Product Description and Author Information
About the Book
The Vegan Divas Cookbook is a beautiful, elegant, and delicious cookbook full of healthy, cruelty-free fare from Fernanda Capobianco, owner of the Vegan Divas Bakery in New York City.
Fernanda began her confectionary career as a manager and owner of the Payard Restaurant and Pastry shops in Rio de Janeiro. In The Vegan Divas Cookbook she makes vegan cooking easy and accessible, with more than 75 recipes for sweet and savory dishes without butter, eggs, or refined sugars and flour, accompanied by dozens of color photographs. Unlike many vegan cookbooks that rely heavily on grains and nuts, her fresh and wholesome recipes offer all the benefits of a plant-based diet, plus a light and healthy dose of flavor.
In The Vegan Divas Cookbook, Fernanda guides you step-by-step through the basics of plant-based cooking and baking, offering tips for stocking a healthier pantry and easy swaps to replace animal-based oils and fats for healthier, lighter dishes. Discover the secrets to her coveted low-cal desserts, including remakes of familiar classics like Chocolate Chip Cookies and show-stopping treats like Lime-Raspberry Cheesecake Pie. Go guilt-free with savory lunches like Spiced Red Lentil and Coconut Milk Soup, and stay low-fat and full-fiber with hearty loaf breads (some gluten-free) such as Jalapeno Corn Bread.
“Fernanda’s playful approach allows home cooks to create vegan dishes that are delicious and decadent. Vegan Divas is a creative cookbook that everyone should have on their bookshelf. ” —Laurent Tourondel, Executive Chef and Owner, BLT restaurants; author of the James Beard Award-nominated Bistro Laurent Tourondel: New American Bistro
“The Vegan Divas Cookbook is filled with delicious recipes and great tips on healthy eating. Fernanda shows us that cooking and baking vegan is much easier than one might think. She will leave you eager to try her recipes!” —Eric Ripert, Chef and Co-Owner of Le Bernardin
“Fernanda is living proof that eating vegan is sustainable and delicious! She undertook a big challenge by replacing unhealthy ingredients with creative and tasty substitutes. She succeeds where many others have fallen short. I will choose Fernanda’s delectable desserts any day!” —Jacques Torres, Master Pastry Chef, Owner of Jacques Torres Chocolate, Dean of Pastry Arts at the International Culinary Center
“Get ready to have your taste buds blown away because these delicious goodies are to die for! (Oh, and no animal stuff in any of them... hoorah!)” —Kathy Freston, Author of The Veganist and The Lean
“It’s not often that we can find a vegan cookbook with a sense of style, taste, and fun! The Vegan Divas Cookbook brings a refreshing and original approach to this style of cooking.” —Daniel Boulud, James Beard Award-winning Chef and Owner of DANIEL and The Dinex Group Restaurants