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Join us at Yorktown Center for a signing of Karla Salinari’s book “Abuela’s Plant-Based Kitchen” June 3rd | 4:30PM

June 3, 2023 @ 4:30 pm


June 3rd | 4:30PM

Abuela’s Plant-Based Kitchen | Karla Salinari

We kindly request that if you would like your book signed, it must be purchased at Barbara’s Bookstore. To ensure a smooth and efficient signing process, please present your receipt as proof of purchase.




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.




Karla Salinari is a Certified Holistic Health Coach who specializes in the plant-based lifestyle. Karla works with clients to meet their health goals through a highly individualized approach that yields transformative, long-lasting habits.

Her popular Instagram account @TheLatinaHealthCoach inspires others to reconnect with their favorite cultural dishes in a healthier way. The enthusiastic response from followers led to her upcoming cookbook, Abuela’s Plant-Based Kitchen.

Karla earned a certification in Holistic Nutrition from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City and she’s a frequent TV guest expert on Telemundo and NBC. Born in California and raised in Miami & Puerto Rico, she now lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.


June 3, 2023
4:30 pm
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