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Initial post: May 4, 2009 8:10:27 PM PDT
Please share with me some of your favorite vegan cookbooks and why you like them so much! I'm always on the lookout for new cookbooks and love feedback before buying.

Posted on May 7, 2009 8:09:33 AM PDT
Cathe says:
If you like ice cream, check out Lick It! Creamy Dreamy Vegan Ice Creams Your Mouth Will Love. It's got traditional flavors (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, etc.) plus some really different ones like Lavender, Chocolate Chai--also lowfat, frozen yogurt, sorbets -- plus pies, cakes, sundaes, sauces -- everything ice cream and completely dairy-free.

Posted on May 8, 2009 2:22:00 PM PDT
I'll have to take a look at that! Most of my recipes come from the web. Having more cookbooks at home will be easier. It's not as easy to haul the laptop into the kitchen when I want to experiment in there! :)

Posted on May 8, 2009 4:32:03 PM PDT
Cathe says:
Yeah, really. I hate having to run back in forth to the computer. Plus, I just love cookbooks -- there fun just to browse through to get ideas as well as to cook from.

Posted on Jul 2, 2009 6:02:41 AM PDT
Cathy says:
Veganomicon and Vegan With a Vengence are great vegan cookbooks, as is The Joy of Vegan Baking

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2011 9:59:13 AM PST
The High Road to Health by Lindsay Wagner. It uses honey in a couple of recipes, but that is easy to substitute. All the rest are completely vegan. It's my favorite go to cookbook. It is basically a low fat/vegan cookbook, well, except for the honey thing.

Posted on Jan 20, 2011 12:56:38 PM PST
Colin S says:
It's not a strictly vegan cookbook, but I think Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food is fantastic. It's exhaustive and SIMPLE. It's not strictly vegan, but most of the recipes are vegan, have a vegan variation, or are easily veganizable, and he covers vegan substitutions in the beginning of the book.

Posted on Jan 22, 2011 7:02:02 AM PST
denilea says:
Any of Robin Robertsons books- I own 1000 Vegan Recipes.
I request cookbooks from my local library and have found they've kept most of my requests for their own!
I just got Vegan Table by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau and find it good enough to own.
Both are incredibly versatile, and offer good tips and tricks, and also importent to me, easy read pages with bold print!.
I found one reason I don't like vegan w/a vengence is due to it's print, and columns. I also find the recipes harder to subsitute ingrediants, but it definitly is full of good ones.

Posted on Feb 2, 2011 9:56:06 PM PST
C-Veg says:
I really like any of Isa Moskowitz's books, especially Vegan with a Vengeance, Appetite for Reduction, and Veganomicon, since they're more all purpose cookbooks. I love her other three as well, but there are only so many cookies and cupcakes I can eat without gaining 100 pounds, and Vegan Brunch is nice, and has some fabulous recipes, but it's not something I use every day.

Other then Isa's books, I really like Urban Vegan, the newer Skinny Bitch "Ultimate Everyday" cookbook, and Robin Robertson's (Vegan Planet,) and Colleen Patrick Goudreau's (Color Me Vegan) books.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 4, 2011 8:57:13 AM PST
Goldie says:
Vegan, I think Colleen Patrick Goudreau's "Color Me Vegan" is absolutely the GREATEST. Her theory about different colors providing their own specialty nutrients is spot on. I've already switched to unwaxed cucumbers so I don't have to peel them, 'cause the nutrition is in the GREEN skin.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 20, 2011 8:02:15 PM PST
D. Warren says:
The Vegan Table by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau and Clean Food by Terry Walters. I checked both of these books out from the library and tried out some of the recipes first. They are both worth owning. Every recipe is delicious and so simple. Chapters and menus are organized by seasons.

Posted on Feb 26, 2011 10:14:24 AM PST
usalawgirl says:
I highly recommend 1,000 Vegan Recipes! It has amazing food with ingredients that aren't too obscure. Robin Robertson (the author) also makes suggestions for substitutions if you can't find a specific ingredient. I own almost every vegan cookbook there is and this is by far the best I've found.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 15, 2011 8:18:45 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 15, 2011 8:22:56 PM PDT
I find it easy to use cookbooks on my Kindle in the kitchen. Easy Meatless Recipes for Every One

Posted on Mar 17, 2011 8:30:43 AM PDT
widowTink says:
Last Christmas my DH bought me La Dolce Vegan!: Vegan Livin' Made Easy I love it! Now I want the rest of Sarah Kramer's books. My first vegan cookbook was Vegan Planet: 400 Irresistible Recipes with Fantastic Flavors from Home and Around the World and I still refer to it often. I became interested in vegan cookbooks because I was looking for cheese-free vegetarian recipes. I discovered that Vegans don't eat cheese. Yay! Cheese is not a vegetable, and if they think that forcing an animal to provide it's milk to make that cheese isn't "hurting" it, they are wrong. The dairy industry is almost as barbaric as the cattle and chicken ranching. Vegans Rock!

Posted on Mar 20, 2011 12:49:11 PM PDT
denilea says:
Another by Isa Moskowitz,-- Appetite For Reduction!
Presently my favorite. All the foods, spices are things I regularly keep at hand, and they're mixed and matched through the book. Much more pleasent format than Veganomicon (to me) and lots of pics!

Posted on Jun 25, 2011 7:05:05 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 25, 2011 7:09:39 AM PDT
Hilda says:
Triumph of the Lentil: Soy-Free Vegan Wholefoods for all Appetites is full of everyday recipes that can be made from local ingredients throughout the year. No soy or refined flours, and the meals are really filling with plenty of protein.

Posted on Jun 30, 2011 8:02:59 PM PDT
I have 1000 Vegan Recipes, Supermarket Vegan, Vegan with a Vengeance, Vegan Yum Yum, Radiant Health, Inner Wealth; the Two-Week Wellness Solution, I recently got Quick and easy Vegan Comfort Food (has these awesome blueberry muffins) and the Happy Herbivore so I've only made a few recipes out of them so far. I love trying new recipes! And I use the recipe finder at vegweb too. I also have a long wish list!

Posted on Jul 5, 2011 5:18:43 AM PDT
P. Harry says:
If anyone has The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen, you MUST try the recipe for corn chowder!!! This is the only vegan corn chowder I have tried that is just like the dairy version. Impressive!

Posted on Sep 4, 2011 5:05:32 PM PDT
James Harker says:
I really like Yummy in my tummy because the recipes are easy and fast that both adults and kids will like.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 29, 2011 8:22:38 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 7, 2011 7:35:06 AM PDT
Here are a couple of new books that I have tried & love. They are easy recipes that taste really good.
The Happy Herbivore Cookbook: Over 175 Delicious Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes

and

Vegan on the Cheap: Great Recipes and Simple Strategies that Save You Time and Money

Posted on Dec 4, 2011 9:01:51 PM PST
spaceboy says:
Hi all. I'm looking for a couple of cookbook recommendations that fit some very tight criteria:

* Vegan
* Raw
* Non-soy (soy sauce is ok)
* Portioned for single people

There are lots of books that fit some of the criteria, but I'm having difficulty finding ones that fit all. I think I may have to sacrifice on the 'no soy' bit, and just make my own substitutions. Any tips are appreciated!

Posted on Dec 5, 2011 6:52:47 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 5, 2011 7:03:42 AM PST
I haven't found one that I could solely depend on. I cook and bake. I make my own fresh ground whole wheat with almond milk,nutritional yeast, fortified flax seed, craisens, sunflower seeds, millet and sesame seeds.
I use honey in place of sugar, brown rice, quinia, brown pasta and I keep a quart canning jar full of tea and honey to drink. Green tea comes from green leaves.
I love asian food so I do alot of stirfries mostly vegetable. I vary the sauces.
I kick up my grains and eat alot of oatmeal. My son walked past me last night with ice cream so I got up and made oatmeal. I also use maple syrup.
My advise is keep checking the variety on the internet and when you find one you like record it in a notebook. The most practical book to use for a guide is "Healthy Choices" by Miran Wengerd.
Its described as the cookbook for people who want wholesome, nutritious food, from the kitchens of Keepers at Home readers. Its no sugar, no white flour and no artifical anything. Carlisle Press
Their are only a few chicken recipes but mostly everday fare without meat. Theres chapters on making your own yogurt, cheeses, cleaners etc.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2011 6:28:41 PM PST
Lola says:
I've been looking into eating more raw foods so i'm thinking about ordering this book based on it's reviews Raw Food Made Easy: For 1 or 2 People it fits all of your criteria except i'm not sure about how much soy is used in the recipes.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 11:01:02 PM PST
If you like Lebanese Food, then you should check out my cookbook titled From My Father's Garden: Vegan Lebanese Recipes. I think that you will find many healthy and tasty recipes :)

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