Starting this month, the Best of Vegan editors will be picking one cookbook to highlight each month. We’re very excited to announce our first pick: Megan Sadd’s absolutely brilliant new cookbook, 30-Minute Vegan Dinners: 75 Fast Plant-Based Meals You’re Going to Crave! Its genius concept, vegan takeout-style recipes that are ready in just 30 minutes, is sure to convince vegans and non vegans alike. Trust us, you’ll want to make every single dish from this book!

About the author

Megan Sadd is the recipe developer and photographer behind Carrots & Flowers, a vegan food blog and one of the top plant-based video channels on Facebook. Formerly a TV and development producer, she launched Carrots & Flowers in 2015 to to help transitioning vegans make the switch. She loves creating fast, easy vegan meals that strike the perfect balance of nourishing and comforting. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, daughter, and three rescue cats, where she’s probably sitting in traffic, admiring cloud formations, and thinking about vegan cheese.

About the book

 “This book combines delicious plant-based recipes with stunning photography and clever cooking tips, all designed to help you create amazing vegan meals in less time than it takes to order in.”

–Moby, musician, activist and owner of Little Pine, a vegan bistro

“This beautiful book features vibrant, delicious, plant-based recipes to help nourish your healthiest self – creating lasting effects on the mind, body, soul, and environment.”

–Kip Andersen, award-winning director of Cowspiracy and What The Health?

In her first cookbook, 30-MINUTE VEGAN DINNERS: 75 Fast Plant-Based Meals You’re Going to Crave!, Megan Sadd, of the popular plant-based blog Carrots & Flowers, shows how anyone can enjoy incredible plant-based meals every night of the week. This inventive vegan cookbook focuses specifically on dinners – ones that can be on your dinner table in just thirty minutes including prep!

“My ultimate goal is to help you make the meals you love to eat, only faster,” Megan writes in the introduction. “I’ve made it my life’s work to help people discover how fun and awesome vegan cooking can be.”

The recipes in 30-MINUTE VEGAN DINNERS are foodie-driven, restaurant-inspired, and in the time it usually takes to scan Seamless for something both healthy and delicious to eat, you can have fantastic meal on your plate. Craving Italian? Try Megan’s Spaghetti & Lentil-Walnut Meatballs. Chinese? Sticky Orange Cauliflower is an indulgent choice. Need some quick (yet nutritious) comfort food? Try Sun-Dried Tomato Mac ‘N’ Cheez, Old-Fashioned Chickpeas & Dumplings, Melty Portobello Cheesesteaks or Megan’s famous Cashew Mozzarella Quesadillas with Fajita Vegetables.


Exclusive Sample Recipes from the book

Click on the images below to access the recipes.

Street-Style Barbacoa Burritos

Cashew Mozzarella Quesadillas with Fajita Veggies

Sunflower Ramen with Baked Tofu


Reprinted with permission from 30-Minute Vegan Dinners by Megan Sadd, Page Street Publishing Co. 2019. Photo credit: Megan Sadd.

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