Love is Served, a cookbook by L.A. based Café Gratitude, couldn’t have come at a better time. Well, I know that it’s not the best time for us right now. We are staying home, going mad with boredom perhaps, doing our best to stay busy, and perhaps some of us are also looking for ways to supplement our income online.
Sometimes, though, propitious things happen at terrible times and turn out to be accidentally perfect timing, regardless of the circumstances. This cookbook will help so many of you who are staying home. It will help you keep busy, have fun in the kitchen, and at the same time create delicious meals that are good for your health and well-being.
Learning Something New?
Now is the time to get creative in the kitchen. Yeah right, some of you may think, not everyone is good at cooking. That’s where cookbooks come on. You may discover some hidden talents, you never know. I always think that you can be good at something if you’re genuinely interested in the subject.
For example, last year I started taking courses in affiliate marketing, not sure if I could do it, but I went for it anyway, learning about SEO, driving traffic, website building … That was definitely very different from my usual topics of interest, such as books, food, nature, animals, and writing fiction.
One advantage, however, was that I was extremely interested in learning it all, and so I did. That’s all it took, my desire to study affiliate marketing. This applies to anything else too, whether you want to learn another language, take a new course, or start cooking plant-based food. Can or cannot are not the decisive factors, but want (or want not).
If you have a desire to learn, then you will learn, it’s as simple as that. That’s what I always tell my students when they ask me what they should do to learn. I always give them the same answer: All you need is to be genuinely interested.
OK, now we have strayed from this cookbook, but not that much. Get that curiosity fired up, add some passion to it, and you’ll be a star in the kitchen. Now that your family is stuck at home with you, you got your guinea pigs all lined up to make them try your culinary creations. And they can’t run anywhere. 😉
Love is Served – New Plant-Based Cookbook
Café Gratitude is a Southern Californian plant-based restaurant chain, and today, L.A.’s Café Gratitude is releasing their new plant-based cookbook. Yes, 7 April 2020, today! Make sure to get your hands on this book now, because there are always special deals on release dates.
This book is aptly called Love is Served. I think that this is a beautiful name, because vegan food is prepared with love and it is free of suffering. It fills your body with energy, and it boosts your immune system. On top of that, this food is guilt-free 🙂 Love is Served sounds perfect to me.
it strikes me that this is the second time I have reviewed a vegan cookbook that has the word love in its title. So, yes, there’s something to it 🙂 . Remember my review on Maria Amore’s book, Cooking with Amore.
What’s in This Cookbook Then?
Love is Served is divided into nine categories:
- Breakfast and bakery
- Appetizers and snacks
- Soups and salads
- Sandwiches and wraps
- Dressings, sauces, and dips
- Cheeses and pickled things
The author of this cookbook is the restaurant’s executive chef Seizan Dreux Ellis, and she has included the restaurant’s favorite meals, such as the “I Am Magical” burger, “I Am Hospitable” Chicken and Waffles, ” I Am Humble” Indian curry bowl, and desserts.
“I Am Awakening” raw key lime pie, “I Am Divine” strawberry shortcake, and “I Am Passionate” black lava cake also sound delightful.
The names for these dishes are all affirmations of one’s self, “I Am Fearless”, “I Am Open-Hearted”, being one with the restaurant’s core belief that food is not only about appetite, but also about spirit.
The food is organic, healthy, free of animal products, and free of processed soy. This cafe has grown a lot over the years and expanded into several branches. Stars like Giselle Bundchen, Jaden Smith, Woody Harrelson, and others are rumored to be frequent customers.
Let’s Look at the Reviews
These are some Amazon reviews.
“Cafe Gratitude has been a leader and innovator in growing the plant based movement. Whether you’re a chef or new to the kitchen, this book will have you successfully enjoying delicious, wholesome, plant-rich meals.” –John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods
“Out of all of the food and restaurants I’ve experienced around the world, Cafe Gratitude is still one of my absolute favorites.” –Woody Harrelson
“Cafe Gratitude is a restaurant of the future. Plants have never tasted so good with their focus on clean, healthy ingredients and delicious flavors. As we heal our bodies, we heal our relationship to Mother Earth.” –Giselle Bundchen
“Cafe Gratitude is hands down my favorite restaurant. This cookbook brings their delicious food home to you” –Jaden Smith
Love is Served is now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other major book retailers.