Monday, June 1, 2015

Green Kitchen Travels: Healthy Vegetarian Food Inspired by Our Adventures

A collection of recipes perfect for those who love to cook delicious, nutritious vegetarian and vegan food, inspired by flavors from around the world. David, Luise, and Elsa are a family who love to travel. Hungry to see and taste more of the world, they had embarked on an around-the-world trip by the time Elsa was just 7 months old. They slept on a friend’s couch in Brooklyn, hunted for a vegetarian restaurant in Beijing, and were mesmerized by the street food in Vietnam. By the time David and Luise returned home, their daughter had learned to walk and their minds and bellies were full with food inspiration. Take inspiration from their travels and start the day with indulgent almond pumpkin waffles from San Francisco, tuck into a raw bean sprout pad thai from Thailand for lunch, and a Sri Lankan vegetable curry for supper. David and Luise have you spoiled for choice with desserts, featuring cheesecake, raw tiramisu, and a sweet roti pancake. With easy-to-find ingredients and simple instructions, these recipes are sure to be a success. With stunning photography and food styling, as well as personal anecdotes and images from the authors’ travels, The Green Kitchen: Food From Our Travels shares modern and inspiring vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free recipes.

“If you haven’t heard about Green Kitchen Stories yet, don’t blame us. We’ve been obsessing over this couple and their Nordic way of life forever…their latest cookbook, Green Kitchen Travels, inspired by – what else? – their family travels. Most notably, their time spent up and down the coast of California and on to the culinary epicenter that is New York City.” –The Chalkboard Mag
“…a visually stunning book filled with 90 recipes that are accessible to the home cook based on their travels (all except two are gluten-free). Taking inspiration from traditional recipes, with some slight adjustments, they’re made healthier for everyday meals…the recipes look absolutely decadent (each and every recipe has an accompanying photo), the photos are just as much a part of this book as are the recipes. They bring you in as if you were with them at the wonderful hole-in-the-wall restaurant somewhere in the Born district of Barcelona or having a conversation on an airplane about a recipe. Green Kitchen Travels is an inspiring book that is equal parts cookbook, travel journal and photo album. I’m thrilled it’s part of our home collection and can’t wait to put some of these recipes to the test with my own kids.” –Traveling

"...Green Kitchen Travels, the newest book from Green Kitchen Stories bloggers David Frenkel and Luise Vindahl is one of the pretty--and pretty delicious--ones. Frenkel and Vindahl are intrepid travelers and curious eaters, and their new book shares recipes and ideas they gathered from their feast around the world."  –Epicurious

“Frenkiel and Vindahl are the couple behind dreamboat Scandi food blog Green Kitchen Stories. Who would like it? New parents and healthy veggies alike, and anyone for whom the first meal is the best one of the day: there are very few dishes here that wouldn’t be at home on a brunch buffet…this is light and energizing fare, often unintentionally vegan and all the more inspiring for it. There’s a reason Green Kitchen Stories is one of the most avidly read blogs out there – their passion for food is palpable, and an instant invitation to tuck in.” –The Guardian
“Required Reading” –Gardenista

“Just looking at the cover of Green Kitchen Travels stirred up inspiration on the visceral level for me. There are beautiful photographs of food, yes, but also captures of the worldly places that inspired each dish. This one accomplishes both handily. There’s nothing about it that I don’t love. Addictive is the only adjective you need to know, but here are some others: crunchy, salty, sweet, tender, and fresh. Lots of things to turn the wheels no matter what level you’re at with whole food + vegetarian adventures. You can buy it (and you should seriously).” –The First Mess
“The new vegetarian cookbook from blogging power couple, Green Kitchen Travels will convert even the most meat loving of carnivores. Just like their blog (and their first cookbook), this book features beautifully-styled food photography, stunning shots of their travels and a generous helping of Scandi-cool. With a focus on natural, organic ingredients and a large selection of vegan and gluten free recipes, this inspiring book shows you that creating healthy vegetarian food can be both exciting and enjoyable.” –Get the Gloss
“There wasn’t a picture, a recipe, a story that I didn’t fall in love with. Let’s just say that I have a huge crush on this book. One of the reasons I connected so strongly to their book has to do with the way David and Louise eat...each creation isn’t just flavorful, but, overall, pretty healthy as well. If a recipe isn’t vegetarian or vegan, it’s gluten-free. Sometimes both.” –
“I’ve been anticipating their second cookbook, Green Kitchen Travels, with much enthusiasm after admiring their work for many years. The book is filled with vibrant vegetarian and vegan dishes, many of which I was tempted to make right away. What makes it special is that every recipe is inspired by the authors’ travels around the world, often based on authentic dishes with a fresh, veggie-based twist. The creative and easy-going GKS style is evident on every page.” –

David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl are the faces behind the hugely successful blog Green Kitchen Stories, winner of the Saveur Best Special Diets Blog in 2013. Luise is the happy health freak with a passion for developing wheat-free and sugar-free recipes and David is the photographer and design-eye behind their work. This is their second book.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful.
5... no where close to being a vegetarian and I love this book
By Vu Nguyen
I am no where close to being a vegetarian and I love this book. I first discovered David Frenkiel’s and Luise Vindahl’s work through their Green Kitchen Stories blog a few years ago. I was attracted to their approach to fresh, seasonal vegetarian cooking and beautiful photography.

Green Kitchen Travels is a collection of recipes inspired by their travel around the world and is truly reflective of their food philosophy and style. Recipe wise, the book is divided into several sections: breakfasts, street food & snacks, salads & sides, soups, dinners, drips & drops, desserts, and condiments. So far we have enjoyed the delux acai bowl (wow!), overnight soaked oats (so easy to make), pumpkin and almond waffles, masala dosa, quinoa, almond, and mint salad, chioggia beet carpaccio, sweet potato gnocchi with kale pesto, creamy polenta with mushrooms and artichokes, passion fruit and avocado drink, sweet cashew milk, and wild berry tart. Their recipes are innovative but truly flavorful.

I love the stories behind the recipes as well as the beautiful pictures that transformed me to their destination. I own over 200 cookbooks and this is the only vegetarian cookbook in my collection. Even if you’re not a vegetarian, this cookbook will inspire you to go to your farmers market, seek out the freshest ingredients, and incorporate more veggies in your cooking.

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
5I love lots of recipes from this book and have tried ...
By ming shang
I am big fan of their blog and have their first book Vegetarian Everyday and now have their 2nd book Green Kitchen Travels. I love lots of recipes from this book and have tried No Noodle Pad Thai, Chilled Avocado Soup, Mushroom& tofu dumplings, raw raspberry &chia jam, which is very easy and delicious, less one minute. Cannot wait to try Indian Cardamom &Sesame Laddu and Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Kale Pesto, Rosemary baked Chestnuts, Halloumi Veggie Burgers... next. Love their little travel stories with each recipe too.

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
5What Ottolenghi should be
By J Sung
This cookbook is gorgeous. You won't have to search the ends of the earth for the ingredients unlike so many cookbooks now - I'm talking to you Ottolenghi. You could find almost everything at whole foods. Everything looks so appetizing you won't know where to begin. No fake meat here, this is a vegetarian cookbook for those of us that love food, but happen to not eat meat.

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