Awards for Mark Reinfeld’s Vegan Cookbooks / The Blossoming Lotus Restaurant.

Nautilus Award Winner

“Vegan Fusion World Cuisine”, The Cookbook from the Chefs of the Blossoming Lotus Restaurant, Kaua’i has received recognition by several major National Awards: Winner of the Nautilus Awards, Best Small Press. Nautilus is owned by Body+Soul Magazine, part of the Martha Stewart OmniMedia Organization. The Best Small Press Award is a Judges Category for those books that exemplify quality, meaning, unique artistic value and content.


Best Restaurant on Kauai: The Blossoming Lotus Wins Prestigious ‘ILIMA Award

The Blossoming Lotus recognized as the Best Restaurant on Kauai by the Honolulu Advertiser. The ‘ILIMA award went to the world renowned restaurant, and marks the first time in history that a vegetarian restaurant has won “Best of” from among hundreds of restaurants serving all kinds of fare.


Winner, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards

Category: Best Vegetarian Cookbook – English – USA. “Mark Reinfeld is the executive chef of the Blossoming Lotus where he began with the intention of creating a beacon of light and healing in the culinary world…” [hr_top]

Kauai Chef/ Restauranteur Receives Prestigious

Platinum Carrot Award

Mark Reinfeld, Founding Chef of Blossoming Lotus Restaurant in Kapaa, Kauai was selected as Top Chef in the ‘Live Food’ category by the Aspen Center for Integral Health. Mark and Sous Chef Jennifer Murray will be flown to Aspen, Colorado to teach a cooking class and prepare a signature dish for the Healthy Gourmet Fest Tasting Dinner for 300 guests at Aspen’s Ritz Carlton. [hr_top]

Conde’ Nast Traveller

The Blossoming Lotus reigns supreme in Kapaa, serving creative, satisfying food with a conscience. Hawaii’s only green-certified eatery. [hr_top]

Pauline Frommers Hawaii

“A symphony of organic gourmet vegan and live food cuisine from around the world…” The Blossoming Lotus could very well be the best restaurant on the island, in terms of quality ingredients and distinctive taste. The food is absolutely divine: creative, fresh, healthful and packed with flavor. Voted “Best place to eat on Kaua’i” by the Honolulu Advertiser.


Winner – PETA Proggy Award – Best New Cookbook

“A symphony of organic gourmet vegan and live food cuisine from around the world…” [hr_top]

Cookbook of the Year

We are very happy to announce that the readers and editors of VegNews have selected us for this incredible award. Since beginning publication in 2000, VegNews has become the most talked about vegetarian magazine.


Award-Winning Finalist in the Cookbook category of the National Indie Excellence Book Awards

Vegan Fusion World Cuisine has just won its 9th National Award. Honoring the best of independent publishing, the Indie Excellence Awards are sponsored by – one of the most respected and economical sources for publishing PR & marketing products, industry news, events and consulting.



Finalist: Nautilus – Health and Healing category Nominated as the Best Cookbook by Foreword Magazine Semi-Finalist for Best Cookbook, by the Independent Publishers Association. [hr_top]

Fabulous Foods

“The recipes in this book look and sound so good, they’d even appeal to hard core carnivores…” [hr_top]

Delicious Living

“What makes this book sing are the stunning photographs of foods and sacred places…” [hr_top]

Vegetarian Voice

“Have you ever come across a really great recipe that is just too good to keep to yourself? Well, how about an entire book full of them…”


Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel

“When body-conscious Hollywood types come to Kauai, they dine at Kapaa’s upscale Blossoming Lotus restaurant…”


Lonely Planet

“It’s mind-boggling how food without meat, dairy, eggs or even honey can taste so rich…”


Hinduism Today

“A gorgeous must have in your kitchen…”



“Vegan Fusion World Cuisine is a leader in the natural food industry and continues to develop high-quality vegetarian products.”



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