Giada De Laurentiis, host of the Emmy Award-winning cooking show Everyday Italian, announced recently that she will be developing more vegetarian recipes for 2012. In a video, De Laurentiis says, “I was shocked at the overwhelming response that most people wanted some really creative, tasty vegetarian dishes.” She has already created three meat-free dishes for her Vegetarian Delight Recipes website on foodnetwork.com, including one vegan recipe (Curried White Bean dip), and two other recipes (Whole-Grain Spaghetti with Brussels Sprouts and Mushrooms, and Goat Cheese, Lentil, and Brown Rice Rolls), both easily made dairy-free with vegan substitutions. De Laurentiis was inspired by her mother, who ditched meat more than a decade ago, and predicts that the big food trend of 2012 will be vegetarian cuisine.
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