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Mediterranean Pistachio Crusted Tofu with Saffron Quinoa Pilaf – Recipe of the Year, 2011

Mark Reinfeld Wins Recipe of the Year Now Online – November 4, 2011

It’s time to announce the dish we’ve all been waiting for: the recipe of the Year for 2011. This entry completes our slate of four incredible offerings bringing together the very finest all-new recipes from some of the world’s top vegan chefs.

Our 2011 Recipe of the Year is bestselling vegan author Mark Reinfeld’s brand new, “Mediterranean Pistachio Crusted Tofu with Saffron Quinoa Pilaf”. This is a magnificent gourmet dish that, once mastered, can be prepared in a wide assortment of variations. It’s also simply one of the most delicious vegan entrees you’ll ever taste.

Winning Vegan Recipe 2011Mark is the co-author of: Vegan Fusion World Cuisine, The 30-Minute Vegan, Taste of the East, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Eating Raw. He’s a veteran chef with some serious cooking chops, and the superior quality of his work made him an easy choice to headline our first annual Recipe of the Year feature.

The next time you decide to make something fancy, I hope you’ll give this recipe a shot. I know you’ll be amazed. Read More

Recipe Introduction

This is an innovative and colorful dish with several layers of delicious flavor and great texture that lends itself to many variations. Its wonderful to prepare if you want to turn people on to tofu’s culinary potential. But the main reason I chose this dish is that it’s what I think of as a “template recipe”. These are recipes that once you understand the basic concept, you can create countless variations by altering the different components of the dish. It is the technique that I emphasize in and the 10-day Vegan Fusion Cuisine Immersions that I offer around the country as well as in the online vegan chef training I developed with my partner Bo Rinaldi. For the entire article, please visit A big shout out to Erik Marcus, the founder and inspiration behind this incredible website and service! Photo and Recipe Courtesy of Erik Marcus and


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Mark Reinfeld
Author of the best selling cookbooks The 30 Minute Vegan, The 30 Minute Vegan's Taste Of The East, The Idiot's Guide To Eating Raw and Vegan Fusion World Cuisine. He offers vegan, gluten free and raw food recipe development and consulting, as well as cooking classes, workshops, trainings and retreats.

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Cindy Murray » 06. Dec, 2011

I recently bought your book The 30 Minute Vegan. I got all the ingredient for the Moroccan Couscous that has saffron in it. My question is, How many threads equal 1/4 teaspoon of saffron?