Friday, January 28, 2011

My Favorite Vegan...

...cookbooks, that is. I couldn't really choose a favorite vegan, I love all my peeps.

I just thought I'd share some of my favorite vegan cookbooks. I assure you, that even if you are not vegan yourself there are a lot of yummy dishes in these books that you may wish to try.

some cookbooks

1. India
This book was a Christmas gift, and while it is not technically a solely Vegan book - there are tons of yummy veggie only recipes and the ones that aren't are easily adaptable. It is a Phaidon book so it has amazing photos! So far the recipes I've tried have been AMAZING.

I made Cumin Tempered Potatoes, Eggplant Curry, Roti, Dal, and Garbanzo Bean Dumplings.

2.Vegan Yum Yum
Go figure, this book was also a gift from my sis. The recipes in this book are easy, quick to make, and hearty. The perfect book to whip out on winter evenings when you're too lazy to spend hours in the kitchen and just want some yummy comfort food stat.

My faves in this book are the Baked Mac & 'Cheese', the Hurry Up Alfredo, and the Sweet Potato Bake.

3. Veganomicon

This book is the mother of all Vegan cookbooks. It covers Sauces, Salads, Condiments, Soups, Casseroles, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Desert, Snacks, Drinks - what have you. What is crazy is that I've made almost all the recipes in this book. It's really hard to chose favorites, but the recipes that I make over and over are, the Pasta De La California, Manzana Chili Verde, Penne Vodka, and the Spinach Lasagna.

4. Vegan Brunch

From the writer/chefs that wrote Veganomicon - Vegan Brunch covers so many yummy Breakfast/Brunch - Lunch foods. There are even recipes to make our own 'sausages'.
This is such a great book for entertaining. Even for entertaining non-vegan friends.

If you end up getting this book, or searching online for any of it's recipes, try the Banana Rabanada - a Brazilian 'French Toast' - it is amazing!

5. The Candle Cafe Cookbook

On our trip to NYC in October - we had dinner at both Candle 79 and The Candle Cafe. I love both these restaurants - seriously, I wish they had a West Coast restaurant.

The best recipe I've tried so far, is for a fun light dinner, The Mezze Platter. It's perfect to share with a few people.

They also serve this at their restaurant.

***I'm hoping that once I get a bit more organized, I'll be taking photos of the recipes I try out.


  1. I recently checked out "Vegan Soul Kitchen" from the library. I can't wait making the "Hoppin' Jean", carrot ginger salad, and corn-banana muffins (hopefully tonight).

  2. mmm let me know how the corn bread turns out. That sound really good!