Finding the Recipe for Success with Chloe Coscarelli

October 21, 2014

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Maybe it’s because I’m Italian. Maybe it ties back to my childhood and the hours I spent watching my mom cook.

No matter what the reason, I ***love food***.  Like, seriously love it. Love to cook it, love to eat it, and love to try new recipes.

A few years ago, I cracked open a new cookbook and gave this interesting looking “Avocado Pesto Pasta” a test-drive. From the first creamy dreamy bite, both Josh and I were hooked.

Excited, I powered through over a dozen other recipes, and low and behold… I struck food gold! A whole cookbook of things that were:

  • healthy
  • fast and easy to put together (no long, exotic lists of ingredients)
  • ridiculously delicious

That’s when I knew I had to get to know the genius behind these creations.

Turns out, Chef Chloe won the show Cupcake Wars and was the first vegan chef to ever win a Food Network Competition. The deeper I dug, the more I fell in love with this hard-working, big-hearted woman who was uniquely creating a business and life she loves.

Valuable business lessons can be gleaned across every industry, if you’re willing to look and listen. In today’s episode, grab Chef Chloe’s recipe for success, both in and out of the kitchen.

One of the many things I appreciate about Chloe is her deep commitment to creating an outstanding customer experience. Over drinks (and off camera) I learned how tirelessly she tests each of her recipes to make sure her readers get consistent results. Especially for her newest book, Chloe’s Vegan Italian Kitchen.

I’ve tried half a dozen recipes already and one of my favs is her Tuscan Tofu Scramble. (Yet again, Josh swooned.) Coming from someone who has a lot of cookbooks, I can tell you that consistent results are not something I’m used to. As promised, here are the recipes from today’s show.

  1. Raspberry Tiramisu Cupcakes. *For a gluten-free alternative, substitute gluten-free all-purpose flour plus ¾ teaspoon xanthan gum.
  2. Meatball Sliders.

BONUS: If you want to see someone stay focused in the midst of reality-show-drama-hungry producers, catty competition and baseless criticism, watch how Chloe behaves during the competition on Cupcake Wars.

There’s a great lesson to be learned about taking the high road.

Now, Chloe and I would love to hear from you.

What’s your favorite takeaway from today’s episode?

Whether it’s a new recipe or a new perspective, let us know in the comments below.

As always, thank you for reading, watching and sharing. You make my week!


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