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"The Urban Vegan is fresh, hip, and intelligent, and simply perfect for everyone – from the city dweller who wants to do a vegan dine-in to the rural cook who yearns to sample the vegan delicacies a large urban centre has to offer." - Dreena Burton, author of Eat, Drink and Be Vegan "With an engaging, down-to-earth tone, but quirky and charming, Balcavage delivers the best of the world's flavors to your kitchen, from Western Europe to the Middle East, and back home to Philly favorites."– VegNews "You don't have to convert to veganism to appreciate Balcavage's healthy, Easy-to-make recipes."– GRID "Dynise Balcavage's "The Urban Vegan," is less fussy, more funky, with vegan versions of sophisticated eats. It also requires specialty ingredients, but delectable dishes such as millet-crusted mushroom-leek pie and cherry-chocolate chunk scones are easy to make." – The Seattle Times, Food and Wine section "The Urban Vegan: 250 Simple, Sumptuous Recipes from Street Cart Favorites to Haute Cuisine is by Dynise Balcavage, who details life as a city vegan on her blog, UrbanVegan.net. Selections range from Marsala mushroom crepes and sweet-potato gnocchi with basil cream sauce (made with soy milk) to minty mojitos and sherry-infused pate (made with cremini mushrooms and pecans, rather than goose liver). As she puts it, newer recipes have transformed vegan cooking from "oat cuisine" to "haute cuisine."– Winston-Salem Journal "The Urban Vegan: 250 Simple, Sumptuous Recipes from Street Cart Favorites to Haute Cuisine by Dynise Balcavage is one of our absolute favorite new cookbooks!"– GIrlyGirl Army Praise for Celebrate Vegan"Gather, rejoice and feast: Dynise has all the dining milestones covered, joyfully so. Her Italian mojitos should be a tradition for every holiday!"– Terry Hope Romero, author of Veganomicon and Vegan Pie in the Sky "Celebrate Vegan is a must-have book for anyone that loves to eat! Dynise makes every occasion a celebration, with 200 deliciously fabulous vegan recipes to celebrate holidays big and small."– Julie Hasson, author of Vegan Diner
Sampling ruby-red organic berries at a farmers’ market. Comparing thirty varieties of rice noodles in a Vietnamese food store. Ordering “good and greasy” vegetarian rotis from a street cart. This is the life of the urban vegan! Dynise Balcavage brings this fresh cuisine to life with 250 original animal-free recipes inspired by the colorful culinary landscapes of urban areas. Whether you are a dedicated herbivore or someone seeking a healthy, varied, and delicious diet, this book provides mouthwatering inspiration no matter which city market, restaurant, or corner store you visit.Recipes are organized by themes including cafe culture, breakfast at the diner, lunch cart, urban garden, haute cuisine, “just desserts,” and happy hour. At-a-glance icons signify which recipes are low-fat, fast, omnivore-friendly, kid-friendly, and frugal. Also included are essential tips covering vegan cuisine, an overview of the vegan pantry, and numerous menu ideas that will please even the staunchest omnivores!Among the 250+ recipes:Pecan Streusel Coffee Cake Chocoholic Waffles Rapini Panini Honeydew Pomegranate JigglersHot & Sour Coconut Soup Savory French Terrine Hedonist’s Stuffed MushroomsChickpea Paprikash Lemon Poppyseed TempehUn-Fried Ice CreamSee all Product Description