Best vegetarian cookbooks

A top 10 of the best vegetarian cookbooks available at the moment. Cookbooks with healthy and tasty recipes without meat or fish. Vegetarian and vegan recipes that are easy to make for all the moments of the day.

A top 10 of the best vegetarian cookbooks ever
Book cover from Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck (Thug Kitchen Cookbooks) by Thug Kitchen

1 Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook

Thug Kitchen started their wildly popular website to inspire people to eatsome goddamn vegetables and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Beloved byGwyneth Paltrow and with half a million Facebook fans and counting, Thug Kitchen wants to show everyone how to take charge of their plates and cook up some real f*cking food.

Yeah, plenty of blogs and cookbooks preach about how to eat more kale, whyginger fights inflammation, and how to cook with microgreens andnettles. But they are dull or pretentious as hell -and most people can't afford the hype.

Thug Kitchen lives in the real world. Intheir first cookbook, they're throwing down more than 100 recipes fortheir best-loved meals, snacks and sides for beginning cooks to homechefs. (Roasted Beer and Lime Cauliflower Tacos? Pumpkin Chili? GrilledPeach Salsa? Believe that sh*t.) Plus they're going to arm you with allthe info and techniques you need to shop on a budget and go and kick abunch of ass on your own.

This book is an invitation to everyone who wants to do better to elevate their kitchen game. No more ketchup and pizza counting as vegetables. No more drive-thru lines. No more avoiding the produce corner of the supermarket.

Book cover from Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from Londons Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi

2 Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London's Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi is one of the most exciting new talents in the cooking world, with four fabulous, eponymous London restaurants and a weekly newspaper column that's read by foodies all over the world. Plenty is a must-have collection of 120 vegetarian recipes featuring exciting flavors and fresh combinations that will delight readers and eaters looking for a sparkling new take on vegetables.

Yotam's food inspiration comes from his Mediterranean background and his unapologetic love of ingredients. Not a vegetarian himself, his approach to vegetable dishes is wholly original and innovative, based on freshness and seasonality, and drawn from the diverse food cultures represented in London. A vibrant photo accompanies every recipe in this visually stunning book. Essential for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike!

Book cover from The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook: A Fresh Guide to Eating Well With 700 Foolproof Recipes by

3 The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook

Everyone knows they should eat more vegetables and grains, but that prospect can be intimidating with recipes that are often too complicated for everyday meals or lacking in fresh appeal or flavor. For the first time ever, the test kitchen has devoted its considerable resources to creating a vegetarian cookbook for the way we want to eat today. The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook is a wide-ranging collection of boldly flavorful vegetarian recipes covering hearty vegetable mains, rice and grains, beans and soy as well as soups, appetizers, snacks, and salads.

More than 300 recipes are fast (start to finish in 45 minutes or less), 500 are gluten-free, and 250 are vegan and are all highlighted with icons on the pages. The book contains stunning color photography throughout that shows the appeal of these veggie-packed dishes. In addition, almost 500 color photos illustrate vegetable prep and tricky techniques as well as key steps within recipes.

Book cover from How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food by Mark Bittman

4 How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food

The ultimate one-stop vegetarian cookbook-from the author of the classic How to Cook Everything.

Hailed as "a more hip Joy of Cooking" by the Washington Post, Mark Bittman's award-winning book How to Cook Everything has become the bible for a new generation of home cooks, and the series has more than 1 million copies in print. Now, with How to Cook Everything: Vegetarian, Bittman has written the definitive guide to meatless meals-a book that will appeal to everyone who wants to cook simple but delicious meatless dishes, from health-conscious omnivores to passionate vegetarians.

How to Cook Everything: Vegetarian includes more than 2,000 recipes and variations-far more than any other vegetarian cookbook. As always, Bittman's recipes are refreshingly straightforward, resolutely unfussy, and unfailingly delicious-producing dishes that home cooks can prepare with ease and serve with confidence. The book covers the whole spectrum of meatless cooking-including salads, soups, eggs and dairy, vegetables and fruit, pasta, grains, legumes, tofu and other meat substitutes, breads, condiments, desserts, and beverages. Special icons identify recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or less and in advance, as well as those that are vegan. Illustrated throughout with handsome line illustrations and brimming with Bittman's lucid, opinionated advice on everything from selecting vegetables to preparing pad Thai, How to Cook Everything: Vegetarian truly makes meatless cooking more accessible than ever.

Book cover from Forks Over Knives - The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year by Del Sroufe

5 Forks Over Knives - The Cookbook: Over 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year

A whole-foods, plant-based diet that has never been easier or tastier, learn to cook the Forks Over Knives way with more than 300 recipes for every day!

Forks Over Knives, the book, the film, the movement, is back again in a cookbook. The secret is out: If you want to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, avoid cancer, and prevent (or even reverse) type 2 diabetes and heart disease, the right food is your best medicine. Thousands of people have cut out meat, dairy, and oils and seen amazing results. If you're among them, or you'd like to be, you need this cookbook.

Del Sroufe, the man behind some of the mouthwatering meals in the landmark documentary, proves that the Forks Over Knives philosophy is not about what you can’t eat, but what you can. Chef Del and his collaborators Julieanna Hever, Judy Micklewright, Darshana Thacker, and Isa Chandra Moskowitz transform wholesome fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes into hundreds of recipes, classic and unexpected, globally and seasonally inspired, and for every meal of the day, all through the year:

  • Breakfast: Very Berry Smoothie, Breakfast Quinoa with Apple Compote
  • Salads, Soups and Stews: Kale Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing, Lotsa Vegetable Chowder, Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Stew
  • Pasta and Noodle Dishes: Mushroom Stroganoff, Stir-Fried Noodles with Spring Vegetables
  • Stir-Fried, Grilled and Hashed Vegetables: Grilled Eggplant Steaks
  • Baked and Stuffed Vegetables: Millet-Stuffed Chard Rolls
  • The Amazing Bean: White Beans and Escarole with Parsnips
  • Great Grains: Polenta Pizza with Tomatoes and Basil
  • Desserts: Apricot Fig Squares, Bursting with Berries Cobbler . . . and much more!

Simple, affordable, and delicious, the recipes in Forks Over Knives, The Cookbook put the power of real, healthy food in your hands. Start cooking the plant-based way today, it could save your life!

Book cover from The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out by Angela Liddon

6 The Oh She Glows Cookbook: Over 100 Vegan Recipes to Glow from the Inside Out

A self-trained chef and food photographer, Angela Liddon has spent years perfecting the art of plant-based cooking, creating inventive and delicious recipes that have brought her devoted fans from all over the world. After struggling with an eating disorder for a decade, Angela vowed to change her diet, and her life, once and for all. She traded the low-calorie, processed food she'd been living on for whole, nutrient-packed vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, and more. The result? Her energy soared, she healed her relationship with food, and she got her glow back, both inside and out. Eager to share her realization that the food we put into our bodies has a huge impact on how we look and feel each day, Angela started a blog, ohsheglows.com, which is now an Internet sensation and one of the most popular vegan recipe blogs on the web.

This is Angela's long-awaited debut cookbook, with a trasure trove of more than 100 moutherwatering, wholesome recipes, from revamped classics that even meat-eaters will love, to fresh and inventive dishes, all packed with flavor. The Oh She Glows Cookbook also includes many allergy-friendly recipes, with more than 90 gluten-free recipes, and many recipes free of soy, nuts, sugar, and grains, too!

Whether you are a vegan, "vegan-curious", or you simply want to eat delicious food that just happens to be healthy, too, this cookbook is a must-have for anyone who longs to eat well, feel great, and simply glow!

Book cover from Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

7 Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week

Recipes, tips, and strategies for easy, delicious vegan meals every day of the week, from America's bestselling vegan cookbook author.

How does Isa Chandra Moskowitz make flavorful and satisfying vegan meals from scratch every day, often in 30 minutes or less? It's easy! In Isa Does It, the beloved cookbook author shares 150 new recipes to make weeknight cooking a snap. Mouthwatering recipes like Sweet Potato Red Curry with Rice and Purple Kale, Bistro Beet Burgers, and Summer Seitan Saute with Cilantro and Lime illustrate how simple and satisfying meat-free food can be.

The recipes are supermarket friendly and respect how busy most readers are. From skilled vegan chefs, to those new to the vegan pantry, or just cooks looking for some fresh ideas, Isa's unfussy recipes and quirky commentary will make everyone's time in the kitchen fun and productive.

Book cover from Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

8 Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook

Who knew vegetables could taste so good? Moskowitz and Romero's newest delicious collection makes it easier than ever to live vegan. You'll find more than 250 recipes--plus menus and stunning color photos--for dishes that will please every palate.

All the recipes in Veganomicon have been thoroughly kitchen-tested to ensure user-friendliness and amazing results. And by popular demand, the Veganomicon includes meals for all occasions and soy-free, gluten-free, and low-fat options, plus quick recipes that make dinner a snap.

Book cover from Meatless: More Than 200 of the Very Best Vegetarian Recipes by Martha Stewart Living

9 Meatless: More Than 200 of the Very Best Vegetarian Recipes

For anyone new to a vegetarian diet--flexitarians who adopt plans like Meatless Mondays--as well as committed vegetarians and fans of Power Foods, here is a comprehensive collection of easy, meat-free mains for everyday.

As inspiring as it is practical, Meatless features 200 recipes, each accompanied by a gorgeous photograph, for full-fledged vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. You'll find recipes for classics and new favorites, plus plenty of low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free options, too.

More than just a cookbook, Meatless is also a roadmap to embracing a vegetable-based lifestyle. Here are dozens of versatile recipes that can be easily adapted, such as pizza with a variety of toppings, salads made from different whole grains, and pestos with unexpected flavors and ingredients. You'll also find advice on stocking your pantry with vegetarian essentials (dried beans, pasta, herbs and spices), a collection of basic recipes and techniques (vegetable stock, tomato sauce, polenta), and make-ahead flavor-boosters (caramelized onions, roasted peppers, and quick pickles).

Comprehensive and indispensable, Meatless makes it easy to prepare flavor-packed dinners for any day, any occasion. And no one will miss the meat.

Book cover from But I Could Never Go Vegan!: 125 Recipes That Prove You Can Live Without Cheese, Its Not All Rabbit Food, and Your Friends Will Still Come Over for Dinner by Kristy Turner

10 But I Could Never Go Vegan!

Can't imagine living without cheese? Convinced that dairy-free baked goods just don't cut it? Hate the taste of tofu and not a fan of boring salads? EXCUSES, BE GONE!

Blogger-author extraordinaire Kristy Turner deliciously refutes every excuse you've ever heard with 125 bursting-with-flavor vegan recipes for every meal of the day, including dessert!

If you're a waffling vegan newbie, on-the-fence vegetarian, or veg-curious omnivore, this book will banish your doubts. You'll find you can get enough protein, fit in at a potluck, learn to love cauliflower, and enjoy pizza, nachos, brownies, and more, without any animal products at all. (Even vegan pros will discover some new tricks!)

Colorful photographs throughout will have you salivating over Kristy's inventive, easy-to-follow recipes. So what are you waiting for? Get in the kitchen and leave your excuses at the door!

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