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Are you looking for the perfect vegan cookbook to buy?
Maybe a gift for someone who is new to vegan cooking?
There’s an incredible amount of vegan cookbooks out there. But which one is the perfect fit for you?
Think about where you are and what you are looking for.
Ask yourself the following questions:
- How often have you tried vegan cooking before? Do you consider yourself a beginner or intermediate?
- Are you looking for recipes that are as easy and simple as possible – or something more gourmet and challenging?
- Do you prefer super-healthy and clean recipes or do you like to prepare some comfort and junk foods as well?
- Do you cook only for you, your partner, your friends or a big family?
- Are you looking for savoury dishes or do you love to bake sweet stuff?
- Are you into modern and adventurous creations from all over the world or do you prefer classics from your childhood?
To make the decision easier for you, I’ve grouped and rated the best and most popular cookbooks in those categories.
These are perfect as a gift – for yourself or loved ones 🙂
If you’re new to cooking vegan, these books help you figure things out in the beginning.
If you know Gabriel Miller, you know that his recipes are usually kept simple. So it’s perfect if you’re a newbie and want to eat whole food plant-based with as little effort as possible in the kitchen.
This cookbook not only contains 150 easy recipes, but also a meal-plan and a guide on stocking your pantry and equipping your kitchen.
It lays a solid foundation for further culinary exploration!
For Busy People:
Do you need some quick recipes during the busy week? These cookbooks promise to save you lots of time.
This book promises delicious vegan meals in less than 30 minutes. I especially like the seven-day meal plan which helps you organize your meals more effectively. This book is definitely a great resource for anyone that wants to incorporate more vegan meals into their busy life.
If you’re notoriously short on time, you should consider meal prep! It sets you up with simple, make-ahead recipes that keep your fridge full and your schedule free. Everything is taken care of in this cookbook: nutrition info, menus, step by step prepping, and even shopping lists.
Healthy and Clean:
Are you on a journey to lose weight? You want to improve your health or athletic performance? Whether you’re into a whole food plant-based diet or just try eating as nutritious as possible, these cookbooks got you covered.
If you work out a lot and try to improve your performance and recovery, this cookbook is for you. It’s specifically geared towards athletes. But even if you’re just a weekend jogger, you’ll benefit from its nutritious recipes.
This book proves that you don’t have to sacrifice taste if you avoid processed food. Cathy Fisher’s simple recipes don’t use any oil, salt or sugar. It is filled with recipes you will make on a regular basis, like potato salad, pesto pasta, minestrone soup, ranch dressing, and carrot cake.
Sometimes you just need your childhood comfort-foods. These cookbooks are perfect for family get-togethers and comfy weekend treats.
This cookbook is all about the good stuff:
Cheesesteak, fried chicken, mac ‘n’ cheese… all made with simple vegan ingredients.
Sometimes you just need your favourite feel-good foods. Melanie proves that vegan cooking can be satisfying and delicious. Gather around the dinner table with family and friends to enjoy favourites like Soul-Warming Stew and Dumplings, Sticky Sweet-and-Sour Tofu and Rich and Saucy Bolognese.
It’s hard to find a dish that everyone likes, right? Especially kids are super picky eaters. These cookbooks take that into consideration. So you can have delicious and fuss-free meals together with your loved ones!
Desperate to get your family to eat healthily? Try this cookbook with 100 whole-food, vegan recipes—tested and approved by children. Her recipes combine nutrient-dense foods in creative ways to produce the most delicious, family-friendly dishes – from toddlers to teenagers.
Do you get weird looks at family gatherings? It’s time to win them over! These easy and flavourful recipes make it easier than ever to convince your family that vegan food is delicious! Even your most sceptical relatives will be love Chile Relleno Casserole, Jackfruit Carnitas Burrito Bowl, or Ultimate Twice-Baked Potatoes.
On a Budget:
Do you or your family think eating vegan is too expensive? Sick of those fancy ingredients that cost a fortune? These cookbooks show you, how to eat wholesome nutritious meals without breaking the bank.
Saving money while eating delicious food – that’s the goal. Toni shows you how to get by with less than $30 per week. Her meal plans take all the guesswork out of what to eat during the week to feel energized and satisfied without any superfoods and fancy ingredients.
If you’re looking for realistic recipes without and fancy ingredients, look no further! A great resource for frugal vegans but also non-vegans looking to incorporate more plant-based meals into their diet. The recipes are simple and beginner-friendly and super budget-friendly. Most importantly, every recipe is bursting with flavour!