A Taste of Things to Come

by on January 22, 2008
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Berry-Apple Skillet Crumble
Sneak-preview photo from Vegan Express

I’m holding in my hand an advance copy of Vegan Express. Those of you who have been following this blog for a while have surely heard of this latest cookbook by Nava Atlas–primarily because I took the photos for it (and haven’t stopped bragging about it!)

I’m thrilled about the way the photos turned out, but I’m even more impressed with the book as a whole. So today, I want to set aside the photos and tell you 10 reasons why you should own this book:

  1. Light, airy layout that’s fresh and appealing…
  2. …and filled with Nava’s delightful illustrations.
  3. 160 delicious recipes…
  4. …that take less than 45 minutes (and often less than 30) to prepare.
  5. Nutritional analysis of every recipe. (A personal fave.)
  6. A pantry supply list tailored to the recipes in the book.
  7. Menu suggestions accompanymost recipes.
  8. The best and easiest chocolate frosting ever!
  9. Crazy low price at Amazon.
  10. 8 pages of full-color photos. (Just sayin’.)

The book will be released in exactly 3 weeks, but you can pre-order yours today. But if you want more evidence, check out a few of the book’s recipes on the web. Nava has gone back to blogging, and the Berry-Apple Skillet Crumble pictured above is her current Recipe of the Week. Also be sure to check out the two recipes previously posted here, Pasta with Roasted Vegetables and Olives and Sweet and White Potato Salad with Mixed Greens.

Probably what I like best about this book is that it is busy-person tested. Nava wrote it while raising a family and working on her graduate thesis, a sure sign that these recipes fit right into a hectic lifestyle. They could easily fit into yours!


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1 SusanV January 22, 2009 at 2:33 pm

Here are the comments that were lost when the blog was moved:

* Anke said…

Wow, I love love love your food pics. Hm, looks like I should get a copy of this book :-).

3:52 PM, January 22, 2008
* Calista said…

Okay, SO pre-ordering. Thanks for posting about it! I can’t wait to get my copy!

4:07 PM, January 22, 2008
* Alanna said…

All that and nutrition analysis too?! Can’t wait to see it …

5:15 PM, January 22, 2008
* Addiopolis said…

Hi, I’m new around here. And, I’m really enjoying your beautiful blog. It’s lovely to look at and full of fantastic information and recipes. I’ll certainly be trying some out.

Congratulations on the pictures in the book. I will take to heart your very soundn reasons for purchase and check it out. Thanks!

6:02 PM, January 22, 2008
* Kristine said…

Okay Susan, you have OFFICALLY convinced me! You should really think about writing for amazon! You could probably sell snow to a snowman with a list like that.
I mean, you only keep up a famous blog, are a wife, a mother a photographer, and I’m sure do eight thousand other things in the run of the day, so I’m sure you’d have the time! ;)hehe.
Congrats on your beautiful work, I can’t wait to see all the photos, and cook all the food!
*highfive* !!

6:16 PM, January 22, 2008
* aTxVegn said…

Thank you, Susan. I can’t wait to see your beautiful photographs alongside Nava’s wonderful recipes!

9:30 PM, January 22, 2008
* Johanna said…

Your encouragement is very welcome. I don’t like to buy cookbooks sight unseen but hope they get it in the local bookstores – I recently bought Nava’s soup cookbook and after looking around for a good veg soup cookbook this is the one for me, so will be interested in her new book.

4:54 AM, January 23, 2008
* Veg-a-Nut said…

Thank you for the great review! I am excited to not only try her new recipes, but see your great photography as well.

9:19 AM, January 23, 2008
* Marlène Barré said…

Hi Susan,

First off, I want to say congratulations on Fat Free Vegan. It’s wonderful. I love the printer friendly versions of your recipes, and the recipe index. It’s quite simply a marvelous website (it’s too sophisticated to just be called a blogspot blog!!)

I still can’t believe that you post all of your recipes, nutritional information et al, and the photos that accompany them are amazing.

In fact, I think the next time you photograph for a cookbook, you should insist on taking a photo of every recipe. Those are the only cookbooks I buy, because I need a visual representation of what it is I’m trying to make, especially on first-time recipes.

Your photos are indeed beautiful enough to warrant the extra pages. Insist on it!!!

10:02 AM, January 23, 2008
* VeggieGirl said…

this is so exciting!! I can’t wait to see a copy of the book!!

1:22 PM, January 23, 2008
* Jul said…

Congrats on the book! Very exciting.

3:50 PM, January 23, 2008
Anonymous Mel said…

Wow great photos there!

I think I might have to get the book because that looks amazing!

8:12 PM, January 23, 2008
* Gaia said…

That is great Susan!
I have to say that I really love being a subscriber of your blog <3 Should have done it sooner!

4:51 PM, January 24, 2008
Anonymous Isabelle - WEGO Health said...

Dear Susan,

My name is Isabelle and I'm a member of the WEGO Health Community [http://www.wegohealth.com]. I’ve been spending some time on your site and because of your involvement in the vegetarian and vegan communities, I wanted to get in touch with you to let you know a little bit about what we're doing here at WEGO Health. We are a new health website with a growing nutrition community. Our mission is articulated nicely here [http://www.wegohealth.com/our-mission.html].

I really think our members would enjoy your site and I’m wondering if you would be interested in introducing yourself and your blog via our message boards? Our community has a great deal of interest in vegetarian and vegan diets and I think they would love to hear your thoughts and learn about your experiences. Many members of our community have already shared their questions and experiences with the various forms of vegetarianism on this thread [http://forums.wegohealth.com/forums/viewthread/129/].

While our editorial team is currently working to pull together some vegan-specific resources, I was hoping you could provide some feedback on the vegetarian resources we currently have. These pages are largely geared towards those who are considering making the transition from an omnivore to vegetarian diet and we’d greatly appreciate your thoughts on how helpful these resources would be for beginners:

Vegetarian Diet [http://diet.wegohealth.com/vegetarian-diet.html]
Vegetarian Protein [http://nutrition.wegohealth.com/vegetarian-protein.html]

Thanks in advance for checking out our site and I hope to hear from you soon.

Best regards,
WEGO Health Community
expert-supported health communities

E-mail: isabelleo@wegohealth.com
Website: http://www.wegohealth.com

8:21 AM, January 25, 2008
Anonymous jkvetter said…

Okay, Susan, looking at your blog today cost me some money! 🙂 I pre-ordered the book through your site.

Can’t wait! I didn’t know Nava was back to blogging again. That’s great to hear!

3:50 PM, January 25, 2008
OpenID kitsune-stars said…

Susan, thanks for the headsup! I’ve just recently become a vegan and your recommendations are lifesavers. I can’t wait to read the book 🙂

5:07 PM, January 25, 2008
* Virginie said…

Your photo is very nice, I’m sure the whole book will also be. thanks for talking about it.

3:29 AM, January 29, 2008
* Karina said…

Beautiful photograph, Susan! I can’t wait to get my copy. Yay.

3:01 PM, January 30, 2008
* Solidaritybitch said…

Thanks for the tip. Also, the berry apple skillet was totally spot on (and I didn’t even use any added sugar and used Bear Naked fit, which is very low in sugar). drool!

11:08 AM, February 01, 2008


2 Julia January 22, 2011 at 10:37 am

Ok, I am officially too stupid to find the recipe on her website, but after flipping through the preview at amazon(.de) I will get the book. And honestly, if I was her, I’d have my publisher check with amazon, because they really let you see MANY pages!


3 SusanV January 22, 2011 at 10:41 am

Julia, she’s completely overhauled the website recently, so it’s probable that she hasn’t gotten this one re-posted. So, you found it in the preview at Amazon? That’s good to know, but I agree that they probably should not have the whole book available.


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