Amy Chaplin

Amy Chaplin

Amy Chaplin has been a vegetarian chef for the last twenty years. Prior to settling in New York and working as Executive Chef at Angelica Kitchen, Amy was a chef at Shizen, a Japanese macrobiotic restaurant in Amsterdam, and a pastry chef at Amsterdam’s famous bakery De Taart van m’n Tante (“My Auntie’s Cakes”). In London Amy founded The Lekker Lounge, a catering company specializing in gourmet vegetarian and vegan food. Currently, Amy teaches and cooks privately for clients that include Natalie Portman and Liv Tyler, consults and develops recipes for restaurants and food companies, and blogs at coconutandquinoa.com, where she shares original, seasonal recipes and health tips. Amy has been featured in Martha Stewart Living, appears regularly as a guest on WNYC radio’s “Last Chance Foods,” and has been a contributor for publications such as Delicious Living Magazine, Reader’s Digest’s Best You, and New York Magazine.

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Our Thanksgiving Menu

Here in our office we have a tradition of sitting down for a Thanksgiving meal together around the big wooden table in our kitchen. We put together a menu of recipes from our cookbooks, and colleagues sign up to make a dish or cocktail. As you gather with your family this holiday season, we invite...
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At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: The Book Trailer

We are very pleased to share with you the book trailer for At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen: Celebrating the Art of Eating Well by Amy Chaplin. If you are an omnivore, you will delight in this book for its playful use of produce and know-how in balancing food groups. If you are a vegetarian,...
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Free Project: Spicy Chickpea Stew from At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen

I often turn to this meal when I’m looking for a tasty, rich, and satisfying dinner to serve guests. When accompanied by Labneh, Quick Pickled Red Cabbage, and some steamed greens, you will have a scrumptious, colorful feast. This stew gets its heat from the Harissa paste stirred in at the end; you...
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Free Project: Vanilla Chia Pudding from At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen

When chia seeds are added to liquid, they “bloom” and thicken the liquid, resulting in a tapioca-like consistency. When the chosen liquid is a luscious vanilla cashew milk sweetened with plump Medjool dates and enriched with coconut butter, like it is in this recipe, it makes for a delightful sweet...
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