Plant-Based Cooking For Everyone

Contemplating adding Meatless Monday into your life? Going more toward plant based eating? Seasoned Vegan? These are some of my tried and true cookbooks, and if you come to my house and take them off the shelf you will see them all covered in stains and falling apart because these are that good.

Isa does it : amazingly easy, wildly delicious vegan recipes for every day of the week

Isa Chandra Moskowitz

641.56362 /Moskowitz
Cookbooks

user image

The cookbook that started it all! While most people turn to Isa Chandra Moskowitz' (and Terry Hope Romero) Veganomicon as the tried and true vegan bible, this one is my jam. From building block seitan recipes, the bestest pesto, and an excellent cookie or 4, I give it 2 enthusiastic thumbs up.
- Frannie

Thug Kitchen : eat like you give a f*ck : the official cookbook.

641.56362 /Thug Kitchen
Cookbooks

"Thug Kitchen started their wildly popular web site to inspire people to eat some Goddamn vegetables and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Beloved by Gwyneth Paltrow ("This might be my favorite thing ever") and named Saveur's Best New Food blog of 2013--with half a million Facebook fans and counting--Thug Kitchen wants to show everyone how to take charge of their plates and cook up some real f*cking food. Yeah, plenty of blogs and cookbooks preach about how to eat more kale, why ginger fights inflammation, and how to cook with microgreens and nettles. But they are dull or pretentious as hell--and most people can't afford the hype. Thug Kitchen lives in the real world. In their first cookbook, they're throwing down more than 100 recipes for their best-loved meals, snacks, and sides for beginning cooks to home chefs. (Roasted Beer and Lime Cauliflower Tacos? Pumpkin Chili? Grilled Peach Salsa? Believe that sh*t.) Plus they're going to arm you with all the info and techniques you need to shop on a budget and go and kick a bunch of ass on your own.This book is an invitation to everyone who wants to do better to elevate their kitchen game. No more ketchup and pizza counting as vegetables. No more drive-thru lines. No more avoiding the produce corner of the supermarket. Sh*t is about to get real. "--

user image

A cookbook with a sense of humor and personality much like mine, Thug Kitchen is a perennial favorite. Nothing difficult, everything's delicious and Thug Kitchen always brings the goods to plant based eating.
- Frannie

Oh she glows every day: quick and simply satisfying plant-based recipes

Angela Liddon

641.56362 /Liddon
Cookbooks

user image

While this book does have some corny recipe names, the content is unmatched. Some of my best smoothies are based on one's in this book, and the lentil fusilli bolognese is a Sunday evening favorite.
- Frannie

But I could never go vegan! : 125 recipes that prove you can live without cheese, it's not all rabbit food, and your friends will still come over for dinner

Kristy Turner

641.56362 /Turner
Cookbooks

user image

A common misconception of plant based eating is that you'll be hungry an hour later. This, and the other books on this list, de-bunk that. The recipe for savory oatmeal is a perfect fall breakfast and a great way to use end of season tomatoes and some kale.
- Frannie

Food52 vegan : 60 vegetable-driven recipes for any kitchen

Gena Hamshaw

641.56362 /Food
Cookbooks

user image

Gena Hamshaw has a great blog and sends out recipes regularly that I am eager to test, and as an RD she knows her stuff and is reflected in this book. Except recipes that aren't difficult, are healthful, and keep you going to your next meal.
- Frannie