Cookbooks

The power of sprinkles : a cake book by the founder of the Flour Shop book cover

The power of sprinkles : a cake book by the founder of the Flour Shop

Amirah Kassem

641.8653 /Kassem
Nonfiction, Cookbooks

Amirah Kassem preaches the power of sprinkles in her wildly creative first book. A modern-day Willy Wonka, Kassem reminds readers that joy can be found in creating something delightful and delicious, that baking a cake for someone is the best thing in the world, and that, when it comes to cake decorating, any mistake can be covered in sprinkles (and everyone will love it anyway!). With twenty-nine different cakes--from unicorn cakes and donut cakes to cakes that look like reindeer, popcorn, spaghetti, and avocado toast--and packed with photographs, illustrations, and infinite ideas, The Power of Sprinkles is a book for bakers and cake decorators at every age and level.

Jacy's picture

This has one of my favorite recipes for buttercream ever! I've made the cake featured on the cover and it went surprisingly well. This is a good option for home bakers, although the cake that you make in the first recipe is a little tall and harder to cut into typical cake sized slices. If you're looking for a show stopper for a birthday (or any kind of) party, this book is going to be your best friend. -Jacy

Food52 vegan : 60 vegetable-driven recipes for any kitchen book cover

Food52 vegan : 60 vegetable-driven recipes for any kitchen

Gena Hamshaw

641.56362 /Food
Cookbooks

Frannie's picture

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

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 book cover

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

Frannie's picture

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

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

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

Angela Liddon

641.56362 /Liddon
Cookbooks

Frannie's picture

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

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

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. "--

Frannie's picture

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

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

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

Isa Chandra Moskowitz

641.56362 /Moskowitz
Cookbooks

Frannie's picture

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

Six ingredients with Six Sisters' Stuff : 100+ fast and easy family meals. book cover

Six ingredients with Six Sisters' Stuff : 100+ fast and easy family meals.

641.555 /Six
Cookbooks

With only six ingredients or less per recipe, making dinner has never been easier. Six Sisters’ Stuff is one of the most popular blogs for quick and easy cooking and entertaining at home for families. In their eighth cookbook, they tackle how to master meals for any cook with any skill level with more than 100 easy recipes made with incredible flavor combinations from just six ingredients or less.

Anne M's picture

Need ideas for family cooking? With this cookbook, you can find meals for all tastes, including kids, while making your evening as simple as possible--at least on the food front. -Anne M

Love & lemons every day : more than 100 bright, plant-forward recipes for every meal book cover

Love & lemons every day : more than 100 bright, plant-forward recipes for every meal

Jeanine Donofrio

641.5636 /Donofrio
Cookbooks

Known for her insanely flavorful vegetable recipes and stunning photography, Jeanine Donofrio celebrates plants at the center of the plate with more than 100 new vegetarian recipes in Love & Lemons Every Day. In this book, Jeanine shows you how to make any meal, from breakfast to dessert, where produce is the star. Butternut squash becomes the best creamy queso you've ever eaten, broccoli transforms into a zesty green "rice" burrito filling, and sweet potato blends into a smooth chocolate frosting. These exciting and approachable recipes will become instant additions to your family's regular meal rotation. This book is a resource, filled with smart tips for happier, healthier eating. You'll find inspiration from Jeanine's signature colorful infographics - such as a giant matrix of five-ingredient salad dressings, a guide to quick weeknight pastas, and a grid to show you how to roast any vegetable. There are also plenty of practical charts, such as a template to make versatile vegetable broth, seasonal produce guides, and clever ideas to use commonly tossed vegetable parts -- you'll never toss those cauliflower cores, corn cobs, or broccoli stalks again! Packed with imaginative every day meals, go-to cooking tips, alternatives for dietary restrictions, and guides for mastering produce-based kitchen staples, Love & Lemons Every Day is a must-have for herbivores and omnivores alike.

Kara's picture

I know this isn't a home book ... but I keep picking it up and browsing through it. The photos are great, I dream about the recipes, and love the formatting and all the helpful ideas. -Kara

5 ingredients : quick & easy food book cover

5 ingredients : quick & easy food

Jamie Oliver

641.555 /Oliver
Cookbooks

Features 130 recipes focusing on creating incredible combinations of just five ingredients for maximum flavor with minimum fuss.

Anne M's picture

Not much time to cook, but still enjoy putting together pretty delicious meals? Look no further than "5 ingredients." Most recipes take 30 minutes or less. And they are far from complicated. Five ingredients means less chopping and less chopping means more time for whatever else you need to do. -Anne M

The complete diabetes cookbook : the healthy way to eat the foods you love book cover

The complete diabetes cookbook : the healthy way to eat the foods you love

America's Test Kitchen (Firm)

641.56314 /America's
Cookbooks, Health

"Eating healthfully plays a big role in managing diabetes. America's Test Kitchen's mission is to encourage home cooks to get into the kitchen with 400-plus meticulously developed and tested recipes that maximize healthy ingredients and flavor and limit unhealthy carbs and fats, sodium, and added sugars. Each recipe lists complete nutritional information for easy reference. Enjoy every meal with fresh creative recipes for satisfying breakfasts, weeknight-friendly dinners, holiday celebrations, and even snacks and the occasional sweet treat." -- Back cover.

Candice's picture

Diabetic-friendly recipes for every meal, with nutritional breakdowns, from the knowledgeable and trusted America's Test Kitchen. -Candice