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August 17, 2009

Get Cooking with These Vegetarian Cookbooks

A smorgasbord of choices

The Humane Society of the United States

Hundreds of vegetarian cookbooks line the shelves these days—so  it can be tough to choose which to try. We've compiled a list of some favorites to get you started. Whether you think "spatula" seems like a four-letter word or you were born to bake, you're sure to find something for every occasion!

Isa Chandra Moskowitz. She and her co-author Terry Hope Romero won the hearts of vegans and omnivores alike with Veganomicon and satisfied our sweet tooth with Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. Isa continues to be an innovator in the cooking world with her new cookbook Vegan Brunch.

Sarah Kramer. Are you a veggie road-dog? A wanderlust vegan? Look no further than Sarah Kramer’s new book, Vegan a Go-Go, which features simple recipes with easy-to-find ingredients—great for anyone on the go! Be sure to check out her infamous trilogy while you're at it—How it All Vegan, The Garden of Vegan, and La Dolce Vegan (the former two titles co-written with Tanya Barnard).

Vegan Soul Kitchen. Meatless soul food? You bet! Bryant Terry takes us down South, effortlessly fusing two schools of cooking in his new, highly-acclaimed cookbook Vegan Soul Kitchen.

Skinny Bitch in the Kitch. Rory Freedman and Kim Barnoun inspired folks all around the world to start looking and feeling great the animal-friendly way with their best-seller Skinny Bitch. The next time around they took it to the kitchen and wrote Skinny Bitch in the Kitch.

My Sweet Vegan. Since high school, Hannah Kaminsky has been showing the world how easy and delicious humane baking can be. From glazed donuts to triple threat chocolate cheesecake, you don't want to miss out on My Sweet Vegan!

Vegan Lunch Box. What started out as a blog to share the delicious lunches Jennifer McCann packs for her son turned into a full-blown cookbook! Vegan Lunch Box isn't just for lunch—it includes recipes for breakfast, dinner, snacks, and holidays as well. And check out Vegan Lunch Box around The World.

Vegan Fire & Spice. In Vegan Fire & Spice Robin Robertson shows us that you don't need your passport to eat some of the greatest food the world has to offer. Explore the cuisines of the U.S., South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Southeast Asia, and more with 200 spicy, authentic recipes.

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. Colleen Patrick-Goudreau's Joy of Vegan Baking should be a staple in any kitchen—especially around the holidays—and The Vegan Table is sure to follow suit.  

Student's Go Vegan Cookbook. In the Student's Go Vegan Cookbook Carole Raymond introduces the basics of vegan cooking with how-tos, easy-to-find ingredients, and simple recipes perfect for the busy college student.

The Conscious Cook. Celebrated chef Tal Ronnen lays out a multitude of mouth-watering recipes that are guaranteed to entice even the most ardent carnivore. Tal’s culinary wizardry has earned him accolades and the honor of being Oprah’s personal chef—you can’t go wrong with The Conscious Cook, which is also filled with amazing photography. 

 

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