My Favorite Vegan Cookbooks of 2016/17

My Favorite Vegan Cookbooks of 2016/17
Heather Nicholds, C.H.N.
My favorite vegan cookbooks

The best cookbooks for me are:

  • vegan (of course)
  • mostly whole foods
  • super flavorful
  • simple to put together

Luckily, there is now quite a collection of vegan cookbooks that fit the bill! Here’s a roundup of my favorites:

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  • Plant-Powered Families, by Dreena Burton, which I find a perfect resource for fun and flavorful vegan recipes, even though I’m not cooking for kids!
  • Let Them Eat Vegan!, by Dreena Burton. I honestly don’t know how Dreena has so many recipe ideas to have filled 5 books… this one is her 4th and remains a favorite of mine, filled with sticky notes marking the best recipes
  • The Perfect Blend, by Tess Masters, is a beautiful mix of smoothies, main dishes, desserts and everything in between
  • Minimalist Baker’s Everyday Cooking, by Dana Shultz, is full of creative yet simple dishes – and amazing photography!
  • Oh She Glows Everyday, by Angela Liddon, is full of quick and easy vegan recipes, with Angela’s focus on incredible flavor
  • Vegan Pressure Cooking, by JL Fields, the woman who inspired me to finally buy the pressure cooker that changed my life… Seriously, it’s the best thing ever. She has a follow up, The Vegan Air Fryer, that I haven’t checked out yet but everyone is talking about.
  • The Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook, by Toni Okamoto, is the showcase for what you can do with plants in a slow cooker. I’ve heard people say they’ll have to throw away their slow cooker if they go vegan – not true! This book will show you the way.
  • The First Mess Cookbook, by Laura Wright, is a great way to get back in touch with seasonal cooking so you can always be in sync with what’s available at the store or farmer’s market
  • The Make Ahead Vegan Cookbook, by Ginny Kay McMeans, shows you how to batch cook on a Sunday, and have meals for days!

And a couple that I’m REALLY looking forward to seeing as they’re released early next year:

  • Power Plates, by Gena Hamshaw, who has tirelessly worked to bring you 100 one-dish meals that make for a nutritionally balanced vegan plate – and of course taste amazing
  • hot for food Vegan Comfort Classics, by Lauren Toyota, which looks like an amazing collection of deliciousness
  • The Edgy Veg Cookbook, by Candice Hutchings, is all about veganizing your favorite comfort food recipes, cause we don’t eat salads every day right? Already out now!
  • How Not To Die Cookbook, by Dr. Michael Greger, will be amazing judging purely on his promo cooking vid on youtube – it’s actually already out, but I haven’t seen it yet!

What are YOUR faves?? Let me know below!

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  1. D 7 years ago

    The Thug Cookbook, Eat Like You Give A F***k. Great recipes, instructions for newbies, all with a sense of humor (and swearing).

  2. Phil Wagner 7 years ago

    Hey Heather – thanks for the list. I’ve only seen the Gregor book.

    Here’s my list:
    *Anything by Isa Moskowitz and Terry Romero
    * Straight Up Food
    * The China Study Cookbook
    * The Engine 2 Diet
    * Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease
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