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Thursday, September 02, 2010

The 30-Minute Vegan’s Taste of the East Cookbook

The 30 Minute Vegan is the line of cookbooks by Mark Reinfeld and Jennifer Murray. Reinfeld is the proprietor of the Blossoming Lotus restaurant and the author of other vegan cookbooks promoting vegan fusion cuisine. Murray is his wife. You can see their site at Vegan Fusion World Cuisine.

The newest cookbook from the busy guy is The 30-Minute Vegan’s Taste of the East: 150 Asian-Inspired Recipes—from Soba Noodles to Summer Rolls.

Product Description
After dazzling foodies and food critics alike with their fun, easy, and delicious recipes in the The 30-Minute Vegan, award-winning chefs Mark Reinfeld and Jennifer Murray have turned their skillets to the East.

The 30-Minute Vegan’s Taste of the East offers irresistible dishes from all over Asia—from India, Thailand, and China to Indonesia, Nepal, and Japan—virtually all doable in 30 minutes or less.

Complete with at-a-glance cooking charts, key Asian pantry ingredients, all-new preparation techniques, and unique cooking tips, Taste of the East is a must-have addition to your cookbook shelf.

Expanding your animal-free palate has never been easier, quicker, or more exciting.

• 16 pages of color photographs

Authors Bios
Mark Reinfeld is the founding chef of the celebrated Blossoming Lotus Restaurant. His Vegan Fusion World Cuisine has won nine international awards, including a Gourmand Award for "Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the USA."

Jennifer Murray is the coauthor of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Raw. She teaches vegan cooking classes internationally.

Reinfeld and Murray live in Kaua’i, Hawaii.

Here's the info on their earlier book, The 30 Minute Vegan: Over 175 Quick, Delicious, and Healthy Recipes for Everyday Cooking

Busy vegans, rejoice! award-winning husband and wife chefs/authors Reinfeld and Murray present 175 delicious, easy-to prepare recipes for everyday vegan cooking—all dishes that can be prepared in a half-hour.

Sections include:

The Lighter Side of Life:

Smoothies & Satiating Beverages;

Snacks, Pick Me Ups & Kids’ Favorites;

Lunches: Wraps, Rolls, Bowls, and More;

Extraordinary Salads;

Sumptuous Soups;

Small Plates: Appetizers, Side Dishes, Light Dinners;

Wholesome Suppers;

Guilt-Free Comfort Food: Healthy Translations of Old Stand-bys;

and Divine Desserts.

The 30-Minute Vegan also provides at-a-glance cooking charts, kids’ favorite dishes, and exciting menu suggestions for every occasion—making this an essential cookbook for busy vegans who want to enjoy delicious, healthful, whole-foods vegan fare every day.

• 8 pages of color photographs

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