My Favorite Vegan Cookbooks
About 90% of the meals we cook and eat at home are vegan. And about 90% of that inspiration comes from a combination of the following culinary geniuses.
Minimalist Baker is hands down my favorite. Dana's recipes are 10 ingredients or less, 30 minutes or less, and usually just require one bowl or pot. Their simplicity makes these recipes perfect for weeknight dinners, large batch meal prep, and quick lunches, but the thought that goes into them is incredible. The recipe development is so creative and straight up delicious, that you know with Minimalist it's going to be fire every time. Plus, she's a food photographer, so the bright beautiful images make it a perfect countertop staple.
This cookbook is a vegan foodie heaven. With recipes like creamy corn chowder topped with chive oil and oyster mushroom cauliflower tacos, the flavors are surprising and decadent, perfectly balanced and so so tasty. I got this cookbook for my mom for Christmas, and when she made the recipes at home my carnivorous and amazing chef of a stepdad proclaimed he didn't even miss the meat! Also, follow #f52grams on Instagram for one of the best user generated content followings out there.
Thug Kitchen is not for the faint of heart. This is the book you need if you want to get your act in gear in the kitchen, because you'll be sworn at you through each recipe as motivation to be a healthy, empowered chef. I f*#&ing love it. The brand voice is so strong, unique and hilarious, and approaches vegan home cooking in a total no-bullshit way. These recipes are smart, straightforward, and easy, so you can impress your friends with things like cumin-spiked pinto bean dip and general kitchen competence.