Vegan Express: 160 Fast, Easy, & Tasty Plant-Based Recipes by Nava Atlas
Here’s a collection of easy, wholesome, and fast vegan recipes by Nava Atlas, author of many bestselling vegetarian and vegan cookbooks.
With more than 160 uncomplicated plant-based recipes, busy cooks will love dishes that promise to get tasty, healthful meals on the table every day, offering many answers to that eternal question, “what’s for dinner?” Featuring recipes with ingredients that are readily available, this book is packed with dishes that can be made, usually in 20 to 40 minutes.
- Vegan Express – Kindle edition (2017) on Amazon
- Vegan Express original paperback edition (2008) on Amazon and wherever books are sold
Here you’ll find a bountiful selection of tasty fare:
- Speedy, Savory Soups
- The Protein Trio — Tofu, Tempeh, and Seitan
- Glorious Grains and Bountiful Beans
- Pasta and Noodles, East to West
- Pizzas and Big Quesadillas
- Salads with Substance
- Salads and Veggies on the Side
- Sauces and Dressings
- Sweet Finales
Vegan Express offers more than just recipes, but tips as well, including how to stock your pantry for fast everyday meals; which shortcut products (like prepared sauces and condiments) are most useful; menu suggestions, and more.
Each recipe is accompanied by basic nutrition data, as well. Nava Atlas has built her reputation on cookbooks for the busy, everyday cook, and this one is no exception!
Reviewer Raves for the original edition of Vegan Express by Nava Atlas
“Think cooking vegan takes too much time? Then get in the vegan fast-lane with Nava Atlas! With Vegan Express, you can deliver delicious vegan meals to your table in a flash. Nava’s culinary wisdom shines through in these creative, wholesome vegan recipes that are short on time, but big on flavor!” — Dreena Burton, author of Vive Le Vegan! and Eat, Drink and Be Vegan
“Vegan Express is the perfect answer to great food preparation. It’s the only cookbook you need in your kitchen.” — Howard Lyman, author of Mad Cowboy and president of Voice for a Viable Future
“Vegan Express is the perfect match for today’s busy health-conscious cooks.” — Robin Robertson, author of Quick-Fix Vegetarian and Vegan Planet
From Publishers Weekly:
“Atlas defies the stereotype of convenience vegan food as being heavy on rubbery, unappetizing substitutes for normal ingredients. Though many of the dishes require only around half an hour to make, they skew more toward fresh vegetables and herbs rather than to faux meat.
Spicy, flavorful recipes such as Curried Chickpeas with Chutney Bulgur and Salsa Orzo and Black Bean Salad send a clear message that one can cook vegan meals that satisfy even nonvegans. Atlas does use the basic protein alternatives (seitan, tofu and tempeh) as well as vegan cheeses and creamers at times, but these are incorporated so skillfully that people who usually turn up their noses at them will have no grounds to object.
The book has strong international flair, with tofu replacing eggs in a Middle Eastern Shakshouka and standing in for paneer in the Indian Tofu Aloo Gobi, as well as traditional meatless favorites like Pasta Puttanesca and Pad Thai.
A few snacks and desserts are included, but most of the recipes are for dishes that, with a simple side, comprise a meal, facilitating speed, and Atlas sprinkles helpful tips on menu planning and variations throughout. The lack of photos to emphasize the food’s appetizing potential is disappointing, but vegan, vegetarian and health-conscious omnivores just might be convinced after trying it out.”
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