Chloe Coscarelli won the Food Network reality show Cupcake Wars in 2010, winning the judges over with her vegan cupcakes. This was the first time a vegan chef had won the show. She graduated from the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City. This is her first cookbook, but that definitely doesn’t make her an amateur. This is my favorite cookbook.
Chloe starts by showing you what sort of foods you need to keep stocked in your own vegan pantry. She also teaches you how to make her recipes gluten-free and soy-free. The book includes 125 incredibly diverse recipes including appetizers, soups, salads, vegetable dishes, pizzas and burgers, pasta dishes, filling main course meals, and decadent desserts.
A few of favorites include her Curried Lentil, Squash, and Apple Stew, the Falafel Sliders with Avocado Hummus, the Peanutty Perfection Noodles, the Fettuccine Alfredo, and the Best-Ever Baked Macaroni and Cheese.