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Vegan Express by Nava Atlas

Seitan gyros recipe

160 Fast, Easy, & Tasty Plant-Based Recipes
by Nava Atlas

Here’s a collection of easy, healthy, and fast vegan recipes by Nava Atlas, author of many bestselling vegetarian and vegan cookbooks.

This updated edition features lots of new photos of the finished recipes — more than 160 uncomplicated plant-based delights. 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?”

Vegan express updated edition by Nava Atlas

 

Featuring recipes with ingredients that are readily available, this book is packed with dishes that can be made, usually in 20 to 40 minutes. The chapters offer a wealth of tasty offerings:

  • 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 healthy shortcuts products 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

“Think cooking vegan takes too much time? Then get in the vegan fast-lane with Nava Atlas! With Vegan Express, you can deliver delicious, healthy 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

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    […] Serves: 6 or more Adapted from Vegan Express […]

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    […] Wholesome and seductive all at once, this dark bread is wonderful with tea or as a breakfast bread. Adapted from Vegan Express. […]

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    […] Here’s a great way to serve tofu in the summer, with the season’s flavorful tomatoes. Adapted from Vegan Express. […]

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    November 25, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    […] Here’s a delectably different kind of pizza, brimming with well-cooked onions and tasty sweet potato. Adapted from Vegan Express. […]

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    […] If you like a very veggie-filled pizza, this one’s for you. Adapted from Vegan Express. […]

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    Irene Gagerman
    February 23, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    I have your cookbook. I made the pasta jambalaya-loved it. Tore the page out of the cookbook so that I could scan and save it to my favorite recipes folder. Now I can’t find the page….aaarrrggghhh! Could you possibly send me the recipe? I planned to make it tonite and am quite disappointed. Thanks for your troubles!

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