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Organic, vegan, and whole food recipes for $3 and under per person

There are countless reasons to adopt an organic and vegan diet; it’s better for personal health, the health of the environment, and it contributes to animal protection. While there are few reasonable protests to the lifestyle, the most common are the costs and difficulties associated with vegan food preparation. The Efficient Vegan demystifies the plant-based diet and provides recipes and meal ideas that are not only simple to prepare, but cost $3 or less per person.

We have experience creating and maintaining an expansive organic-vegan menu for a mobile meal delivery service and providing personal meal preparation services to individual households. This forced us to keep food costs within a reasonable budget. We now offer our cost-effective, nutrient-rich, and universally appealing recipes in a uniquely efficient and easy-to-follow format. 

Because every ingredient is organic and plant-based and no recipe calls for processed vegan meat or dairy substitutes, the meals are wholesome, chemical free, and will aid in improved overall health and weight management. In addition, an effective and unique code system is used to improve efficiency and eliminate waste, making the meals affordable, time efficient, and simple to execute.

We are raisiing funds to design and print The Efficient Vegan and market it to book and health food outlets. 

The Efficient Vegan gives you the knowledge you need to prepare your own organic and vegan foods!

  • over 150 commercially tested organic and vegan recipes
  • 4 weeks of meal plans
  • shopping lists
  • ingredient explanations and substitutions
  • Soy-Free
Black Bean Burgers and Spanish Brown Rice
Black Bean Burgers and Spanish Brown Rice

PROVEN AND BUDGET-FRIENDLY RECIPES

 All recipes were commercially tested and distributed through a mobile meal delivery service. Each recipe has been produced multiple times with consistent results. Meal ideas were produced for $3 or less per serving.

Carmelized Onion Dip and "Saltines"
Carmelized Onion Dip and "Saltines"

Conventionally appealing recipes include:

  • Eggplant "Cheese" Burgers
  • "Sausage" and Mushroom Calzones
  • Kale and Pepper Quesidillias
  • 7 Layer Bean Dip
  • Mushroom Kale Ravioli
  • White Bean and Kale Salad
  • Tiramisu 
  • Chocolate "Cream" Crepes
  • Cinnamon Buns
Cinnamon Buns
Cinnamon Buns

THE CODE SYSTEM

Each ingredient of the vegan kitchen will be identified and assigned a symbol. Recipes that share symbols will be cross referenced. This will allow the reader to organize their weekly meals around a variety of recipes with shared ingredients. For example, a reader can prepare a recipe of fresh herb marinara to make the “Sausage” Pizza, then use the remaining sauce for a recipe of Mushroom Kale Ravioli. Both of these recipes also use the “Cheese,” kale, and fresh basil and oregano. This unique efficiency will encourage even a novice cook to prepare truly nourishing and satisfying organic foods. 

Lemon Bars
Lemon Bars

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The recipes and text for The Efficient Vegan are prepared and being edited. We have sourced the graphic designer, photographer, photo location, and printer. Although we are well prepared to execute this project, we understand there is potential for unknown obsticles that could delay the promise date of our book.

Because of this, we have sourced alternate vendors for every aspect of our cookbook's production and have included a small cushion on our budget to accomodate changes in costs. These precautions will help ensure we can deliver The Efficient Vegan as promised.

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    A copy of THE EFFICIENT VEGAN... over 150 vegan recipes that will change your perception of the plant based lifestyle. Full gloss with color photographs. $8 for international shipping.

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    A copy of THE EFFICIENT VEGAN and vegan cooking lesson including dinner for 2. Create your first Efficient Vegan meal with the creators! New York, NY, Miami, FL, Charlotte, NC, and Raleigh, NC ONLY.

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    A copy of THE EFFICIENT VEGAN and The Efficient Vegan in-home cook service. Choose between our three packages of organic and vegan meals, made and packaged in your home. New York, NY, Miami FL, Charlotte, NC, and Raleigh, NC ONLY

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    A copy of the EFFICIENT VEGAN, monogrammed organic dish towel with eco-friendly flipper and slotted spoon, and author demonstration of one week meal plan. Watch the creators make and package in your home one week's worth of organic and vegan food as described in THE EFFICIENT VEGAN. New York,NY, Miami, FL, Charlotte, NC, and Raleigh, NC ONLY

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