Chloe’s Kitchen Vegan Cookbook

As the winner of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars TV show (with her vegan cupcakes), it’s no surprise that the young vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli is becoming a rising star in the culinary world. Her first cookbook Chloe’s Kitchen is one of our favorites. There are more than 20 vegan cookbooks lining our book shelf, but Chloe’s Kitchen is the book we go back to the most, and recipes from this book have become staples in our household.

From the best spinach artichoke dip you will ever taste to creamy avocado pesto and Hostess-style cupcakes, Chloe’s Kitchen is loaded with beautiful photos that will make your mouth water and will keep you inspired in the kitchen. Chloe’s creative yet simple-to-make dishes contain everyday ingredients that can easily be found at any grocery store.

We highly recommend this cookbook for both beginners and long-time vegans looking to spice up their recipe repertoire. If you fall in love with this book, you can also check out her other cookbooks including Chloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen and Chloe’s Vegan Desserts!

What are Meatless Mondays?

Meatless Monday is the growing tradition of giving up meat on Mondays. Celebrated world-wide, this pledge to eat meat-free meals on Mondays is a great way to kick-off the work week with meals that are healthier, more sustainable and most importantly do not take the lives of animals.

This video from the Humane Society of the United States shows just how simple and important the Meatless Monday concept is. Take a look and be sure to share it with friends!

TIP #1: Buy Ugly Produce

Today’s tip is a simple but counterintuitive way to ensure that you’re eating the very best produce. By putting this tip into action, you’ll be optimizing the nutrients and flavor you get from your fruits and vegetables.