The vegan movement has resulted in an amazing array of vegan cookbooks that not only deliver inspired vegan recipes, they also present mouthwatering food photos that prove the vegan diet can taste and look delicious. If you’re still looking for the perfect vegan holiday gift, here are a few vegan cookbooks to put on your list.
Being vegan and eating healthy is easy with this vegan cookbook, by Chef Lindsay S. Nixon, author of the first Everyday Happy Herbivore. Her latest Everyday Happy Herbivore includes more than 175 easy recipes, including Spinach Artichoke Frittata, Island Portobello Burgers, Cherry Quinoa Salad, Chickpea Tikka Masala, Veggie Lo Mein, Carrot Cake Rice Pudding and more.
To the joy of home cooks everywhere, one of the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in the country is now bringing its earth-friendly, upscale fare to the kitchens of vegans and non-vegans alike. Expanding the horizons of vegan cuisine, the Candle 79 Cookbook offers conscientious, flavorful, modern recipes from New York’s premier sustainable restaurant. Inspiring readers with its stand-out packaging and timely topics, such as pairing vegan food with bio-dynamic wines, the book’s vivid photography and modern approach only enhances the sophistication executive chef Angel Ramos and pastry chef Jorge Pineda bring to their vegan cuisine. Recipes include Roasted Artichokes with Spring Vegetables and Crispy Onion Rings, Tortilla Soup, Potato Gnocchi, Live Lasagna, and Seitan Piccata just to name a few.
An accessible guide to partner with the hit documentary Forks Over Knives, this book shares insights from the luminaries behind the film, success stories of vegan converts, tips on transitioning to a plant-based diet, and 125 recipes from 25 champions of plant-based dining. Recipes include Blueberry Oat Breakfast Muffins, Sunny Orange Yam Bisque, Garlic Rosemary Polenta and Raspberry-Pear Crisp. Forks Over Knives not only gives you plant-based recipes you can make every day, it also gives you the many health and socially responsible reasons (and the know-how) to eat cruelty-free.
The Native Foods Restaurant Cookbook features more than 200 vegan recipes that are fun and easy to make using all plant based ingredients and flavors from around the world. Written by celebrated vegan chef, Tanya Petrovna, the cookbook includes many recipes offered on the menus of the Native Foods Café restaurants and many more original recipes inspired by her travels around the globe. Recipes include: Chinese “Save the Chicken” Salad, Tijuana Tacos, Philly Peppersteak, Rasta Pasta Primavera, and sweets such as Elephant Chocolate Cake, Jungle Boogie Bars and Sam’s Vegan Cheesecake. Most recipes are low-fat and all are cholesterol-free and good for the planet.