My Three Favorite Vegan/Vegetarian Cookbooks

Meatless Monday

My daughter is vegetarian, and I try to eat as healthy and as concious as possible, which includes for me to cut back on the meat consumption. So more often then not, we look through cookbooks to find something that suits our varying tastes, and satisfies some of the hard core meat eaters in my family.

Here is a list of three really great vegetarian/vegan cookbooks I highly recommend:

Cooking Light Way To Cook Vegetarian – by Scott Mowbray (Editor)
This very visual cookbook is easy enough to follow along for a novice, but interesting enough for the more experienced home-cook. Very detailed with beautiful pictures, and no strange ingredients. A winner!

Vegan On The Cheap by Robin Robertson
Healthy and vegan does not have to be synanomous with expensive and hard to come by ingredients. Robin managed to bring together quick and easy recipes that will not break your bank, and taste delicious. A must have for full time or part time vegans!

Quick And Easy Vegan Comfort Food: 65 Everyday Meal Ideas for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with Over 150 Great-Tasting, Down-Home Recipes by Alicia C. Simpson
Besides having great recipes, this book includes helpful hints, such as substitutes and lists of common vegan ingredients, which makes it easier for those new to this lifestyle, or those who dabble by participating on Meatless Mondays to navigate this unknown territory of eating. And on top of that, the food featured in this book is simply delicious. Who could ask for more!

I hope you enjoy this books as much as I have.

This will be the last time I will review non-fiction books on this blog. While I will continue to review fiction here from time to time, all of my non-fiction writing will move to my new blog “ReVamp”, which you can find here. I hope you will also join me at this new location.

Happy Eating!

Cooking Light Way To Cook Vegetarian – A Review

Cooking Light Way To Cook Vegetarian - A Review

Title: Cooking Light Way To Cook Vegetarian

Author: Scott Mowbray (Editor)

Publisher: Oxmore House

Rating: 5/5 Stars

 

A very visual cookbook that is easy enough to follow along for a novice cook, but interesting enough to bring flavors into the kitchen of a more experienced home-cook. I really enjoyed the fact that it went into details of preparing fresh ingredients, and gives hints and tricks on how to make a few steps of the cooking process easier. It is not filled with exotic ingredients, which I very much appreciate, as so many cookbooks make the mistake of having ingredients needed, that are hard to come by, or are very expensive. No, this book is accessible for anyone who has access to a decent grocery store. I also enjoyed that it went a little more detailed into the preparations of Tofu and Tempeh, both aspects of the vegetarian kitchen, I have not dared to work with. I am not a fan of processed soy products, or processed anything, so even with these two I was weary. This book, with its many well done pictures, and easy explanations, might actually make me try out cooking with these two ingredients.
Overall, I highly recommend this volume, especially to anyone who is new to vegetarian cooking. Note that while this is a vegetarian cookbook, there are some vegan recipes included, and specially marked as such.

(P.S. This book was not provided to me via the publisher, but rather a book I purchased myself)