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―from 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 kibbé; and from Passion fruit and pomegranate pavlova to Hazelnut maple syrup tarts, recipes are organized by main ingredient, graded for difficulty, and include ten “challenge” 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.