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Cook the Pantry

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I am beyond excited to tell you about my new book. It’s called Cook the Pantry: Vegan Pantry-to-Plate Recipes in 20 Minutes (or Less!) It comes out in October but is available for pre-order now.  I’m thrilled with the way the book turned out – especially thanks to the gorgeous recipe photographs by Annie Oliverio such as this one of Artichoke Mufaletta Po’Boys:

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This book came about as a result of the tremendous response Jon and I received for Vegan Unplugged, our book on how to eat well when the power goes out. That book contained advice for managing life without electricity, and included 70 recipes made using only pantry ingredients and a single-burner butane stove. We heard from people telling us that in addition to using the recipes during power outages, they also made them while traveling, boating, camping, and on days when they didn’t feel like cooking. We also heard from college students who liked the easy recipes that didn’t need the use of a full kitchen. Mostly, though, we heard from people who loved the recipes but wanted to incorporate fresh ingredients into them.

I took those requests to heart and came up with this new book: Cook the Pantry. It’s a cookbook that celebrates pantry cooking with recipes that rely mostly on what’s on your pantry shelf and in your freezer, but with the important inclusion of fresh and frozen ingredients as well. The recipes are the best of both worlds: the convenience of pantry ingredients and the flavor and nutrition of fresh ingredients. Best of all, all these recipes can be made in 20 minutes or less for the ultimate in convenience cooking.  In addition to updated and revised recipes from Vegan Unplugged, Cook the Pantry contains dozens of all-new recipes including:

Tuscan Chickpea Fritatta
Hearts of Palm Ceviche
Pizza Nicoise
Pinto Bean Nacho Pie
Artichoke Tartines
Giardiniera Mac and Cheese
Capellini with Palm-Heart Scampi Sauce
Bananas Foster Dessert Nachos
Pecan Pie Balls

…and Cheesy Grits and Greens with Smoky Mushrooms:

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In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing some sample recipes from Cook the Pantry.  For now, check out the sample pages on Amazon (click on the images below the photo of the book cover).  You can preorder a copy now for yourself – and anyone you know who appreciates great food prepared quickly and easily. I’ll close with something sweet — Annie’s great pic of the Easy as (Chocolate) Pie from Cook the Pantry:

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{ 10 comments… add one }

  • Kellyann August 27, 2015, 6:02 pm

    Awesome! Just pre-ordered:). Can’t wait! My family loves your books.

    • Robin August 31, 2015, 4:15 pm

      Thanks, Kellyann!

  • Shawn August 28, 2015, 2:35 am

    I’m thrilled about the new book too. Looks really nice. I love your recipes and books, especially Vegan on The Cheap. I’ll have to add Vegan Unplugged to my list too – didn’t know about that one, very good and smart thinking.

    • Robin August 31, 2015, 4:17 pm

      Thank you, Shawn. I hope you enjoy Cook the Pantry — lots of easy and economical recipes!

  • Susan August 28, 2015, 9:58 pm

    I am so excited to hear about your new book. 🙂 Bring on October!

    • Robin August 31, 2015, 4:17 pm

      Thanks, Susan!

    • Robin September 19, 2015, 8:59 am

      It’s almost time!

  • Carole September 7, 2015, 9:18 pm

    I’m looking forward to this cookbook 🙂 Especially the grits and chocolate pie recipes…if those can be made in 20 min. or less, I’m in!

  • Valerie Hartzer September 19, 2015, 7:34 am

    I am so excited! I have LOVED my copy of Vegan Unplugged nearly to death and was just contemplating replacing it. I’m so excited to order this! Vegan Unplugged is my go to for late days or when I’ m so tired I could fall asleep standing up.

    • Robin September 19, 2015, 8:59 am

      Thanks Valerie. If you liked Vegan Unplugged, you’ll absolutely LOVE Cook the Pantry!!!

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