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The Easy Vegetarian

Great Recipes

Inspiring Quotes

A Handy Resource

Take-it-with-you Cookbook serves up versatile recipes and easy shopping

Recipes alternate with inspiring quotations by famous authors about mother earth and more.

Compiled by Portia Little

Metal spiral bound, soft cover, 78 Pages, Compact size of 4 1/4" x 5 1/2,

ISBN# 0-9663066-1-9

Usually shipped within 2 days



Citrus Spinach Salad

by Portia Little

Make this salad up ahead of time, then add the dressing and toss just before serving.

2 pounds fresh spinach, washed

1 8-ounce can mandarin oranges, drained

1 8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts, drained

1 small red onion, sliced

Prepared salad dressing,

      or see recipe below

Break spinach into bite-size pieces. Combine spinach, oranges, water chestnuts, and onion rings. Cover and chill. Toss with dressing to serve. Serves 6 to 8 as a side dish.

Note: For a delicious dressing, combine 1/4 cups salad oil, 2 tablespoons cider vinegar, 2 tablespoons orange juice, 1 tablespoon soy sauce, 1/4 teaspoon salt and  1/4 teaspoon dry mustard.


Keep vegetarians and nonvegetarians happy at the same table.

The Easy Vegetarian

This handy, pocket-size recipe resource works for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. The Easy Vegetarian answers the question of how to please both at the same meal. Eliminating information overload, this 78 page cookbook is divided into three sections: Sweets and Desserts, Main Dishes and Everything Else. It features just over three dozen recipes and tips from the best of a recipe collection enjoyed by the author, who has been creating easy and mouth-watering vegetarian dishes for over 20 years. Adaptations for vegetarian and vegan diets are included.

Keep it Simple - Fewer choices, fewer ingredients, shorter prep time

The Easy Vegetarian features quick-fix dishes for today's busy cook, many of which can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. Classic dishes such as Pumpkin Pie (made with tofu), Reuben Sandwiches (with tempeh), and Corn Bread (don't miss the quickie corn bread tip on page 67) complement innovative recipes such as Crunchy Nutty Loaf (the author's favorite) and Golden Raisin Rice Pilaf. Ideas for freezing, preparing ahead, and serving are featured as well as tips on how to add extra protein.

Author Review:

    Portia Little Food columnist, editor and feature writer for newspapers and magazines, Portia Little is an expert at food and fun.
    Pursuing her passion for great food, Little decided to make a career of food writing. Her fervor brought her to deciding to pen her own cookbooks. Not wanting to be another Rachael Ray, Little decided to create her own niche by writing souvenir cookbooks. They are small spiral-bound cookbooks that are filled with delicious recipes, as well as other interests of the author. Deciding to self-publish, she claimed complete control over her cookbooks, and what a delight they are.
(Jennifer Wickes, food writer)

"Recipes Roses & Rhymes"
Some of my favorite recipes from this book are: Fresh Apple Cake, Chicken Salad with Grapes, Four-Layer Blueberry Dessert and Oven Roast Potatoes.
    Each recipe is preceded by a quote from a poem. Shakespeare, Robert
Burns, Percy Bysshe Shelley and more penned some of the quotes you will see.
    Her recipes are easy-to-follow and delicious. They do not require unusual ingredients or equipment. Just great food that bring her family favorites to your plate.

"The Easy Vegetarian"
Some of my favorite recipes from this book are: Fresh Peach Crumble, Roasted Vegetables, and Tomato Bruschetta.
    Again, Portia finds fitting quotes to precede each recipe, bringing her love of food and literature together. You will find quotes from the Bible, Albert Einstein, Mark Twain, as well as others.
   With this book, you can create healthy meals for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike!

"New England Seashore Recipes & Rhymes"
After numerous vacations to New England, Portia decided to create this little nugget of some of New England's favorite recipes.
    Some of my favorite recipes from this book are: Brandied Apple Pie, Lime Grilled Salmon, Sweet Potato Biscuits and Quick Zucchini Pancakes.
    Each recipe is preceded by a quote from New England Poetry, which help create the atmosphere of being in New England when one cannot.
    Her recipes make you feel like you have gone to the shore.

"Lusty Limericks & Luscious Desserts"
Some of my favorite recipes from this book are: Kahlua Cake, Pineapple Macadamia Charlotte and a Hummingbird Cake.
    Each recipe is preceded by some racy limericks, as the title suggests. They are all in good taste and quite funny.
    These tasty desserts will have you on a romantic adventure of your own!

"Finger Lakes Food, Fact & Fancy"
Having lived in the Finger Lake region of New York State for years, why not pen a book on the experience? Anyone who has been to the region knows of the beautiful landscape, the delicious award-winning wines, and a slower life that makes trips there so enjoyable.
   Some of my favorite recipes from this book are: Keuka Lake Wine Cake, The Spiedie and Harvest Carrot and Walnut Soup.
   Each recipe is preceded by facts concerning upstate New York. Some of
them are amusing, others are very interesting, but in every case, you
learn to appreciate this area much more.
   These recipes make you feel as if you have traveled to the Finger Lakes on a weekend trip.

About the Author

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Portia Little

The author, Portia Little, has been a food columnist, editor, and feature writer. She has contributed to magazines and newspapers including Bon Appetit, The Boston Globe, Boston Herald and Granite State News. Most recently Portia  was editor of CALSnews for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell. Little, who lives in Ithaca, NY, is also a resident of the seashore town of Jamestown, RI. A graduate of Syracuse University with degrees in journalism and home economics, she is a master's degree candidate at Clark University in Worcester, MA.

Tasty, Healthy Dishes Everyone Will Enjoy

The Easy Vegetarian

A "greeting card"  cookbook with inspiring sentiments

A compact cookbook, 

The Easy Vegetarian, fits easily into pocket or purse, and it can double as a unique greeting card (a bargain at today's card prices!) when placed atop a gift package. One quote among sentiments about vegetarianism and nature: "The earth and ocean seem to sleep in one another's arms and dream of waves, flowers, clouds, woods, rocks, and all that we read in their smiles and call reality."

Other books

by Portia Little:


Bread Pudding Bliss


Recipes, Roses & Rhyme


New England Seashore Recipes & Rhyme


Spirit of America


Lusty Limericks and Luscious Desserts


Finger Lakes: Food, Fact & Fancy

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