Top Vegan Cookbooks
Fresh from the Vegan Slow-Cooker provides practical guidance on how to work with different models of slow-cookers, taking into account the sizes of various machines, the variety of settings they offer, and the quirks and personalities of each device.
She addresses any lingering skepticism readers may have about whether slow-cookers can have delicious, meat-free applications, and she shows how to take into account the water content of vegetables and the absorptive qualities of grains when vegan slow-cooking.
Fresh from the Vegan Slow-Cooker includes eleven recipe chapters, four of which focus on main courses. There are homey and comforting foods in the American and European style, such as a Rustic Pot Pie Topped with Chive Biscuits and a Ziti with Mushroom and Bell Pepper Ragu, and there are lots of East Asian, South and Southeast Asian, and Mexican/Latin dishes, too.
Beyond the mains, there are chapters devoted to snacks and appetizers, desserts, breads and breakfasts, and even one on drinks. The many soy-free and gluten-free recipes are clearly identified. Altogether, the collection offers readers loads of ways to expand their vegan repertoire and to get maximum value from their investment in a slow-cooker.
Sample recipe from Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker on VegKitchen:
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Sometimes it can be tough to come up with exciting vegan recipes. You might have a few go-to recipes you’ve stuck to since you became a vegan. But why not branch out and see what the vegan world has to offer? And these are the best vegan cookbooks for expanding your vegan repertoire. more→
Finger Foods, Warm Hors D’Oeuvre, Dips,
and Spreads for Everyday or Special Occasions
by Jordan St. Clair-Jackson | From the Best of VegKitchen.com series
Available now as a Kindle edition on Amazon.com
Vegan and vegetarian cookbooks rarely present many appetizer recipes. On the other hand, the rare ones that do focus on the subject offer up recipes that are way too complicated. Who needs an appetizer that takes longer to make than an entire meal? That takes a lot of the fun out of it. more→
For Vegetarian, Vegan, and Dairy-Free Kids and Teens
Compiled and edited by Jordan St. Clair-Jackson and the editors of VegKitchen
Healthy School Lunch: Recipes & Ideas (more than 50 in total) will make the task of making school lunch for kids and teens who are vegetarian or vegan easier and more fun. They’ll also be useful for those following dairy-free diets due to allergy or intolerance. You’ll find lots of tips and recipe-free ideas, as well as easy recipes for: sandwiches and wraps; hot and cold container lunches; dips that will make veggies more appealing; muffins & bars; and more. more→
Plant Power: Transform Your Kitchen, Plate, and Life with More than 150 Fresh and Flavorful Vegan Recipes by Nava Atlas
Acclaimed and bestselling vegan author and creator of VegKitchen.com, Nava Atlas, delivers a beautiful must-have guide to transform your kitchen, plate, and life with the best nature has to offer, with more than 150 delicious and versatile plant-based recipes for every day of the year.
Eating vegan doesn’t have to be about sacrifice and substitutions. With Plant Power, Nava Atlas celebrates the bounty of natural foods and teaches everyone—from committed vegans to those who just want more plants in their diet—how to implement a plant-based approach to their lives—easily, practically, and joyfully, every day.
An Easy Guide to Enjoying a Plant-Based Diet
In Laura Theodore’s Vegan-Ease, a comprehensive cookbook, the award-winning host of public television’s Jazzy Vegetarian, brings us full menu plans, shopping lists, and over 130 delicious, quick-and-easy vegan recipes, each complete with nutritional analysis. Enhanced by over 200 full-color photographs, each recipe is ranked with an Ease-Factor to make it easy to choose dishes that fit into any busy schedule. Laura Theodore’s Vegan-Ease includes all you need to know to embrace cost-saving, healthy, and delicious plant-based meals for you and your family. more→
125 Delectable Vegan Recipes for Kale, Collards, Arugula, Bok Choy, and other Leafy Veggies Everyone Loves by Nava Atlas | Photos by Susan Voisin
Nava Atlas serves up a comprehensive collection of scrumptious recipes, all featuring ultra-healthy, super-nutritious leafy greens. Leafy greens are a breeze to grow and prepare, and these 125 dishes showcase the most commonly used varieties in an irresistible selection of soups, salads, stews, stir-fries, pastas, and more.
Nava’s up-to-the-minute ideas range from using sturdy collard greens as wrappers for savory fillings to whirling tender arugula and watercress into incredible dips. more→
by Kittee Berns
Winner of the VegNews 2015 VEGGIE AWARDS for Cookbook of the Year
Why wait for a trip to your favorite Ethiopian restaurant? Teff Love by Kittee Berns lets you import the delicious flavors of Ethiopia right to your own kitchen! Kittee Berns explains this cuisine through easy to follow recipes, so you can savor authentic Ethiopian food without ever leaving home. Discover how to source and use the tantalizing seasonings and savory ingredients that are the foundation of these unique dishes.
The Homemade Vegan Pantry: The Art of Making Your Own Staples
by Miyoko Schinner
A guide to creating vegan versions of staple ingredients to stock the fridge and pantry–from dairy and meat substitutes such as vegan yogurt, butter, mayo, bacon, and cheese, to mustards, dressings, pancake mix, crackers, pasta sauces, cookies, and more.
Kitchen crafters know the pleasure of making their own staples and specialty foods, whether it’s cultured sour cream or a stellar soup stock. It’s a fresher, healthier, more natural approach to eating and living. Now vegans who are sick of buying over-processed, over-packaged products can finally join the homemade revolution. more→
Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Recipes, tips, and strategies for easy, delicious vegan meals every day of the week, from America’s bestselling vegan cookbook author.
How does Isa Chandra Moskowitz make flavorful and satisfying vegan meals from scratch every day, often in 30 minutes or less? It’s easy! In Isa Does It, the beloved cookbook author shares 150 new recipes to make weeknight cooking a snap. Mouthwatering recipes like Sweet Potato Red Curry with Rice and Purple Kale, Bistro Beet Burgers, and Summer Seitan Saute with Cilantro and Lime illustrate how simple and satisfying meat-free food can be. more→
Vegan Holiday Kitchen: More than 200 Delicious, Festive Recipes for Special Occasions
by Nava Atlas
Here is do-able, hearty fare for major holidays year-round! With more than 200 mouthwatering recipes, Vegan Holiday Kitchen is your go-to resource for recipes and menus for major holidays. Vegans can at last celebrate the holidays with gusto and enjoy every course of the meal—from appetizers to desserts.
What’s more, these lovingly crafted dishes will satisfy everyone who loves great food, no matter what their culinary preferences. There’s no reason to wait for a special occasion to enjoy these recipes—they’re healthy and uncomplicated enough for everyday fare.
Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Diary-Free Desserts by Fran Costigan
It can be difficult to find truly indulgent vegan desserts—especially chocolate. But for the first time, chocolate cakes, brownies, truffles, puddings, ice creams, and more are within reach: dairy-free, organic, fair-trade, and sublime.
Author, baking instructor, and vegan powerhouse Fran Costigan has dedicated years to satisfying her sweet tooth while keeping it vegan. more→