120 fresh, flavourful recipes that put vegetables first!
Welcome to a celebration of the tastes, textures, colours, and possibilities that vegetables have to offer. These easy-to-follow, triple-tested recipes put vegetables front and centre, and let meat and fish play a supporting role. Discover delicious, bright dishes popping with colour (tomato and ricotta tartlets), full of comfort (squash and roasted vegetable lasagne), and ready to celebrate (Beauty and the Beet cocktail). With each recipe, Ricardo reinvents what vegetables can mean for the modern family, and always stays true to his philospophy: eat together, keep it simple, and make it tasty.
About the Author
Celebrity chef Ricardo Larrivée became a household name as a Food Network star. Named a member of the Order of Canada for advocating the importance of cooking and eating together, Ricardo has added guest judge on Iron Chef Canada and daily columnist for the Toronto Star and Metro to his impressive resume--not to mention regular spots on Cityline and Global television. The RICARDO brand, co-founded with his wife, Editorial Director and nutritionist Brigitte Coutu, publishes Ricardo magazine (winner of Canada's Best Lifestyle Magazine at the 2018 National Magazine Awards) in both official languages, and boasts a unique boutique café retail concept, a line of kitchen and home accessories, and gourmet products available nation-wide.
“This book is for the rising number of home cooks who want a more plant-based diet without completely eschewing meat, but don’t know where to start beyond smoothies and salads.” –Karon Liu, The Star
"A colourful tribute to vegetables, Ricardo beautifully combines standout vegetable sides (maple glazed mushrooms and corn polenta) with classic French dishes like ratatouille." –Chatelaine
"Chef Ricardo will make you want to eat more veggies with these dishes . . . His new cookbook Vegetables First shares appetizing, healthy recipes where vegetables are the shining star." –The Social