30 March 2012

Book Review: Chloe's Kitchen by Chloe Coscarelli

I love this cookbook! It's written by Chloe Coscarelli, the first VEGAN baker to win Food Network's Cupcake Wars. She has been a vegetarian all her life, but has been vegan since 2005. She's gone to school in both California and New York. She has even studied Cornell University's Plant Based Nutrition Program by Dr. T Collin Campbell (The China Study). I can go on, and on about her credentials and her awesomeness, but that could be a whole blog post in itself. LOL! :)

Chloe released her own cookbook earlier this month and I bought as soon as it was released. I HAD to have it! I love all her recipes from her website: http://www.chefchloe.com/ and have had lots of success recreating many of them.

Chloe's Kitchen
This cookbook has 125 awesome easy vegan recipes and some nice pictures. Although, I prefer cookbooks with pictures of all their dishes. (Maybe next book!) Most of the ingredients are those I keep on hand, and the recipes are easy to follow. There are lots of small kitchen tips, like how to cut a mango and what a "Chiffonade" is. :)

Here are some of the many items I have made from her cookbook already! Every single recipe has been fabulous, even my anti-vegan teenage daughter loves them. :)

Jalapeno Corn Poppers

Artichoke-Walnut Pesto, Warm Spinach-Artichoke Dip and
Cajun Yam Fries

Miso Glaze Eggplant

Peanutty Perfection Noodles
made with Buckwheat Noodles
Skillet Black-Eyed Peas
I hope to actually work my way through the whole book. The hard part is which recipe to make first. :) Since all her recipe look amazing! Way to go Chloe!! :)

Currently, Chloe is on a book tour promoting her book. You can check if she is coming to a town near you, on her website. All I know, is that there are NO Canadian dates right now, so there no chance of me ever getting my book signed. :(

BUT...I know we have an AMAZING annual Vegetarian Food Festival in the Summer, maybe Chloe could come do a book signing! *fingers crossed*

Do you have a favourite Vegan cookbook? How many recipes have you made from it?

Happy Cooking!! :)


  1. I am doing a cookbook challenge to cook every recipe from Chloe's Kitchen.
    Hope you don't mind that I added your post to my blog page under "Others who made it".

    1. I have cooked through about 3/4 of the book. It's so good. You should try the Avocado Pesto. It's so good on some egg-less noodles.

      Check it out: http://theexperimentalcupcake.com/avocado-pesto/


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