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Silk Road Vegetarian

"Her first cookbook, Silk Road Vegetarian, a thoughtful and delicious collection of gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan recipes celebrating the foods of the Silk Road" --The Food Network Discover the secrets of healthy and sustainable eating that have been practiced along the trade routes of Asia for centuries. This unusual cookbook is filled with richly-flavored vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free recipes that will be a welcome change for any vegetarian or vegan to enjoy. Plus, most of these delicious recipes can be made using ingredients from your local Farmer's market or CSA share! Delicious vegetarian and vegan recipes include:
  • Bengali Potato & Zucchini Curry
  • Afghan Risotto
  • Zucchini with Basil Vinagrette
  • Turkish Baked Eggplant with Mint
  • Curried Lentil Burgers
  • Israeli Chopped Salad
  • Sesame Kale Salad
  • And dozens more...
Dishes from the Silk Road have their roots in the ancient village food traditions of Asia, where a few healthy ingredients from local gardens were blended with spices to create meals that are nutritious, varied and flavorful, as well as being ethical and sustainable. Author Dahlia Abraham-Klein is a food educator and nutritionist who draws from her own family heritage to create meals that honor what is most meaningful about cooking and food everywhere in the world--a connectedness to place, history and family. Her book is about developing culinary awareness and celebrating diversity--discovering foods with contrasting tastes and textures that are simple and easy to prepare, yet totally exciting and different. Silk Road Vegetarian delves into the cultural and spiritual traditions of the Silk Road to show how cultural traditions have influenced the cuisine. Each dish has a rich history--linking past to present in a particular place. At the same time, the recipes address pressing contemporary needs by showing us how to eat a healthy, balanced and yet interesting diet with locally-sourced, earth-friendly ingredients. The astonishing array of recipes in this book will inspire every home cook. All dishes are easy and simple to prepare, and codes are applied to identify which ones are:
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
Try one of these recipes, and you'll agree that peoples living along the Silk Road created a unique culinary tradition that we have much to learn from today.
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About the Author

Dahlia Abraham-Klein holds a Masters in Education and a degree in naturopathy. She has practiced in New York City for many years, treating patients with food intolerances and sensitivities. She writes for JCarrot on food justice and ethical eating, including a "Green Tips" column on developing a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle.


"The recipes in Silk Road Vegetarian are delectable, creative and healthy! I love the fact that every recipe includes a generous garnish of Dahlia's personal memories and cultural insights. This user-friendly cookbook will become an asset in my kitchen." -Rinku Bhattacharya, author of The Bengali Five Spice Chronicles "Imagine a vegetarian and gluten-free excursion along the Silk Road that is redolent with spices and scented with roses, oranges, and herbs. Silk Road Vegetarian will bring you along on a journey through Asia, Africa, Europe, and India-with a bit of Latin influence as well."-with a bit of Latin influence as well." -Dr. Jean M. Layton, co-author of Gluten-Free Baking For Dummies "Kudos for Dahlia's beautiful Silk Road Vegetarian cookbook. Its food and lore are vibrant, evocative, and colorful, as are the pictures of the dishes and family gatherings. Each dish is as simple and wholesome as it is delicious. The book spans several cultures and cuisines while always remaining straightforward and within reach. All this and perfectly vegetarian and gluten-free. All I can say is WOW! You'll be eating your veggies, I guarantee it!" -Levana Kirschenbaum (, celebrity chef and author of The Whole Foods Kosher Kitchen and Levana Cooks Dairy Free! "There are so many recipes in Silk Road Vegetarian that I can't wait to try. As long as you've got spices on hand (or know where to find them), these recipes will transport you to places you dream of traveling (or at least, I do)." -The Jew and the Carrot blog "Sharing the "secrets of healthy and sustainable eating as practiced along the trade routes of Asia for centuries," this book is perfect for mindful cooks who want to eat a healthy diet filled with locally-sourced ingredients." -Diabetic Foodie blog "Chickpea Dal with Coconut Broth and Basmati Rice is a wonderfully fragrant, 15 minute, "storm gourmet" recipe that you'll love. The dal is nutty, creamy, and beautifully spiced." -Steamy Kitchen blog "This book is more than a (primarily) vegan or vegetarian cookbook. It's a terrific resource for gluten-free folks, with a wide variety of options and tastes. Silk Road Vegetarian by Dahlia Abraham-Klein is a genuinely approachable book, with recipes that really work. It's worthy of a special place in any international vegetarian or vegan cookbook collection." -The Weiser Kitchen blog "A collection of vegetarian recipes from Central Asia (including the Middle East and India), this book is right up my alley. I have many recipes bookmarked and am enthused to keep using this cookbook!" -The Spiced Life blog

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