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Monday, August 15, 2016

Plainfield resident authors mouthwatering cookbook

The cover of Carol Davis' cookbook hints at the
tasty recipes inside.

An old friend and longtime
Plainfield resident has written and published a new cookbook.

After thirty years in the nonprofit field, where she grew a tiny foundation into one of the most respected resources for families whose children are dealing with cancers, she has turned a new page.

Carol Davis became interested in a vegan lifestyle because of her compassion for all animals. Vegans avoid consuming any meat, fish or dairy products. (Vegetarians, by contrast, may include milk and cheese in their diets.)

I had been noticing for months that Carol was posting mouthwatering pictures of dishes she was making for friends on her Facebook page, and would often comment on how delicious the ingredients sounded and how tasty they looked.

Now, Carol has fulfilled a longtime threat and compiled her recipes into an e-cookbook: The All-Vegan EZ Recipe Starter Cookbook.

The title says it all: the recipes are indeed "EZ" and the collection of some thirty recipes -- from appetizers to desserts -- will get you up and enjoying zesty and exciting dishes full of flavor and texture.

How about "Apple Rosemary Scones", "Minted Strawberry Soup", or "Red Cabbage with Apples (from her Aunt Pauline)?

"Mushroom Scallops with Fettucini" had me drooling as did "Marinated Grilled Tofu".

A licensed professional counselor with an office in Scotch Plains, Carol has degrees from Kean and New York University. She has written for publications ranging from AOL to the Westfield Leader.

Carol and her husband, Michael Jessie, enjoy gardening on the grounds of their 200-year old Watchung Avenue farmhouse.

The e-cookbook is available for $3.00 and will be emailed to you in PDF format. You can use PayPal to obtain a copy, just follow the link here. If you do not do PayPal, you may email Carol at and she will respond with instructions.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to animal welfare charities which Carol supports.

Bon appetit!

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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