Love Is Served

Love Is Served

Inspired Plant-based Recipes From Southern California

Book - 2020
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Bright, clean, and hip recipes to enchant vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike, from plant-based haven Café Gratitude.

Before it was a fixture on the LA dining scene and a magnet for celebrity diners, Café Gratitude was founded with the simple ethos that joy derives from loving and being grateful for food, health, and good company. The dishes are named to double as affirmations of self. "I Am Fearless," "I Am Humble," and "I Am Open-Hearted" nod to the restaurant's core belief that food is just as much about spirit as it is about appetite. Since its beginnings, the café has changed locations, expanded, and been the backdrop for countless paparazzi shots. But the founding principles have remained the same, and the food continues to celebrate the flavors of plants with organic, from-scratch, and healthful ingredients free of animal products, gluten, processed soy, and, in almost all cases, refined sweeteners.

Now, with Love is Served , Dreux Ellis, executive chef at Café Gratitude, brings Gratitude-quality meals to your table and the soul and mission of the restaurant to your home. Indulge in café favorites "I Am Awakening" (raw key lime pie) and "I Am Passionate" (black lava cake) while cooking up hearty, nourishing dishes like Grilled Polenta with Mushroom Ragout ("I Am Warm-Hearted") and Radicchio, Roasted Butternut Squash, and Sundried Tomato Pesto Pizza ("I Am Gracious"). With unfussy methods and easy-to-access ingredients, this cookbook makes the wholesome satisfaction of the restaurant as accessible as ever for the home cook as it charms and inspires readers to change the way they look at food.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Penguin, 2020.
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780735236929
Branch Call Number: 641.56362 Lov
Characteristics: 335 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm


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Dec 14, 2020

I want to love this book. I suspect I would love many of the recipes if someone prepared them for me. But, the lists of ingredients contain too many items not found in this omnivore's kitchen. And, in order to replicate non vegan ingredients like cheese, many recipes include more time consuming "subrecipes". Since I'm complaining, the titles of each recipe are silly and don't relate to the dish. I.e. " I am community ", " I am free". The index is not comprehensive enough , especially given the weird recipe naming. The photos look yummy. I am pretty sure I'd LOVE the "Love is Served" restaurant.

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