Out of the Pod embraces culinary concepts that are currently undergoing a renaissance: a return to home cooking and a love of simple, unpretentious, stress-free, and healthy food. Added to that, the key ingredients are cheap, eco-friendly, and readily available. This book features many back-to-basics recipes adapted especially for contemporary home cooks. Over half of them are vegetarianwhile the rest make creative use of modest amounts of fish, poultry, or meat. Youll find everything from light soups for springtime to sensational Street Food, such as Brazilian Shrimp and Black-eye Bean Fritters. Legumes also create a wealth of fantastic Salads, including Georgian Red Bean Salad with Walnuts and Pomegranate. Discover authentic classic Main Dishes, such as Persian Lamb and Chickpea Casserole with Barberries. The Vegetarian Main Dishes offer familiar favorites with a twist, like Lentil Moussaka, while Side Dishes and Dips pack a sensational flavor punch, such as Keralan Coconut Moong Dal. Finally, dig into heavenly Desserts including Sweet Sicilian Chickpea Pastries.