• Jessica Kilinski

Vegan Cookbooks That Make Meatless Cooking Easy & Delicious

Several years ago, I decided to embark on a plant-based eating journey, but had no idea how. I took myself to a bookstore and found a couple of cookbooks to help me get started. I had no idea that vegan recipes could be so easy and so delicious! I found it much easier to give up meat and dairy than I thought it would be and I feel like it truly taught me how to cook well. My horizons were expanded to new cuisines and flavors (like Indian and African food) and how to make tofu and tempeh taste amazing.

Over the years, I've collected several vegan cookbooks, and today, I'm going to share my favorites with you. While I no longer eat an entirely plant-based diet, I do try to limit my animal product intake for environmental reasons (another topic for another day!) and use these cookbooks often.

1. Isa Does It by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

This is probably my absolute favorite. Isa has a way of making vegan food taste incredible, even for meat-eaters. She also has some great tips in this book for making cooking easier as well as how to best prepare the basics.

2. The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon

This is another one that meat-eaters will find themselves surprised with. Angela also has an amazing blog with recipes that you can check out before committing to the cookbook (but I promise, it's worth it!).

3. The Happy Herbivore and Everyday Happy Herbivore by Lindsay S. Nixon

Lindsay's Everyday Happy Herbivore was the first vegan cookbook I bought and I feel I have her to thank for helping me on my first adventure! The recipes are incredibly easy and full of flavor. I find myself coming back to these often for several favorites. My only complaint is that most of the recipes are made with very minimal fat. This can be great if you are trying to limit your energy intake, but a small amount of fat is not to be feared!

4. Appetite for Reduction by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Another great one from Isa. One thing I really love about this one is that for each recipe, it gives you options of other recipes to pair with it so you can easily create a full meal. One thing I don't love is the lack of photos!

5. Salad Samurai by Terry Hope Romero

If you think salads are boring, then you definitely need this book in your life. The combinations are amazing and I've used several of the salad dressing and topping recipes over and over again.

Do you have any favorite vegan cookbooks? Please share, I'm always on the hunt for more!

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