11 Great Vegan Cookbooks

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Easy Vegan: Simple Recipes for Healthy Eating

These recipes are easy to follow and use ingredients available at any local grocery store. Sick of your typical, boring salad? Try the couscous salad with chickpeas and artichokes or the black rice salad with Chile greens. Buy it at Amazon here.
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Quick and Easy Vegan Comfort Food by Alicia Simpson

Vegans rejoice, Simpson offers an animal-free recipe for macaroni and cheese and other favorites like chili and nachos. Simpson also discusses how being vegan is easy, inexpensive and friendly to your taste buds. Buy it at Amazon here.
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Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin

If you’re offended by swearing, don’t buy this book! The authors frequently refer to readers as "bitches" while dispensing tips like "soda is liquid Satan," and "...you are a total moron if you think the Atkins Diet will make you thin." They back up their claims with studies and offer a healthy lifestyle of eating whole grains, fruits and vegetables. Buy it at Amazon here.
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The Vegan Table by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

Known as "the vegan Martha Stewart" to some, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau penned the go-to guide for all vegan hostesses. She covers every event from formal dinners to children’s parties. Recipes include pasta primavera, south of the border pizza and flourless chocolate tart. Yum! Buy it at Amazon here.
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The 30-Minute Vegan by Mark Reinfeld and Jennifer Murray

150 easy-to-prepare recipes for everyday vegan cooking, and all can be prepared in 30 minutes! Chapters include smoothies, snacks, kids’ favorites and guilt-free comfort food. A great resource for vegans on the go. Buy it at Amazon here.
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Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero

Dairy-free baking? We were surprised too, but hosts of the vegan cooking show The Post Punk Kitchen Romero and Moskowitz offer recipes for Brooklyn Brownie Cupcakes, Cappuccino Cupcakes filled with Espresso Crème, frosting and many more tasty treats. As a bonus they also include gluten-free recipes, decorating tips and vegan shopping advice. Buy it at Amazon here.
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The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen

Includes recipes using newish vegan ingredients like Gardein (vegan "meat" products), Earth Balance (vegan butter), Vegenaise (vegan mayo) and more. Chef Tal approaches cooking vegan as a foodie concentrating on exotic flavors and satisfying his cravings for rich flavor and fat. Buy it at Amazon here.
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The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet by Alicia Silverstone

This book is broken down into three programs flirts, vegans and superheroes. Flirts merely reduce their meat eating and swap out some foods for plant-based substitutes. Vegans abandon all animal products and enjoy meat substitutes. Lastly, the superhero program is based on the principles of macrobiotics. Buy it at Amazon here.
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The Vegan Cook’s Bible by Pat Crocker

This books stands out from the rest by offering 150 profiles of fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, soy foods, herbs and flavorings that outline their uses and storage. Crocker goes into detail on how these recipes will have a positive impact on your body. Buy it at Amazon here.
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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Cooking by Beverly Lynn Bennett

With over 200 recipes, Bennett teaches you how to convert meat and dairy-based dishes into vegan ones. This book is a great tool for someone just learning how to eat/cook vegan. Buy it at Amazon here.
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The Candle Café Cookbook by Joy Pierson, Bart Potenza and Barbara Scott-Goodman

The Candle Café has been pleasing picky New Yorkers for years with their wide vegan menu. Learn some of their tricks from this book which includes a whole section cooking beans and grains, glossary of ingredients and delicious recipes. Buy it at Amazon here. *NEXT RECIPE SLIDESHOW: Eat, Drink, Be Beautiful*
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