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Giada De Laurentiis Predicts Vegetarian Trend For 2012 (Video)

Written by Vegetarian Star on September 30th, 2011 in Chefs, Food & Drink, Videos.

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It’s a little too early for New Year’s, but Giada de Laurentiis is already predicting the next big trend of 2012.

The Italian chef, Food Network star and cookbook author says next year will be all about “vegetarian, vegetarian, vegetarian.”

“I think people are just really looking for lighter food on a regular basis,” Giada said.

“Because of that I’m testing out a lot of pizza recipes with gluten-free flours. Almond flour and quinoa are two of my new favorite ingredients to use in everything. I’ve been playing around with them a lot — how to make fresh pasta with it, how to put it into baked goods — and then, of course, agave as a substitute for sugar. I’m trying to find fun ways to incorporate these things that have actually been around for a long time, not necessarily in our culture, and make them more mainstream.”

In the video below from the Food Network, Giada explains her motivations for developing vegetarian recipes, which include both her fans and her family.

“I was shocked at the overwhelming response that most people wanted some really creative, tasty vegetarian dishes,” she said.

“My mother about 15-20 years ago decided she was going to become a vegetarian and that’s when I sort of made it my mission to start coming up with dishes that wouldn’t make you miss the meat.”

Below is Giada demonstrating Swiss Chard Rolls, Whole Grain Spaghetti with Brussels Sprouts and Mushrooms and Curry White Bean Dip.

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3 Responses to “Giada De Laurentiis Predicts Vegetarian Trend For 2012 (Video)”

  1. Giada De Laurentiis Says 2012 Will Be All About Vegetarian, Plans to Feature Veg Recipes | ecorazzi.com :: the latest in green gossip Says:

    […] is expecting veg cooking to be big next year and will be featuring meatless dishes on her shows. According to Vegetarian Star, Giada says she thinks people want lighter foods and have asked for more vegetarian recipes. […]

  2. Pines Rob Says:

    People of the world MOST cheese is not Vegetarian its made with Enzymes that come from the slaughtered cow & or Pigs stomach….

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!! Use Microbial enzymes when making dishes with cheese….

    Or dont refer to them as VEGETARIAN…

  3. herwin Says:

    @ Pines ! Even when you use Microbial Enzymes, the milk comes from animals that soon will be slaughtered ! In modern times with its factory farms , the only way to be a vegetarian is to be vegan !

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