There’s nothing more exciting, inspiring (and mouth-watering) than finding a new cookbook and browsing through the bright, glossy pages. Filled with new recipes to try, a vegan cookbook is essential for any plant-based foodie to find meal ideas. We here at One Green Planet are always hungry for different meals to try. That’s why we’re excited to present you with ten vegan cookbooks we’ve truly enjoyed and learned from this year.
Nutritious Delicious is the ultimate approach to ramping up nutrition levels in every meal you create. Written by America’s Test Kitchen, this vegan cookbook focuses on 50 important superfoods from vegetables, grains, fruits, and proteins and uses them as the building blocks of nutrient-packed alternatives to the dishes we love and adore already. Think of this as a healthy update. These recipes are fuss-free and easy to follow. Here are a few recipes from the cookbook that will give you a good sense of what it has to offer:
- Stir-Fried Tempeh with Orange Sauce
- Shiitake, Tofu, and Mustard Greens Soup
- Smoky Pinto Bean-Beet Burgers
- Sweet Potato, Poblano, and Black Bean Tacos
- Turkish Tomato, Bulgur, and Red Pepper Soup
If you’re looking to make healthy vegan food, you can purchase the book from Amazon for $14.99.
Hot for Food Vegan Comfort Classics is a collection of over 100 vegan comfort food recipes. Does it get any better than that? Author Lauren Toyota shares her favorite recipes and different ways to make fried chicken, mac ‘n’ cheese and Philly cheesesteak, all while utilizing simple vegan ingredients. Lauren piles plates high with ranch, bacon, and cheese sauce, as she shares witty personal stories in an engaging and personable voice. The result? A cookbook filled with recipes that you can share amongst friends, vegan or not. If you’re loving the sound of these, check out the recipes below:
- Tofu Benedict with Hollandaise
- Potato Hash and Tofu Scramble Skillet
- Bangers and Mash
- Mushroom Fettuccine Alfredo
- Oyster Mushroom Po’ Boy
If you’re enjoying these recipes, you can pick up this book on Amazon for $14.58.
Power Vegan Meals offers up easy meals that are high in protein and flavor while remaining low in prep time, making them perfect for athletes or those of us looking for high energy on the go. Drawing inspiration from international cuisine and comfort food faves, Maya Sozer crafts over 75 gluten-free, soy-free, dairy-free and plant-based recipes that will keep you energized while providing you with tons and tons of flavor. Enjoy recipes like fudge bites, granola bars and chickpea tacos, all nutrient-rich and delicious. Here are some vegan recipes that will give you a sense of the contents of the book:
- Sunflower Chickpea Corn Burger
- Lentil-Stuffed Potato Cakes
- Garbanzo Bean Flour Omelets
- White Bean Gratin
- Chickpea Tofu With Tahini
Is your mouth watering? Thought so. You can purchase this book for $14.95.
Power Plates is a vegan cookbook focused on creating wholesome, balanced meals that deliver boundless energy and complete nourishment in 100 compelling recipes. Blogger, nutritionist, and author Gena Hamshaw presents us with recipes that include macronutrients of healthy fats, complex carbohydrates, and proteins. Her simple techniques and fresh ingredients create the most delicious and nutritious meals. These recipes are a good example of that:
- Tempeh and Spelt Bowl
- Masala Lentil Salad With Cumin Roasted Carrots
- Creamy Curried Lentils and Quinoa
- Yellow Split Pea and Corn Chowder
- Gentle Morning Kitchari
If you want to buy the cookbook from Amazon, it’s available for $16.50.
Plant-Protein Recipes That You’ll Love is a cookbook whose title speaks for itself. Author Carina Wolff is a nutritionist based in Los Angeles whose focus is to provide all-natural, affordable plant-based protein recipes that taste as good as it good for you. From hearty breakfasts to large, satisfying dinners, this vegan cookbook features every delicious recipe (150 of them!) that you could imagine, without breaking the bank. Each recipe includes ingredients you can find easily at your own local grocery store. Sounds good, right? Look below for some of the recipes included:
- White Bean Tomato Soup
- Quinoa Chili
- Tempeh Lettuce Tomato Sandwich
- High Protein Lemon Chickpea Bake
- Kale, Sweet Potato, and Tempeh Breakfast Hash
If you’re inspired, you can easily purchase this book on Amazon for $12.91!
The Colorful Kitchen proves that you don’t need equipment or fancy ingredients to create delicious vegan meals at home. Author Irene Godofsky’s cooking philosophy is, “colorful, not complicated.” When a plate is filled with color, it means flavors, health, and visual appeal has been added. Her recipes emphasize yummy combinations of wholesome, plant-based foods like a squash grilled cheese and chocolate hummus. Ilene guides readers through easy-to-follow preparations that’ll make every meal as exciting as it is healthy. Browse through some of the author’s beloved recipes:
- Maple-Mustard Squash Grilled Cheese
- Meatball and Garlicky Greens Subs
- Eggplant and Zucchini No-Noodle Lasagna
- Pineapple and Peanut Tofu Wrap
- Creamy Baked Kale and Artichoke Dip
If you want to get inspired, purchase this book on Amazon for $14.46.
Anyone that is transitioning to veganism should read The Veginner’s Cookbook. Authors Bianca Haun and Sascha Naderer bring you seventy-five delicious plant-based recipes, all easy to make and simple to understand, which is what every new vegan needs. Readers will learn how to create plant-based alternatives designed for everyday meals. Some tasty recipes from this cookbook include:
- Baked Mac and Cheese Peas
- Sushi Bowl with Sesame-Crusted Tofu
- Sweet Potato Hawaii Burger
- Pizza Party Pinwheels
- African-Inspired Peanut Stew
If you’re thinking about starting a vegan diet, check out this must-have book for $23.53!
This beautiful Raw and Radiant cookbook is for people who want to improve their health one hundred percent while dabbling in the raw vegan lifestyle. Summer Sanders made an effortless guide that provides creative yet simple nutrition-packed superfoods that’ll have you hooked. It also features fantastic tips on cleansing, the importance of mind-body connection and functional fitness. Incorporate some of these recipes into your vegan diet and reap the benefits. Check out these recipes below:
- Creamy Zucchini Hummus
- Brazil Nut Fudge
- Coconut Zoodle Curry
- Zucchini Lasagna With Sun-Dried Tomatoes
- Decadent Dark Chocolate Ganache
Wanna try your hand at these fantastic dishes? Get it for $18.76!
A vegan, plant-based diet is healthy and obviously environmentally friendly. These days, it’s ten times easier to create plant-based dishes thanks to the Instant Pot. The “I Love My Instant Pot” Vegan Recipe Book features 175 vegan recipes and photographs. This cookbook is perfect for those who want to learn how to make delicious plant-based dishes for every meal, with ease! And what more do we love than a tasty meal that’s super easy to recreate? Some of the Instant Pot recipes by Britt Brandon include:
- Instant Pot Shredded BBQ Seitan
- Instant Pot Steamed Spring Rolls With Mushrooms, Napa Cabbage and Bamboo Shoots
- Instant Pot Spinach and Portobello Benedict
- Instant Pot Texas Black-Eyed Peas Caviar
- Instant Pot Wild Mushroom Risotto
If you want to buy this book, you can purchase it on Amazon for $11.59!
If you want delicious meals in a fraction of the time, then Real Food, Really Fast is the vegan cookbook for you. This book written by Hannah Kaminsky promises satisfying meals in ten minutes or less and truly delivers. Although these meals are quick, they contain no chemically enhanced properties or flavors. Instead, it gives you clever cooking ideas, inexpensive staples to use, innovative pairings and fun presentations that’ll make you want to grab a fork and fast. Some recipes are listed below:
- Everything Bagel Salad with Carrot Lox, Bagel Chips, and Cream Cheese
- Gluten-Free Pizza Hummus
- Tempeh Fries With Peanut Satay Sauce
- Sausage Gumbo Red Bean Burgers With Quick Pickled Okra
- Poached Tofu Shakshuka
To enjoy the recipes in this book, purchase this from Amazon for just $15.76!
Which of these vegan cookbooks would you try first? Remember, if you finish all of these and decide you’re still hungry for more plant-based recipes, we highly recommend you check out our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Once you download it, you’ll gain immediate access to 500 free recipes. If you upgrade to becoming a subscriber, you’ll be able to browse through over 8,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes. Give it a try!
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