Top 5 Vegan Cookbooks

Here are my Top 5 Vegan Cookbooks.  These are books I use most frequently and are filled with family favorite recipes (affiliate links included).

Let Them Eat Vegan by Dreena Burton

Any book by Dreena Burton could be included on this list.  Her “Vive le Vegan” book was the first vegan cookbook I purchased that seemed like it was written specifically for me.  She always includes lots of snacks, muffins, desserts and healthy main dishes.  Let Them Eat Vegan is her most recent cookbook and it is filled with recipes my family loves.  Favorites include Truffled Cashew Cheese, Vegevetta, Chia Banana Muffins and Kale Slaw with Curried Almond Dressing

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Romero

Similar to Dreena Burton I love all of Isa’s books, but my all time favorite is Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World”.  This book has produced more “Wait, this is vegan??” comments than any other.  Isa & Terry cover basic cupcakes like chocolate and vanilla and then move on to many impressive combinations.  My favorites are the tiramisu and margarita cupcakes.  I love bringing them to potlucks when I want to wow non-vegans.

Vegan Family Meals by Ann Gentry

 Ann Gentry runs the fantastic Real Food Daily restaurants in Southern California (with an outlet in LAX airport!).  Her recipes are a bit more involved that other cookbooks, but the results are delicious.  Because they are more complex I find I cook them more often on the weekends when I have a bit more time.  We love the Lasagna Roll Ups, Super Hippie Granola and Kung Pao Tofu with Vegetables.

Crazy Sexy Kitchen by Kris Carr

Kris Carr is one of my personal heroes.  I was thrilled when she came out with a cookbook working with the great chef, Chad Sarno.  This book is filled with simple, “everyday” food, as well as more complex items.  The French Toast recipe alone is worth the price of the book.  In addition we love the Coconut and Red Lentil Soup and the Curried Nada-Egg wraps.

The 30 Minute Vegan by Mark Reinfeld and Jennifer Murray

30 minute meals are essential when you have a family (or a busy life in general).  I have tried a number of the vegan quick cooking cookbooks and found a lot of the recipes lacking in flavor.  These recipes bring a lot of flavor to the table and they are ready in 30 minutes or less.  Our favorites include the Greek Salad, the Rice Noodles with Mixed Greens and the Coconut-Lime Banana Bread.

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