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October 12, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In-Person at Books & Books Coconut Grove: An Evening with Karla Salinari


Books & Books


October 12, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Books & Books in Coconut Grove
3409 Main Hwy
Coconut Grove, FL 33133 United States
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Books & Books presents…



Abuela’s Plant-Based Kitchen: Vegan Cuisine Inspired by Latin & Caribbean Family Recipes

(Skyhorse, $29.99)

Thursday, October 12th, 6:30 PM | Books & Books, Coconut Grove


Books & Books is thrilled to present an evening with Karla Salinari as she discusses her comforting cookbook: Abuela’s Plant-Based Kitchen: Vegan Cuisine Inspired by Latin & Caribbean Family Recipes (Skyhorse, $29.99)

This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.

About the Book:

A celebration of multigenerational Latin cooking for the plant-based home cook—guaranteed to bring both older and younger generations to the table.

It can be difficult to have multiple generations in the kitchen, each with their own ideas on food, but Abuela’s Plant-Based Kitchen puts them on the same page. Inspired by her upbringing in two culinary worlds—vegetarian and Puerto Rican—holistic health coach Karla Salinari reintroduces traditional Latin and Caribbean recipes with whole, high-quality, plant-based ingredients.

Abuela’s Plant-Based Kitchen offers seventy-five plant-based recipes that marry the comfort of nostalgic, cultural dishes with the modern desire for healthy, at-home cooking. Paired with personal stories, tips, and tricks for success, Salinari makes ingredients such as chickpea water, tempeh, and tofu approachable for those new to plant-based cooking, while empowering readers to take charge of their health through plant-based nutrition. Delicious plant-based dishes include:

Garbanzo stew with plantain balls (garbazos guisados)

Papaya and tomato salad

Cuban-style picadillo

Flan de coco

And so much more!

Abuela’s Plant-Based Kitchen honors the richness of Latin and Caribbean cooking and proves that you don’t need to miss out on easy, flavorful meals to eat well.


About the Author:

Karla Salinari earned her certification in holistic nutrition from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She’s a frequent guest expert on Telemundo and NBC. Born in California and raised in Miami and Puerto Rico, Karla now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter. Follow her on Instagram @TheLatinaHealthCoach for inspiration to reconnect with your favorite cultural dishes in a healthier way.