The Urban Vegan ($16.95, 227 pp), by Dynise Balcavage, is a collection of 250 original animal-free recipes inspired by urban colorful culinary landscapes. Recipes are grouped into themes such as café culture, lunch cart, urban garden, haute cuisine, “just desserts” and happy hour. Icons designate recipes as low-fat, fast, omnivore friendly, kid friendly or frugal. The book also includes tips on vegan cuisine and vegan ingredients.
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