A Beautiful Bowl of Soup: The Best Vegetarian Recipes. No, this soup does not contain chicken stock. You’ll find page after glorious page of the most beautiful, delectable soups and stews – each and every one completely vegetarian. Paulette Mitchell’s easy-to-follow recipes are bursting with international flavors and complemented by unique accompaniments, garnishes, and toppings that add tremendous visual appeal. Consider the hearty Pumpkin Stew baked in a pumpkin shell; the classic onion soup updated with crunchy goat cheese toasts; and the spicy Sweet Potato Ancho Bisque swirled with bright Roasted Red Pepper Cream. From Mediterranean Saffron Stew to Greek Spinach and Orzo Soup, these vibrant dishes are easy to prepare on a daily basis but elegant enough for dinner parties. Instructions for making delectable vegetable stock from scratch, a selection of delectable vegan soups, and a helpful “tips” section make this beautiful cookbook an essential addition to any kitchen dedicated to good food and good health.