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Robin Robertson's Vegan Without Borders: Easy Everyday Meals from Around the World

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 Robin Robertson's Vegan Without Borders shows how to make culinary borders disappear when you cook with plant-based ingredients as Robin shares her favorite recipes from around the world.

Vegan Without Borders shares Robin Robertson's favorite dishes from the great cuisines of the world and shows how cooking vegan makes borders

Overview

 Robin Robertson's Vegan Without Borders shows how to make culinary borders disappear when you cook with plant-based ingredients as Robin shares her favorite recipes from around the world.

Vegan Without Borders shares Robin Robertson's favorite dishes from the great cuisines of the world and shows how cooking vegan makes borders disappear. Whether the recipe hails from Ecuador or Ethiopia, these plant-based dishes invite you to travel the culinary world and sample 150 of Robin's all-time favorites. This mini-immersion into global cooking also reveals that many international cuisines are naturally free of the meat-and-potatoes constraints of the typical Standard American Diet (SAD), and food-loving vegans will delight at the dishes Robin places on her table at home.
 The recipes are healthy and accessible but without compromising on flavor. The pastiche of plant-based delights are organized by country or region of the world, making it easy to prepare a single recipe or to put courses together for a complete meal in a particular cuisine. The recipes include family-style comfort foods, global ethnic favorites, and creative new dishes inspired by the classics, all developed to satisfy a variety of mealtime desires. The result is a bounty of mouthwatering recipes that span the globe, representing the cooking traditions of more than twenty different countries of Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Asia. Recipes include:

  • Polenta Rustica with Kale and Bean Ragout
  • Potato Gratin Dauphinoise
  • Baked Eggplant Fries with Tzatziki Sauce
  • Chickpea Nuggets with Buffalo Barbecue Ranch Sauce
  • Blue Ribbon Chocolate Cake
  • Mojito Sweet Potatoes
  • Melon Paletas
  • Za'atar Roasted Cauliflower
  • Lemongrass Coconut Rice
  • Red-Cooked Tempeh
  • Sizzling Saigon Crepes
  • Bangkok Street Cart Noodles

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Chosen as one of the top 5 vegan cookbooks of 2014 by Grant Butler, The Oregonian: "This cookbook is her most-lavish so far, with 150 recipes that crisscross the globe, showing how vegan cooking can capture the essence of more than 20 countries, from an intense Eastern European goulash to spicy Ethiopian berbere stews to sop up with spongy injera flatbread. And you won't have to run all over town hitting specialty markets to make these dishes, since most ingredients can be found in any grocery store. This is ideal for adventurous eaters looking to expand their horizons." (Grant Butler, The Oregonian)

"Vegan Without Borders has our vote for the most beautiful vegan cookbook of 2014. It’s perfect for someone ready to stray from Western-style cooking to explore the diversity of flavorful international cuisines. You’ll get some of the finest vegan dishes from Africa, the Middle East, Europe, India, and Asia. Featuring beautiful photography throughout, this top-quality hardcover book makes this the perfect gift for the 2014 Holiday season." (Vegan.com)

This sumptuous, colorful collection of "Easy Everyday Meals from Around the World" is another winner for the prolific Robertson, who still manages to keep the quality level remarkably high as she delivers another fresh spin on vegan eating.
(Vance Lehmkuhl, V for Vegan)

"Another winning collection of recipes from the amazingly prolific Robin Robertson"

"...a gorgeous hardcover book abundant with delectable, easy-to-prepare recipes from around the globe"

"...pages of tantalizingly beautiful Sara Remington photos..."

"The wonderfully crafted book design will lure you into taking your palate on an around-the-world adventure." (Gail Davis Rhamy, Hungry Vegan)

On the shortlist of notable cookbooks in 2014, from T. Susan Chang of NPR: "[the] Convert-a-Carnivore Choice: Vegan Without Borders, by Robin Robertson." (T. Susan Chang, Cookbooks for Dinner)

"A really gorgeous cookbook with an infectious, obvious love for plant-based recipes from around the world"

"this latest cookbook is probably the most impressive, which is saying a lot" (Marla Rose, Vegan Street)

"...ethnic dishes from around the world and made them vegan." (Elizabeth Pudwill, Houston Chronicle)

Library Journal
10/15/2014
Robertson (Vegan Planet) here focuses on the global cuisines she loves. Recipes are a mix of traditionally vegan, vegan adaptations, and "inspired by" originals. According to Robertson, seasonings are often the distinguishing feature of a regional cuisine, and cooks will need a wide variety of herbs, spices, and condiments—most available at well-stocked large grocery stores—to make many of her recipes. The seasonings sometimes make for long ingredients lists but most recipes are fairly simple to prepare. Each country (organized by region: Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Asia) features a handful of the author's personal favorites for savory dishes and one dessert; it does not aim to be a comprehensive collection. Helpful extras such as overviews of common ingredients and flavors, pantry advice, menus, gluten- and soy-free notations, and online resources, combined with beautiful photos, makes for easy travelling. VERDICT Robertson's existing fans will be joined by many new ones on this tasty whirlwind tour of the globe.—Jude Baldwin, Coll. of the Siskiyous Lib., Weed, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449447083
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date:
09/09/2014
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
619,372
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

 Robin Robertson has written more than twenty cookbooks, including the bestsellers Quick-Fix Vegan, Vegan Planet, Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker, and One-Dish Vegan. A longtime vegan and former restaurant chef, she writes the Global Vegan column for VegNews Magazine and has written for Vegetarian Times, Cooking Light, Natural Health, and other magazines. Robin lives in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with her husband Jon. Her website is www.robinrobertson.com.

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Robin Robertson's Vegan Without Borders (PagePerfect NOOK Book): Easy Everyday Meals from Around the World 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Robin Robertson's Vegan Without Borders Easy Everyday Meals from Around the World Author: Robin Robertson Published: 9-9-2014 Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Pages: 304 Genre: Cooking, Food & Wine Sub Genre: Cookbook ISBN: 9781448447083 ASIN: B00IYP5HME Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley My Rating: 5 Stars . Although not Vegan myself, I do have quite a few vegan friends and have a preference for vegetable dinners quite often. I have tried some cookbooks on Vegan meals and usually finding a few recipes here and there that appeal to me or intrigue me enough to try them. Robin Robertson has given us a Vegan cookbook that diversifies by offering multi cultural recipes. Japanese, Korean, American, Mexican etc. Although I myself enjoy a meal that includes meat from time to time I find the older I get the more I enjoy a meal of vegetables only. I also have many friends who are vegetarians and vegans so I have a small variety of vegetarian and vegan cookbooks. Robin Robertson's Vegan Without Boarder is a wonderful and tasty addition to my collection. Each recipe has beautifully done photographs of the finished dish and I have to admit most matched very closely when I reproduced them. Broken down into sections of regions and then into courses, such as appetizer, main course and even dessert. there is also a brief history or the region and the foods as well. I can promise the Brunswick Stew is one you will have to be careful not to over indulge in. I loved the flavors in the Vegetable broth. I made a huge pot of both these recipes and canned it as I spend a small fortune on broth from the store and Brunswick stew is expensive at the only restaurant I like it at. Robin Robertson's taste just like Betty's. Now I have both on hand for whenever I want them. The variety of recipes enable me to serve something new and tasty for friends and family beside my tried and true casseroles and desserts. I think this is a great addition to anyone's Vegan repertoire. My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
  Robin Robertson's Vegan Without Borders, Robin Robertson.   Review from jeannie zelos book reviews I&rsquo;m always interested in recipes suitable for my daughter. She&rsquo;s been vegetarian for almost 25 years now, and of course all Vegan recipes are appropriate for her. These sounded so delicious too &ndash; its easy to assume Vegan food is all dull, uninspiring and bland, plates of boring cabbage and carrots, or some raw fruit, and no lovely creamy desserts or ice-cream, and yet here Robin shows us how far from reality we are when we think that way. On a day out at a Vegan animal rescue centre a couple if years back I tried soya ice-cream (even the kids hated it) , and soya milk in my coffee &ndash; eurghh &ndash; that&rsquo;s not for me, and yet since then I've tried oat and almond milks and really enjoyed those. Rather than thinking its all horrible we need to try alternatives, in the same way as some people don&rsquo;t like cheese, or rare meat...but will eat cheese sauce or well cooked beef. It&rsquo;s still regarded as something of a kind of Western food fad to be a Vegan ( even being a vegetarian still raises eyebrows and is misunderstood, with food offered such as fish, and chicken which sadly many people assume fits the bill...) and yet its been a way of life for generations in the eastern world where animals are not so prevalent. We have so much choice in food, and yet stick to the same old ( I&rsquo;m including myself here...) Interestingly at the same time as reading this I&rsquo;ve just read a fiction book, The Accidental Alchemist, where the female lead is Vegan and that book contains some delicious recipes, and she talks about making quick smoothies for energy. Some of the meals mentioned there, roasted butternut squash with a lemon and tahini sauce, and shakes with blended nuts to replace milk, wonderful chocolate cakes and nutty, fruity cookies were just mouth-watering. Then there&rsquo;s this book which has even more fabulous and inspiring recipes. Its all about opening your mind to possibilities rather than ( as I do ) sticking to easy tried and trusted, quick, dairy and meat based meals...I love reading recipes from around the world, and as I've said many cultures eat this way as a way of life, its normal for them, not the crank fad is still is regarded as here. That means there&rsquo;s a wealth of interesting ideas and meals to try. Robin shares some of his favourites and I&rsquo;m determined to try at least a few of these. Knock me out of my lazy cooking rut maybe . The bonus too with this type of eating is that with the right thoughts put in to what we consume it can be a very healthy, balanced diet, and helps our bodies to stay well. That has to be good news, in this ready meals, full of sugar and salt, way of eating many people are locked into. Studies keep showing our current lifestyles and diets are damaging our health, so maybe bringing this kind of thinking into schools where they can absorb the ideas from an early age would be a good idea. I&rsquo;ve had this book as an epub so read it on my pc, but with most non fiction I think traditional print books work best. I Love my kindle for fiction, its so easy to carry around hundreds of books...but when it comes to cook books i like to browse through the pages, flicking them backward and forward to see what catches my eye. Can&rsquo;t do that on a PC or kindle... Stars: Five, great read, full of interesting and inspiring recipes and ideas. ARC supplied via Netgalley and publishers.