100+ meals and treats with an accidentally plant-based energy, including inventive new takes on beloved Indian dishes and ingredients—all unprocessed, all easy and indulgent—from the Todayshow’s resident foodie
“From Samah’s first on-air appearance on Today, a star was born. Open the book and see why, for all of us, it was love at first sight and first bite for Samah!”—Savannah Guthrie, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Princesses Wear Pants and coanchor of NBC’s Today
Samah Dada doesn’t buy into the all-or-nothing mentality of healthy eating. By using real, unprocessed ingredients in surprising ways, she shows you how to have your cake and eat it too—because it’s actually made out of chickpeas.
Her food is often vegan, allergen-free, gluten-free, and grain-free because she’s only using the most nutritious ingredients, not because she’s cutting out food groups to follow the latest fad. Her creative use of plants gives us drool-worthy dishes like her viral hits Brookie Pie and Chocolate Chip Tahini Cake with Chocolate Frosting, as well as One Banana Only Muffin Tops, Pancake Bread, Cauliflower Cacio e Pepe, and Masala Mac and Cheese.
She draws on her Indian roots for plant-based dishes like Spicy Eggplant Masala and the Best Dal Ever that come together in record time, and reinvents Indian classics such as Kheer, Sweet Potato Aloo Tikki, Creamy Black Lentils, and more, removing dairy but not sacrificing flavor. Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies, Coconut Sugar Halva Strawberry Crumble Bars, and Marbled Chocolate Tahini Loaf Cake rely on unprocessed sugars, legumes, and grain-free flours, but they still satisfy every sweet tooth as you learn how to use these healthy ingredients for maximum flavor and joy.
Grain-Optional. Gluten-Flexible. Mostly Plants. Totally Inclusive.