The 30 Minute Vegan’s Taste Of The East by Mark Reinfeld & Jennifer Murray


The 30-Minute Vegan’s Taste of the East is the definitive guide to Asian vegan cuisine. This groundbreaking work contains over 150 irresistible dishes from all over Asia. Complete with at-a-glance cooking charts, key Asian pantry ingredients and unique cooking tips, The Taste of the East will greatly expand your culinary repertoire.


The book is broken down into five major sections.


Part One:The Cuisine of India with recipes including Mulligatawny Soup, Samosas, Tropical Coconut Curry, Tofu Tikka Masala, Tempeh Vindaloo, Cardamom Cookies, Sesame Cashew Halva and Mango Lassi.


Part Two:The Cuisine of Thailand with recipes including Banana Pancakes, Galangal Lemongrass Soup, Pad Thai, Thai Summer Rolls, Massaman Curry, Creamy Tapioca Pudding, Thai Iced Tea and even a Fish-free sauce.


Part Three:The Cuisine of China with recipes including Pumpkin Pine Nut Soup, Dim Sum, Green Onion Hotcakes, Steamed Wontons, Cantonese Lemon Tofu, Dan Dan Noodles with Tempeh and Lime Mint Lychee Sorbet.


Part Four: The Cuisine of Japan with recipes including Edamame Sea Vegetable Soup, Tempura Vegetables, Spicy Shimeji Mushrooms, Teriyaki Tofu, Peach Kanten and Green Tea Chocolate Bon Bons with Crystallized Ginger.


Part Five:Asian Fusion including a wide selection of dishes from Asian countries such as Korea, Vietnam, Nepal, the Philippines,Tibet, and Indonesia. We even included recipes from Afghanistan, Iran, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan!

Cookbook Cuisine:  Indian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese and Asian Fusion recipes – healthy vegan, vegetarian, raw food, plant-based and gluten free cooking.


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ISBN: 978-0738213828



The 30 Minute Vegan’s Taste Of The East Cookbook Reviews


Cher – “Mark and Jennifer are on the cutting edge of healthy dining. This is vegan cuisine at its finest!”

Deborah Madison – “Whether you are vegan or not, this is a very appealing collection of recipes. I know they’re going to become part of my culinary life. Good work Mark and Jennifer!” Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone and Local Flavors


Library Journal – “The vegan’s answer to Rachael Ray and Mr. Food, this is recommended for anyone wishing to recreate their favorite Asian restaurant dishes without the meat.”

BlogCritics – “For vegetarians who are ready to take the step to vegan and omnivores that would like to add animal-free dishes to their diet, The 30 Minute Vegan’s Taste of the East offers an array of dishes that will make their experimentation easy. Vegans will find it is an excellent addition to their cookbook libraries.”

Veg Cooking Chef Spotlight – “Mark Reinfeld is poised at the leading edge of contemporary vegan cooking.”

The Hungry Vegan Blog – “Like accelerated culinary nirvana…Whether you want to impress your friends and family with your cooking prowess or you just enjoy eating great Asian cuisine, get yourself a copy of The 30 Minute Vegan’s Taste of the East. It will inspire and delight you and awaken the creative culinary genius within you.”

Portland Oregonian – “There’s a… ‘keep it simple’ approach to Taste of the East. Murray and Reinfeld must have been thinking weeknight suppers with the 150 recipes they’ve assembled, which includes hearty noodle and rice bowls, Indian stews, Chinese stir fries and Southeast Asian fusion”

The Hippo – “Aside from its veganness, Taste of the East also offers a nice little primer on the differences between the cuisines of Japan, China, Thailand and India…Vegan or not, if you’re looking to expand into Asian cooking, Taste of the East can offer a good guide.”

Basil & Spice – “An excellent cookbook for cooking Asian food in less than 30 minutes…The acquisition would be perfect for dieters everywhere.”

Leslie Loves Veggies Blog – “Complete with at-a-glance cooking charts, key Asian pantry ingredients, all-new preparation techniques, and unique cooking tips, Taste of the East is a must-have addition to your cookbook shelf.”

Chicago Vegan Restaurant Examiner – “The recipes pop with bright flavors, like their Panang Curry and Tofu Tikka Masala and luscious textures, like the silky Mango Custard Pudding and Coconut Spinach Rice. Not only do the recipes emphasize fresh, healthy preparations, but they are a breeze to put together, most clocking in at thirty minutes or less with prep and cooking time included unless otherwise indicated…This cookbook is for anyone from the novice to the experienced home cook: anyone who loves the bold, satisfying aromas and flavors at the Indian buffet or wonders how much she could improve on the sesame tofu at the local Chinese restaurant should run out and get this gem of a cookbook. I’ve only had it for a few weeks and it has already found its way into my top ten cookbook rotation. Very impressive!”

January Magazine – “Even non-vegans will enjoy these simple and well-described recipes for Madras Curry, Mu Shu Vegetables, Pad Thai, Wontons and more.”

CurledUpWithAGoodBook.com – “A new recipe book that will inspire you to cook…Will be useful for those wanting to try new flavors or improve their health through diet.”

Midwest Book Review – “An extraordinary compilation of vegan dishes…The recipes’ instructions are described at length in user-friendly detail. Simple cooking charts, suggested preparation techniques, cooking tips and more round out this excellent, easy-to-use addition to any vegan cookbook collection.”

Favorite Recipes

Listed below are several of our favorite recipes from Mark Reinfeld’s popular Asian inspired vegan cookbook, The 30 Minute Vegan’s Taste Of The East. We do hope you enjoy them! [catlist id= 220]