Fresh and Fast Vegan: Quick, Delicious, and Creative Recipes to Nourish Aspiring and Devoted Vegans
by Amanda Grant
Gone are the days when "going vegan" was considered picky or out of the ordinary—now more than ever, people are realizing the benefits and pleasures of a vegan diet. While some cookbooks can overwhelm new (and even long-time) vegans with expensive, hard-to-find ingredients, or overly complicated dishes, Fresh and Fast Vegan brings readers back to basics with easy, fast, and flavorful vegan creations.
First released when the vegan lifestyle was just on the cusp of its popularity. Fresh and Fast Vegan has been revamped and repackaged to serve as the ideal tool for beginner vegans as well as the ultimate go-to handbook for any vegan cook. Using an array of fresh and healthy ingredients, including vegetables, fruits, grains, herbs, and exotic spices, leading U.K. food editor Amanda Grant presents a variety of simple, easy-to-prepare dishes, from starters and snacks to main courses and desserts. Grant also pairs each recipe with tips, reminders, possible variations, and nutritional information, and even provides a section of possible menu combinations for special occasions such as Sunday lunch, a picnic, the perfect fare for a night with the in-laws, and a romantic meal for two. Highlights include:
• Starters: Spicy Gazpacho Soup with Paprika Croutons, Baby Mediterranean Tarts with Fresh Basil Puree, Hot and Spicy Popcorn, and Steamed Bok Choy with Soy Sauce and Toasted Seeds
• Main Courses: Stir-fried Black Beans with Lime and Chili, Potato Cakes with Peach and Lemon Grass Chutney, Caramelized Fennel and Shallot Risotto, and Pacific Rim Coconut Curry
• Desserts: Pecan and Butternut Squash Tart, Poached Fruit in Lavender-Infused Syrup with Toffee Crisps, Orange and Passion Fruit Sorbet, and Chocolate Raspberry Hazelnut Cake
With over 140 recipes as well as an introduction and guide to vegan nutrition and how to stock your pantry and fridge. Fresh and Fast Vegan delivers on its promise to nourish both aspiring and devoted vegans.
Amanda Grant is a leading food editor in the United Kingdom and the author of several books, including The Powerful Cookbook, Lunchbox, and Organic Baby Foods. She lives in London.