This is a new classic from Anna Thomas, who wrote the Vegetarian Epicure. I first cooked from Vegetarian Epicure in the '80s before I ever dreamed of becoming vegetarian. She writes wonderful recipes for anyone who wants to try them. This updated version is wonderful. She has taken some of the excess fat out of recipes such as her Corn and Cheddar Chowder and kept the taste.
Currently, I manage the kitchen at a small ashram. While I cook "intuitively" and tend to follow a recipe only the first time it is made, I find this book creative and well balanced. It is an essential component of our kitchen and always sparks a new idea when needed.