Fresh, vibrant and delicious vegan recipes. “Chloe Flavor” is a must-have cookbook, even if you are not vegan. This cookbook will prove to you that plant-based recipes do not have to be boring. The recipes combine healthy ingredients, unusual combinations and are simple to prepare.
The introduction, “The Vegan Kitchen,” is a wealth of knowledge about ingredients and tips for success in cooking. For example, author Chole Coscarelli explains a technique using nuts as a base for sauces, soups, and deserts, so, they remain dairy free. The method involves soaking the nuts in boiling water for ten minutes before blending them. It worked like a charm.
The chapters range from Breakfast and Brunch, Soups and Salads, Sandwiches, Pasta, Plated Dishes, Smoothies and of course, Deserts! The recipes are easy to follow and do not require hard to find ingredients. Beautiful photographs accompany most of the recipes.
Last night, I invited my family for dinner and made the Brussels Sprouts Tacos and Cauliflower Al Pastor Tacos. At first, my family seemed skeptical about the combinations. After we finished eating, we all agreed, that it was one of the best dinners we have eaten. The freshness of the ingredients and the combination of the tastes were incredible and besides that good for our bodies.
The Brussel Sprout Tacos were made with shredded Brussel sprouts that were charred and served with corn seasoned with lime juice and jalapeno and a chimichurri sauce. The Cauliflower al Pastor Tacos were made with spicy roasted cauliflower and pineapple with a cashew queso sauce. On the side, as suggested, I served guacamole, lime wedges, fresh cilantro and pickled red onions.
Cannot wait to try many more of the recipes. Whether you are vegan or want to incorporate more plant-based recipes into your diet, this cookbook will provide you the path. The recipes are delicious and will add a flavorful variety to your weekly meals.
I received this book from Blogging for Books to write this review.