Maybe you’re in a veggie rut or simply want to enjoy more veggies. If this sounds familiar then this post is for you. Check out my list of 10 Awesome Veggie Cookbooks that are sure to help you find veggie joy!
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10 Awesome Veggie Cookbooks: Vegetarian and Vegan
Here are my favorite vegetarian and vegan cookbooks to date. These great books have inspired me to cook healthy and delicious food every day.
What cookbook review list would be complete without some enticing recipe photos? As I cooked myself silly, I was sure to snap photos of my absolute favorites. I’m not sure who is more thankful that this list is complete – my husband or the dishwasher!
1) Love Real Food
by Kathryne Taylor
Perhaps you’re familiar with a doggie named Cookie. If not, Cookie is the adorable crumb catcher and sidekick of talented food blogger, Kathryne Taylor. Love Real Food is her debut cookbook (released May 2017) and is a true reflection of her creative style and exceptional talent.
Love Real Food is a delightful collection of over 100 vegetarian based recipes featuring fresh and whole foods. Kate also includes gluten-free, vegan, nut free and soy free modifications when possible. Plus, every single recipe is beautifully photographed!
Summary: A vegetarian cookbook with gluten-free, vegan, nut free and soy free options.
2) Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking
by Dana Shultz
Whether you’re a new or long time fan of plant-based cuisine, Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking is a vast collection of no-nonsense recipes.
Dana has impeccably crafted delicious eats that require 10 ingredients or less, one bowl or pot, and/or can be whipped up in 30 minutes or less. Sounds too good to be true, right?
But wait, there’s more! Looking for gluten-free recipes? No problem! A majority of her recipes are gluten-free.
Summary: A plant-based vegan cookbook with mostly gluten-free recipes.
3) Oh She Glows Every Day
by Angela Liddon
If you’re a loyal fan of Angela’s first book, The Oh She Glows Cookbook (also on this list!), you may want to check out her follow-up vegan cookbook, Oh She Glows Everyday.
With busy lifestyles as the norm these days, Angela compiled a book of satisfying, plant-based recipes that are obtainable for every day life.
Additionally, you won’t need to rely on your imagination as you will find beautiful photography for all of the recipes. Your inspiration and motivation for a plant-based whole food lifestyle will soar with this well-organized cookbook.
Summary: A plant-based, vegan cookbook with allergy and preparation labels (such as vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, grain-free, oil-free, advance prep required, kid-friendly, and freezer-friendly).
4) The Homemade Vegan Pantry
by Miyoko Schinner
Looking to expand your culinary repertoire? Enhance your favorite recipes by mastering the craft of homemade staples.
The Homemade Vegan Pantry is a lovely cookbook with a plethora of vegan inspired staple recipes, such as Oil-Free Eggless Mayo, Glorious Butterless Butter, Basic Ketchup and Oil-Free Ranch Dressing.
Miyoko’s recipe approach is a simple one: fresh and healthy, no fuss staples that anyone can easily create. Once you start creating your own homemade staples you won’t be turning back!
Summary: A vegan cookbook with homemade staple recipes for condiments, dairy- and egg-free goodness, stocks, meat substitutes, pasta, sauces, breads, baked goods and sweets.
5) Fast, Fresh & Green
by Susie Middleton
Fast, Fresh & Green is a wonderful collection of recipes with a focus on fresh vegetables. It’s the perfect book for anyone trying to integrate more veggies into their lifestyle. Although the cookbook is not entirely vegetarian, you will find 75% of them are vegetarian driven.
One delightful surprise (of many!) is how Susie has uniquely organized her recipes by cooking technique. You’ll learn how to prepare a plethora of veggies in a variety of enticing ways: quick roasting or braising, hands-on or walk-away sautéing, two-stepping, no cooking, stir-frying and grilling.
Summary: A mostly vegetarian cookbook with countless vegetable side dish possibilities.
6) The Oh She Glows Cookbook
by Angela Liddon
To get your glow on and start feeling your absolute best, look no further than Angela Liddon’s The Oh She Glows Cookbook. With over 100 flavorful recipes, you’ll be sure to find a new mouth-watering favorite whether you’re vegan or not. Guaranteed.
For your next pasta night, shake things up with her 15-Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta or indulge in her healthier-for-you burrito, Broccoli & Cashew Cheese-Quinoa Burrito (reheats great!).
Summary: A vegan cookbook with real, whole-food ingredients and substitutions for food allergies and sensitivities.
by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romer
Veganomicon boasts that it’s ‘The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook’ and it definitely delivers with over 250 intriguing recipes. Without a doubt, you’ll discover a new favorite or two, or too many to even keep count. Break out those sticky notes!
Even after owning this cookbook for years, I find myself revisiting Veganomicon for timeless favorites and new inspirations.
You’ll have to rely on your imagination though, only a handful of the recipes are photographed. But it’s a small sacrifice for the countless vegan recipes you’ll receive in return.
Summary: A vegan cookbook packed with a diverse collection of recipes.
Plus! Their newest cookbook: Veganomicon, 10th Anniversary Edition
8) Straight from the Earth
by Myra Goodman and Marea Goodman
Plentifully bookmarked throughout the years, Straight from the Earth is one of my all-time favorite cookbooks with irresistible vegan deliciousness. A talented mother-daughter team are the creators of this exceptional recipe collection.
For the home chef, this veggie-centric book presents inventive dishes as well as unique flavor pairings. Straight from the Earth is simply an outstanding cookbook filled with healthy recipes that will pique your interest, time and time again.
Summary: A vegan cookbook with recipes that will cater to anyone who simply loves food.
Of course this 10 Awesome Veggie Cookbooks list wouldn’t be complete without two culinary reference books. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible and Herbs and Spices are perfect for the novice or advanced home cook.
9) The Vegetarian Flavor Bible
by Karen Page
Influenced by professional chefs, The Vegetarian Flavor Bible is a thoughtfully planned A to Z plant-based flavor encyclopedia.
With over 400 pages dedicated to whole-foods, Karen has compiled an impressive flavor matching list for every whole-food plant-based ingredient.
If you’re stuck in a flavor rut or want to create your own unique dishes, this culinary guidebook will empower you to explore new flavor possibilities. Your culinary senses will grow leaps and bounds once armed with this essential guide book.
Summary: An A to Z plant-based flavor encyclopedia that highlights ingredient and flavor pairings.
10) Herbs & Spices
by Jill Norman
Dive deep into the colorful world of herbs and spices with the illustrated resource, Herbs & Spices. Learn about various herb and spice classifications, tasting notes, culinary uses, flavor pairings as well as how to buy and properly store these flavorful additions.
Plus there is a uniquely diverse recipe collection, featuring globally influenced herb blends and spice mixtures. Treat your taste buds to a worldly cuisine adventure!
Summary: An illustrated resource on over 200 herbs and spices plus recipe blends.