Show 524, May 6, 2023: Laura Theodore, PBS’s Celebrity Vegan Chef and TV Personality. Jazzy Vegetarian Cookbook – 10th Anniversary Edition

Cookbook Author Laura Theodore

PBS’s celebrity vegan chef, Laura Theodore, is back with us to celebrate the 10th Anniversary Edition of Jazzy Vegetarian – Lively Vegan Cuisine That’s Easy and Delicious.

“This 10th Anniversary Edition of the cookbook features over 120 dazzling vegan recipes, including 25 new recipes from Season Ten of Laura’s popular PBS television series. With more full-color photos, modernized cooling tips, and gluten-free options, this spectacular cookbook highlights vegan recipes that are easy, nutritious, and most of all, delicious.”

“Jazzy Vegetarian: Lively Vegan Cuisine That’s Easy and Delicious (10th Anniversary Edition!) delivers show-stopping guidance and recipes that make it easy to embrace healthful yet sumptuous vegan dining at home!”

Chef Laura graciously shares with our listeners her easy to prepare recipe for Lentil-Veggie Curry Soup that she demonstrated in her recent Webinar for the Melissa’s Produce food media group.

Lentil Veggie Curry Soup

Lentil Veggie Curry Soup by the Jazzy Vegetarian Laura Theodore

Recipe excerpt from:
Jazzy Vegetarian: Lively Vegan Cuisine That’s Easy and Delicious, 10th Anniversary Edition 

by Laura Theodore
Jazzy Vegetarian

Makes 4 servings

When you need curry in a hurry, this snazzy soup will truly satisfy. Creamy red lentils combined with butternut squash, carrots, baby potatoes, fire roasted tomatoes, cabbage, and curry powder makes a flavorful potage. Serve this delicious dish for an easy and nutritious weeknight meal.

  • 3 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 2½ cups cubed baby red potatoes and/or baby white potatoes (leave peels on)
  • 2⅓ cups sliced carrots (peeling is optional)
  • 2 cups peeled, seeded, and cubed butternut squash or sweet potatoes
  • 1⅓ cups chopped celery, with leaves
  • 1 cup red lentils, sorted and rinsed (see note)
  • 1 can (28 ounces) fire roasted diced tomatoes, with juice
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 large vegan bouillon cube, crumbled
  • 9 cups water

Put all of the ingredients in a soup pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once boiling, decrease the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 50 minutes to 1 hour, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are tender and the lentils are soft. Serve hot.

NOTE: To sort the lentils, spread them out in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Remove any stones, dirt, broken lentils, or other debris. The lentils are now ready to be rinsed and used in your recipe. You may also sort split peas or dried beans in this manner.