5 best vegan cookbooks for beginners
I chose cookbooks that have a range of recipes for starting a vegan diet, are good for non-vegan friends and family and will please a full-on vegans. Nothing to fancy or exotic, just pure plant goodness in a familiar taste.
Every cookbook also has a section with useful tips, introduction to ingredients and how-to stuff.
#1: But I could never go vegan!, Kristy Turner
But I could never go vegan cookbook shows chapter by chapter that you sure can go vegan.
#2: Isa does it, Isa Chandra Moskowitz
#3: Vegan yack attack on the go, Jackie Sobon
Vegan yack attack on the go is a life saver.
Recipes are quick and easy and portable – either you pre-prep it or it’s an easy recipe.
Jackie wanted for this cookbook to give a wide variety of meals that are fun, tasty and easy to make.
Everything in the book is on the go, for fast paced lifestyle.
Some recipes for the book: creamy berry polenta, breakfast burrito, smoothie jars – put everything in a jar and in the morning just throw it in a blender.
#4: No meat athlete cookbook, Matt Frazier and Stepfanie Romine
The no meat athlete was voted top 7 health and fitness books in 2017 and rightly so. It’s in general a trusted source of information for athletes eating plant-based diet.
If you’re an active, gym, fit dude or dudette who want more muscle, strength food this cookbook is the one for you.
The cookbook is designed specifically for athletes. Plant-based diet makes recovery time shorter, gives more energy for workout and better performance so the book is orientated around it.
Recipes are flavorful and healthy, quick, easy and family friendly.
#5: The homemade vegan pantry, Miyoko Schinner
The homemade vegan pantry could easily be on top of this list. But it’s not, because it’s not an ordinary cookbook. There’s something intimate about this book.
It’s a bit different than regular cookbooks. This one isn’t so much about meals and lunch and what to eat than it’s about what we eat.
In order to read, you need to know the letters of the alphabet. In order to understand food, you need to know ingredients.
The homemade vegan pantry goes back to the beginning and teaches you about food. This book shows the backbone of the healthiest diet you can possibly have. And that’s where it’s value is.
In the book, you’ll find a recipe for anything and everything that you’d want to have with your meal – condiments, cheese, feta, parmigiano, mozzarella, cream and butter, soup stocks and then vegan “meats”, pastas and so much more.
Everything is absolutely from scratch which is amazing if you have allergies, want to fix your relationship with food or just want to understand what food is. The next time you’ll go to the supermarket and flip the packet to read an ingredients label, you’ll see the difference between that package in your hand and real food.
This book, makes your house a home. I truly believe every house should have this book.
If you enjoy spending time in kitchen, are into doing your own, healthy food, then this is your Bible.
I love it. I really really love it.
Bonus #6: Forks over knives Flavor!, Darshana Thacker
Forks over knives documentary was a game changer for a lot of us.
A lot of people went vegan after watching it, so it’s a great influence on vegan awareness.
Their cookbook have super healthy recipes and is a good way to get yourself into it. If their documentary struck a cord with you, than I’m sure their cookbook will as well.
Note to yourself: There’s a Forks over knives cookbook and Forks over knives Flavor cookbook. Flavor has pictures, while the first one doesn’t.
P.S.: if you haven’t watched Forks over knives, go check it out.
These are my 5 best vegan cookbooks for beginners, plus the Forks over knives Flavor. I’m sure that any of them will have tonnes of recipes that’ll give you inspiration to cook and indulge in different tastes.
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