The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur

by Kelly Peloza

ISBN-10: 161608121X
ISBN-13: 9781616081218
Region: USA
Publication Date: November, 2010
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Over 140 Simply Delicious Recipes That Treat the Eyes and Taste Buds

Kelly Peloza started experimenting with vegan baking as a high school student, blogging about her vegan adventures all the while. Her amazing recipes and gorgeous photos drew a crowd of eager readers who have been begging her for a cookbook ever since. Now an energetic, spunky college student, her book is finally ready for her anxious audience. From double peanut butter sandwich cookies and coconut caramel butter cookies to raspberry almond cookies and inside out peppermint patties, these delicious and imaginative recipes are sure to inspire bakers of all ages.

Peloza is committed to using ingredients that are easy to find, natural, and simple to use. You won’t find egg replacer, expensive cooking oils, or hydrogenated margarine in her recipes. “Making a batch of chocolate chip cookies shouldn’t involve running to five different health food stores searching for some elusive ingredient,” she writes. But you will find helpful tips for things like substituting margarine for oil in recipes, experimenting with non-dairy milks, using whole wheat flour, and ensuring the sugar you use was not processed with animal bone char. The result is a simple, thorough, and inspiring collection of mouthwatering cookies anyone can make and everyone will love. (

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About Kelly Peloza

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Kelly Peloza is a consistently motivated art school student who is always creating something, whether it’s drawing a portrait, taking a photograph, or crafting a cookie recipe. She values the aesthetics of the world and the art of baking is no exception. Her impetus to create a cookie book was to show the world that vegan baking, cookies in particular, needn’t be inaccessible or an underwhelming experience for the palate. After becoming vegan at age fourteen and becoming interested in baking, she soon formed the opinion that instructing bakers to use “egg replacer” or tofu in a recipe was no way to introduce vegan baking to the general population. Thereafter, she began formulating her own recipes with an emphasis on accessibility and deliciousness. She is author of the cookzine, Vegan Candyland, and runs the Etsy shop, Seitan Beats Your Meat, where her zine and other items are sold.

Kelly was a featured chef at Chicago VeganMania 2010, her photographs appeared in the March 2010 issue of Vegetarian Times, and she was featured on the peta2 blog, InsideMilwaukee’s Food Crush, Girl’s Life Magazine website, The Travel Connoisseurs, and VegCookin.

Kelly currently resides in Milwaukee, goes to school for photography, and writes the writes the blogs The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur and Seitan Beats Your Meat, photo documenting her every creation for the world to see. The book, The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur: Over 140 Simply Delectable Recipes to Treat the Eyes and Taste Buds is available on the blog, on Amazon, and bookstores worldwide! (

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