Best Vegan Cookbooks

More and more people are starting to see the benefits (and the social necessity) of a vegan lifestyle. The cookbooks in this list of best vegan cookbooks show that vegan cooking should not be bland or difficult. Cooking without meat, dairy or eggs is not only very healthy but is also very tasty and good for the environment. Be inspired by these vegan cookbooks and, like so many others, choose a lifestyle that is healthy and shows respect for nature.

If you are a vegetarian, you can also take a look at our top ten vegetarian cookbooks.

Our Top Ten Vegan Cookbooks

1
Thug Kitchen
October 7, 2014
Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck

#1 New York Times Bestseller,  first in the bestselling series

Thug Kitchen started their wildly popular website to inspire people to eatsome goddamn vegetables and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Beloved byGwyneth Paltrow ('This might be my favorite thing ever') and with half a million Facebook fans and counting, Thug Kitchen wants to show everyone how to take charge of their plates and cook up some real f*cking food.

Yeah, plenty of blogs and cookbooks preach about how to eat more kale, whyginger fights inflammation, and how to cook with microgreens andnettles. But they are dull or pretentious as hell -and most people can't afford the hype.

Thug Kitchen lives in the real world. Intheir first cookbook, they're throwing down more than 100 recipes fortheir best-loved meals, snacks and sides for beginning cooks to homechefs. (Roasted Beer and Lime Cauliflower Tacos? Pumpkin Chili? GrilledPeach Salsa? Believe that sh*t.) Plus they're going to arm you with allthe info and techniques you need to shop on a budget and go and kick abunch of ass on your own.

This book is an invitation toeveryone who wants to do better to elevate their kitchen game. No moreketchup and pizza counting as vegetables. No more drive-thru lines. Nomore avoiding the produce corner of the supermarket. Sh*t is about toget real.

Can't get enough? Check out the bestselling follow-up Thug Kitchen: Party Grub

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Rip Esselstyn
January 5, 2021
The Engine 2 Cookbook

More than 130 Lip-Smacking, Rib-Sticking, Body-Slimming Recipes to Live Plant-Strong

Lose weight, lower cholesterol, and improve your health, one delicious bite at a time in this companion to the runaway New York Times bestseller The Engine 2 Diet.

The Engine 2 Diet has sold hundreds of thousands of copies and inspired a plant-based food revolution. Featuring endorsements from top medical experts and a food line in Whole Foods Market, Engine 2 is the most trusted name in plant-based eating. Now, readers can bring the Engine 2 program into their kitchens with this cookbook companion to the original diet program. Engine 2 started in a firehouse in Texas, and if Texas firefighters love to eat this food, readers nationwide will eat it up, too! The Engine 2 Cookbook packs the life-saving promise of the Engine 2 program into more than 130 mouth-watering, crowd-pleasing recipes, including:

  • Mac-N-Cash
  • Two-Handed Sloppy Joes
  • Terrific Teriyaki Tofu Bowl
  • Badass Banana Bread

Buy at Amazon: The Engine 2 Cookbook

3
Isa Chandra Moskowitz
September 26, 2017
Best Vegan Cookbook Ever: Veganomicon; The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook

Vegan powerhouses Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Romero update their beloved cookbook with 25 new dishes, revisions throughout for more than 250 recipes, stunning color photos, and tips for making your kitchen a vegan paradise.

Who knew vegetables could taste so good? Vegan powerhouses Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Romero bring a brand new edition of this beloved vegan cookbook to celebrate its 10th anniversary. You'll find 25 new dishes and updates throughout for more than 250 recipes (everything from basics to desserts), stunning color photos, and tips for making your kitchen a vegan paradise. All the recipes in Veganomicon have been thoroughly kitchen-tested to ensure user-friendliness and amazing results. Veganomicon also includes meals for all occasions and soy-free, gluten-free, and low-fat options, plus quick recipes that make dinner a snap.

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Angela Liddon
March 4, 2014
Best Vegan Cookbooks: The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out

Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out

A self-trained chef and food photographer, Angela Liddon has spent years perfecting the art of plant-based cooking, creating inventive and delicious recipes that have brought her devoted fans from all over the world. After struggling with an eating disorder for a decade, Angela vowed to change her diet — and her life — once and for all. She traded the low-calorie, processed food she'd been living on for whole, nutrient-packed vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, and more. The result? Her energy soared, she healed her relationship with food, and she got her glow back, both inside and out. Eager to share her realization that the food we put into our bodies has a huge impact on how we look and feel each day, Angela started a blog, ohsheglows.com, which is now an Internet sensation and one of the most popular vegan recipe blogs on the web.

This is Angela's long-awaited debut cookbook, with a trasure trove of more than 100 moutherwatering, wholesome recipes — from revamped classics that even meat-eaters will love, to fresh and inventive dishes — all packed with flavor. The Oh She Glows Cookbook also includes many allergy-friendly recipes — with more than 90 gluten-free recipes — and many recipes free of soy, nuts, sugar, and grains, too!

Whether you are a vegan, "vegan-curious," or you simply want to eat delicious food that just happens to be healthy, too, this cookbook is a must-have for anyone who longs to eat well, feel great, and simply glow!

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Del Sroufe
August 14, 2012
Forks Over Knives - The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year

Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year

A whole-foods, plant-based diet that has never been easier or tastier—learn to cook the Forks Over Knives way with more than 300 recipes for every day!

Forks Over Knives—the book, the film, the movement—is back again in a cookbook. The secret is out: If you want to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, avoid cancer, and prevent (or even reverse) type 2 diabetes and heart disease, the right food is your best medicine. Thousands of people have cut out meat, dairy, and oils and seen amazing results. If you’re among them—or you’d like to be—you need this cookbook.

Del Sroufe, the man behind some of the mouthwatering meals in the landmark documentary, proves that the Forks Over Knives philosophy is not about what you can’t eat, but what you can. Chef Del and his collaborators Julieanna Hever, Judy Micklewright, Darshana Thacker, and Isa Chandra Moskowitz transform wholesome fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes into hundreds of recipes—classic and unexpected, globally and seasonally inspired, and for every meal of the day, all through the year:
 

  • Breakfast: Very Berry Smoothie, Breakfast Quinoa with Apple Compote
  • Salads, Soups and Stews: Kale Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing, Lotsa Vegetable Chowder, Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Stew
  • Pasta and Noodle Dishes: Mushroom Stroganoff, Stir-Fried Noodles with Spring Vegetables
  • Stir-Fried, Grilled and Hashed Vegetables: Grilled Eggplant “Steaks”
  • Baked and Stuffed Vegetables: Millet-Stuffed Chard Rolls
  • The Amazing Bean: White Beans and Escarole with Parsnips
  • Great Grains: Polenta Pizza with Tomatoes and Basil
  • Desserts: Apricot Fig Squares, Bursting with Berries Cobbler . . . and much more!

Simple, affordable, and delicious, the recipes in Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook put the power of real, healthy food in your hands. Start cooking the plant-based way today—it could save your life!

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Chloe Coscarelli
March 6, 2012
Chloe's Kitchen: 125 Easy, Delicious Recipes for Making the Food You Love the Vegan Way

125 Easy, Delicious Recipes for Making the Food You Love the Vegan Way

Enter Chloe’s Kitchen for delicious vegan recipes everyone will love.

Chloe Coscarelli, the first-ever vegan chef to win Food Network’s hit show Cupcake Wars, brings her trademark energy to this fun and healthy cookbook, including animal-free reinterpretations of 125 of America’s favorite foods.

Whether you’re newly transitioning to veganism, a long-time vegetarian looking for some new ideas, or a busy mom introducing Meatless Mondays to her family, you’ll find quick and easy recipes that will convert even the most reluctant to the delicious rewards of a plant-based diet.

Chef Chloe’s first-ever cookbook, illustrated throughout with gorgeous full-color photos of the mouthwatering dishes, offers helpful advice on how to set up your own kitchen for stress-free, healthful eating, as well as nutritional information, with support from the foreword by well-known physician Neal D. Barnard, M.D.

Foodies of all stripes will revel in the huge array of incredibly appetizing, inventive recipes, all made with easily available ingredients, from savory starters to decadent desserts. Her comforting macaroni and cheese, creamy Fettuccine Alfredo, crave-inducing sliders and fries, and adaptations of the most popular Chinese, Indian, and Mexican dishes will win over carnivores, omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike.

With Chef Chloe, eating vegan doesn’t mean giving up your favorite treats and flavors. Those with food allergies will appreciate the instructions throughout for making these meat-, egg-, and dairy-free recipes without gluten and soy, so everyone can enjoy them. And the icing on the (cup)cake is her renowned, coveted desserts—including the first publication of the recipes for her Cupcake Wars–winning vegan cupcakes—the ultimate indulgence without busting your belt.

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Rich Roll & Julie Piatt
April 28, 2015
Best Vegan Cookbooks: The Plantpower Way: Whole Food Plant-Based Recipes and Guidance for The Whole Family

Whole Food Plant-Based Recipes and Guidance for The Whole Family

A transformative family lifestyle guide on the power of plant-based eating—with 120 recipes—from world-renowned vegan ultra-distance athlete Rich Roll and his chef wife Julie Piatt
 
Created by renowned vegan ultra-distance athlete and high-profile wellness advocate Rich Roll and his chef wife Julie Piatt, The Plantpower Way shares the joy and vibrant health they and their whole family have experienced living a plant-based lifestyle. Bursting with inspiration, practical guidance, and beautiful four-color photography, The Plantpower Way has more than 120 delicious, easy-to-prepare whole food recipes, including hearty breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, plus healthful and delicious smoothies and juices, and decadent desserts.

But beyond the plate, at its core, The Plantpower Way is a plant-centric lifestyle primer that finally provides the modern family with a highly accessible roadmap to long-term wellness and vibrant body, mind, and spirit health. The Plantpower Way is better than a diet: It's a celebration of a delicious, simple, and sustainable lifestyle that will give families across the country a new perspective and path to living their best life.

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Bad Manners
March 23, 2021
Bad Manners: Fast as F*ck

101 Easy Recipes to Pack Your Plate: A Vegan Cookbook

The creators of the New York Times bestselling cookbook series Bad Manners are back to deliver you the not-so-gentle but always hilarious shove you need to take the leap into healthy eating (previously published as Thug Kitchen 101: Fast as F*ck).

Bad Manners: Fast as F*ck includes more than 100 easy and accessible recipes to give you a solid start toward a better diet. They hold your hand and explain 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. THAT’S RIGHT. EAT GREEN, SAVE GREEN.

So scared of commitment you can’t even dedicate some time to cook? Bad Manners is here to fix that sh*t: All recipes in Fast as F*ck are guaranteed to be faster than delivery, so you can whip up some tasty meals with simple ingredients regardless of when you stumble home from work. You’re too damn important to be eating garbage, so Bad Manners has made it easy to take care of #1: you. No needless nonsense or preachy bullsh*t. Just delicious, healthy, homemade food for all the full-time bosses out there.

Buy at Amazon: Bad Manners: Fast as F*ck

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Cathy Fisher
November 1, 2016
Straight Up Food: Delicious and Easy Plant-based Cooking without Salt, Oil or Sugar

Delicious and Easy Plant-based Cooking without Salt, Oil or Sugar 

Veteran cooking instructor Cathy Fisher guides you in preparing delicious meals made from the most health-promoting ingredients on the planet! Her recipes call for 100% plant foods: vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, and contain no animal-derived ingredients: meat (beef, pork, fowl, fish, seafood), eggs, honey, or dairy products (cow's milk, cream, butter, cheese, yogurt). They are also gluten-free and "SOS-free" (made with no added salt, oil, or sugar).

These are dishes that most of us have been eating all of our lives--they've just been given a makeover! Although Cathy emphasizes whole foods instead of overly processed foods, flavor is not sacrificed: her recipes simply call for more healthful sources of sodium (salt), richness (fat), and sweetness (sugar).

This is not a complicated gourmet cookbook to be admired on the bookshelf, but rather a "let's make really good food so we can feel and look really good" cookbook filled with recipes you will make on a regular basis, like: potato salad, pesto pasta, minestrone soup, ranch dressing, and carrot cake. 

Cathy Fisher is the creator of the recipe blog StraightUpFood.com, and teaches cooking classes at TrueNorth Health Center and the McDougall Program, both located in Santa Rosa, California. Cathy has thrived on a plant-based diet since 1999.     

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Rip Esselstyn
December 26, 2017
The Engine 2 Diet: The Texas Firefighter's 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds

The Texas Firefighter's 28-Day Save-Your-Life Plan that Lowers Cholesterol and Burns Away the Pounds

Lose weight, lower cholesterol, significantly reduce the risk of disease, and become physically fit--in just 4 weeks. 

Professional athlete-turned-firefighter Rip Esselstyn is used to responding to emergencies. So, when he learned that some of his fellow Engine 2 firefighters in Austin, TX, were in dire physical condition-several had dangerously high cholesterol levels (the highest was 344!)-he sprang into action and created a life-saving plan for the firehouse. By following Rip's program, everyone lost weight (some more than 20 lbs.), lowered their cholesterol (Mr. 344's dropped to 196), and improved their overall health. Now, Rip outlines his proven plan in this book. With Rip as your expert coach and motivator, you'll transform your body and lifestyle in a month. His plant-powered eating plan is based on a diet of whole foods, including whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds. This invaluable guide features: **Dozens of easy, mouthwatering recipes-from pancakes to pizza, Tex-Mex favorites to knockout chocolate desserts-that will keep you looking forward to every bite **Pantry-stocking tips will take the panic out of inevitable cravings and on-the-fly meals **Guidelines on menu choices that will allow you to eat out, wherever and whenever you want **Rip's simple, firefighter-inspired exercise program that will boost your metabolism and melt your fat away.

Medically approved, easy-to-follow, and amazingly effective, this diet is designed for anyone who wants to make heroic strides in his or her health, weight, and well-being-all without heroic effort.

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Tyler Macdonald
February 3, 2019
Vegan Keto Cookbook

Over 190 High-Fat Low-Carb Plant-Based Recipes to Shed Fat and Heal You from the Inside Out

Have you struggled to lose weight or just want to become healthier and improve your life?

I know I did. Just a few years ago, I lost over 50 pounds of fat and totally transformed my life. This led me on a quest of seeking knowledge about all things health and wellness, and my research led me to learning about the Ketogenic diet, along with the benefits of being Vegan. I discovered many different recipes and meals that helped me with adopting this healthy awesome lifestyle, and I put them all into this book, and now I hope that these can empower you!

The Vegan Keto Cookbook is a delicious and clear combination of choices with the carbs and fats provided. Working with so many different styles of cooking while on a vegan diet can become hectic, but this huge collection of over 190 recipes will set you on a path which you will want to continue for years to come using your new keto recipes! You will want to use these over and over again, with delicious recipes ranging from vegan keto pancakes to delicious vegan keto snacks. With an entire array of totally different recipes, you surely won’t be disappointed.This cookbook is literally chalk full of recipes. These are just a few of the selections you will learn about:

>Green Coffee Shake 
>Cinnamon Roll Muffins 
>Zucchini Cauliflower Fritters 
>Avocado Chocolate Mousse 
>Mexican Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream 

These Ketogenic meals are carefully selected with a Vegan in mind. With all of the healthy benefits you receive, it's clear why a vegan style of eating is gaining popularity! Join the league of thousands of satisfied customers and try some of these decadent recipes for yourself!

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Ginny Kay McMeans
January 22, 2019
The High-Protein Vegan Cookbook

125+ Hearty Plant-Based Recipes

Nuts, grains, vegetables, fruits, and seeds all provide healthy fuel for the body, and in combination they make complete protein powerhouses that easily deliver this essential nutrient. Whether it is Multi- Layered Avocado Toast for breakfast, Acadian Black Beans and Rice for dinner, or No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies to satisfy a sweet tooth, blogger and recipe developer Ginny Kay McMeans has a protein-packed option for everyone.

The High-Protein Vegan Cookbook highlights the ins- and- outs of vegan protein, including how to build muscle and lose weight, the best foods to eat to achieve a strong, healthy body, and recipes for DIY seitan. With more than 125 protein-rich, plant-based recipes, McMeans proves that vegans don’t have to skimp on this important nutrient.

Recipes include:

  • Southwest Scramble Breakfast Burritos
  • Artichoke Quinoa Dip
  • Slow Cooker Seitan Bourguignon
  • Chocolate Cake Munch Cookies
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Dana Shultz
April 26, 2016
Minimalist Baker's Everyday Cooking: 101 Entirely Plant-based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy and Delicious Recipes

101 Entirely Plant-based, Mostly Gluten-Free, Easy and Delicious Recipes

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. Packed with gorgeous photography, this practical but inspiring cookbook includes: 

   • Recipes that each require 10 ingredients or less, can be made in one bowl, or require 30 minutes or less to prepare. 
   • Delicious options for hearty entrées, easy sides, nourishing breakfasts, and decadent desserts—all on the table in a snap 
   • Essential plant-based pantry and equipment tips 
   • Easy-to-follow, step-by-step recipes with standard and metric ingredient measurements 

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

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Sahara Rose Ketabi
October 2, 2018
Eat Feel Fresh: A Contemporary, Plant-Based Ayurvedic Cookbook

A Contemporary, Plant-Based Ayurvedic Cookbook

Bring your body into balance with over 100 healing recipes for a modern Ayurvedic lifestyle.

The ancient science of Ayurveda teaches that food is divine medicine with the power to heal--but the best foods for one person may not be beneficial to another. Unlike many diets with rigid, one-size-fits-all guidelines, Ayurveda is a lifestyle that recognizes the ever-changing needs of each individual. Join author Sahara Rose on a journey to wellness and discover how to eat according to your body's specific needs. Identify your Dosha, or mind-body type, and find out what foods are best for your body. Learn how changes in season and climate affect your digestion and how to adjust what you eat accordingly. Rather than focusing on calories, you'll focus on food qualities. Rather than focusing on macronutrients, you'll focus on tastes--and you'll feel better than ever.

Fall in love with cooking as you explore more than 100 plant-based, gluten- and dairy-free recipes for every meal of the day, including contemporary twists on classic Ayurvedic cuisine, such as turmeric-ginger kitchari and gut-healing seaweed broth. Packed with practical guidance and beautiful photography, Eat Feel Fresh integrates traditional Ayurvedic wisdom with contemporary nutritional science, and invites you to change your relationship with food and connect with your highest self.

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Neal D Barnard
Dec 24, 2018
The Vegan Starter Kit: Everything You Need to Know About Plant-Based Eating

Everything You Need to Know About Plant-Based Eating

Leading medical authority Neal Barnard, MD, FACC, shows you how to put the power of a vegan diet to work with an easy, step-by-step approach.

Many are looking to adopt a more healthful diet but may have questions, like: How do I plan a vegan meal? Is protein an issue? How do I make it work if I don't cook? Which are the best choices at restaurants? 

In THE VEGAN STARTER KIT Dr. Neal Barnard, perhaps the world's most respected authority on vegan diets, answers your questions and gives you everything you need to put vegan power to work. You'll learn how to ensure complete nutrition, and get quick-reference charts for calcium sources, tips for modifying your favorite recipes, and examples of quick and easy meals. Everything you need for permanent weight control and dramatically better health is presented.

THE VEGAN STARTER KIT also includes information on healthy eating in childhood, pregnancy, and other stages of life, and a complete set of basic meals, holiday feasts, snacks, among many other features.

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Brandi Doming
October 16, 2018
The Vegan 8: 100 Simple, Delicious Recipes Made with 8 Ingredients or Less

Five years ago, popular blogger Brandi Doming of The Vegan 8 became a vegan, overhauling the way she and her family ate after a health diagnosis for her husband. The effects have been life-changing. Her recipes rely on refreshingly short ingredient lists that are ideal for anyone new to plant-based cooking or seeking simplified, wholesome, family-friendly options for weeknight dinners. All of the recipes are dairy-free and most are oil-free, gluten-free, and nut-free (if not, Brandi offers suitable alternatives), and ideally tailored to meet the needs of an array of health conditions. Each of the 100 recipes uses just 8 or fewer ingredients (not including salt, pepper, or water) to create satisfying, comforting meals from breakfast to dessert that your family—even the non-vegans—will love. Try Bakery-Style Blueberry Muffins, Fool ’Em “Cream Cheese” Spinach-Artichoke Dip, Cajun Veggie and Potato Chowder, Skillet Baked Mac n’ Cheese, and No-Bake Chocolate Espresso Fudge Cake.

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Chloe Coscarelli
September 23, 2014
Chloe's Vegan Italian Kitchen: 150 Pizzas, Pastas, Pestos, Risottos, & Lots of Creamy Italian Classics

150 Pizzas, Pastas, Pestos, Risottos, & Lots of Creamy Italian Classics

Popular vegan chef and winner of the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars Chloe Coscarelli digs into her Italian roots to create more than 150 recipes inspired by the most popular cuisine in the world.

If you think a healthy vegan diet means giving up pasta in creamy sauce, cheesy pizza, and luscious tiramisu, think again! Following her hit cookbooks Chloe’s Kitchen and Chloe’s Vegan Desserts, Chef Chloe goes to her family’s homeland to veganize its time-honored delicacies—and add some distinctively delicious twists.

Sumptuous mains like Butternut Ravioli with Brown Sugar and Crispy Sage and Red Wine Seitan on Ciabatta let you show off your kitchen skills, and her inventive pizza creations include Crumbled “Sausage” and “Mozzarella” Pizza as well as Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion, and Apple Pizza. And vegans can once again enjoy comfort favorites with Chloe’s Potato Gnocchi, Lasagna Bolognese, and Eggplant Parmesan. Known for her surprising twists on favorite desserts, Chloe’s got your classics covered with Chocolate-Dipped Almond Biscotti and Italian Wedding Cake, and she turns up the dial with new delights like Mint Chip Gelato Sandwiches, Banana Coffee Cupcakes, and Pomegranate Mint Italian Soda—sure to win over omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike. Chloe also includes directions for making her recipes allergy- and gluten-free so that you can feast on all your favorite foods, no matter your diet.

With fresh vegan takes on classic Italian cuisine illustrated by gorgeous full-color photographs throughout, and her bright and lively personality on every page, Chloe takes you on a delectable trip to Italy—one you’ll want to go on again and again! Buon appetito!

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Bryant Terry
February 11, 2020
Vegetable Kingdom

The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Vogue • San Francisco Chronicle • Forbes • Food & Wine • Delish

More than 100 beautifully simple recipes that teach you the basics of a great vegan meal centered on real food, not powders or meat substitutes—from the James Beard Award-winning chef and author of Afro-Vegan
 
Food justice activist and author Bryant Terry breaks down the fundamentals of plant-based cooking in Vegetable Kingdom, showing you how to make delicious meals from popular vegetables, grains, and legumes. Recipes like Dirty Cauliflower, Barbecued Carrots with Slow-Cooked White Beans, Millet Roux Mushroom Gumbo, and Citrus & Garlic-Herb-Braised Fennel are enticing enough without meat substitutes, instead relying on fresh ingredients, vibrant spices, and clever techniques to build flavor and texture. 

The book is organized by ingredient, making it easy to create simple dishes or showstopping meals based on what’s fresh at the market. Bryant also covers the basics of vegan cooking, explaining the fundamentals of assembling flavorful salads, cooking filling soups and stews, and making tasty grains and legumes. With beautiful imagery and classic design, Vegetable Kingdom is an invaluable tool for plant-based cooking today.

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Gaz Oakley
May 12, 2020
Plants-Only Kitchen: Over 70 Delicious, Super-Simple, Powerful and Protein-Packed Recipes for Busy People

Over 70 Delicious, Super-Simple, Powerful and Protein-Packed Recipes for Busy People

Plants-Only Kitchen offers an explosion of flavour, with more than 70 vegan recipes that work around your lifestyle. With symbols flagging whether recipes are high-protein, take less than 15 minutes, are gluten-free, one-pot or are suitable for meal prep, Plants-Only Kitchen explains how best to make a vegan diet work for you. No fuss, no fancy ingredients - just fantastic food using plants, only. Gaz Oakley (aka @avantgardevegan) has amassed well over a million followers on social media with his exciting vegan dishes, which emphasize that a plant-based diet doesn't mean missing out on taste. In Plants-Only Kitchen, Gaz's recipes are easier than ever before - following his step-by-step instructions, tips and advice, anyone can cook great vegan food.

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Joshua McFadden
May 2, 2017
Best Vegetable Cookbook: Six Seasons: A New Way with Vegetables

A New Way with Vegetables

Named a Best Cookbook of the Year by the Wall Street JournalThe AtlanticBon AppétitFood Network Magazine, Every Day with Rachael RayUSA TodaySeattle TimesMilwaukee Journal-SentinelLibrary Journal, Eater, and more

“Never before have I seen so many fascinating, delicious, easy recipes in one book. . . . [Six Seasons is] about as close to a perfect cookbook as I have seen . . . a book beginner and seasoned cooks alike will reach for repeatedly.”
—Lucky Peach

Joshua McFadden, chef and owner of renowned trattoria Ava Gene’s in Portland, Oregon, is a vegetable whisperer. After years racking up culinary cred at New York City restaurants like Lupa, Momofuku, and Blue Hill, he managed the trailblazing Four Season Farm in coastal Maine, where he developed an appreciation for every part of the plant and learned to coax the best from vegetables at each stage of their lives.

In Six Seasons, his first book, McFadden channels both farmer and chef, highlighting the evolving attributes of vegetables throughout their growing seasons—an arc from spring to early summer to midsummer to the bursting harvest of late summer, then ebbing into autumn and, finally, the earthy, mellow sweetness of winter. Each chapter begins with recipes featuring raw vegetables at the start of their season. As weeks progress, McFadden turns up the heat—grilling and steaming, then moving on to sautés, pan roasts, braises, and stews. His ingenuity is on display in 225 revelatory recipes that celebrate flavor at its peak.

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Ali Maffucci
February 24, 2015
Inspiralized: Turn Vegetables into Healthy, Creative, Satisfying Meals

Turn Vegetables into Healthy, Creative, Satisfying Meals

On her wildly popular blog, Inspiralized, Ali Maffucci is revolutionizing healthy eating. Whether you’re low-carb, gluten-free, Paleo, or raw, you don’t have to give up the foods you love. Inspiralized shows you how to transform more than 20 vegetables and fruits into delicious meals that look and taste just like your favorite indulgent originals. Zucchini turns into pesto spaghetti; jicama becomes shoestring fries; sweet potatoes lay the foundation for fried rice; plantains transform into “tortillas” for huevos rancheros.

Ali’s recipes for breakfast, snacks, appetizers, sandwiches, soups, salads, casseroles, rices, pastas, and even desserts are easy to follow, hard to mess up, healthful, and completely fresh and flavorful. Best of all, she tells you how to customize them for whatever vegetables you have on hand and whatever your personal goal may be—losing weight, following a healthier lifestyle, or simply making easy meals at home. 

Here, too, are tons of technical tips and tricks; nutritional information for each dish and every vegetable you can possibly spiralize; and advice for spiralizing whether you’re feeding just yourself, your family, or even a crowd. So bring on a hearty appetite and a sense of adventure—you’re ready to make the most of this secret weapon for healthy cooking.

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Matt Frazier
May 16, 2017
The No Meat Athlete Cookbook: Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes to Fuel Your Workouts―and the Rest of Your Life

Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes to Fuel Your Workouts―and the Rest of Your Life

Sports Illustrated Best Health and Wellness Book of 2017

Plant-powered recipes to power you—perform better, recover faster, feel great!

A fast-growing global movement, No Meat Athlete (NMA) earns new fans every day by showing how everyone from weekend joggers to world-class competitors can become even healthier and fitter by eating whole plant foods.

Now The No Meat Athlete Cookbook—written by NMA founder Matt Frazier and longtime health coach, yoga teacher, and food writer Stepfanie Romine—showcases 125 delicious vegan recipes, many inspired by plant-based foods from around the world. Put nourishing, whole foods on the table quickly and affordably, with:

  • Morning meals to power your day (Almond Butter–Banana Pancakes, Harissa Baked Tofu)
  • Homemade sports drinks to fuel your workouts (Cucumber-Lime Electrolyte Drink, Switchel: The Original Sports Drink)
  • Nutrient-packed mains to aid recovery (Naked Samosa Burgers, Almost Instant Ramen)
  • Sweets that work for your body (Two-Minute Turtles, Mango Sticky Rice)
  • Oil-free options for every recipe; gluten-free and soy-free options throughout
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Sam Turnbull
March 30, 2021
Fast Easy Cheap Vegan

101 Recipes You Can Make in 30 Minutes or Less, for $10 or Less, and with 10 Ingredients or Less!

From Sam Turnbull, the bestselling author of Fuss-Free Vegan, and creator of the blog It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken, comes her eagerly awaited second cookbook. She is cooking up even simpler vegan comfort food--on a budget, with fewer ingredients, and in 30 minutes or less!

Some people think that a vegan diet can be too time-consuming, too much work, and too expensive! In Sam Turnbull's Fast Easy Cheap Vegan, she's busting those myths and showing us just how simple (with 10 ingredients or fewer), inexpensive (for $10 or less), and quick (in 30 minutes or less) it can be to cook delicious plant-based comfort food at home. Wholesome recipes can be made using items you already have in your pantry and fridge. And if they're not stocked in your kitchen, these ingredients are easily found at your local grocery store. Fast Easy Cheap Vegan is filled with 101 recipes, many of them perfect for busy weeknights, like 10-Ingredient Creamy Basil Gnocchi, Gorgeous Greek Bowl, and Quicker Quesadillas. You'll have tons of options for speedy breakfasts and lunches, including Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies, 20-Minute Breakfast Sandwiches, 15-Minute Apple Chickpea Salad, and DIY Instant Ramen Soup, and no shortage of ready-to-go snacks, like Cheesy Cracker Snackers, Loaded Queso Dip, and Cool Ranch Popcorn. And don't skip dessert because there's Lickety-Split Ice Cream, Easy Peasy Peanut Butter Squares, Brownie in a Cup, and 10-Minute Mini Berry¬ Crisp.

Fast Easy Cheap Vegan is all about smart tips and easy techniques that simplify cooking. Many recipes are one-pot, freezer-friendly, and make-ahead meals, creating a stress-free kitchen. So whether it's breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert, Sam has thought of everything to help get delicious, fuss-free meals on the table in no time flat.

Buy at Amazon: Fast Easy Cheap Vegan

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America's Test Kitchen
December 1, 2020
The Complete Plant-Based Cookbook

500 Inspired, Flexible Recipes for Eating Well Without Meat

Make any recipe vegan or vegetarian to suit your preference

Plant-based cooking means different things to different people. We all come to plant-based eating with different goals in mind. ATK's diverse, modern guide offers foolproof recipes for every occasion that you can tailor to suit your own needs, choosing whether to make any dish vegan or vegetarian. From building a plant-centric plate to cooking with plant-based meat and dairy, you'll find everything you need here to create varied, satisfying meals.

The 500-plus recipes are vegan but flexible. You can choose whether to make the Rancheros with Avocado with tofu or eggs, the Farro Salad with Cucumber, Yogurt, and Mint with plant-based or dairy yogurt, the Vegetable Fried Rice with Broccoli and Shiitake Mushrooms with or without eggs, and the No-Bake Cherry-Almond Crisp using coconut oil or butter.

ATK's plant-based eating strategy is easy, budget-friendly, and inclusive--cuisines around the world are rich with boldly flavored, naturally vegan dishes. Drawing inspiration from them, these recipes showcase produce, beans and grains, and vegan (and vegetarian) protein sources.

The Complete Plant-Based Cookbook is packed with ingenious tips for cooking with plant-forward ingredients and also showcases ATK's practical techniques. Rethink how you use vegetables (blend leeks into a silky pasta sauce, use beets to transform a burger from the "vegan option" into the best option); discover how to boost umami flavor using tomato paste, dried mushrooms, and miso; and more. A thorough opening section delves into the details of modern plant-based eating, addressing shopping and storage strategies, the plethora of plant-based meat and dairy options, and how to meet nutritional needs.

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VB6

Mark Bittman
April 30, 2013
VB6: Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health . . . for Good

Eat Vegan Before 6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health . . . for Good

If you’re one of the millions who have thought of trying a vegan diet but fear it’s too monotonous or unfamiliar, VB6 will introduce a flexible way of eating that you can really live with for life.

Six years ago, an overweight, pre-diabetic Mark Bittman faced a medical directive: adopt a vegan diet or go on medication. He was no fan of a lifelong regimen of pills, but as a food writer he lived—and worked—to eat. So neither choice was appealing. His solution was a deal with himself. He would become a “flexitarian.” 

He adopted a diet heavy in vegetables, fruits, and grains by following a healthy vegan diet (no meat, dairy, or processed foods) all day. After 6:00 p.m. he’d eat however he wanted, though mostly in moderation. Beyond that, his plan involved no gimmicks, scales, calorie counting, or point systems. And there were no so-called forbidden foods—he ate mostly home-cooked meals that were as varied and satisfying as they were delicious.

He called this plan Vegan Before 6:00 (VB6 for short), and the results were swift and impressive. Best of all, they proved to be lasting and sustainable over the long haul. Bittman lost 35 pounds and saw all of his blood numbers move in the right direction.

Using extensive scientific evidence to support his plan, the acclaimed cookbook author and food policy columnist shows why his VB6 approach succeeds when so many other regimens not only fail, but can actually lead to unwanted weight gain. He then provides all the necessary tools for making the switch to a flexitarian diet: lists for stocking the pantry, strategies for eating away from home in a variety of situations, pointers for making cooking on a daily basis both convenient and enjoyable, and a complete 28-day eating plan showing VB6 in action. 

Finally, Bittman provides more than 60 recipes for vegan breakfasts, lunches, and snacks, as well as non-vegan dinners that embrace the spirit of a vegetable- and grain-forward diet.

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