It's hard enough to satisfy choosy diners at a hot New York restaurant—imagine having to do it without using meat, fish, dairy, or eggs! The Candle Cafe has been doing just that for years, offering vegan food that has earned the praise of food critics, celebrities, and countless New Yorkers.
The food at the Candle Cafe expands the horizons of vegan cuisine, proving that the healthiest food can also be the most flavorful and satisfying. From delectable appetizers like Quesadillas stuffed with Portobellos and Red Peppers and Tofu Satay with Coconut-Peanut Sauce to classic dips like Hummus and Babaganoush, veggan cooking never tasted this good. Even the soups are special—Spring Vegetable Minestrone Soup is filled with fresh flavor, and Butternut Squash Soup gets a kick from toasted pumpkin seeds. Hearty, satisfying sandwiches and main courses like Barbecued Tempeh-Chipotle Burgers with Grilled Pineapple, Porcini Mushroom Stroganoff, and Indian Eggplant Curry are infused with delicious flavors from around the world. For dessert, treats like Chocolate Mousse Pie and Lemon-Tofu Cheesecake with Blood Orange Glaze are creamy and indulgent.
With helpful tips on cooking beans and grains, a full glossary of ingredients, and plenty of color photographs, The Candle Cafe Cookbook is a treasure trove of vegan recipes that have been drawing crowds and raves for years.
About the Author
Joy Pierson is co-owner and recipe developer of the Candle Cafe. A nutrition counselor and regular spokes-woman on vegetarian eating. He lives in New York.
Bart Potenza is co-owner of the Candle Cafe. He founded its predecessor, the Healthy Candle, in 1986. He lives in New York.
BARBARA SCOTT-GOODMAN is Diabetes Focus's award-winning contributor and the author or coauthor and designer of several cookbooks, including "The Garden Entertaining Cookbook" and "The Beach House Cookbook,"
KALIA DONER is Editor in "Chief of Diabetes Focus," the country's largest diabetes magazine, as well as Editor in Chief of the health magazine "Remedy," and author of more than twenty books on health and other topics. She lives in New York City.