When I first switched to eating a vegan diet, it was tough. Not easy. I felt like I was giving up so many times, until one day a friend introduced me to a few vegan food blogs. I started making their recipes and doing some experimenting of my own in the kitchen, and in no time at all, I was no longer feeling deprived. Far from it, actually!
I also bought a few vegan cookbooks in the beginning (#3, #7 and #10), because I love cookbooks so much more than just browsing around aimlessly online. I’ve since added a bunch more cookbooks to my collection, and have also checked a few out from the library to help inspire me in the kitchen.
The following are my top 10 favourite vegan cookbooks that I’ve used (listed in no particular order). I recommend them to anyone starting out (or just want some inspiration) with vegan eating. They have been invaluable to a semi-new vegan like me!
1. Thrive Energy Cookbook by Brendan Brazier
150 Functional, Plant-Based Whole Food Recipes
2. The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Andrea Liddon
Vegan Recipes to Glow From the Inside Out
3. Isa Does It by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week
4. Fresh From the Vegan Slow Cooker by Robin Robertson
200 Ultra-Convenient, Super-Tasty, Completely Animal-Free Recipes
5. Let Them Eat Vegan! by Dreena Burton
200 Deliciously Satisfying Plant-Powered Recipes for the Whole Family
6. Vegan Planet, Revised Edition by Robin Robertson
425 Irresistible Recipes with Fantastic Flavors from Home and Around the World
7. The China Study by LeAnne Campbell
Over 120 Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes
8. The Happy Herbivore by Lindsay S. Nixon
Over 175 Delicious Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes
9. Skinny Bitch: Ultimate Everyday Cookbook by Kim Barnouin
Crazy Delicious Recipes that Are Good to the Earth and Great for Your Bod
10. The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone
A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight and Saving the Planet
So there you have it, the top 10 vegan cookbooks that have helped me on my vegan journey. There are so many incredible recipes and information in all of these cookbooks, that it would be impossible for me to pick a favourite. I love them all and think that they each provide great value to you, as a reader.
When you start a new way of eating, it can be difficult to come up with new ideas for food. That’s why I think it’s incredibly important to ensure you are surrounded with inspiration, like food blogs and cookbooks. That way you’ll always have some good ideas for meals to try!
Do you have a favourite vegan cookbook? Please share in the comments!