Cookbook: Fresh & Fast Vegetarian

Usually when I flip through a cookbook there are only a handful of recipes that seem appealing to me, but I added Fresh & Fast Vegetarian by Marie Simmons to my collection a while back, and it has gradually become my most used cookbook. Almost all the recipes sound delicious, so it’s hard to decide which I’ll make next. I’m not a vegetarian (although I could be if it weren’t for filet mignon and bacon), and Daniel is nearly 100% carnivore, but we’ve both enjoyed most of the recipes I’ve tried from this book. They’ve had plenty of flavor, fresh ingredients, and some are nice and spicy which distracts Daniel from the missing meat. A few of our favorites are Roasted Sweet Potatoes Topped with Quick Black Bean Chili, Red Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk and Toasted Cumin, and Coconut-Vegetable Curry with Cashews.

Take peek inside the book over on Amazon to see if you’d like it too, and maybe treat your taste buds to a little creativity!

Fresh & Fast Vegetarian by Marie Simmons

Fresh & Fast Vegetarian by Marie Simmons

Fresh & Fast Vegetarian by Marie Simmons

Fresh & Fast Vegetarian by Marie Simmons


  1. Shawn

    I remember the roasted sweet potatoes with the black bean chili, scrumptious. Thanks for sharing the book title. The pictures look so yummy I am licking my screen. Well, almost.

  2. karin tracy

    Thanks for sharing this – I bought it through your AA link. I’m a veggie of over 20 years, but find I get in a rut sometimes. This is perfect timing as I’m hosting a dinner party for a mixed crowd on Sunday!

  3. Harmony

    My roommate in college was a vegetarian and I LOVE to cook for people. Getting a vegan cookbook really improved my cooking! I do feel a little sinful adding meat to my portion of the meal, but I love letting my veggies be the star of dinner ^_^.

  4. Daniel

    I JUST recently decided to become a vegetarian, so I’m very glad I happened to look at your blog today! I’ll have to get this, as I’m struggling with ideas of what to eat now. Love your blog, I check it all the time. :)

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