WORLD 2.0 vegan cookbook on Kickstarter

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My first book has been a bestseller for almost eight years, but ever since the sequels came out, I’ve wanted to go back and massively upgrade the visuals on the original book: to re-do the cover artwork and re-shoot most of the food photos.

After publishing 5 other books and spending additional years in the kitchens of the world, I knew I could improve the recipesadd outstanding dishes that didn’t make it into the first versions, and bring more culinary authenticity and cultural awareness to the entire book.

The newly updated, re-photographed and freshly illustrated edition of The Lotus and the Artichoke – Vegan Recipes from World Adventures is my classic, first journey in the world of vegan cookbooks reimagined and upgraded. It’s my tribute to powerful memories, awesome individuals, and fantastic meals that I’ve made, found, and shared with countless others like you.

I’ve wanted to re-create my first cookbook for years, but the opportunity didn’t really arise until the surprises and challenges that have been this monster of a year, 2020.

Yasai Izakaya Genki, Tokyo 2019

You see, I’d planned to return to Japan and continue my adventures from late 2019. Ultimately, now, I’d be wrapping up The Lotus and the Artichoke – JAPAN. But when Corona hit, not only did it cancel nearly all my events and most of my income, like for so many people, lockdowns and border closures meant drastic changes not just daily life but to our travel plans as well.

The struggle to return to a form of life that is more predictable and free has been different for all of us. As life has become more routine and restricted, our travels have been more in our minds and through the eyes of others–- through art, music, video and social media.

A big part of my own escape these last months has been getting into the kitchen and diving back into my first cookbook – revisiting the intense dishes, unforgettable places and global flavors that shaped my life and projects over the last eight years.

I’ve cooked for the family, for friends, and for neighbors. Hopefully opportunities for more lunch and dinner parties and big cooking events will shape up soon!

updated world map & photo collage for WORLD 2.0 edition

NEW in Vegan Recipes from World Adventures 2.0:

  • brand NEW cover art & illustration!
  • NEW introduction & kitchen info!
  • more travel stories!
  • 8+ totally NEW recipes (not found in earlier editions!) 
  • 70+ newly photographed dishes! 
  • 100+ updated & improved recipes! 
  • better recipe names with respect to cultures & inspirations
  • 8+ additional pages of adventures & travels!

As with all 6 of my cookbooks, I have written, illustrated, cooked, photographed and designed this book myself. The Lotus and the Artichoke is the ultimate combination of my passions: arttravelvegan cooking, and photography.

  • My fully updated and re-envisioned first cookbook of vegan recipes inspired by my travels, stays with families, and cooking in the kitchens of restaurants worldwide
  •  224 pages with 100+ recipes and over 90 full-page color photos 
  • Personal storiesart, and recipes inspired by my travels and culinary adventures in over 50 countries. 
  • Great for cooks of all levels, from beginner to advanced: Recipes use easy-to-find ingredients 
  • Delicious, easy-to-follow recipes designed to satisfy and impress eaters of all ages, tastes, and minds
  • Available in ENGLISH… und auch auf DEUTSCH!
Palak Paneer – North Indian spinach with tofu paneer
Pad Thai – rice noodles with tofu, crushed peanuts & lime
Omelette *NEW RECIPE*
Mombasa Red Curry – with sweet potatoes & tofu
Buka – Nigerian stew & Jollof – Senegalese rice *NEW RECIPES*
Koshary – Egyptian pasta, lentils & rice with red sauce & fried onions *NEW RECIPE*
Mini Meat Pies – made with lentils & vegetables
Lasagna – with smoked tofu, cashew cheese, zucchini & mushrooms

Recipes in Vegan Recipes from World Adventures 2.0


  •  Salade a la Montréal arugula, pears, walnuts & lemon dressing
  •  Lower East Side Salad avocado and tomatoes on quinoa & carrot ginger dressing
  •  Jersey Summer Salad spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, walnuts & raspberry dressing
  •  Pancakes American breakfast classic
  •  Waffles *NEW* 
  •  French Toast another American breakfast classic
  •  Tofu Scramble with mixed vegetables
  •  Omelette *NEW* 
  •  North End Pasta Spaghetti & Vegan Meatballs with red sauce
  •  Ithaca Mac & Cheeze baked casserole
  •  TLT Tempeh Lettuce Tomato sandwich
  •  Black Bean Burgers 90’s style classic burgers
  •  Three Bean Chili with assorted vegetables
  •  Mango Pear Crumble with ginger & cinnamon
  •  Roasted Walnut Brownies double chocolate delight
  •  Oatmeal Cranberry Walnut Cookies American classic
  •  Guacamole Latin American avocado dip
  •  Salsa Latin American spicy tomato dip


  •  Cold Sesame Noodles Chinese dim-sum classic
  •  Wontons Chinese steamed dumplings with soy ginger dipping sauce
  •  Congee savory rice porridge *NEW* 
  •  Horenso Goma-ae Japanese chilled sesame spinach
  •  Miso Soup Japanese classic with tofu
  •  Teriyaki Tempeh Japanese stir-fry with vegetables
  •  General Tso’s Chicken Cantonese classic
  •  Sesame Ginger Tofu Chinese fusion
  •  Tom Kha Thai coconut soup with tofu & vegetables
  •  Pad Thai rice noodles with tofu, crushed peanuts & lime
  •  Pad Horapa Makua Thai stir-fry with eggplant, basil, tofu & cashews
  •  Bai Cha Cambodian fried rice with smoked tofu & vegetables
  •  Gói Cuôn Vietnamese fresh spring rolls with ginger peanut sauce
  •  Pho Vietnamese noodle soup with smoked tofu & vegetables
  •  Banh Mi Vietnamese seitan sandwich
  •  Mirza Ghasemi Persian eggplant
  •  Gajar Masala grated carrots with pineapple, dates & cashews
  •  Aloo Raita Indian potatoes and cucumbers in yogurt
  •  Poha Indian flattened rice with potatoes & spices
  •  Gobi Tikka Indian baked marinated cauliflower
  •  Pakoras Indian spinach fritters with apple tamarind chutney
  •  Masoor Dal North Indian red lentils
  •  Chole Bhature Indian chickpeas with fried flatbread
  •  Hyderabadi Biryani South Indian rice dish
  •  Dhokla South Indian savory steamed chickpea cake
  •  Masala Dosa South Indian crêpe with spicy potato filling
  •  Sambar South Indian vegetable & lentil stew
  •  Coconut Coriander Chutney South Indian condiment
  •  Paneer Makhani North Indian tomato curry with tofu paneer
  •  Mutter Paneer North Indian peas with tofu paneer
  •  Palak Paneer North Indian spinach with tofu paneer
  •  Navratan Korma North Indian creamy vegetable curry
  •  Vegetable Jalfrezi North Indian spicy mixed vegetables
  •  Dal Makhani North Indian creamy bean curry
  •  Sindhi Bhindi Masala North Indian okra
  •  Bengan Bhartha North Indian eggplant
  •  Chilli Paneer Indo-Chinese tofu paneer
  •  Vegetable Manchurian Indo-Chinese dumplings
  •  Halva Indian semolina sweet
  •  Saffron Mango Lassi Indian yogurt shake
  •  Naan North Indian flatbread
  •  Nariyal Chaval South Asian coconut rice
  •  Haldi Chaval North Indian golden rice with turmeric
  •  Jeera Chaval North Indian rice with cumin seeds


  •  Plasas & Fufu Gambian spinach peanut stew with mashed cassava
  •  Koshary Egyptian pasta, lentils & rice with red sauce & fried onions *NEW*
  •  Tanjine Moroccan stew with couscous *NEW*
  •  Mombasa Red Curry with sweet potatoes & tofu
  •  Ful Medames North African spicy bean dip *NEW*
  •  Hummus North African & Middle Eastern chickpea spread
  •  Buka Nigerian stew mushrooms and soy meats *NEW*
  •  Jollof Senegalese seasoned rice *NEW*


  •  Endive Sprout Boats with sesame soy dressing
  •  Field Greens & Seared Apples with chickpea ginger parsley dressing
  •  Borscht Russian beet soup
  •  Blintzes Russian-Ukrainian crêpes
  •  Gazpacho cold tomato & cucumber soup
  •  Carrot Ginger Zucchini Soup classic & creamy
  •  Roasted Root Vegetables with rosemary & spices
  •  Rotkohl German stewed red cabbage
  •  Kartoffelpuffer German potato pancakes with homemade applesauce
  •  Semmelknödel Bavarian bread dumplings
  •  Auflauf German zucchini & potato casserole
  •  Zwiebelkuchen German baked flatbread with onions & smoked tofu
  •  Schnitzel Austrian-style breaded bean cutlets
  •  Käsespätzle Swiss-German noodles with leeks & cheeze sauce
  •  Tofu Mushroom Stroganoff with fresh herbs
  •  Quiche French savory pie
  •  Cashew Mushroom Risotto with sun-dried tomatoes
  •  Lasagna with smoked tofu, zucchini & mushrooms
  •  Tempeh Stuffed Mushrooms with garlic & herbs
  •  Stuffed Peppers with tomato rice & smoked tofu
  •  Spinach & White Beans with sun-dried tomatoes & herbs
  •  Vegan Meat Pies with lentils & vegetables
  •  Turkish Bulgar Pilaf with Tofu-Feta & fresh herbs
  •  Grah Balkan bean stew with seitan
  •  Gibanica Balkan cheese pie
  •  Bratäpfel baked apples stuffed with dates, figs & walnuts
  •  Apfelstrudel Austrian-German apple pastry
  •  Lebkuchen traditional German Christmas cookies
  •  Tarte au Citron French lemon pie
  •  Mandeltorte German-Swedish almond pie
Dal Makhani – North Indian creamy bean curry
Masala Dosa – South Indian crêpe with spicy potato filling, sambar & coconut chutney
Pad Horapa Makua – Thai stir-fry with eggplant, basil, tofu & cashews
Borscht – Russian beet soup
Blintzes – Russian-Ukrainian tofu cheese crêpes with jam
Beaner Schnitzel – Austrian-style breaded bean cutlets
Käsespätzle – Swiss-German noodles with leeks & cashew cheese sauce
Pasta Famiglia – Spaghetti & Vegan Meatballs with red sauce
Teriyaki Tempeh – Japanese stir-fry with vegetables
Hyderabadi Biryani – South Indian rice with vegetables
Chilli Paneer – Indo-Chinese spicy stir-fry with tofu paneer
Vegetable Manchurian – Indo-Chinese dumplings

The Lotus and the Artichoke – World Adventures from World Adventures 2.0, my updated, re-photographed & illustrated original cookbook is only available for pre-order on Kickstarter for 21 days!

ETHIOPIA vegan cookbook on Kickstarter

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In 2018, I traveled to Ethiopia in the weeks before Easter – one of several special times of fasting, when the majority of the country eats entirely vegan! I explored the central cities, traveled overland to the north, went trekking in the highlands and stayed with families in remote villages.

As with all my travels and culinary research, I am extremely grateful for the privilege to learn, share & exchange, and be guided & supported by many families and professional cooks who invited me in their kitchens and shared amazing meals with me.

Since returning to Berlin, I’ve been cooking Ethiopian and Eritrean food practically non-stop, recreating recipes and dishes, constantly inviting friends and guests to my cooking studio for lunch and dinner parties.

Abebech showing me traditional village cooking in the Ethiopian Highlands.

Making Injera for the first time in Ethiopia

The Lotus and the Artichoke – ETHIOPIA is my newest cookbook with original recipes, artwork, photography and stories inspired by these latest culinary adventures. It includes over 70 recipes based on the mouth-watering meals in bustling cities & towns, at road-stop eateries, and in rural highland villages.

As with my previous 5 cookbooks, I have written, illustrated, cooked, photographed, and designed this book myself. The Lotus and the Artichoke is the ultimate combination of my passions: arttravelvegan cooking, and photography.

The ETHIOPIA Cookbook at a glance:

  • My 6th cookbook of vegan recipes inspired by my travels, stays with families, and cooking in the kitchens of restaurants worldwide
  • 140 pages with 70+ recipes and over 60 full-page color photos
  • Personal storiesart, and recipes inspired by my travels and culinary adventures in East Africa
  • Also based on experiences with international communities of Europe (London, Paris, and Berlin) and North America (Philadelphia, New York, and Washington D.C.) and over 25 years of vegan cooking
  • Ethiopian & Eritrean classicsfamiliar restaurant & family favouritesdelicious delightswonders & surprises, and creative culinary experiments
  • Discover new flavors, tasty spices, and cooking skills
  • Great for cooks of all levels, from beginner to advanced: Recipes use easy-to-find ingredients (Cook everything, anywhere!)
  • Delicious, easy-to-follow recipes designed to satisfy and impress eaters of all ages, tastes, and minds
  • Available in ENGLISH… und auch auf DEUTSCH!

Doro Wat – spicy seitan stew

Spinach Dinach

Butecha – Chickpea “Egg” Salad

Minchet Abish – spicy soy mince & walnuts

Duba Wot – pumpkin stew

Shimbra Asa – chickpea “fish”

Asa (Jackfruit) Tibs

Fosolia – green beans & carrots

Pizza Lalibela

Ingudai Tibs – spicy mushrooms

Shepherd’s Pie – lentil filling & mashed potato topping

Ambasha – sweet bread

Recipes in The Lotus and the Artichoke – ETHIOPIA

  • Traditional Berbere spice mix (simple + advanced)
  • Nitir Qibe – spiced butter/oil
  • Mitmita – extra hot spice mix
  • Yewot Qimen – black pepper spice mix
  • Shiro – chickpea/bean spice mix
  • Data (Yekarya Delleh) – roasted chili, garlic, onion & herb sauce
  • Traditional Injera – Ethiopian sourdough crepe
  • Quick Injera
  • Ambasha – sweet raisin bread
  • Doro Dabo – baked stuffed bread
  • Difo Dabo – spiced bread
  • Pizza Lalibela – with tomato sauce & roasted potato topping
  • Sambosa – savory pastry with lentil filling
  • Senig Karia – roasted spicy stuffed chilies
  • Injera Firfir – traditional flatbread with spicy tomato sauce
  • Yesuf Fitfit – chopped injera & lemon sunflower seed dressing
  • Kita (Injekita) – sweet breakfast flatbread & jam
  • Chornake / Pasty – fried bread
  • Genfo – roasted wheat & barley porridge
  • Selata – super simple salad
  • Selata Delux – with mango, dates, avocado mixed greens & lentils
  • Butecha – chickpea “egg” salad
  • Selata Timtim – tomato salad
  • Selata Dinich – potato salad
  • Selata Bekarot – carrot salad
  • Telba – roasted flax dressing
  • Shiro Wot – chickpea puree
  • Misir Wot – red lentils
  • Doro Wot – spicy seitan
  • Soy Tibs – spicy soymeat strips
  • Ingudai Wot – spicy mushrooms
  • Bamia – spicy okra
  • Minchet Abish – spicy soy mince & walnuts
  • Shimbra Asa – spicy chickpea “fish”
  • Kik Alicha – yellow lentils
  • Atakilt Alicha – cabbage, carrots & potatoes
  • Keysir – beet root
  • Duba Alicha – pumpkin stew
  • Tikr Gomen – greens with garlic
  • Spinach Dinich – spinach & roasted potatoes
  • Fosolia – green beans & carrots
  • Asa Tibs – lemon pepper jackfruit fritters
  • Tofu Alicha – batter fried tofu in mild garlic & onion sauce
  • Ingudai Alicha – mushrooms w/ creamy cashew, lemon, pepper, thyme, parsley
  • Peppers & Potatoes – garlic ginger stir-fry
  • Inkulal Firfir – spicy tofu scramble & tomatoes
  • Ful – fava beans
  • Ayib – cottage cheese
  • Bedergan – roasted eggplant
  • Vegetable Lentil Soup
  • Vegetable Pasta – spaghetti with mixed chopped vegetables
  • Macaroni Firfir – noodles with garlic onion tomato sauce on injera
  • Shepherd’s Pie – lentil filling & mashed potato topping
  • Ethiopian Mashed Potatoes
  • Traditional Coffee Ceremony
  • Spiced Black Tea
  • Roiboos tea with lemon, ginger &cardamon
  • Mango Moringa Banana Smoothie
  • Injera w/ dates
  • Banana Bread
  • Fasting Muffins
  • Rooibos Tea Ice Cream
Video: Justin P. Moore
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Kickstarter 2: German Cookbook & English Reprint!

Grow the Global Veg Scene! The Lotus and the Artichoke - Painting, JPM in kitchen

The Lotus and the Artichoke is back on Kickstarter to crowdfund the German edition of my cookbook, and to help fund the next English printing this Spring. Join the adventure and help make it happen!

In 2012 my first Kickstarter project The Lotus and the Artichoke – Vegan Cookbook was successful with the help of over 360 amazing backers from around the world. In December, the first edition was printed: 1000 copies in full color, featuring over 100 recipes and more than 90 full-page, mouth-watering photographs. The Lotus and the Artichoke quickly became an international sensation!

Grow the Global Veg Scene! The Lotus and the Artichoke - Painting, JPM in kitchen

The Lotus and the Artichoke ist jetzt wieder auf Kickstarter. Es geht um Crowdfunding für die Druckkosten der deutschen Ausgabe und der zweiten englischen Ausgabe. Im Frühling 2013 sollten beide Ausgaben gedruckt werden.

In 2012 war ich mit meinem veganen Kochbuch Projekt auf Kickstarter sehr erfolgreich – mit der Hilfe von über 360 großzügigen Spendern weltweit. Im Dezember wurde die erste Ausgabe auf Englisch gedruckt: 1000 Exemplare mit über 100 Rezepten aus der ganzen Welt und mehr als 90 ganzseitigen, appetitmachenden Farbfotos. The Lotus and the Artichoke wurde ganz schnell ein internationaler Erfolg.

Jetzt ist die deutsche Ausgabe fast druckfertig… und ein Nachdruck der englischen Ausgabe steht ebenfalls an!

UPDATE (01.02)

wir haben bisher 25% des Finanzierungsziels erreicht. Über 60 Spender sind schon dabei. Am ersten Tag wurde The Lotus and the Artichoke als KICKSTARTER STAFF PICK ausgewählt.

UPDATE (24.02)

ERFOLG!! 105% finanziert! Nur 3 Tage noch um mitzumachen!

UPDATE (26.02)

Kampagne jetzt bei 117%. 25 Stunden bleiben noch! KICKSTARTER STAFF PICK!

UPDATE (27.02)

FERTIG! 139% finanziert, 414 Spender, $11,888 in 30 Tagen! Und 3 weitere Finanzierungsziele erreicht:

  • 2te Ziel: NEUE STICKERS ($9500) ERFOLG!!
  • 3te Ziel: NEUE PROMO-KARTEN ($10000) ERFOLG!!
  • 4te Zeil: NEUES T-SHIRT-Design ($11,500) ERFOLG!!

The Lotus and the Artichoke - Vegan Cookbook - Front & Back Cover

Über das Kochbuch:

  • 216 Seiten: tolle Rezepte, Fotos, Texte und Tipps
  • 100+ vegane Rezepte inspiriert von meinen Weltreisen und über 20 Jahren Erfahrung in der Küche
  • 90+ ganzseitigen, appetitmachenden Farbfotos
  • Geschichten & Fotos meiner Reisen in fast 40 Ländern
  • Kunst: selbsterstellte Druckgrafik, Zeichnungen & Malerei
  • Einfache Beschreibungen: wie man ausgefallene, schöne Gerichte vorbereitet und serviert
  • Perfekt für jede Küche: passt zu deiner Kochbuchsammlung
  • Ein tolles Geschenk für Freunde, Familie, Kollegen, Reisebegleiter und Partner

Vegan Cookbook - Veganes Kochbuch - Tattoo Banners Art - in English & auf Deutsch

Geniale Rewards:

  • The Lotus and the Artichoke eBook (PDF) auf Englisch oder auf Deutsch: $5
  • Eine handgeschriebene, persönliche Postkarte an dich von meiner nächsten Reise: $10
  • Signiertes Kochbuch (Englisch oder Deutsch), eBook, Stickers, inkl. Versand weltweit! $30 / $35
  • T-Shirt & Signiertes Kochbuch (Englisch oder Deutsch): $50
  • Kunst (limitierte Auflage), Stoffbeutel, eine 5-Gänge Berliner Dinner Partyund mehr!

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The Lotus and the Artichoke Vegan Cookbook ebook PDF - For iPad, Kindle Fire + other ereaders and tablets

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The Lotus and the Artichoke?

Testimonials Collage - What Others Are Saying About The Lotus and the Artichoke

“Ich war aus 1000 Gründen extrem gespannt auf The Lotus and the Artichoke! Im Nachhinein kann ich sagen: zu Recht! Zu entdecken gibt es 100 bebilderte Rezepte, sortiert nach Kontinent, und darüber hinaus erzählt Justin in jedem der Kapitel auch noch etwas über seine Reisen und was er mit den jeweiligen Rezepten verbindet. Eine fantastische Idee, die bei mir nicht nur den Hunger, sondern mindestens ebenso doll das Fernweh weckt.”
Sarah Kaufman (Germany) author of Vegan Guerilla

“Weil es Spaß macht im Buch zu blättern und durch die vielen verschiedenen Rezepte in andere Länder zu reisen. Weil die Gerichte zwar teilweise exotisch, die Zutaten aber auch ohne Weltreise erhältlich sind. Weil die Speisen mit frischem Gemüse, Kräutern und Gewürzen zubereitet werden… Weil man auf jeder Seite die Leidenschaft und Freude spürt, die Justin beim Reisen und Schreiben des Buches hatte.”
Franziska Schmid (Germany) Veggie Love

“Justin has an unmatched knack for veganizing both popular and obscure dishes from around the world. In The Lotus and the Artichoke, he demonstrates his flair for international cuisine with over 100 easy and flavorful recipes spanning the globe. All the mouth-watering food photos and riveting travel stories he includes are the icing on the cake.”
Chef Amber Shea (USA), author of Practically Raw & Practically Raw Desserts

“Take a trip across the globe without even leaving your kitchen with Justin’s gorgeous new vegan cookbook, The Lotus and the Artichoke! It contains page after page of mouth-watering pictures and recipes from countries all over Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas.”
Bianca Phillips (USA), author of Cookin’ Crunk – Eatin’ Vegan in the Dirty South

“The Lotus and the Artichoke is a must have for great vegan recipes from all different cultures. Whether you’re living the life in paradise or trapped in the middle of the zombie apocalypse, these recipes will make you feel as if you traveled to the unique places that inspired them.”
Jon & Chris (USA), The Vegan Zombie

The Lotus and the Artichoke is bursting at the seams with innovative, healthy, and seriously flavorful inspiration. What a diverse and exotic arsenal of recipes from around the world… I want to try absolutely every recipe!”
Frances Prema Harjeet (USA), Lila Blog

The Lotus and the Artichoke is a great source for delicious vegan dishes from all over the globe.” “Mouth-watering food photography!” “If you are looking for creative vegan recipes, this is the place!”
Dani & Jess (Germany/USA), Globetrotter Girls

“Judging by the photos and awesome recipes I’ve seen, this is a must-have in your kitchen collection. I’m especially excited because there’s such a focus on world cuisines.”
Paul Jarvis (Canada), author of Eat Awesome

“Justin ist durch die halbe Welt gereist. Seine Rezepte sind einfach die Wucht! Er sucht sich aus allen Spezialitäten nur das Beste raus und mixt es zu etwas ganz eigenem, besonderem zusammen. Man wird immer überrascht und nie enttäuscht!”
Marko Streitenberger (Germany), CLIMA

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