28 Vegan Cookbooks You’ll Want to Add to Your Collection in 2018

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To see the direction that plant-based eating is going in, look no further than the bountiful crop of new vegan cookbooks available this #NewYearNewVegan. We can’t wait to get our hands on some of these beauties:

Mississippi Vegan

Timothy Pakron’s masterpiece Mississippi Vegan explores the plant-packed Cajun, Creole, and Southern cuisines. Inspired by his youth, the tome—which is his first cookbook—includes 125 recipes. They expose the best-kept secret of the South: Vegan cooking is everywhere! Bonus: Celeb chef Jamie Oliver gave it a rave review:

BOSH!: Simple Recipes. Amazing Food. All Plants.

We’ve been singing the praises of BOSH! for a while now, and with good reason. The vegan recipe video site, with Ian Theasby and‎ Henry David Firth at the helm, has millions of viewers, and now the authors can brag that it is being touted as the fastest-selling cookbook of 2018 (including non-vegan cookbooks!) Featuring recipes for breakfasts, party appetizers, dinners, desserts, and cocktails, you’ll want to grab your copy before it sells out.

The Engine 2 Cookbook: More Than 130 Lip-Smacking, Rib-Sticking, Body-Slimming Recipes to Live Plant-Strong

Bring the plant-based Engine 2 program into your kitchen with this companion to the original program. The whole thing got started when some Texas firefighters decided to eat vegan, and from there, it became a full-blown phenomenon. This book includes 130 recipes to help readers lose pounds, lower their cholesterol, and improve their overall health.

Vegan 100: Over 100 Incredible Recipes From Avant-Garde Vegan

If you have friends who are still wary of vegan eating, this is the perfect gift for them. The recipes in chef Gaz Oakley’s book promise to be full of flavor and include Deep Purple Soup, a Sage and Smoked Chilli “Dog,” “Fish” and Chips, a Chocolate Tart, and so much more.

Sweet Potato Soul: 100 Easy Vegan Recipes for the Southern Flavors of Smoke, Sugar, Spice, and Soul

Atlanta-based Jenné Claiborne grew up eating soul food. When she went vegan, her adventurous spirit set out to perfect all her childhood favorites, especially those of her grandmother, by breathing meat-free life into classic Southern dishes. The years of tweaking and experimenting have resulted in her first cookbook, offering 100 mouth-watering recipes.

Chloe Flavor: Saucy, Crispy, Spicy, Vegan

We can’t wait for March, when this book will be available. One of our favorite vegan chefs, Chloe Coscarelli, has been busy revolutionizing vegan eating for some time now through her multiple cookbooks. Her new book focuses on bold and flavorful recipes, such as Smoky Grits and Greens, Mango-Guacamole Crunch Burgers, Sea-Salted Chocolate-Chunk Cookies, and more.

This book is perfect for the busy vegan who wants to make delicious meals in a slow cooker.

VBQ—The Ultimate Vegan Barbecue Cookbook: Over 80 Recipes—Seared, Skewered, Smoking Hot!

The pages of this cookbook hold the precious secrets to vegan barbecuing. With recipes for cauliflower steaks, pulled mushroom sandwiches, and sides—including Crunchy Cole Slaw, Grilled Potato Salad, Cashew Sour Cream, and Crispy Potato Skins—this book is a must-have for summer 2018.

Vegan Cooking in Your Air Fryer: 75 Incredible Comfort Food Recipes With Half the Calories

Want the decadence of fried food without added calories? These recipes skip the oil and give you delicious results: Black Bean Avocado Chimichangas, “Cheesy” Hot Sauce Collard Chips, Cajun French Fry Po’Boy with Vegan Mushroom Gravy, and Banana Spring Rolls, to name a few. Sign us up.

The Colorful Kitchen: Simple Plant-Based Recipes for Vibrancy, Inside and Out

Ilene Godofsky Moreno is a health coach and food blogger whose recipes emphasize colorful combinations of vegan ingredients. You’ll get your essential vitamins and minerals through these recipes by counting colors, not calories.

Modern Vegan Baking: The Ultimate Resource for Sweet & Savory Baked Goods

Ingredients like agave, arrowroot, and aquafaba take vegan baking to a whole new level. Gretchen Price of the blog Gretchen’s Vegan Bakery shows just how delicious the results of new techniques and ingredients can be. Her book contains 125 recipes and step-by-step tutorials to help you get the hang of vegan baking.

The Plant-Based Solution: America’s Healthy Heart Doc’s Plan to Power Your Health

Cardiologist Dr. Joel K. Kahn has helped people prevent and reverse heart disease, and now he comes to us armed with recipes, too. These vegan offerings are also said to help people with other chronic conditions—such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, autoimmune diseases, and low sex drive—and can improve gut health.

The China Study Cookbook: Revised and Expanded Edition With Over 175 Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes

The China Study is a bestselling book about the ways that the Western diet has led us astray. This new cookbook is an updated edition of The China Study Cookbook, which is packed with healthful, vegan recipes to help prevent disease and reverse obesity and other conditions.

The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook: Over 100 Plant-Sourced Recipes Plus Practical Tips for the Healthiest, Most Compassionate You

Main Street Vegan Academy Director Victoria Moran trains people to become vegan educators and lifestyle coaches. For this cookbook, she and one of her academy alumni, JL Fields, have teamed up to bring you more than 100 of their favorite plant-based recipes. Prepare to have your cooking skills transformed.

The Hungry Student Vegan Cookbook

We’re loving this cookbook’s description on Amazon.com: “With all the essays and exams, not to mention the enormous pressure of having to go out partying at least four nights a week, staying healthy and well-fed has never been more important, and The Hungry Student Vegan Cookbook will make sure you get all the essential nutrients to get you through to graduation, all while following a vegan diet.” PETA’s Vegan College Cookbook features 275 recipes, and is another great option for students.

The Dirty Vegan Cookbook: Your Favorite Recipes Made Vegan

We’re just going to leave this here: Vegan Ravioli Dippers, Avocado and “Bacon” “Cheesy Cheddar” Bread Ring, S’mores Pancakes, “Steak” Tips and Sweet Potatoes, Italian Wedding Soup, Vegan Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Blossoms, and more.

The Wicked Healthy Cookbook: Free. From. Animals.

In this cookbook, chefs Chad and Derek Sarno share their secrets for making scrumptious vegan meals. Full of fun sidebars and innovative techniques, such as pressing and searing mushrooms until they reach a rich consistency, this book makes mastering the art of vegan cooking attainable.

Vegan Weight Loss Manifesto: An 8-Week Plan to Change Your Mindset, Lose Weight and Thrive

This cookbook is part diet-and-exercise plan, part vegan manifesto. Developed by personal trainers and lifestyle coaches Zuzana Fajkusova and Nikki Lefler, its delicious recipes and valuable tips will help readers make the transition to a vegan lifestyle and lose weight.

Hippie Lane: The Cookbook: Wholefood Goes Deliciously Luxe

Foodie rock star Taline Gabrielian, aka “the founder of Hippie Lane,” uses unprocessed ingredients to create her vegan recipes, including a variety of breakfasts and lunches, power salads with gorgeous dressings, bowls, and so much more.

Cooking for the Senses: Vegan Neurogastronomy

The first of its kind, Cooking for the Senses introduces neurogastronomy to the curious home cook, explaining how “understanding smell, taste and our other senses can be the key to making tasty, healthy food in your own kitchen.” With more than 100 recipes that use a wide array of ingredients, this cookbook will help you hone your senses with a detailed flavor guide.

Real Food, Really Fast: Delicious Plant-Based Recipes Ready in 10 Minutes or Less

This book is perfect to use when you’re in a time crunch. Its delicious recipes include Exploded Wonton Soup, Chile Relleno Rolls, and Everything Bagel Salad.

Power Vegan Meals: High-Protein Plant-Based Recipes for a Stronger, Healthier You

Inspired by international cuisines and comfort foods, this book features more than 75 gluten-free, soy-free, nondairy, and plant-powered recipes to energize you. From BBQ Jackfruit with Red Cabbage Slaw and Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Bites to Pad Thai, Toasted Chickpea Tacos with Mango Relish, and homemade kombucha, this book will add to your list of go-to meals.

Green Burgers: Creative Vegetarian Recipes for Burgers and Sides and Veggie Burger Atelier: Extraordinary Recipes for Nourishing Plant-Based Patties, Plus Buns, Condiments, and Sweets

You only have to check out these books’ descriptions to see that vegan burgers have never sounded so good. These volumes are the perfect gifts for the vegan-curious.

Vegan in 7: Delicious Plant-Based Recipes in 7 Ingredients or Fewer

Using just a few ingredients in a recipe doesn’t mean sacrificing taste. The dishes in this book sound delicious and are also low in fat and free of refined sugars. The summer rolls look divine.

Chocolatology: Chocolate’s Fantastical Lore, Bittersweet History, & Delicious (Vegan) Recipes

If chocolatology is a science, we want to become scientists. This book will show you dozens of ways to sneak this magical ingredient into everyday dishes. You’ll also learn about the history of chocolate while you’re at it.

The Chickpea Revolution Cookbook: 85 Plant-Based Recipes for a Healthier Planet and a Healthier You

It’s easy to go vegan if you just incorporate more and more sustainable, plant-derived foods into your meals until everything that you’re eating is cruelty-free. In this cookbook, you’ll find delicious-sounding recipes to get you started: Socca Bread, Chickpea Polenta Bites, Kung Pao Chickpea, Chickpea Sweet Potato Sliders, and Aquafaba Lemon Meringue Pie, to give you just a taste.

Vegan Bowls: Plant Food from the Planet

This free, downloadable book takes you on a journey around the planet with bold flavors from Europe, Northern Africa, the Middle East, most parts of Asia, and Central America.

Have you been thinking about going vegan but haven’t made the switch? With all the resources available today, there’s no excuse not to help animals, your health, and the environment. Order a free vegan starter kit today.

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