather foods" that require a minimum of cooking and allow maximum enjoyment of the warm weather.
Autumn / Fall Recipes
The weather is cooling down, the leaves are changing, it’s time to think about seasonal fruits and vegetables like apples, pumpkins, and eggplant. Here are some recipes for fall foods.
It’s cold, it’s windy, there might even be snow. I don’t know about you, but all I want to do is stay inside where it’s warm, preferably with some hearty, stick-to-your-ribs food. Here are some recipes for winter foods.
The Art of Simple Food
While it isn’t a meatless cookbook, The Art of Simple Food is based on something that is entirely compatible with vegetarianism: eating fresh, local, seasonal, sustainable food. As Alice Waters has been demonstrating for decades at her restaurant Chez Panisse, if you start with excellent ingredients, you don’t need to spend hours making complicated recipes; you can quickly prepare a simple but delicious meal.
Local Bounty: Seasonal Vegan Recipes, by Devra Gartenstein, offers a variety of recipes to help you enjoy fruits and vegetables at their individual seasonal peaks. Organized by season, each chapter starts with a list of that season’s produce, divided by early, mid-, and late season.
Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons
Soup is an amazing food. It nourishes, it comforts, it warms. It can be a light start to a long dinner, be hearty enough to stand alone as a complete meal, or even pass for dessert. And as Nava Atlas’s Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons amply demonstrates, there are numerous delicious soups for any time of the year.
Vegetables Every Day
Though packed with information and recipes for dozens of different vegetables, Jack Bishop’s Vegetables Every Day is not quite vegetarian. Fortunately, that doesn’t prevent it from being an excellent source of meatless meals and inspiration.