Top Three Vegan Cookbooks for Beginners

Since mid-2012, I have variously flipped through, borrowed, bought, tested recipes for, and received for review countless vegan cookbooks. Here are my top three vegan cookbooks that I enthusiastically recommend for new vegans, transitioning vegans, and veg-curious omnivores. Each of these cookbooks provides helpful advice and with few exceptions avoid “strange vegan ingredients.”   Vegan … Continue reading Top Three Vegan Cookbooks for Beginners

From My Cookbook Collection: Chloe’s Kitchen

Chloe Coscarelli loves to make vegan desserts. So, it’s no surprise she came across sweet as pie at a bookstore talk/book-signing event that I attended for her second cookbook Chloe’s Vegan Desserts. She even brought a large box of vegan doughnuts from a San Francisco doughnut shop to share with her audience. Here it is … Continue reading From My Cookbook Collection: Chloe’s Kitchen

Feast Food: The Case for Chocolate Cinnamon Babka

‘Tis the season for fancy food and all-round feasting. Pie seems to be THE thing for dessert, with pumpkin and pecan duking it out for champion of the holiday dessert table. For those who tire of pie, there’s Daiya Key Lime Cheezecake, my favorite flavor of their offerings. Daiya has added a new flavor this … Continue reading Feast Food: The Case for Chocolate Cinnamon Babka