Short-Cut Vegan: Great Taste in No Time

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Now that millions of Americans are exploring the vegan lifestyle, award-winning cookbook author Lorna Sass has updated her classic cookbook to reveal that achieving great flavor and eating healthy meals don't require spending hours in the kitchen. Sass creates culinary magic from a pantry stocked with carefully selected prepared and instant foods, such as homemade curry powder, roasted red peppers, spicy salsas and mustard sauces, and roasted garlic oil. A splash of orange juice, a touch of cinnamon, and a few ...

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Overview

Now that millions of Americans are exploring the vegan lifestyle, award-winning cookbook author Lorna Sass has updated her classic cookbook to reveal that achieving great flavor and eating healthy meals don't require spending hours in the kitchen. Sass creates culinary magic from a pantry stocked with carefully selected prepared and instant foods, such as homemade curry powder, roasted red peppers, spicy salsas and mustard sauces, and roasted garlic oil. A splash of orange juice, a touch of cinnamon, and a few sliced leeks quickly transform handy frozen spinach and a can of highest-quality lentils into an exotic Orange-Scented Lentil Ragout that will satisfy the most sophisticated palates.

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Vegetarian Times
“One of the best vegan cookbooks.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061741111
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/5/2009
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 670,329
  • Product dimensions: 7.70 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Lorna Sass, Ph.D., is a culinary historian and a James Beard Award-winning author of many highly acclaimed cookbooks, including Pressure Perfect, The Pressured Cook, and Great Vegetarian Cooking Under Pressure. She has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Bon Appétit, Prevention, Metropolitan Home, and Woman's Day, among others. She lives in New York City.

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

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    Glance over at the library, but don't bother buying it.

    This cookbook is not that ground-breaking or impressive. I own a lot of vegan cookbooks, and I've checked every single one out of my local library, and this one doesn't offer anything special. It has your basic vegan foods, but it doesn't really offer anything that I didn't already know or that I couldn't find in any other cookbook. The food is pretty run of the mill, too. Also, I didn't feel that the recipes were any quicker or any more of a shortcut than most other vegan recipes I have--especially if you have canned beans on hand. However, the auther does preface each recipe with a story about the recipe or substitutions you can make, and I like this addition. It makes it more fun to read, and I feel a little bit more connected with the dishes. Honestly, I'd say check it out of your library and glance over it. You probably won't find anything that awesome.

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