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The New Fast Food

The New Fast Food: The Veggie Queen™ Pressure Cooks Whole Food Meals in Less Than 30 Minutes
Vegetarian Connection Press, Santa Rosa, CA

©2011, Vegetarian Connection Press

Written by Jill Nussinow, M.S., R.D. — TheVeggieQueen.com
Cover Design by Tony Monaco — Media94.com
Illustrations by Emily Horstman and Josef Sorenson

image: The New Fast Food Front Cover
The New Fast Food: The Veggie
Queen™ Pressure Cooks Whole Food
Meals in Less Than 30 Minutes
Front Cover

It always amazes us when an author arrives with a small project like a thank you card for her book customers, and soon we are working on a new cookbook. This is what happened with Jill Nussinow when she began to plan The New Fast Food: The Veggie Queen™ Pressure Cooks Whole Food Meals in Less Than 30 Minutes. Her project came together with help from friends and family and was topped off with a gloriously colorful cover design, thanks to Tony Monaco at Media94.com

This vegetarian pressure cooker cookbook was designed as a 292-page, black and white, 7.25x9.5 inch, perfect-bound volume with an introduction, detailed instructions, cooking charts, 150 recipes, resources, a glossary and an index. The author photographed all of the food images, either from the dishes she cooked, or from the beautiful vegetables she found at our local Sonoma County farmers' markets and the final version was this beautiful labor of love.

We also produced a full-color interactive Ebook version with bookmarks and hyperlinks to YouTube videos for download purchase on Amazon and her web site TheVeggieQueen.com.

After completing this very challenging book project we went on to create a series of promotional items, such as business cards, bookmarks, online advertisements and an email web banner as shown on The Veggie Queen™ Portfolio page.

image: The New Fast Food Ode to the Pressure Cooker
The New Fast Food
Ode to the Pressure Cooker
image: The New Fast Food Chapter Opener
The New Fast Food
Chapter Opener
image: The New Fast Food Pressure Cooking Basics
The New Fast Food
Pressure Cooking Basics
image: The New Fast Food Romanesco Broccoli Recipe Page
The New Fast Food
Romanesco Broccoli Recipe Page
image: The New Fast Food Cooking Whole Grains Chart
The New Fast Food
Cooking Whole Grains Chart
image: The New Fast Food Tomatoes Recipe Page
The New Fast Food
Tomatoes Recipe Page
image: The New Fast Food Cabbage Recipe Page
The New Fast Food
Cabbage Recipe Page
image: The New Fast Food Potatoes Recipe Page
The New Fast Food
Potatoes Recipe Page
Client Testimonial

March 16, 2012

"If you want a designer who provides great service, is thorough, detail- and deadline-oriented, fast and reasonable (in more ways than one), then I highly suggest working with Phyllis Peterson of Magnolia Studio. Phyllis has done work for me from simple business and thank you cards to producing my new cookbook, The New Fast Food: The Veggie Queen™ Pressure Cooks Whole Food Meals in Less Than 30 Minutes with charts and photos. She also made it into a wonderful interactive PDF with bookmarks and hyperlinks to videos and other cool stuff. Phyllis has been a pleasure to work with. I am sure that my book would not be as aesthetically pleasing if Phyllis had not put her graphic design magic to work."

Jill Nussinow, The Veggie Queen™ — Founder and Director of Vegetarian Connection Press
TheVeggieQueen.com