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The 30-Minute Vegan: Over 175 Quick, Delicious, and Healthy Recipes for Everyday Cooking Paperback – July 7, 2009
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Named a “Top Ten Vegan Cookbook” by VegNews, July/August 2010
Rory Freedman, coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Skinny Bitch
“A must-have for every kitchen, The 30 Minute Vegan is everything a cookbook should be—these recipes are fast, easy, and ridiculously good.”
Ellie Krieger, RD, best-selling author of So Easy: Luscious Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Week and host of Food Network’s Healthy Appetite
“This book is filled with delicious, exciting, healthful recipes that are accessible for everyone. You'll love it whether you're a vegan, or you just want to eat like one once in a while.”
John Robbins, author of The Food Revolution and Diet for a New America
“One of the very best vegan cookbooks of all time. Fabulous recipes, healthy food, clear directions, and delicious results!”
Jennifer McCann, author of Vegan Lunch Box and Vegan Lunch Box Around the World
“Don’t let a lack of time keep you from making a healthy choice! These quick, delicious recipes will see you through even the busiest mealtimes with good taste and style.”
Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberation: Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential
“The 30-Minute Vegan is not only a culinary delight for vegetarians and vegans, it appeals to people who relish a meal that luxuriates the palate and satisfies the spirit.”
Arthur H. Brownstein, M.D., M.P.H., author of Healing Back Pain Naturally and Extraordinary Healing
“Mark Reinfeld and Jennifer Murray have written a classic, practical guide to preparing exquisitely tasteful, healthy vegan food that is ideal for busy folks of today. Every home will be enriched by having this book in the kitchen. It is suitable for daily meals prepared for family members, as well as special holiday celebrations.”
“The 30 Minute Vegan has found a permanent home in my kitchen, where its pages will quickly become worn, torn, and stained.”
VegNews, August 2009
“The 30-Minute Vegan, is a fail-safe cookbook designed to save you time and eliminate stress in the kitchen. With a well-planned collection of fast, simple, and healthy recipes, the duo is determined to keep home dining diverse and your diet in tip-top shape.”
About the Author
Jennifer Murray is co-owner of the Blossoming Lotus restaurant and the co-author, with Reinfeld, of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Raw.
They live on Kauai, Hawaii.
More About the Author
Mark Reinfeld is the winner of Vegan.com's Recipe of the Year Award for 2011 and has over 20 years experience preparing creative vegan and raw food cuisine. Mark was the Executive Chef for the North American Vegetarian Society's 2012 and 2013 Summerfest, one of the largest vegetarian conferences in the world. He is described by VegCooking.com as being "poised on the leading edge of contemporary vegan cooking". He is the founding chef of the Blossoming Lotus Restaurant, winner of Honolulu Advertiser's 'Ilima Award for "Best Restaurant on Kaua'i". Mark is also the recipient of a Platinum Carrot Award for living foods - a national award given by the Aspen Center of Integral Health to America's top "innovative and trailblazing healthy chefs.
Mark received his initial culinary training from his grandfather Ben Bimstein, a renowned chef and ice carver in New York City. He developed his love for World culture and cuisine during travel journeys through Europe , Asia and the Middle East . In 1997, Mark formed the Blossoming Lotus Personal Chef Service in Malibu , California. To further his knowledge of the healing properties of food, he received a Masters Degree in Holistic Nutrition.
His first cookbook, Vegan World Fusion Cuisine, coauthored with Bo Rinaldi and with a foreword by Dr. Jane Goodall, has won several national awards, including "Cookbook of the Year', 'Best New Cookbook', 'Best Book by a Small Press' and a Gourmand Award for 'Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the USA '. In addition Mark coauthored The Taste Of The East, The 30-Minute Vegan and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Eating Raw. Mark's latest book, The 30 Minute Vegan's Taste of Europe was featured on the cover of Vegetarian Times Magazine as one of the top five cookbooks of 2012. The book was also named one of the top ten cookbooks of 2012 by VegNews.
He currently offers online vegan cooking lessons at CookingHealthyLessons.com as well as vegan cooking and raw food preparation consulting, cookbooks, recipe development, cooking classes, workshops, chef training, intensives and retreats in both North America and Europe. If you would like to learn more about Vegan Fusion Cuisine please sign up for our Vegan Fusion Newsletter.
For more information, please visit www.veganfusion.com
Top Customer Reviews
But where to begin? Because I happened to have some nice, juicy ripe mangos on hand, I started with the Live Mango Gazpacho Soup. While most gourmet raw food dishes are time consuming (all that soaking, chopping, dehydrating, etc.), and high in fat from nuts, seeds, and avocado, this delightful little soup turned out to be a wonderful surprise! It's actually simple to prepare and made for a sensational low-fat summertime dish. As I have a garden full of mint, I substituted it for the cilantro called for in the recipe, and it blended quite nicely with the lime juice and mangoes. That's one of the things I love about The 30 Minute Vegan: Unlike most other cookbooks, the way the recipes are presented, you are actually encouraged and inspired to add your own culinary creativity. I love that feeling of freedom. I wasn't afraid to experiment on the first go-round with any recipe. The authors made me feel like I couldn't mess it up.
The Monk Bowl's, "Zen simplicity," as it is described in the book, is also co-author Mark Reinfeld's favorite meal to prepare. So I couldn't resist trying such an enlightened and inspired recipe.Read more ›
First, it is packed with recipes. But second, there doesn't seem to be a specific agenda beyond good vegan food. Yes, there are some recipes that use dairy or meat alternatives and yes, there are some recipes that are variations of "old favorites," but there are also countless recipes that pair delicious seasonings with fresh produce, and even numerous unintimidating raw recipes. In other words, there really is something for everyone in this cookbook ... and the recipes really do take less than 30 minutes! At first pass, I encountered so many recipes that captured my attention that my copy was already riddled with dog-ears within 24 hours of receiving it.
I started with the Seasoned Spuds. Rather than roasting, these taters are steamed and then bathed in a unique mixture of seasonings and a little bit of oil just before serving. This different technique intrigued me, especially since you could actually use high quality oil without fear of its smoke point or breaking it down. I was amazed by the delicious smoky taste that did make them seem somewhat roasted. Plus, this dish, along with the rest of our lunch, came together in no time.
For my second recipe, I made the Chocolate Sesame Bonbons. These babies could be in The 5 Minute Vegan cookbook (if it existed of course)! I wasn't sure how they would turn out, so packed full of seeds and with so little sweetener, but they were positively delicious. The sesame seeds gave these little snacks a delightful rice crispy-like crunch.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great recipes but, as I will be the only person eating vegan in my house, it would be nice to have more 1 serving suggestions so I don't have to do all the math reducing quantities... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mel
In the four months that I have been learning to cook vegan food, I have looked at a dozen cookbooks. The 30 Minute Vegan is my favorite. Read morePublished 7 months ago by alanhouston
If you are interested in going Vegan but a little worried about what it is like, try this book. Superior tasting recipes and super easy. It is hard to beat. Read morePublished 12 months ago by gmt22
I purchased this book for my daughter. She has cooked some delicious dinners and is delighted with the range and ease of recipesPublished 13 months ago by Louise Lenzo