As farmers’ markets and CSA boxes offer up the richest bounties, you might crave fresh recipe inspiration to go with your fresh produce. Seattle chef Makini Howell, owner of Plum Bistro in Capitol Hill, shares over 60 plant-based recipes in her gorgeous cookbook of “gratifying vegan dishes,” Plum. These recipes are delicious ways to incorporate local ingredients in dishes that will comfort and delight. I never would have guessed that vegan tiramisu pancakes were possible, let alone indulgent and satisfying. There are dishes for every meal and mood.
–Tegan Tigani, Queen Anne Book Company, Seattle, WA
“What Makini does at Plum and as a personal chef is creative, innovative, and satisfying. . . . Instead of seeing ‘vegan’ as a restriction, she has her own style. I never feel like I am missing anything.” —Common, Grammy Award-winning actor, author, artist, and activist