Top Vegetarian Cookbooks

Featured Article, Healthy Recipes and Nutrition
on April 16, 2012

The Inspired Vegan

By Bryant Terry 

Bryant Terry, author of Vegan Soul Kitchen, shares his favorite tips for fun, fresh and flavorful vegan dishes.  The Inspired Vegan is organized by season to ensure the freshest ingredients are in the mix.  From drinks to desserts, a soulful song inspires every recipe. We love these refreshing raspberry-lime ice pops inspired by the song “Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince.


The Meat Free Monday Cookbook: A Full Menu for Every Monday of the Year

By Meat Free Monday Campaign and Annie Riggs

The Meat Free Monday Campaign, a not-for-profit group, has teamed up with Annie Riggs to encourage people to go meat-free one day a week.  The cookbook includes meal plans — two main dish recipes and four other ideas for breakfast, lunch and dinner — to make meat-free Mondays a snap!


Gluten-Free Vegan Comfort Food

By Susan O’Brien

Going vegan doesn’t mean sacrificing your favorite indulgences.  Gourmet cook Susan O’Brien provides quick and easy versions of top comfort food picks.  Dishes include fried “chicken” nuggets, roasted beet risotto and gluten-free vegan pizza.  Every recipe uses simple ingredients and is easy to follow, like this gluten-free vegan pizza.


Quick-Fix Vegetarian: Healthy Home-Cooked Meals in 30 minutes or Less

By Robin Robertson 

Vegetarian expert Robin Robertson provides tips to make vegetarian dishes in 30 minutes or less.  Plus, recipes call for easy-to-find ingredients that can be found at any grocery store.


Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites

By Celine Steen and Joni Marie Newman 

This cookbook offers several substitutes for meaty dishes like “Sloppy Jo-nis” and “I Would Do Anything for (Meat)Loaf.”  These hearty dishes make it hard to miss meat.  As an added bonus, the authors provide tips for getting dinner on the table quicker.


The Cleaner Plate Club: Raising Healthy Eaters One Meal at a Time

By Beth Bader and Ali Benjamin

Food bloggers Beth Bader and Ali Benjamin break down meal planning, farmers’ markets and basic meal preparation in this family-centric read.  Every recipe is nutritious and kid-friendly, making it a winner all around.


Color Me Vegan

By Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Each dish in Color Me Vegan is categorized by color to introduce readers to even the most obscure yet nutritious ingredients.  And every recipe includes a fun tip or tidbit about one of the colorful foods. Says author Rory Freedman: “Get ready to taste the real rainbow!”


Raw Food Kitchen

By Dunja Gulin

Considering going raw but wondering where to start? Raw Food Kitchen makes eating a raw diet simple. Gulin uses easy-to-find ingredients in her user-friendly recipes. And in addition to the variety of raw recipes, vegans will find a few gems as well like this Creamy “Popeye” Soup!


Let Them Eat Vegan

By Dreena Burton

Burton brings readers “200 deliciously satisfying plant-powered recipes for the whole family.”  Every recipe includes tips for preparation, ingredients, and presentation.  The “Vegveeta Dip” recipe is a great healthy party pleaser!