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Making waves with her healthful, beautiful, delicious vegan food, Chef Chloe Coscarelli presents more than 100 original recipes—with stunning four-color photography—that bring fun and energy to a wide range of dishes.Classically trained Chef Chloe burst into national media by winning the Food Network’s hit reality show challenge, Cupcake Wars—the first time a vegan chef wo Making waves with her healthful, beautiful, delicious vegan food, Chef Chloe Coscarelli presents more than 100 original recipes—with stunning four-color photography—that bring fun and energy to a wide range of dishes.Classically trained Chef Chloe burst into national media by winning the Food Network’s hit reality show challenge, Cupcake Wars—the first time a vegan chef won a challenge. An exciting young talent, Chef Chloe is widely heralded as a rising star for her ingenious recipes that make vegan food delectable and accessible.Chef Chloe’s first-ever cookbook explains the vegan diet—how to get all your nutrition from a plant-based diet and why it’s so healthy—in her fresh, dynamic style, as she provides delicious, incredibly appetizing, inventive recipes she has created, from savory starters to decadent desserts. What makes Chef Chloe’s recipes new and exciting is that she makes healthful vegan versions of America’s favorite foods, from comforting macaroni and cheese to creamy Fettuccine Alfredo to crave-inducing sliders and fries and adaptations of the most popular Chinese, Indian, and Mexican dishes. With Chef Chloe, eating vegan doesn’t mean giving up your favorite treats and flavors. Here’s a way to enjoy family favorites and her coveted desserts—including the first publication of her Cupcake War-winning vegan cupcakes—without busting your belt.


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Making waves with her healthful, beautiful, delicious vegan food, Chef Chloe Coscarelli presents more than 100 original recipes—with stunning four-color photography—that bring fun and energy to a wide range of dishes.Classically trained Chef Chloe burst into national media by winning the Food Network’s hit reality show challenge, Cupcake Wars—the first time a vegan chef wo Making waves with her healthful, beautiful, delicious vegan food, Chef Chloe Coscarelli presents more than 100 original recipes—with stunning four-color photography—that bring fun and energy to a wide range of dishes.Classically trained Chef Chloe burst into national media by winning the Food Network’s hit reality show challenge, Cupcake Wars—the first time a vegan chef won a challenge. An exciting young talent, Chef Chloe is widely heralded as a rising star for her ingenious recipes that make vegan food delectable and accessible.Chef Chloe’s first-ever cookbook explains the vegan diet—how to get all your nutrition from a plant-based diet and why it’s so healthy—in her fresh, dynamic style, as she provides delicious, incredibly appetizing, inventive recipes she has created, from savory starters to decadent desserts. What makes Chef Chloe’s recipes new and exciting is that she makes healthful vegan versions of America’s favorite foods, from comforting macaroni and cheese to creamy Fettuccine Alfredo to crave-inducing sliders and fries and adaptations of the most popular Chinese, Indian, and Mexican dishes. With Chef Chloe, eating vegan doesn’t mean giving up your favorite treats and flavors. Here’s a way to enjoy family favorites and her coveted desserts—including the first publication of her Cupcake War-winning vegan cupcakes—without busting your belt.

30 review for Chloe's Kitchen: 125 Easy, Delicious Recipes for Making the Food You Love the Vegan Way

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lisa (not getting friends updates) Vegan

    4 ½ stars as I’m mostly reviewing for the recipes/food. So, the advice isn’t great, particularly the promise of weight loss when switching to a vegan diet, if weight loss is needed. I’m really sick of that one. And there are lots of “model like” photos of the author that kind of annoyed me (though similar ones in Alicia Silverstone's book didn’t bother me at all, nor in most books) but then there was a great photo of the author with her two rescued dogs and I warmed up to the photos. And there is 4 ½ stars as I’m mostly reviewing for the recipes/food. So, the advice isn’t great, particularly the promise of weight loss when switching to a vegan diet, if weight loss is needed. I’m really sick of that one. And there are lots of “model like” photos of the author that kind of annoyed me (though similar ones in Alicia Silverstone's book didn’t bother me at all, nor in most books) but then there was a great photo of the author with her two rescued dogs and I warmed up to the photos. And there is some great vegan primer and vegan cooking information. And the author certainly has credentials: she attended the Natural Gourmet Institute of Health and Culinary Arts school in NYC, and completed Cornell University’s plant-based nutrition program, and she was an intern/worked at my favorite San Francisco vegan restaurant, Millennium. And she won a cupcake contest! I’d use more whole grains and less oil, but many vegan cooks will be happy to make the recipes exactly as intended. Many are healthy as is. The index doesn’t seem to be adequate for some searches. But what’s cool is in the contents, each section’s recipes are in alphabetical order by name; that is helpful. Many of the recipes are very family and kid friendly, there are luscious photos of many of the recipes, and there are pithy and fun comments at each recipe, so it was fun to read this book. And many of the recipes greatly appealed to me. The ones with a * really, really, really appeal to me: From Small Bites: * Jalapeño Cornbread Poppers with Maple Butter; Garlic Knots; Garlic White Bean Dip, Mini Potato Skins Stuffed with Avocado Salsa, Warm Spinach Artichoke Dip From Soups and Salads: Cheesy Broccoli Soup in Sourdough Bread Bowls, Curried Spinach Lentil and Apple Stew, Tomato-Basil Bisque with Pumpernickel Croutons, Tuscan Beans and Greens Soup over Garlic Toast From Simply Vegetables: * Guilt-Free Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Lemon-Olive Oil Asparagus, Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Hazelnuts, Thyme for Creamy Scalloped Potatoes From Eat with Your Hands: Avocado Toast, Rosemary Tomato Galette with Pine Nut Ricotta From Oodles of Noodles: * Best-Ever Baked Macaroni and Cheese, * Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage Butter, Avocado Pesto Pasta, Orecchiette in No-Cook Spinach Sauce, Fettuccine Alfredo, Ooh-La-La Lasagna, Pasta Italiano, Stuffed Shells with Arrabbiata Sauce, Wild Mushroom Stroganoff Fettuccine From The Main Event: Barley Bliss Casserole, Eggplant Timbales, Pancakes for Dinner From Cupcakes and More: * Ooey Gooey Cinnamon Rolls, Chloe’s Award-Winning Ginger Nutmeg Spice Cupcakes, “Chlostess” Crème-Filled Cupcakes, Buckeyes, Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes with Raspberry Sauce, Happy Birthday Cake, Cinnamon-Expresso Chocolate Chip Cookies, and, best of all: * Peanut Butter Dog Treats. (I’ve never met a dog who doesn’t enjoy peanut butter.) The Basics section is wonderful and contains: Basic Pizza Dough, Beans and Grains, Homemade Seitan, Pressing Tofu, Sweet Tomato Ketchup, Sour Cream, Barbecue Sauce, Marinara Sauce, Sweet-and-Sour Sauce, Soy-Free Soy Sauce, Toasting Nuts and the Menu Suggestions’ names/themes are: Weeknight Italian, Date Night, Potluck Dishes (something I’m always looking for!!!), Kids Birthday Party, Holiday Feast, Game Day, Comfy Cozy Southern Supper, Teen Slumber Party, Ladies Lunch, Light Lunchbox Yummy! I do recommend this book, for kids, teens, and adults, vegan and not vegan.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Chelsey

    I recently transitioned from being *just* a vegetarian, onto a completely vegan lifestyle. [I watched Vegucated. I was horrified. I can't even LOOK at animal products right now.] Anyway, I picked up the desserts book- and decided to pick this one up as well. I've tried 3 recipes from this one so far, and am trying a 4th this afternoon. Everything has turned out absolutely amazing. And the way I cook, I make it by the recipe the first time, then adjust and fuss with the flavors afterwards until th I recently transitioned from being *just* a vegetarian, onto a completely vegan lifestyle. [I watched Vegucated. I was horrified. I can't even LOOK at animal products right now.] Anyway, I picked up the desserts book- and decided to pick this one up as well. I've tried 3 recipes from this one so far, and am trying a 4th this afternoon. Everything has turned out absolutely amazing. And the way I cook, I make it by the recipe the first time, then adjust and fuss with the flavors afterwards until the tastes suit my preferences. I haven't felt the need to change ANYTHING. Onto the book itself- the recipes are written in a clear, concise, easy to follow method, and the photographs of the meals are mouthwatering. [Really, this was the main reason that I ended up buying it.] There are a large variety of recipes in the cookbook, so you won't end up eating 25 different variations on the same meal if you're willing to experiment with more than one recipe. Recipes I've tried: Moo Shu Vegetables with Homemade Chinese Pancakes: Full flavor, savory Chinese taco like deliciousness. It's delightfully savory, and smelled so amazing that my roommate kept coming to snag another one. And hovered. Just.... MMmmm... Jalapeno Cornbread Poppers with Whipped Maple Butter: Made this for a party I had, and they didn't last long at all. However, I was widely agreed upon that the maple butter tasted far better with the fruit on the fruit tray than with the appetizer itself. We chose to simply dip them in the tofu dip I had made instead. But the poppers were delicious- crusty and sweet with not too much kick to them. Crispy Potato-Leek patties with Lemon Dill Dip: This was by far the best loved recipe of that night with company over. The patties were just so tasty- we didn't even need the sauce. Didn't need it, but used it anyway, because it was horrible addictive. Oh. My. God. They were so good.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Amy M.

    I have only tried a couple of recipes so far, but they have all been amazing! The photos alone are drool worthy or food porn-ish as we like to call it. Especially the dessert section. I can't help but stare at the baked doughnuts - so yummy looking! However, the recipes themselves are easy to follow and most of the ingredients are basic. This is definitely a cookbook worth buying! Recipes made so far: * Chloe's Favorite Five-Minute Salad: 5* So simple yet incredibly good. Once avacados are in seas I have only tried a couple of recipes so far, but they have all been amazing! The photos alone are drool worthy or food porn-ish as we like to call it. Especially the dessert section. I can't help but stare at the baked doughnuts - so yummy looking! However, the recipes themselves are easy to follow and most of the ingredients are basic. This is definitely a cookbook worth buying! Recipes made so far: * Chloe's Favorite Five-Minute Salad: 5* So simple yet incredibly good. Once avacados are in season I'm not buying salad dressing! * BBQ Pineapple Pizza: 5* Never really like pineapple on my pizza but the combination of them with the BBQ sauce and caramelized onions are unbelievably good! * Basic Pizza Dough: 5* A simple dough but more than worth making instead of buying prepared dough.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Max

    Chloe Coscarelli always has great vegan recipes. :-) Love the idea for this book - veganizing your favourite dishes. This book has some focus on weight loss, which I'm not a fan of, to eat vegan just to lose weight. But I just skipped over that onto the recipes and they are great and easy! Chloe Coscarelli always has great vegan recipes. :-) Love the idea for this book - veganizing your favourite dishes. This book has some focus on weight loss, which I'm not a fan of, to eat vegan just to lose weight. But I just skipped over that onto the recipes and they are great and easy!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    In a word, YUM! I wish there had been fewer pictures of the lovely Chloe looking radiant and more pictures of the dishes she cooked.

  6. 4 out of 5

    angeleen

    So far I've made the Tomato-Basil Bisque (my husband said it was the best tomato soup he's ever had and he's a tomato soup connoisseur), the Fettuccine Alfredo (really good), Penne alla Vodka with the Best Garlic Bread in the World (this was my favorite - the garlic bread lives up to its name), the Mongolian BBQ Seitan using her seitan recipe in the back of the book (the sauce was good although I'd made something very similar on my own before out of ingredients in my fridge, so nothing revolutio So far I've made the Tomato-Basil Bisque (my husband said it was the best tomato soup he's ever had and he's a tomato soup connoisseur), the Fettuccine Alfredo (really good), Penne alla Vodka with the Best Garlic Bread in the World (this was my favorite - the garlic bread lives up to its name), the Mongolian BBQ Seitan using her seitan recipe in the back of the book (the sauce was good although I'd made something very similar on my own before out of ingredients in my fridge, so nothing revolutionary and the seitan wasn't great - on the rubbery side and didn't taste like much), and the Macaroni and Cheese, although I made the stovetop version from her blog which is identical up until the sprinkle with breadcrumbs and bake steps (good and fast but definitely not my favorite vegan macaroni and cheese recipe). I've made and enjoyed at least one other recipe from her blog too. It's no doubt she has some great recipes. She explains everything clearly so it's not difficult to follow the directions and get the same results in your kitchen. She also uses fairly "normal" ingredients that I'm able to get at my grocery store. The only thing she called for that I've never seen before is canned lentils. Only dried lentils 'round these parts. I didn't give the book five stars because it's light on the photos. There are no photos at all of several of the recipes which is pretty lame, in my opinion. Her (free) blog has photos and she clearly hired a food photographer for this (not-free) book so what's the excuse for not having at least one photo for each recipe? We need to know how the finished product is supposed to look! Also, the index is not great.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Laurie

    Chloe has a very wide variety of recipes in her book. There are dinner party-type appetizers, hearty burgers and Italian pastas, Asian and Carribbean-inspired fare and oh-so-mouthwatering desserts. While I waited for this to become available at the library I went ahead & made a few dishes from Chloe's blog. These included: ~Pad Thai Noodles, 4* (so tasty, will be putting in regular rotation) ~Roasted Apple, Butternut Squash & Caramelized Onion Pizza, 3* (I pretty much love every pizza, but this wa Chloe has a very wide variety of recipes in her book. There are dinner party-type appetizers, hearty burgers and Italian pastas, Asian and Carribbean-inspired fare and oh-so-mouthwatering desserts. While I waited for this to become available at the library I went ahead & made a few dishes from Chloe's blog. These included: ~Pad Thai Noodles, 4* (so tasty, will be putting in regular rotation) ~Roasted Apple, Butternut Squash & Caramelized Onion Pizza, 3* (I pretty much love every pizza, but this was ho-hum; great the first night and pretty bland warming up the next day) ~Chocolate Chip Banana Cake, 5* Awesome ~Mac 'n Cheese, 4* (This is in her book, only with bread crumbs and baked; I thought it was too salty) After these pretty good successes, I was looking forward to exploring all the recipes in her book. ~Mongolian BBQ Seitan, 4* Fun dish! ~Shallot-Dijon Vinaigrette, 1* (All it tasted like was oil!) ~Herbed Polenta Cutlets with Marsala Mushroom Ragout, 3* ~Garlicky Greens, 2* (I've had much better) ~Yoga Cookies, 3* So basically you get a very mixed bag. Also, she seems to rely on too much salt and oil. You could probably stand to cut way back on those in many recipes without sacrificing taste. There are plenty of recipes that I still want to try, so I'll probably be checking this one out again, but I certainly would not buy it without trying tasting more.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Mckenzie

    Pro's- Simple recipes, both in regards to ingredients and assembly. Good for people starting to eat a plant based diet and to cook vegan. Con's- The pictures of the food are nice, but they should have included more pictures of food and less of Chloe, I mean, she isn't hard on the eyes but this is a cookbook. The design is very simplistic, and the content a little childish at times- this girl is a classically trained chef that worked at Millenium (have you seen their cookbook? pure vegan bliss)! I Pro's- Simple recipes, both in regards to ingredients and assembly. Good for people starting to eat a plant based diet and to cook vegan. Con's- The pictures of the food are nice, but they should have included more pictures of food and less of Chloe, I mean, she isn't hard on the eyes but this is a cookbook. The design is very simplistic, and the content a little childish at times- this girl is a classically trained chef that worked at Millenium (have you seen their cookbook? pure vegan bliss)! I was hoping to see a bit more complexity and maturity in the recipes and the content. Some of the content does not belong. Putting avocado on toast does not belong in a cookbook. It belongs in your brain, under, 'simple things to do with bread'. Other vegan cookbooks offer more bang for the buck, but it makes a nice addition to my vegan cookbook collection. ***They claim healthy cooking, but I will offer the disclaimer that vegan food does not always equal healthy food. Things like coconut milk, oils, vegan butter, and nuts are all very good for you but, like all fats, in limited quantities. While some of these recipes are certainly health-ier than their non vegan counterparts, they are not all healthy.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Pamela

    I'm a cookbook snob. The photos of her food are beautiful, but there aren't enough of them. Drop the pics of Chloe herself, and highlight the recipes and the luscious food. Many of her recipes call for more oil or nuts than I would ever use, so I didn't try those. I liked some recipes, didn't care for others. I did like that she uses everyday ingredients in some interesting combinations. Great for someone just starting out, but I'm looking for more. I'm a cookbook snob. The photos of her food are beautiful, but there aren't enough of them. Drop the pics of Chloe herself, and highlight the recipes and the luscious food. Many of her recipes call for more oil or nuts than I would ever use, so I didn't try those. I liked some recipes, didn't care for others. I did like that she uses everyday ingredients in some interesting combinations. Great for someone just starting out, but I'm looking for more.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Maggie

    Likes: Make ahead tips, easy to follow instructions Dislikes: Some of the recipes to me weren't recipes, Avocado on Toast to me is not a recipe. Some of the pictures throughout the book were of Chloe instead of food, I would much rather have seen more pictures of the food. Overall I think this would be a good cookbook for anyone who wants to give vegan cooking a try. Likes: Make ahead tips, easy to follow instructions Dislikes: Some of the recipes to me weren't recipes, Avocado on Toast to me is not a recipe. Some of the pictures throughout the book were of Chloe instead of food, I would much rather have seen more pictures of the food. Overall I think this would be a good cookbook for anyone who wants to give vegan cooking a try.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Kay

    ★★★★★ I haven't made all the recipes in this one, but of the approximately 15, they have all been keepers! ★★★★★ I haven't made all the recipes in this one, but of the approximately 15, they have all been keepers!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Karen

    I use the dog biscuit recipe from this cookbook at least once a month (minus the carob coating). I've made the doughnuts many times and the fettuccini Alfredo is really good too! I use the dog biscuit recipe from this cookbook at least once a month (minus the carob coating). I've made the doughnuts many times and the fettuccini Alfredo is really good too!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Alliu79

    My favorite vegan cookbook - every recipe is truly delicious and very easy to make!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    Whatever your reason for wanting to try eating one or more plant-based meals a day, finding those books out there that are worth owning requires much trial and error. I have consistently gone back to Chloe’s recipes in this book and they’re almost always a hit with us and our guests. My best hits tips: 1) any recipes call for soy milk I always substitute Almond Breeze Original almond milk or make my own. (See Tal Ronnen’s “Crossroads” for why as well as his company’s Kite Hill products- closest to Whatever your reason for wanting to try eating one or more plant-based meals a day, finding those books out there that are worth owning requires much trial and error. I have consistently gone back to Chloe’s recipes in this book and they’re almost always a hit with us and our guests. My best hits tips: 1) any recipes call for soy milk I always substitute Almond Breeze Original almond milk or make my own. (See Tal Ronnen’s “Crossroads” for why as well as his company’s Kite Hill products- closest to dairy milk I’ve found - Kite Hill ricotta is the bomb) 2) If I want a sauce to be creamy I soak cashews in water for a few hours and put in food processor to purée. Add to tomatoes sauce or whatever else and bam! you’ve got creamy (neutral) flavored texture!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Lara

    I've spent the last few weeks looking through this and Chloe's Italian cookbook after finally stumbling across her most recent book and absolutely loving it. I like that her recipes are so simple and she doesn't seem to have that mindset that doing things the hard way is necessary or doable for everyone. It's stuff that really can be thrown together on a weeknight in a half hour or so--we've tested it and it works! I have a feeling I'll be purchasing this one as well before too long and saying g I've spent the last few weeks looking through this and Chloe's Italian cookbook after finally stumbling across her most recent book and absolutely loving it. I like that her recipes are so simple and she doesn't seem to have that mindset that doing things the hard way is necessary or doable for everyone. It's stuff that really can be thrown together on a weeknight in a half hour or so--we've tested it and it works! I have a feeling I'll be purchasing this one as well before too long and saying goodbye to some other cookbook I've bought in the past that has turned out to be less than practical.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Deb Oestreicher

    Easy to follow vegan cookbook I enjoyed reading this cookbook and look forward to making some of the recipes, which seem fairly simple and straightforward. A good variety of global cuisines are represented. For me, there is a bit too much reliance on soy, seitan, and tofu, but some of those recipes seem easily adaptable to omit those elements. On the whole, a solid vegan recipe collection.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Hanicq

    Another fantastic cookbook by Chloe (also love her Italian book). Most of the recipes are fairly simple and quick. Below are the recipes I've made so far, and they've all tasted delicious! Sea salt and vinegar French fries Double double drive thru burgers Portobello pesto panini Best ever baked macaroni and cheese Drunken noodles in cashew shitake broth I don't think there's a single recipe in this book that doesn't sound tasty! Can't wait to make even more from this cookbook. Another fantastic cookbook by Chloe (also love her Italian book). Most of the recipes are fairly simple and quick. Below are the recipes I've made so far, and they've all tasted delicious! Sea salt and vinegar French fries Double double drive thru burgers Portobello pesto panini Best ever baked macaroni and cheese Drunken noodles in cashew shitake broth I don't think there's a single recipe in this book that doesn't sound tasty! Can't wait to make even more from this cookbook.

  18. 4 out of 5

    gem

    A brilliant collection of vegan recipes which even the most novice of cooks can have a go at! The key thing I picked up in this book is her use of flavours; I am loving sweet potato gnocchi with sage butter, and the idea of the grilled pesto pizza with sweet potato and balsamic reduction sound incredible. It’s full of great ideas and helpful tips on best practice for cutting herbs etc. A big four stars!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kate Cronin

    This cookbook has many recipes that adapts the "classics" to be vegan recipes, e.g. meatloaf etc. It's well written and has great photos. Great resource for someone who wants to figure out how to transition away from meat based cooking. This cookbook has many recipes that adapts the "classics" to be vegan recipes, e.g. meatloaf etc. It's well written and has great photos. Great resource for someone who wants to figure out how to transition away from meat based cooking.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Angie Kennedy

    Not as many recipes I want in particular, BUT I will definitely be trying the pineapple fried rice recipe, which is served in the pineapple half just like the dish I had at a Thai restaurant last week.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Lionheart

    My favorite cookbook author.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Linda Martinez

    Man this is one of my most favorite things vegan cookbooks. Her recipes are yummy, you must try the coffee cake. My family had no inkling it was vegan, they loved it.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kay Howard

    Great recipes Fun book to read. Interesting recipes. Delicious offerings. Good success with this cookbook and hope to try more during the next week.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Emily

    Not as appetizing as I had hoped, unfortunately. Desserts are Chloe's strong point. Not as appetizing as I had hoped, unfortunately. Desserts are Chloe's strong point.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    Oh goodness, I just wrote a long review of this cookbook but it appears that Goodreads swallowed it up. I'll try to hit the main points again. This cookbook is a great choice for someone who is trying out veganism or doing VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health . . . for Good. The recipes are straightforward, the photos are beautiful, and the ingredients are not terribly exotic. Even if you have no vegan tendencies whatsoever, you might want to keep this book on hand fo Oh goodness, I just wrote a long review of this cookbook but it appears that Goodreads swallowed it up. I'll try to hit the main points again. This cookbook is a great choice for someone who is trying out veganism or doing VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health . . . for Good. The recipes are straightforward, the photos are beautiful, and the ingredients are not terribly exotic. Even if you have no vegan tendencies whatsoever, you might want to keep this book on hand for inspiration when you have guests. Here are the first three recipes I tried: LA-Style Chimichurri Tacos: These were so good I've made them twice already! I love the herbs in the chimichurri sauce and the use of black beans and mushrooms as taco fillings. The second time I prepared this, I cooked the sauce down more to make sure that the tacos weren't super-messy! Perfect Peanutty Noodles: Everyone needs a recipe like this in their repertoire: noodles and veggies smothered in peanut sauce. You probably already have all the ingredients in your kitchen, but if you don't, the recipe is super-flexible. You can easily add more veggies, or change out the kind of noodles and veggies (brown rice noodles, carrots, and scallions, as written). Orange You Glad I Made Crispy Tofu: This is the only recipe I tried that did not live up to my expectations, but I'll admit to never having the "real thing" (fast food Chinese orange chicken). Jeff, who has, says this recipe matches the flavor and texture quite well. Next time, I think I'll amp up the orange and make the tofu extra-extra-crispy. I know from preparing recipes out of Chloe's Vegan Desserts: More than 100 Exciting New Recipes for Cookies and Pies, Tarts and Cobblers, Cupcakes and Cakes--and More! that the author writes excellent dessert recipes. I can't wait to try some from this cookbook too -- especially Chloe's Award-Winning Ginger Nutmeg Spice Cupcakes.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Sara

    I first picked this book up because I'd seen the author on Cupcake Wars, thought her winning cupcakes looked delicious, and went to her website, which mentioned this cookbook. I am so glad I found it because I LOVE this cookbook! It contains so many delicious recipes, beautiful photos, and is such a great go-to cookbook for quick, easy, and tasty dishes. A number of the recipes in here are very simple and/or basic, which is great for someone who isn't quite a fearless home chef, and it's an exce I first picked this book up because I'd seen the author on Cupcake Wars, thought her winning cupcakes looked delicious, and went to her website, which mentioned this cookbook. I am so glad I found it because I LOVE this cookbook! It contains so many delicious recipes, beautiful photos, and is such a great go-to cookbook for quick, easy, and tasty dishes. A number of the recipes in here are very simple and/or basic, which is great for someone who isn't quite a fearless home chef, and it's an excellent introduction to vegan cooking. I especially like the fact that although there are meat "substitutes" in here (ie, recipes featuring tofu or tempeh, etc.), none of the recipes are trying to be meat. I've probably made nearly half the recipes in here, and none have been bad. Some favorites: *Brussels Sprouts roasted with hazelnuts and maple syrup - SO good! *Double Double Drive-Thru Burgers - not exactly a copy of the famous In-N-Out burgers, but what I love about these is how quick they are to throw together (you use a food processor and it takes maybe 15 minutes) and the amazing sauce that you put on it. It's a super healthy, quick meal that tastes wonderful! *Chickpea Burgers with Sweet and Spicy Sauce - Another super quick burger recipe. The sauce didn't sound particularly appetizing but it turned out to be the perfect complement to the burgers. I really love how this cookbook doesn't just give a recipe for burgers; it also provides recipes for condiments to go with the burgers! *Stuffed Shells with Arrabbiata Sauce - The shells are stuffed with a "cheese" mixture (it does NOT use fake cheese). After I made this, I served them to others who raved about the dish. I said, "Can you believe they're vegan?" I got some incredulous looks and the question, "...these are vegan?!?" They're that good. And probably much healthier than regular stuffed shells. *Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage Butter - It takes some time to make the gnocchi but they sure tasted good. This cookbook is a great introduction to vegan cooking, and I'd easily recommend it to others, vegans and non-vegans alike. I suppose I already have recommended it to others, and the ones who've bought the book love it too.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Sam

    Lovely Cookbook! I'm so happy I discovered Chloe! She was the winner of Cupcake Wars when her vegan cupcakes beat out the non-vegan contestants. How cool is that? She also has a restaurant in New York. Definitely someone to check out in the culinary world! Whether you are vegan or not, these recipes are delicious, easy to make, and contain accessible ingredients (most) already in the kitchen pantry. The pictures of the food are mouthwatering to look at as well. The recipes are well-tested and com Lovely Cookbook! I'm so happy I discovered Chloe! She was the winner of Cupcake Wars when her vegan cupcakes beat out the non-vegan contestants. How cool is that? She also has a restaurant in New York. Definitely someone to check out in the culinary world! Whether you are vegan or not, these recipes are delicious, easy to make, and contain accessible ingredients (most) already in the kitchen pantry. The pictures of the food are mouthwatering to look at as well. The recipes are well-tested and come out great! I got this from the library but after making a few recipes, we decided we want to purchase it soon as we will be making many of the recipes again. I purchased this for me and I would also recommend this to purchase as a gift. That's how much I enjoy it! Some favorite recipes: Green Curry Crepes (only I made the curry and served it with rice instead of the crepes) Curried Lentil, Squash, and Apple Stew (comfort food) Chloe's Favorite Five Minute Salad (OMG this is so simple and really good but takes longer than 5) Southern Skillet Black Eyed Peas with Buttery Biscuits: Skipped the biscuits because we had cornbread in the house...however, the black eyed pea recipe was spot on! The flavors all complimented each other so well. Another 5 star recipe! Caribbean Vegetables with Coconut Rice and Plantains: So exotic. I love plantains. Not a fast recipe but definitely another winner! Scalloped Potatoes: WOW! I can't believe it's not dairy. Guilt Free Garlic Mashed Potatoes: So gourmet tasting. Adding this to the holiday menu so we can eat this every year. Would Skip Next Time (not that they are bad, everything is good but weren't my faves): Banana Cupcakes with Lemon Icing (expecting cupcakes, got muffins with icing) Barley Bliss (so healthy but too healthy tasting for me) Chloe's Award Winning Mango Masala Panini: OK....I really wanted to make this. But then when I finally did...it took forever to make. Also, tamarind paste was pretty pricey at Whole Foods. It pains me to not say this is a favorite because the components by themselves were good but it was such a heavy sandwich. The men loved it though. Will update when I make more recipes but I think I've made enough to review the book. I'm a huge Chloe fan!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Crystal

    I can't believe that I forgot to mark this book read. Perhaps it's because I've been too busy using it. Chloe's Kitchen is an amazing vegan cookbook, and possibly one of the best cookbooks I've ever used. Her food is delicious; carnivore friends enjoy the dishes I've served them from this book and asked for more. My husband begs me to make the dishes regularly. There's more refined fats/ oils in these recipes than in the Happy Herbivore's cookbooks, but Chloe's recipe still seem relatively low f I can't believe that I forgot to mark this book read. Perhaps it's because I've been too busy using it. Chloe's Kitchen is an amazing vegan cookbook, and possibly one of the best cookbooks I've ever used. Her food is delicious; carnivore friends enjoy the dishes I've served them from this book and asked for more. My husband begs me to make the dishes regularly. There's more refined fats/ oils in these recipes than in the Happy Herbivore's cookbooks, but Chloe's recipe still seem relatively low fat, low salt, and low sugar. There are a few dishes that are a bit more calorically dense than I'd like, but most of them are healthy as well as incredibly tasty. I haven't tried all the recipes yet (I technically can't try them all, because of gluten issues.), but I'm working my way through the cookbook, trying every recipe I can. Favorites so far? California Chipotle Chop with Agave-Lime Vinaigrette, Falafel Sliders with Avocado Hummus, Thai Chickpea Burgers, Chinese Takeout Chow Mein, Peanutty Perfection Noodles, Green Curry, Herbed Polenta Cutlets, Pineapple Not-so-fried Rice, and Southern Skillet Black-Eyed Peas. Pretty much everything we've tried. Ironically, since I'm trying to limit my sugar intake right now, the desserts that made Chloe famous on Cupcake Wars are one of the few things I haven't tried from this book yet. However, they look and sound delicious, and she does offer ways to make many of the recipes gluten-free as well. In general, her recipes, while they can be complex to make, taste amazing, and cover a broad range of flavors, from a wide swathe of ethnic backgrounds. I can't wait to try her Italian pasta dishes, like Lasagna and Spaghetti Bolognese! This is a cookbook I am going to cherish for years to come.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Marathon County Public Library

    As always, Chloe Coscarelli's cookbooks are packed full of recipes for vegans and contain all the information you need to make over a hundred delicious meals. Not only will you find appetizers, soups, main meals, and pasta dishes, but Chloe has put together a tantalizing dessert section in this cookbook. I've got chocolate crème brulee, sea salt toffee bars, and cinnamon-espresso chocolate chip cookies in my near future, and it's all vegan! This book is available through the Marathon County Publ As always, Chloe Coscarelli's cookbooks are packed full of recipes for vegans and contain all the information you need to make over a hundred delicious meals. Not only will you find appetizers, soups, main meals, and pasta dishes, but Chloe has put together a tantalizing dessert section in this cookbook. I've got chocolate crème brulee, sea salt toffee bars, and cinnamon-espresso chocolate chip cookies in my near future, and it's all vegan! This book is available through the Marathon County Public Library Interlibrary loan system, and is worth the request! Sarah M. / Marathon County Public Library Find this book in our library catalog.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

    I have been vegan for almost a year and I wish I had this recipe book from the beginning. Im not an experienced cook. Everything in this book was easy to follow and informative. Fun book! I plan to make everything in it.

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