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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!”
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!
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!