Vegan al Fresco: Happy & Healthy Recipes for Picnics, Barbecues & Outdoor Dining

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In spring and summer, there's nothing better than enjoying a meal outdoors with friends and family; today, al fresco dining has never been more popular, given the rise in popularity of gourmet takeout and prepared picnic baskets. For those who eschew all animal products, though, outdoor vegan meals usually consist of mundane veggie sandwiches and a fruit salad. But no more!

Carla Kelly is an accomplished vegan cook and baker with two previous cookbooks under her belt; she also ...

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Overview


In spring and summer, there's nothing better than enjoying a meal outdoors with friends and family; today, al fresco dining has never been more popular, given the rise in popularity of gourmet takeout and prepared picnic baskets. For those who eschew all animal products, though, outdoor vegan meals usually consist of mundane veggie sandwiches and a fruit salad. But no more!

Carla Kelly is an accomplished vegan cook and baker with two previous cookbooks under her belt; she also loves to prepare delicious, casually elegant vegan meals for backyard barbecues, picnics in the park, or parties at the beach. Vegan al Fresco is loaded with beautiful appetizers such as Peanut Potato Salad and Tomato and Olive Tarts, inventive sandwiches including Pita Po'Boys, and amazing grilled dishes like Sweet Chipotle Tempeh with Berries and Cedar Planked Rosemary and Lemon Tofu. Finish off your meal with Strawberry and Basil Scones, Maple and Walnut Cheesecake, or some crazy good vegan ice creams.

The book includes prep and cooking times for each recipe, as well as advice on portability, food safety issues, and menu suggestions for special occasions. Full-color throughout, Vegan al Fresco offers delectable and sophisticated ways for vegans to enjoy the great outdoors.

Carla Kelly, a vegan for almost ten years, has cooked at hotels around the world. She is the author of two previous cookbooks, Quick and Easy Bake Sale and Quick and Easy Vegan Slow Cooking, and operates the food website The Year of the Vegan (veganyear.blogspot.ca).

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"Vegan Al Fresco is a joyous collection of recipes to entice both the novice and sophisticated cook. These dishes will dazzle at any outdoor affair, or move them inside for a rainy day picnic and seconds all 'round." —Victoria Moran, author of Main Street Vegan and director of Main Street Vegan® Academy

"Summer is sure to sparkle a little brighter with this awesome cookbook as your guide to outdoor dining. Whether you choose the backyard, nearby park, or cozy balcony as your dining venue, count on Carla Kelly to dish up a feast of melt-in-the-mouth recipes, great tips, and inventive suggestions for everything from finger foods, sandwiches, and grilled dishes to salads, breads, and enticing summer desserts. Vegan al Fresco is a must have!" —Zel Allen, author of Vegan for the Holidays and The Nut Gourmet, co-publisher of Vegetarians in Paradise

"Vegan picnic fare is so much more than PB&J sandwiches, chips, and fruit, and Carla Kelly's Vegan al Fresco proves that. From Samosa Spring Rolls and Cider-Battered Tofu to Pita Po' Boys and Brandied Tempeh Pate, Kelly takes the average picnic up quite a few notches. Plus, she includes ideas for non-food-related picnic activites (badminton, anyone?) and tips for bringing along your four-legged friends." —Bianca Phillips, author of Cookin' Crunk: Eatin' Vegan in the Dirty South

"If you've ever been invited to a potluck, summertime barbecue, or other outdoorsy meal, and found yourself fretting over what deliciously creative vegan dish you could possibly bring along with you, you're in expert hands: Carla Kelly offers a bounty of brilliant recipes in Vegan Al Fresco, with useful tips and beautiful photography to boot." —Celine Steen, co-author of Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day! and Whole Grain Vegan Baking

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781551525327
  • Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 5/13/2014
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 385,560
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Carla Kelly: Carla Kelly is an experienced vegan cook and baker and the author of two previous cookbooks: Quick and Easy Vegan Bake Sale and Quick and Easy Vegan Slow Cooking. She believes food tastes best when it is shared with laughter and love, and delights in creating good food that is also good for you, your loved ones, and the planet.
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