Chloe Coscarelli, the first-ever vegan chef to win Food Network's hit show Cupcake Wars , brings her trademark energy to this fun and healthy cookbook, including animal-free reinterpretations of 125 of America's favorite foods. Read more...
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Chloe Coscarelli, the first-ever vegan chef to win Food Network's hit show Cupcake Wars, brings her trademark energy to this fun and healthy cookbook, including animal-free reinterpretations of 125 of America's favorite foods.
Whether you're newly transitioning to veganism, a long-time vegetarian looking for some new ideas, or a busy mom introducing Meatless Mondays to her family, you'll find quick and easy recipes that will convert even the most reluctant to the delicious rewards of a plant-based diet.
Chef Chloe's first-ever cookbook, illustrated throughout with gorgeous full-color photos of the mouthwatering dishes, offers helpful advice on how to set up your own kitchen for stress-free, healthful eating, as well as nutritional information, with support from the foreword by well-known physician Neal D. Barnard, M.D.
Foodies of all stripes will revel in the huge array of incredibly appetizing, inventive recipes, all made with easily available ingredients, from savory starters to decadent desserts. Her comforting macaroni and cheese, creamy Fettuccine Alfredo, crave-inducing sliders and fries, and adaptations of the most popular Chinese, Indian, and Mexican dishes will win over carnivores, omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike.
With Chef Chloe, eating vegan doesn't mean giving up your favorite treats and flavors. Those with food allergies will appreciate the instructions throughout for making these meat-, egg-, and dairy-free recipes without gluten and soy, so everyone can enjoy them. And the icing on the (cup)cake is her renowned, coveted desserts--including the first publication of the recipes for her Cupcake Wars-winning vegan cupcakes--the ultimate indulgence without busting your belt.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-01-02
- Reviewer: Staff
With the explosion of vegan cookbooks on the scene, there are more meatless Monday options than ever, and this book, from the winner of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, is an accessible addition to the fold. Coscarelli’s focus is comfort food, and she reboots classic meat and dairy dishes with plant-based formulas. Her pantry is the foundation: international ingredients like mirin and tahini mingle with trendy health food staples like coconut oil and agave nectar. As in so many vegan cookbooks, there’s some proselytizing—and an introduction from a doctor inviting readers to try a vegan diet. For the most part, though, Coscarelli lets her food speak for itself. Crispy potato leek patties with a tofu-based lemon dip; falafel sliders with avocado hummus; and those award-winning cupcakes (ginger nutmeg spice with vanilla “buttercream” and date caramel topping) are welcome surprises. Meanwhile, creative workarounds such as cheesy broccoli soup made from soy milk and nutritional yeast flakes; spaghetti Bolognese made with mushrooms, beans, and walnuts; and fudge made from coconut milk will please even stubborn eaters. A good choice for the newly converted looking to replace their nonvegan favorites. Photos. Agent: Eric Lupfer, WME. (Mar.)