The Ultimate Cookbook

Book Description

The more than 7 million vegetarians and 3 million vegans in the United States alone are proving that chowing down on planet-friendly fare not only helps them look and feel better, but it can be delicious, too. In her debut cookbook, Karma Chow creator and celebrity chef Melissa Costello shares an exciting collection of 125+ recipes that will be a welcome addition for anyone already following a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle or for the growing number of people embracing more plant-based meals. As personal chef to celebrity fitness guru Tony Horton, creator of the bestselling P90X® fitness system, Melissa is constantly finding creative ways to keep Tony and her other clients happy, fit, and fueled.

With her “keep it simple” and “make it tasty” approach, she offers a smorgasbord of dairy- and animal-free appetizers and desserts, breakfasts, and dinners, as well as holiday- and company-worthy menus. Recipes include: Mac & Cheeze, Karma Burgers with Chipotle “Mayo,” Thai-Style Tempeh Lettuce Wraps, Supreme-Oh Burritos, Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Korean-Style Tempeh Tacos with Red Dijon Slaw, Enchilada Casserole with Ranchero Sauce, Artichoke and White Bean Dip, Cilantro Cauliflower Smash, Pad Thai in Peanut Coconut Sauce, Stuffed Mushroom Poppers, Indian Spiced Coconut Yam Soup, Chili Sweet Potato Fries, Un-Shepherd’s Pie, Strawberry Crème Mousse with Pistachio Nut Topping, Banana Carob Bread Pudding, Apple/Pear Crisp, Brownie Bites, Chocolate Truffles, and Cardamom Chocolate Chippers (a Tony Horton favorite!)

The Karma Chow Ultimate Cookbook shows anyone how to reconnect with their food and honor it as Earth’s source for keeping us alive—all while finding it easier to rock their workouts and sculpt a well-defined physique. It’s a winning recipe for success for anyone looking to transition to a healthier way of life!


Thank you for creating this wonderful cookbook. I use it on a regular basis. I recently tried the Cherry Chocolate Smoothie and the Thai-Style Tempeh Lettuce Wraps, two new favorites! I bought this book on New Year's Eve, and not just to start eating healthier, but after I made some of the recipes on your site for the family Thanksgiving meal, I was intrigued. Everyone loved all of the food I made! I have a hard time finding recipes that don't upset my stomach that taste good. So, your book is my new alternative and I'm happy with it. I have tried about 20 recipes from your book and I'm not big on cooking. I found it through Tony Horton, and you, on the P90X2 Yoga DVD. I have introduced your book to a family member and friend and they both bought it. Thanks again!


About Melissa Costello

Certified Clinical Nutritionist, Author, Speaker, Cleanse Expert

Melissa Costello is a certified nutritionist, wellness coach, celebrity chef, author and cleanse expert. Her first book, The Karma Chow Ultimate Cookbook has become the go-to cookbook for those who are looking to implement plant-based eating in a simple and healthy way into their lives. Melissa’s online cleanse programs have been taking the nation by storm, with over thousands of happy participants who have changed their health and life through food-based cleansing. Melissa is currently leading detox retreats around the globe. For more information email: