Even if you eat meat, you'll appreciate these game-changing cookbooks.
Whether you're already vegan or just want to incorporate more plant-based meals into your day, there are countless recipe blogs and cookbooks out there to help you whip up cleaner, meat-free dishes. But with so many options, it can get overwhelming, so we asked some of our favorite vegan food bloggers to help us narrow the search. Here are the cookbooks they swear by, whether you've been vegan for years or are just starting to follow a plant-based diet.
The First Mess Cookbook by Laura Wright
Erin Alderson, a chef, photographer, and founder of the blog Naturally Ella, loves this cookbook. Wright's recipes "feel so effortlessly vegan while pushing the envelope of flavors and creative style," she tells us. It's a recipe book that can live in your kitchen every season, and is still beautiful enough to leave out on your coffee table.
The Wicked Healthy Cookbook by Chad Sarno, Derek Sarno, and David Joachim
Erin Wysocarski, founder of Olives For Dinner, a recipes site for the ethical vegan, recommends this cookbook for those who want creative but approachable recipes. "With innovative recipes like King Oyster Mushroom Scallops, Barbecued Maitake Steaks and Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, it shows that eating vegan is both compassionate and wicked good," she says.
The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon
Angela Liddon from Oh She Glows, a blog celebrating plant-based food, curates many recipes that are also free of gluten, soy, and processed ingredients. If you're looking for a quick vegan meal, her cookbook even includes 5-minute recipes, so you don't need to spend all day in the kitchen. Plus, it has over 1,500 5-star reviews on Amazon.
Vegan Richa's Indian Kitchen by Richa Hingle
Emily Von Euw, founder of the blog This Rawsome Vegan Life and a cookbook author herself, praises this cookbook for its flavorful, rich recipes. "These are recipes I'd never be able to come up with myself, so I deeply appreciate her sharing these treasures with us all," she tells us. "The mango curry recipe is an all-time fave in my house."
Vegan Yack Attack on the Go! by Jackie Sobon
Morning commuter or just frequently on-the-go? This cookbook by Jackie Sobon, a food photographer and recipe creator for blog Vegan Yack Attack, is perfect for you. It offers options you can make in advance and eat on the road, like No-Bake Apricot Almond Bars and Hummus Veggie sandwiches. "It's a must, even if you're not vegan," raved one reviewer on Amazon.
Vegan Eats World by Terry Hope Romero
Richa Hingle, mastermind behind the Indian-inspired recipe blog Vegan Richa, tells us that she has always been interested in foods and cuisines that have deep, complex flavors, such as those in Romero's book. "I've used this book to learn to cook and experiment in some cuisines I had not explored much before," she says.