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From one of the most respected names in vegetarian cooking: a collection of creative, uncomplicated recipes for the new generation of vegans—and every cook who wants to introduce tasty, healthful dishes to everyday meals.
Nava Atlas, a committed vegan, offers a cookbook packed with recipes that can be prepared in thirty to forty-five minutes. Covering every course, Vegan Express presents appealing soups and stews like Udon Noodle Soup with Bok Choy and Shiitake Mushrooms; grain-and-bean-based recipes like Paella Vegetariana; Jambalaya Pasta and other noodle dishes; a wide variety of sandwiches, wraps, tortillas, pizzas, and main-course salads; and such delicious desserts as Caramel Pudding and Berry-Apple Skillet Crumble.
Greens (page 188) or Warm Mediterranean Potato Salad (page 193). > To complete the meal with no further formal recipes, choose one of the ideas for Easy Ways to Dress Up Pasta and Noodle Side Dishes (page 121) and one of the Recipe Not Required suggestions for mixed greens salads (192) or any simple green salad of your choice. VEGAN EXPRESS I like this with a light grain dish like Lemony Couscous with Broccoli (page 94) or Quinoa with Corn and Scallions (page 91). In either case, a simple
salt, and pepper. Toss again, and serve at once. 6 A bean-based salad teams well with this delicate dish. Try Black Beans with Tomatoes, Olives, Yellow Peppers, and Croutons (page 185) or Chickpea and Carrot Salad with Parsley and Olives (page 190). Otherwise, any bountiful green salad with the addition of chickpeas, black beans, or pink beans will work well. > For a hearty pairing with a warm bean dish, see the menu for Dilled Red Beans with Pickled Beets (page 106). ▼ VEGAN EXPRESS >
minutes, or until the tortillas begin to turn golden and crisp. Watch carefully! 5 To serve, place each quesadilla or half of a quesadilla on an individual plate. Top with some of the sauce, then sprinkle with some scallions if desired. 6 146 Quick and tasty side dishes for this include Pan-Roasted Corn with Red Peppers and Pumpkin Seeds (page 199) and Zucchini and Summer Squash Sauté (page 209). A simple green salad completes the meal. > An easy potato side dish is also most welcome
satiated by a salad, hearty as these are. So I do suggest menu add-ons to these recipes to create larger meals when desired. When warm weather hits or you’re craving something lighter for dinner, this is a good chapter to explore. As an added bonus, I’ll let you in on a little secret—this is the chapter I’ve turned to most often recently to find a dish to share at potlucks and other gatherings. Many of these salads look highly appetizing and keep well for hours at room temperature— perfect
this product is pure wheat gluten, so it’s not for those with any sort SEITAN: 18 of wheat sensitivity. But for everyone else, seitan offers an appealing protein alternative to soy products. If you can make your own, so much the better. You’ll find recipes in books and on the Web. It’s not difficult, but rather time-consuming, even starting with the shortcut of using gluten flour. Second best is fresh seitan made by a local seitan-making outfit (now there’s a growth industry!). Sometimes