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Vegan Italiano: Meat-free, Egg-free, Dairy-free Dishes from Sun-Drenched Italy [NOOK Book]

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In the sumptuous style of classic Italian cuisine, this collection of delectably authentic recipes reinvents vegan. Mouth-watering dishes burst with fresh fruits,vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and healthy fats like olive oil - all within an animal-free diet, ideal for lactose-intolerant eaters and vegetarians, too. Delicious Italian food was made for bountiful and flavor-filled variations, not weak substitutions - which is why none of these recipes calls for tofu, soy milk, or other ingredients that mimic meat, ...
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Vegan Italiano: Meat-free, Egg-free, Dairy-free Dishes from Sun-Drenched Italy

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Overview

In the sumptuous style of classic Italian cuisine, this collection of delectably authentic recipes reinvents vegan. Mouth-watering dishes burst with fresh fruits,vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and healthy fats like olive oil - all within an animal-free diet, ideal for lactose-intolerant eaters and vegetarians, too. Delicious Italian food was made for bountiful and flavor-filled variations, not weak substitutions - which is why none of these recipes calls for tofu, soy milk, or other ingredients that mimic meat, dairy, and eggs. Now readers can treat themselves to something scrumptious - even if they can't make it to Italy this year.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440625466
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/3/2006
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 761,816
  • File size: 484 KB

Meet the Author

Donna Klein, a food writer who has contributed to The Washington Post, Vegetarian Gourmet, Veggie Life, The Herb Companion, and Yoga Journal, studied French regional cooking at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris.
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  • Posted July 4, 2009

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    Tired of wimpy frozen lasagna, limp spaghetti, and uninspired Italian?

    Do you love Italian food, but are tired of greasy, unhealthy versions in restaurants? Looking to lighten up on fat and cholesterol? A vegan or vegetarian looking for authentic Italian without strange soy meat substitutes?

    Enter Donna Klein's Vegan Italiano. Author of The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen, The PDQ (Pretty Darn Quick) Vegetarian Cookbook: 240 Healthy and Easy No-Prep Recipes for Busy Cooks, and the The Gluten-Free Vegetarian Kitchen: Delicious and Nutritious Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free Dishes, Klein writes easy-to-follow, delicious vegan recipes that, best of all, are free of strange soy substitutes like TVP crumbles, soy sausage, tofu or tempeh. Only garden-fresh natural ingredients are used, with a touch of olive oil for flavor.

    Naturally, Italian standards such as bruschetta, minestrone, gnocchi, and lasagna are included. Bruschettas include Asparagus, Apulian-Style with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil, and Cherry Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper. Lasagnas include Spinach and Eggplant and Zucchini. The main part of the book is dedicated, not surprisingly, to pasta, with numerous farfalle, linguine, and fusili offerings. There are also numerous ideas for fresh wild greens salads, vegetable side dishes, pizzas and breads, and desserts. Many of the dessert offerings would be perfect on a hot summer's day on the patio: fruits poached in red and white wine, macedonias, and granitas.

    The great thing about vegan Italian recipes is that they're delicious as written, but if you want to add cheese, feel free. It's much easier to add animal products to a successful vegan recipe than it is to subtract them from a traditional one.

    The majority of recipes are easy to prepare and contain detailed nutritional info. Fans of Donna Klein's other vegan and vegetarian cookbooks, as well as those looking for healthier updates on authentic Italian cuisine, will do well to check out Vegan Italiano. Although not as thorough as Klein's Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen (much of Vegan Italiano felt like carryovers from MVK), these are still healthy, delicious Italian favorites that are easy to prepare.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2009

    Vegan Italiano

    I gave this to a family member who is, already a gourmet chef, and he loves it. Vegan is no longer a dirty word for him.

    Since he liked it so much, I got a copy for myself and everything is easy to make, interesting and delicious.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 8, 2014

    Leaders den/Tallrock

    The leaders den is a huge cave in the Tallrock. The depity and Clearstar chat alot in here. There is one den and lichen draping from the entrance. Clearstar also talks to queens, and mentors in here! Clearstar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    Well-written and full of great recipes.

    This is one of my favorite cookbooks. It doesn't matter that there are no photos; everything I have made from this book has been delicious. I highly recommend Ms. Klein's "Mediterannean Vegan" as it is even better.

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  • Posted October 26, 2011

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    Easy, simple, tasty recipes but no pictures!

    I like a cookbook with pictures. This one does not have any. That aside, the recipes I have made thus far were simple, easy, and tasted great. At times the author uses canned tomato and other preserved items to save time. I always prefer fresh ingredients, but the user can easily substitute. Ingredients are easy to find. Nothing fancy or processed here. Overall, a great, every day, inexpensive cook book.

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