The Best Vegetarian and Vegan Cookbooks

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There are several reasons why a vegan cookbook can quickly become something you need. It could be you are finally going for a more plant-based diet. It could also be you are tired of your old recipes and are on the hunt for something new and not boring. You might be looking for an impressive vegan recipe for that vegan loved one or friend you are having over for dinner.

Yes, the reasons just go on and on, but the conclusion is, you want to pick the right vegetarian cookbook to suit your needs.

Check out this delicious list of the best vegetarian and vegan cookbooks.

  1. Chez Panisse Vegetables by Alice Waters

Become a vegetable pro with a book like Chez Panisse Vegetables at your side. It makes all the challenging meals much easier and vegan-friendly. You can find a meal for any occasion. The author Alice Waters describes vegan dishes as ‘living foods’ and we consider this a must-have for anyone who loves good food.

  1. Sweet Potato Soul: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes for the Southern Flavors of Smoke, Sugar, Spice, and Soul: A Cookbook by Jenné Claiborne

Have you ever tried soul food? Do you love the smoky flavors and tastes of southern dishes? This vegan cookbook by Jenné Claiborne explores soul food in a whole new way. Jenné Claiborne keeps you intrigued and excited with her clear voice and iconic storytelling approach in this book. The recipes are rich as can be in whole fresh ingredients. Regardless of if you have tasted soul food or not, she gives you a plant-based delicious way to enjoy it all. Readers also say that Sweet Potato Soul: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes for the Southern Flavors of Smoke, Sugar, Spice, and Soul: A Cookbook makes for a satisfying bedtime reading.

  1. The Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen

The Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen is a classic as old as 50 years. While there are new editions to dig into, this inspirational and fun vegan cookbook continues to make readers fall in love.

  1. The Wicked Healthy Cookbook by Chad and Derek Sarno

With its striking title and cover page, The Wicked Healthy features bold recipes, punchy flavors, and a new way to cook vegan meals. Go with the flow and energy of the Sarno brothers in this cookbook. You’ll feel very much a part of their mission to make vegan recipes and meals sound just as great as anything else.

  1. Whole Bowls: Complete Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Meals to Power Your Day by Allison Day.

Allison Day is a nutritionist and food blogger who stays true to her philosophy of eating delicious food you can feel good about. She’s put her expertise on nutrition into this fun and definitely alluring recipes to tickle your taste buds and be gluten-free. It guarantees fresh ingredients and a straightforward approach.

  1. Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home and Travel [A Cookbook] by Heidi Swanson

Care to go on a journey? Heidi Swanson takes cooks/chefs across the world in her creative assortment of dishes/recipes. Each one keeps you excited and up for a tasty but always healthy dish.



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Over the past 25 years I have taken on the roles of a producer, publisher, insider journalist and fundraiser. My artistic interests began early in my teens working as a model and a dancer throughout the U.S. I formed my first modeling agency before I was twenty. While modeling I secured a re-occurring role in the popular daytime TV series General Hospital. Read more...