Some people are still under the impression that meatless and dairy free cuisine must be terribly boring. A growing collections of deliciously inspiring plant-based cookbooks, however, is devouring that myth. Here is a list of the top 5 vegan cookbooks to add to your bookshelves!
Last year might have been the year of mainstream veganism (according to PETA), but 2017 won’t stay behind. The first indicator: Vegan cookbooks are filling the shelves of bookstores, only a decade after talented plant-based chefs were told by publishers, that their meat free cookbooks were impossible to sell. Times change, and we don’t have to scroll through our Instagram feeds any longer, to find a recipe for cruelty-free lasagna. Things are looking so good, that I want to share with you a list of my top 5 vegan cookbooks, that were published only recently!
Vegan Goodness by Jessica Prescott
Here is colorful collection of simple and exciting plant-based recipes that can be enjoyed by anyone. With over 60 inspiring recipes, Jessica Prescott shows readers that cooking with plants can be gutsy and flavorful.
Prescott’s book is a simple guide on plant-based eating. From classics like nut roast, bean burgers, falafels, veg-based brownies, and fail-safe condiments to what some might consider “weird ingredients” – including the herb hing and liquid smoke – or the “holy shit cake”, so-called because that is what people say when they first bite into it.
With added tips, tricks and a helpful list of vegan kitchen essentials (a food processor is a vegan’s best friend) this book is perfect for meat-minded individuals dipping their toe into veganism and committed veggies looking for quick go-tos alike.
Written in Prescott’s passionate and funny style, Vegan Goodness will be sure to get you excited about cooking vegan food and is guaranteed to get you eating a lot better.
Find it here.
The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Bestselling author, vegan goddess, and comfort food queen Isa Chandra Moskowitz is back with her biggest book ever – to prove that making festive vegan food for any occasion can be easy, delicious, and superfun.
Isa Moskowitz has already made her name in the vegan cooking world and now she is back with this holiday cookbook. Packed with 150 mouthwatering recipies for just about any occasion from Christmas to Cinco de Mayo, the cookbook itself is an entertaining read.
Overall, it’s the ideal holiday cooking survival guide, especially when it comes to catering to the needs of guests who are picky or simply meat lovers who may not be easily convinced that a vegan holiday meal might be worthwhile.
Bursting with knock-your-socks-off, mind-bogglingly tasty vegan recipes for Cinnamon Apple Crepes, Cheeseburger Pizza, Biscuits and Gravy, Churro Biscotti, and so much more, The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook will make everyone at your table happy-even meat eaters and the gluten challenged. Definitely deserves being one of the top 5 vegan cookbooks!
Get it here.
Thug Kitchen 101: Fast as F*ck by Thug Kitchen
The creators of the New York Times bestselling cookbook series Thug Kitchen are back to deliver you the sorta gentle, but always hilarious shove you need to take the leap into healthy eating.
The popularity of Thug Kitchen’s first book, Eat Like You Give a F*ck was overwhelming. This third cookbook is not standing back! When it comes to tantalising vegan cuisine, Thug Kitchen lives up to its hype. From sweet potato al pastor tacos and pineapple salsa to spaghetti pie (which yes, is exactly what it sounds like) this cookbook is filled with easy-to-master creative takes on all your favourite comfort foods.
Thug Kitchen 101 includes more than 100 easy and accessible recipes to give you a solid start toward a better diet. TK holds your hand and explains ingredients from chickpeas to nooch so you’ll feel confident knowing exactly what the f*ck you’re cooking. This kickass kitchen primer also serves up health benefits and nutrition to remind everyone, from clueless newbies to health nuts, how a plant-based lifestyle benefits our bodies, minds, environment, and pocketbooks.
Add it to your collection here.
Raw. Vegan. Not Gross.: All Vegan and Mostly Raw Recipes for People Who Love to Eat by Laura Miller
Whether you already love vegan food or need some convincing, YouTube star Laura Miller offers more than a hundred entirely vegan and mostly raw recipes for all people who want to eat deliciously.
Raw. Vegan. Not Gross. is the debut cookbook from YouTube’s Tastemade star Laura Miller, who is engaging your taste buds with strengthening breakfasts such as avocado grapefruit bowls and ginger maple granola, easy dinners like golden gazpacho and sweet potato curry or crowd-pleasing party food and irresistible drinks & desserts.
Eschewing a strict or dogmatic approach to raw veganism, Laura’s self-deprecating humor, candor about issues of food and body-image, and infectious enthusiasm make her the ideal guide and travel companion for people who want to fall back in love with produce or simply celebrate the joy of real, good food.
Get inspired here.
Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking: 101 Entirely Plant-based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy and Delicious Recipes by Dana Shultz
The highly anticipated cookbook from the immensely popular food blog Minimalist Baker, featuring 101 all-new simple, vegan recipes that all require 10 ingredients or less, 1 bowl or 1 pot, or 30 minutes or less to prepare
Dana Shultz founded the Minimalist Baker blog in 2012 to share her passion for simple cooking and quickly gained a devoted worldwide following. Now, in this long-awaited debut cookbook, Dana shares 101 vibrant, simple recipes that are entirely plant-based, mostly gluten-free, and 100% delicious.
Her recipes that each require 10 ingredients or less, can be made in one bowl, or require 30 minutes or less to prepare. The Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking is a totally no-fuss approach to cooking for anyone who loves delicious food that happens to be healthy too.
Buy it here.
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