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The Best Vegan Cookbooks of 2014

By December 10, 2014Cookbooks
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Looking for vegan cookbooks? Check out these great new vegan cookbooks of 2014, which are loaded with creative, inspiring, and crowd-pleasing recipes. We’ve listed the difficulty level for each vegan cookbook, and there is something for everyone regardless of how adept (or inept) you are in the kitchen.

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

oh she glows vegan cookbookAngela Liddon of Oh She Glows is one of the most renown vegan food bloggers out there. In 2014, her long-awaited cookbook was finally released and includes over 100 delicious, healthy, and crowd-pleasing recipes that you don’t have to be a culinary genius to make. The recipes are also allergy-friendly with about 85 gluten-free recipes. Most recipes are soy-free too.

Cookbook Info:

  • Author: Angela Liddon
  • Formats: Kindle, Paperback
  • Number of Recipes: 100+
  • Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Buy Here

Recipe Samples:

  • 15-Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta
  • Crowd Pleasing Tex Mex Casserole
  • Out The Door Chia Power Doughnuts
  • Life-Affirming Warm Nacho Dip
  • Chilled Chocolate Espresso Torte with Hazelnut Crust

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The Vegetarian Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity with Vegetables, Fruits, Grains, Legumes, Nuts, Seeds, and More, Based on the Wisdom of Leading American Chefs

vegetarian flavor bibleOne of the biggest criticisms of vegan food is that it is bland and boring. With this Flavor Bible to guide you, no one will ever make that complaint about your cooking! The book isn’t so much a recipe book as a guide to maximizing flavor and has lists of “vegetarian flavor matchmaking.”   The core of the book is the A-to-Z list of herbs, spices, and seasonings. There is also a lot of good info about the history of vegetarianism throughout the ages.

Cookbook Info:

  • Authors: James Beard and Karen Page
  • Formats: Kindle, Hardcover
  • Number of Pages: 576
  • Buy Here

 

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Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck

Thug Kitchen vegan cookbookFrom the vegan community Thug Kitchen, this cookbook takes a no-holds-back approach to vegan fare. The recipes are all very simple and quick to make, but packed with flavor. This is the ultimate cookbook for vegans who know they should eat their kale, but are tired of preachy foodies and health nuts telling them to eat boring food.

Cookbook Info:

  • Author: Thug Kitchen
  • Formats: Kindle, Hardcover
  • Number of Recipes: 100+
  • Difficulty Level: Beginner
  • Buy Here

Recipe Samples:

  • Black Bean Tortas with Coconut Chipotle Mayo
  • Baked Okra and Potato Hash
  • Pumpkin Chili
  • White Bean and Rosemary Hummus
  • Chocolate Fudge Pops

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YumUniverse: Infinite Possibilities for a Gluten-Free, Plant-Powerful, Whole-Food Lifestyle

yum universe vegan cookbookGot allergies? This vegan cookbook contains over 150 recipes, all without gluten or soy. The first two chapters address the Why and How of vegan cooking, giving good advice on stocking your pantry, prep work, and dealing with social situations. The third chapter has recipes divided into categories like Baked Goodness, Toppings, Spreads, Sides, and Beverages.

Cookbook Info:

  • Author: Heather Crosby
  • Formats: Kindle, Paperback
  • Number of Recipes: 150+
  • Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Buy Here

Recipe Samples:

  • Fig and Caramelized Onion Tart
  • Beautiful Breakfast Patties
  • Almond-Cardamom Cream Chia Pudding
  • Creamy Broccoli and Red Pepper Macaroni

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Simple Recipes for Joy: More Than 200 Delicious Vegan Recipes

simple recipes for joy 2014 vegan cookbookWritten by yoga rockstar and vegan activist Sharon Gannon, this vegan cookbook lives up to its name. All of the recipes are very simple to make, but many incorporate an interesting ingredient that you might not have thought about in order to give the recipes more flavor and excitement. I like that there are is an entire section on grain recipes including kasha, millet, quinoa, and rice. Also included is 30 sample menus.

Cookbook Info:

  • Author: Sharon Gannon
  • Formats: Kindle, Hardcover
  • Number of Recipes: 200+
  • Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Buy Here

Sample Recipes:

  • Lemon Lentil Soup
  • Caesar Salad with Tempeh Croutons
  • Hippy Carrot cake

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The Lusty Vegan: A Cookbook and Relationship Manifesto for Vegans and Those Who Love Them

lusty vegan cookbook 2014If you are living with an omnivore, then you will love this vegan cookbook. It has __ vegan recipes which were created with the meat eater in mind. That means you won’t find any “weird” ingredients, but simple, hearty, and tasty foods. The chapter titles are pretty amusing, like “The Morning After Breakfast Recipes” and “Cohabitation Side Dishes.”

Cookbook Info:

  • Author: Ayinde Howell and Zoe Eisenberg
  • Formats: Kindle, Paperback
  • Number of Recipes: 80+
  • Difficulty Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Buy Here

Sample Recipes:

  • Filet de Soy with Citrus Red Wine Butter Sauce
  • Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits
  • Blood Orange and Napa Cabbage Slaw
  • Hearts of Baltimore “Crab” Cake with Garlic Dill Aioli

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But I Could Never Go Vegan!

But i could never go vegan 2014 cookbookThis vegan cookbook is a great choice for vegan newbies or vegans who are turned off by all those weird health food recipes. The recipe selection consists of a lot of veganized versions of everyday foods, and dishes for people who “hate vegetables.” This is definitely the cookbook for people who think they will miss their favorite non-veg foods on the vegan diet because it has an entire chapter on “cheesy” and “meaty” vegan dishes.

Cookbook Info:

  • Author: Kristy Turner
  • Formats: Kindle, Paperback
  • Number of Recipes: 125+
  • Difficulty Level: Beginner
  • Buy Here

Sample Recipes:

  • Sunflower Sausage
  • Macadamia Mozzarella
  • Falafel Tacos with Sriracha-Tahini Sauce
  • BBQ Baked Tofu
  • Portobello Steak Frites
  • Caramel Apple-Stuffed French Toast

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Vegan Without Borders: Easy Everyday Meals from Around the World

vegan without borders 2014 vegan cookbookIf you are tired of eating the same ol’ thing every day, then this vegan cookbook will shake things up a bit. It includes recipes from all around the world which are organized by country or region. Some of the recipes do call for unusual ingredients, but nothing that is too hard to find.

Cookbook Info:

  • Author: Robin Robertson
  • Formats: Kindle, Hardcover
  • Number of Recipes: 150
  • Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Buy Here

Recipe Samples:

  • Black Eye Pea Fritters
  • Red Bean Stew with Mango
  • Fattoush Wraps
  • Chipotle Corn-Stuffed Peppers
  • Spicy Lemon Chickpeas
  • Butternut Mac and Cheese

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Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed

afro vegan cookbook 2014Caribbean is one of my favorite foods, so I was especially excited about this vegan cookbook. All the recipes are really exciting as they utilize spices or fruits in ways you would have never thought of before. Good luck picking which recipe you want to make first because they all sound tantalizing! There are also suggested music tracks and book recommendations throughout the cookbook.

Cookbook Info:

  • Author: Bryant Terry
  • Formats: Kindle, Hardcover
  • Number of Recipes: 100+
  • Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Buy Here

Sample Recipes:

  • Crunchy Bean and Okra Fritters with Mango-Habanero Hot Sauce
  • Sweet Potato and Lima Bean Tagine
  • Sauteed Sugar Snap Peas with Spring Herbs
  • Crispy Teff and Crit Cakes with Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Peanuts
  • Chermoula Tempeh Bites
  • Maple-Plantain Spread

 

Want more vegan cookbook suggestions?  Check out our list of the Best Vegan Cookbooks of All Time and Vegan Holiday Cookbooks

 

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Author Diane Vukovic

Diane Vukovic is a vegan mom, health nut, and kitchen diva. When she's not deducing veggie nutritional facts, she's probably dancing crazily with her daughter or traveling somewhere in Europe.

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