October is World Vegetarian Month. It is celebrated to create awareness about the benefits of a vegetarian lifestyle. Even if you’re a meat eater, these books will open your eyes to the world of vegetarianism.
Vegan for Everyone is the perfect book for anyone looking to add easy-to-prepare and delicious, plant-based food into their weekly menu plan. This innovative cookbook features more than 160 family friendly recipes (135 are gluten-free friendly) and over 200 beautiful, full-color photos, including 100+ new recipes, along with updated versions of 60 fan-favorites – all created by award-winning vegan chef Laura Theodore (PBS’s Jazzy Vegetarian). Plus, this book includes an entire chapter of up-to-date nutritional information contributed by Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT (The Plant-Based Dietitian), making it a complete and fun way to make family meals kinder, healthier and—most of all—tastier.
TK’s diverse, modern guide offers foolproof recipes for every occasion that you can tailor to suit your own needs, choosing whether to make any dish vegan or vegetarian. From building a plant-centric plate to cooking with plant-based meat and dairy, you’ll find everything you need here to create varied, satisfying meals.
The 500-plus recipes are vegan but flexible. You can choose whether to make the Rancheros with Avocado with tofu or eggs, the Farro Salad with Cucumber, Yogurt, and Mint with plant-based or dairy yogurt, the Vegetable Fried Rice with Broccoli and Shiitake Mushrooms with or without eggs, and the No-Bake Cherry-Almond Crisp using coconut oil or butter.
Ottolenghi Flavor: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi
Level up your vegetables. In this groundbreaking cookbook, Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage offer a next-level approach to vegetables that breaks down the fundamentals of cooking into three key elements: process, pairing, and produce. For process, Yotam and Ixta show how easy techniques such as charring and infusing can change the way you think about cooking. Discover how to unlock new depths of flavor by pairing vegetables with sweetness, fat, acidity, or chile heat, and learn to identify the produce that has the innate ability to make dishes shine.
If you’re ready to include more meatless, dairy-free, egg-free, plant-based dishes in your cooking, this cookbook is for you. And if you want to cook confidently for your vegan friends or family, Fix-It and Forget-It Plant-Based Comfort Food Cookbook is full of tasty ideas. Here are slow cooker and Instant Pot breakfasts, dinners, side dishes, and desserts that you can make with confidence!
All of the recipes are easy to prepare and made with easy-to-find ingredients. Here are tried and true comfort food favorites. And you’ll discover lots of fresh ideas, too! Experience how enticing and satisfying plant-based cooking can be!
Andrea Hannemann, known as Earthy Andy to her more than one million Instagram followers, believes that food is the fuel of life, and that consuming a nourishing, plant-based diet is the gateway to ultimate health. Andy’s mantra, “plant over processed,” embodies the way she eats and feeds her family of five in their home in Oahu, Hawaii.
In Plant Over Processed, Andy invites readers to join her on a “30-Day Plant Over Processed Challenge” that will detox the body, followed by a long-term plan for going plant-based without giving up your favorite dishes. Packed with gorgeous photography and mouth-watering recipes—from smoothies and bliss bowls to plant-based comfort and decadent desserts—this life-changing guide takes you to the North Shore of Hawaii and back, showing you how easy it is to eat plant-based, wherever you are.
The Weekday Vegetarians: 100 Recipes and a Real-Life Plan for Eating Less Meat: A Cookbook by Jenny Rosenstrach
“You don’t need to be a vegetarian to eat like one! With over 100 recipes, the New York Times bestselling author of Dinner: A Love Story and her family adopt a “weekday vegetarian” mentality. In her newest cookbook, creator of the beloved website Dinner: A Love Story and Cup of Jo columnist Jenny Rosenstrach writes about being a “weekday vegetarian,” i.e. eating a vegetable-based diet during the week and saving meaty splurges for the weekend. One day, it hit Rosenstrach like a lightning bolt: She and her family needed to eat less meat–for their health and for the greater good of the environment. The Weekday Vegetarians shows readers how she got her family on board with meat-free meals.
The Vegan Meat Cookbook: Meatless Favorites. Made with Plants by Miyoko Schinner
100+ hearty, succulent, people-pleasing meals featuring vegan meat, from comfort food classics and speedy weeknight dinners to global flavors and showstoppers, plus recipes for DIY vegan meats and cheeses.
From the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat to MorningStar Farms, Boca Burgers, and more, plant-based meats are a growing trend for those who want to help the planet, animals, and their health but don’t want to give up the meaty flavors they love.
Vegetable Simple: A Cookbook by Eric Riper
In Vegetable Simple, Ripert turns his singular culinary imagination to vegetables: their beauty, their earthiness, their nourishing qualities, and the many ways they can be prepared. From vibrant Sweet Pea Soup to Fava Bean and Mint Salad, from warming Mushroom Bolognese to Roasted Carrots with Harissa, Eric Ripert articulates a vision for vegetables that are prepared simply, without complex steps or ingredients, allowing their essential qualities to shine and their color and flavor to remain uncompromised. Complete with gorgeous photos by renowned photographer Nigel Parry, this is a necessary guide for the way we eat today.
Vegetable Kingdom: The Abundant World of Vegan Recipes by Bryant Terry
Food justice activist and author Bryant Terry breaks down the fundamentals of plant-based cooking in Vegetable Kingdom, showing you how to make delicious meals from popular vegetables, grains, and legumes. Recipes like Dirty Cauliflower, Barbecued Carrots with Slow-Cooked White Beans, Millet Roux Mushroom Gumbo, and Citrus & Garlic-Herb-Braised Fennel are enticing enough without meat substitutes, instead relying on fresh ingredients, vibrant spices, and clever techniques to build flavor and texture.
Vegans still love breakfast sandwiches. And popcorn chicken. And mac and cheese. And all the other comforting, delicious foods we grew up with. Don’t worry, having these cravings is completely normal and part of every vegan’s life. Cravings Made Vegan offers plant-based resources and guides for every meat eater, cheese lover, and milk drinker followed by a unique collection of fifty detailed recipes to create surprisingly delicious alternatives for all those non-vegan dishes you still hold dear.
Recipes include melted cheese sandwiches, hearty sausages, baked almond feta, and a steaming hot chocolate fudge pudding that will make you forget about your pre-vegan life.
How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman
The ultimate guide to meatless meals, completely updated and better than ever, now for the first time featuring color photos
Ten years ago, this breakthrough cookbook made vegetarian cooking accessible to everyone. Today, the issues surrounding a plant-based diet—health, sustainability, and ethics—continue to resonate with more and more Americans, whether or not they’re fully vegetarian. This new edition has been completely reviewed and revised to stay relevant to today’s cooks: New recipes include more vegan options and a brand-new chapter on smoothies, teas, and more. Charts, variations, and other key information have been updated.
Greenfeast: Spring, Summer by Nigel Slater
110 vegetarian spring and summer recipes that provide nourishing and simple plant-based suppers while paying homage to the warm seasons—from the beloved author of Tender.
Greenfeast: Spring, Summer is an eclectic and comprehensive collection of recipes, perfect for people who want to eat less meat, but don’t want to compromise on flavor and ease of cooking. With Nigel Slater’s famous one-line recipe introductions, the recipes are quick and easy and inspire you to dip into your pantry for ingredients.
-Hongmei, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian