Project Description

Cover for the book Vegan Without Borders. Features an overhead picture of a split pomegranate sitting on a black dish which is on top of a wooden surface.

Vegan Without Borders: Easy Everyday Meals from Around the World

Author: Robin Robertson · Subject: Cookbooks


Vegan Without Borders shares Robin Robertson’s favorite dishes from the great cuisines of the world and shows how cooking vegan makes borders disappear. Whether the recipe hails from Ecuador or Ethiopia, these plant-based dishes invite you to travel the culinary world and sample 150 of Robin’s all-time favorites. This mini-immersion into global cooking also reveals that many international cuisines are naturally free of the meat-and-potatoes constraints of the typical Standard American Diet (SAD), and food-loving vegans will delight at the dishes Robin places on her table at home.

The recipes are healthy and accessible but without compromising on flavor. The pastiche of plant-based delights are organized by country or region of the world, making it easy to prepare a single recipe or to put courses together for a complete meal in a particular cuisine. The recipes include family-style comfort foods, global ethnic favorites, and creative new dishes inspired by the classics, all developed to satisfy a variety of mealtime desires. The result is a bounty of mouthwatering recipes that span the globe, representing the cooking traditions of more than twenty different countries of Europe, the Americas, Africa, the Middle East, India, and Asia.

Recipes include:

  • Polenta Rustica with Kale and Bean Ragout
  • Potato Gratin Dauphinoise
  • Baked Eggplant Fries with Tzatziki Sauce
  • Chickpea Nuggets with Buffalo Barbecue Ranch Sauce
  • Blue Ribbon Chocolate Cake
  • Mojito Sweet Potatoes
  • Melon Paletas
  • Za’atar Roasted Cauliflower
  • Lemongrass Coconut Rice
  • Red-Cooked Tempeh
  • Sizzling Saigon Crepes
  • Bangkok Street Cart Noodles

And many more!

About the Author

Robin Robertson is the author of more than twenty cookbooks, including the best-sellers Vegan PlanetFresh from the Vegan Slow CookerQuick-Fix Vegan, and One-Dish Vegan. A longtime vegan and former restaurant chef, she has written for VegNews Magazine, Vegetarian Times, Cooking Light, and other magazines.


“This cookbook is her most-lavish so far, with 150 recipes that crisscross the globe, showing how vegan cooking can capture the essence of more than 20 countries, from an intense Eastern European goulash to spicy Ethiopian berbere stews to sop up with spongy injera flatbread. And you won’t have to run all over town hitting specialty markets to make these dishes, since most ingredients can be found in any grocery store. This is ideal for adventurous eaters looking to expand their horizons.” – Grant Butler, The Oregonian

“This sumptuous, colorful collection of “Easy Everyday Meals from Around the World” is another winner for the prolific Robertson, who still manages to keep the quality level remarkably high as she delivers another fresh spin on vegan eating.” – Vance Lehmkuhl, author V for Vegan

“The wonderfully crafted book design will lure you into taking your palate on an around-the-world adventure.” – Gail Davis Rhamy, author Hungry Vegan

On the shortlist of notable cookbooks in 2014, from T. Susan Chang of NPR: “[the] Convert-a-Carnivore Choice: Vegan Without Borders, by Robin Robertson.” – T. Susan Chang, author Cookbooks for Dinner

“…ethnic dishes from around the world and made them vegan.” – Elizabeth Pudwill, Houston Chronicle


Cover for the book Vegan Without Borders. Features an overhead picture of a split pomegranate sitting on a black dish which is on top of a wooden surface.

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