These colourful recipes come from Simon Rimmer, co-presenter and chef on BBC2's Sunday morning staple, 'Something for the Weekend'.
Simon is chef-proprietor of the award-winning Greens in Manchester and Earle in Hale. His books, 'The Accidental Vegetarian' and 'Rebel Cook', were top sellers.
In his latest culinary tome, Simon says veggie -- or meat-free -- food is changing.
Years ago, nearly all veggie food was either brown and worthy in vegetarian eateries, or a cheese salad elsewhere.
Now, vegetarian cuisine has "come out of the shadows and into the light".
'More From the Accidental Vegetarian' by Simon Rimmer, published by Mitchell Beazley; £9.99; www.octopusbooks.co.uk
Food & Drink
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