25 February 2013

Review: You'll go crazy for 'Chloe's Vegan Desserts'

 If you are a fan of award-winning vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli’s debut cookbook, Chloe’s Kitchen, then you are going to go crazy for Chloe’s Vegan Desserts, which offers over 100 delicious baked goods, all vegan-style. Each and every one of Coscarelli’s desserts are of course free of eggs, cow’s milk, cream, and butter, and prove that desserts can not only be delicious but also healthy and cruelty-free.

If Coscarelli's win against non-vegan chefs on the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars wasn’t enough to persuade you that vegan treats are the way to go, Chloe’s Vegan Desserts will give you all the persuasion you need. You will never again question a vegan dessert. You will love vegan baking and you won’t care what isn’t in it.

In fact, after you try Coscarelli’s “Chocolate Chip Cookies," you won’t ever want to buy a can of Toll House cookie dough again -- you will definitely not miss the added fats and oils. But, the best part of all is that you can snack on as much of the chocolate chip cookie dough as you want, or you can freeze it and snack on it whenever you get the urge. There’s no egg to worry about.

If you’re new to vegan cooking or baking, Chloe’s Vegan Desserts is the perfect place to start. Each recipe uses common or easy to find ingredients and instructions are simple and easy to follow. Most recipes provide beautiful colored photographs that beg you to get into the kitchen and start baking on your own. Plus, Coscarelli’s infectious smile on each page truly gets you excited about getting in the kitchen and baking up a batch of cupcakes.

The VegNews “Cookbook of the Year” provides recipes for every occasion, whether it’s brunch, a lazy Sunday evening at home, or a holiday party or potluck. There are even recipes perfect for kids to make and even for dogs to eat. Recipes include family favorites such as “Animal Cookies” or “Lemon Bars," holiday traditions such as “Easy Apple Pie” and “Absolutely Perfect Pumpkin Pie”, and even the basics, such as “Chocolate Mousse," “Chocolate Hazelnut Gelato," and “Fudge Frosting.” Plus, there is a section devoted to drinks that range from margaritas to chocolate shakes.

Coscarelli turns up the notch on vegan baking and ditches common vegan baking ingredients such as tofu, applesauce, egg replacer, and mashed bananas. Instead, she uses liquid proportions and leaveners such as baking soda and vinegar, which is simple and something you probably always have stocked.

Purchase your copy of Chloe’s Vegan Desserts and you will not regret it. You will not be able to wait to host a party and serve freshly-baked vegan desserts, while waiting for people’s reactions when they learn that they are all vegan. This cookbook will totally change people’s minds about vegan baking, and you, too, will see how easy and delicious vegan baking can be.

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Minnesota Alexandra is a lover of all animals, but has a soft spot for especially dogs and rabbits. She believes that life is not complete without an animal to love. Alexandra is highly passionate about animals and animal rights, and wants to raise awareness of the cruelty that many animals suffer in the best way she knows how, and this is by written word. Alexandra is a recent graduate of Metropolitan State University in Minnesota, with a degree in Professional Writing and a minor in Creative Writing. She absolutely loves to write news and creative nonfiction, and obsesses over spelling and grammar.

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