Monday, September 28, 2015

Chloe's Vegan kitchen


I first heard about Chloe when I heard all the buzz around her new vegan restaurant in NYC that just opened this summer.  The menu is pretty small and consists of salads, burgers, two pastas and dairy free ice cream. I looked her up to see what her story was and she attended the Natural Gourmet Institute of Health and Culinary Arts school in NYC. Also completed Cornell University’s plant-based nutrition program, and she was an intern/worked at my favorite San Francisco vegan restaurant, Millennium (now closed). She was on the TV show Cupcake Wars and was the first vegan baker to win. She has several cookbooks and included the winning cupcake recipe in this one. The Ginger Nutmeg Spice Cupcakes look delicious but unfortunately with one cup of sugar I won't be making these myself.


I have only tried a few of recipes so far, but everything has turned out absolutely amazing! The color photos alone are drool worthy. My favorite was the Peanutty Perfection Noodles which is simple to make and was so tasty that I will be putting in my regular rotation. I think this cookbook will convince you that vegan cooking can really be delicious.

My favorite recipes from the book are:
Curried Lentil, Squash and Apple Stew
Minted Couscous with Arugula, Butternut Squash, and Currants (made this my lunch for a week)
Coconut Mashed Yams with Currants
Maple-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Hazelnuts
Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage Butter
Peanutty Perfection Noodles
Pineapple Not-So-Fried Rice

For another vegan cookbook I enjoyed check out this post.

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