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Are you looking for some new recipes for the holiday season?

Posted on November 21, 2011 by Nina Casalena, The VRG Blog Editor

If so, The Vegetarian Resource Group offers cookbooks that will help you create scrumptious meals.

Ethnic cuisine is sure to excite your family and friends. The Tropical Vegan Kitchen features perfect holiday snacks including Thai-Style Glazed Cashews and Caribbean-Spiced Popcorn. Main dish ideas include Jackfruit and Spice Rice with Pistachios and Coconut and Roasted Vegetables in African Peanut Sauce with Fufu. Finally, for dessert be sure to try the Hawaiian Macadamia Lace Cookies and Papaya-Pineapple Strudel.

Vegan Soul Kitchen offers some unique appetizers. You can prepare Roasted Winter Squash Seeds, Crispy Okra Strips with Lime-Thyme Vinaigrette, Black-Eyed Pea Fritters with Hot Pepper Sauce, or Little Banana-Maple Pecan Cornbread Muffins. You’ll also find some hearty entrées in this cookbook including Tempeh, Shiitake Mushroom, and Cornmeal Dumpling Stew, Baked BBQ Black-Eyed Peas, and Pan-Fried Grit Cakes with Caramelized Spring Onions, Garlic, and Thyme. For dessert, serve your guests Coconut-Pecan Pralines or Maple Yam-Ginger Pie.

Nona’s Italian Kitchen offers an amazing collection of traditional Italian dishes made vegan. Recipes include Almond Ricotta, Hot Garlic Dip for Raw Vegetables, Stuffed Crepes, Crispy Eggplant Croquettes, Lemon-Rosemary Breast of Tofu, and even vegan Tiramisu. There are also chapters on roasting vegetables and making fresh pasta.

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