If you’re like me, your collection of vegan cookbooks just keeps getting larger and larger. There’s always something delicious and satisfying to make, but sometimes it takes a little digging to find a recipe for something you are craving on that particular day.
While all of my cookbooks are used constantly, there are two that are my absolute favorite. They are the cookbooks that I can pull off the shelf and find something for every day of the week, and they both happen to be by the same author. One book is an everyday cookbook and the other is for baking.
If you are a fan of Chloe Coscarelli, then I probably don’t need to say anything else. You already know her food is fantastic. She is amazing, and there is no question as to why she won Food Network’s Cupcake Wars in 2008. However, if you are not aware of her recipes, you are missing out!
Chloe’s Kitchen is hands down, my favorite cookbook. She provides recipes for classics such as lasagna, penne, tacos, pizzas, mac and cheese, sandwiches— you name it. There’s something for everything you might be craving. Each recipe has simple, easy to follow instructions, and even after making practically all of the recipes in the cookbook, there has not been one that I haven’t enjoyed. They are all absolutely delicious.
My favorite recipe in Chloe’s Kitchen is her recipe for crispy orange tofu. It’s a regular meal in our house and we usually make it once a week! It never gets old and it’s always delicious. Her recipe for mac and cheese is also the best mac and cheese recipe I have ever tried!
Chloe’s Kitchen provides recipes for making everyday items such as pizza crust, sour cream, seitan, or ricotta. Most of these items are cheaper to make than to buy, so it’s totally worth it to make them from scratch at home. Chloe’s Kitchen also shares recipes for some delicious desserts and beverages, so I felt really spoiled when her all-desserts cookbook recently came out.
The recently published Chloe’s Vegan Desserts shares recipes for traditional sweet treats, starting with sweet breakfast items and sharing recipes for everything that your sweet tooth could ever dream of. There is even a recipe for dog treats so your dog can even enjoy a delicious vegan dessert.
If you’re having a party or bringing a dessert to share at a social function, be sure to use one of Chloe’s recipes. I have served many of Chloe’s meals at family functions to many non-vegans, and I’ve never received any complaints! In fact, most people have used the “this doesn’t even taste vegan” line—like vegan food is supposed to taste bad— but that’s another story. Non-vegans will love these recipes and so will you.
For a little taste of what Chef Chloe Coscarelli has to share, check out some of her recipes on her website. It should keep you plenty busy in the kitchen until her other two cookbooks arrive. You will want to try every recipe in no time. These cookbooks are a must!
Image Courtesy Of Chef Chloe Coscarelli