Karma Chow creator and celebrity chef Melissa Costello debuts The Karma Chow Ultimate Cookbook - a collection of 125+ recipes that will rock your kitchen no matter what your culinary philosophy may be. This treasure will be a welcome addition for anyone already following a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle or for the growing number of people embracing more plant-based meals. In this exciting collection of recipes, Melissa Costello's passion for ingredients, textures, variety, and imagination shines through brightly. She's created dairy- and animal-free appetizers, desserts, breakfasts, and dinners, as well as holiday menus in this beautifully presented collection.
This book is gorgeously put together with plenty of full-color photographs that will make you salivate just by flipping through the pages. Chef's Tips, Health Tips, and Did You Know? tips are featured throughout the book and are informative and refreshing. Nutritional information is listed for every recipe. This book isn't just for vegans and vegetarians, however. There's something for everyone here. With kids in mind, Costello created the delicious "Euphoria Nuggets", made with sunflower seeds, almonds, dates, cacao powder, and dark blue agave nectar, and "Chocolaty Rice Krispy Thingies" which features grain-sweetened chocolate chips, brown rice crispy cereal, and cashew butter. The "Black Bean Brownie Bites" are deliciouly stunning. The secret to this sweet delight is a quick and easy-to-make date paste - soaking some pitted dates in hot water and then blending in a food processor you've created what is the heart of this masterpiece. Who knew that dates and black beans were such a heavenly match?!
Even carnivore's will enjoy the "Karma Burger with Chipotle Mayo" and "Un-Shepherd's Pie". I can't wait to try the "Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers", the "Pad Thai in Peanut Coconut Sauce", and the "Pumpkin Pie Waffles".
The Karma Chow Ultimate Cookbook by Melissa Costello is a refreshing addition to anyone's cookbook library. I highly recommend this book for its spectacular flavors and textures and its obvious health benefits, but also for the unpredictable and refreshing twists and turns that Costello cooks up. A true culinary adventure - jump on board and enjoy the ride!
Learn more about The Karma Chow Ultimate Cookbook at http://karmachow.com/
Photos courtesy of Karma Chow.
Published on Mar 14, 2013