7 Vegan Cookbooks to Check Out

Even if you’re an avowed carnivore, going meatless a day or two a week (hello, Meatless Monday) can actually add some variety to your meals. Meatless meals allow you to expand your palette and experiment with ingredients you may not have tried before. The creative recipes in these gluten-free, vegan cookbooks help open the door to a new way of looking at food, flavor and fun.

Easy. Whole. Vegan.
By Melissa King
(The Experiment, 2016)

It can be tough to put dinner on the table without falling back on packaged, processed foods. After watching her two young daughters struggle with health issues, author Melissa King switched her family to a whole food, plant-based diet—and it has made all the difference. Now a master of crafting flavor-packed, no-stress recipes that are easy, whole and vegan (and gluten free, of course!), this cookbook features her top 100 meals, snacks, desserts and more. It also includes tips on saving time and money, and pleasing picky eaters.

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Pure & Beautiful Vegan Cooking
By Kathleen Henry
(Page Street Publishing Co., 2016)

Inspired by the pure and nourishing abundance of rural Alaska, Pure & Beautiful Vegan Cooking is a collection of 80 creative recipes that highlight plant-based, whole-food and seasonal ingredients. The recipes are versatile to any occasion, from a quick weeknight dinner or a large gathering of friends to a quiet morning on your own. Whether you’re a vegan, vegetarian or omnivore, the down-to-earth recipes and stunning photography will help get you excited to eat well and lead a healthy life.

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Rawsome Vegan Baking
By Emily von Euw
(Page Street Publishing Co., 2014)

Rawsome Vegan Baking by Emily von Euw, creator of the popular blog This Rawsome Vegan Life, is filled with more than 100 creative and delicious raw, vegan and gluten-free sweet treats that are easy to make and beautiful to the eye. Some people think that making raw food recipes requires a lot of expensive equipment. For these dessert recipes, von Euw says the most important piece of equipment needed is a good-quality food processor.

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The Rawsome Vegan Cookbook
By Emily von Euw
(Page Street Publishing Co., 2015)

This cookbook features mouthwatering raw and lightly cooked savory recipes to delight any palate, whether you’re vegetarian, a raw vegan or just looking for something healthy, interesting and delicious to add to your repertoire. The wide selection of stunning main dishes are easy to make and so tasty that you won’t even miss the meat or dairy.

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Vegan Cheese
By Jules Aron
(The Countryman Press, 2017)

Don’t be intimidated by the idea of making cheese—vegan cheese is simple and straightforward, with clean, basic ingredients. In this cookbook, Aron shares the tricks of the trade for making sauces, cheese you can grate or slice, and soft spreadable options using homemade nut milks, vegetables and natural helpers like lemon juice, probiotics, agar agar and nutritional yeast. With her flavorful creations, budding vegan cheese-makers will be ready to wow even the pickiest cheese lover.

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Bliss Bites
By Kate Bradley
(Hardie Grant Books, 2017)

Ready to revolutionize your snack game? This cookbook presents more than 65 recipes for bars, bites, bombs, truffles and drinks that are guaranteed to hit your sweet spot. Whether you’re looking for post-workout fuel, something easy to take to work, or you just want to sidestep the white stuff, Kate Bradley’s inventive vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free treats are for you.

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The Vegan 8
By Brandi Doming
(Oxmoor House, 2018)

This cookbook provides 100 recipes that are all made with eight ingredients or less. They are ideal for anyone new to plant-based cooking or those seeking simplified, wholesome, family-friendly options for weeknight dinners. All the recipes are dairy free and most are oil free, gluten free and nut free (if not, suitable alternatives are provided).

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