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Best Vegan Holiday Cookbooks

By December 10, 2014Cookbooks
candle cafe vegan holiday cookbook

The holidays are one of the hardest times to be vegan because pretty much all traditional holiday foods are loaded with animal ingredients. Of course, you can do what most vegans do during the holidays: make a vegan dish to share with everyone. Since it is the holidays and you are aiming to impress (and prove that you don’t just eat lettuce and tofu all year), you’ll want to make something really special. These vegan holiday cookbooks are full of great recipes for making a great holiday feast.

 

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Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings: Easy Plant-Based Recipes for Your Healthiest Celebrations and Special Occasions

happy herbivore holiday cookbookThis vegan holiday cookbook includes 12 different holidays and 24 different menus. It has step-by-step instructions and great pictures, making it a good choice for beginner cooks. The recipes are also pretty quick to make, so they are suitable for everyday meals and not just holidays.

Cookbook Description:

  • Author: Lindsay S. Nixon
  • Format: Kindle and Paperback
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Number of Recipes: 130+
  • Buy Here

Sample recipes:

  • Thanksgiving Loaf
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Portobello Pot Roast
  • Mulled Cider
  • “Crab Cakes” with Remoulade Sauce

 Buy the Happy Herbivore Holiday Cookbook Here

 

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Vegan Holiday Cooking from the Candle Cafe

candle cafe vegan holiday cookbookThe Candle Cafe in New York is a famous vegan restaurant. They have released several cookbooks with their recipes and now have added a vegan holiday cookbook to the repertoire. The cookbook includes menus for all the major holidays as well as others like Super Bowl Sunday and Cinco de Mayo. Recipes are made by award-winning chefs and are truly spectacular, but will require a bit more work. This is a good choice for foodie vegans.

Cookbook Description:

  • Format: Kindle, Hardcover
  • Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult
  • Number of Recipes: 100+
  • Buy Here

Sample Recipes:

  • Almond Crème Fraîche
  • Porcini-Crusted Seitan
  • Sweet Potato Latkes
  • Roasted poblano guacamole

 Buy the Candle Cafe Holiday Cookbook Here

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Vegan Holiday Kitchen: More than 200 Delicious, Festive Recipes for Special Occasions

vegan holiday kitchen cookbookThis cookbook comes from my all-time favorite vegan food blogger, Susan Voisin of Fat Free Vegan and Nava Atlas of Vegkitchen.com. You will love the vegan holiday recipes in this cookbook because they are easy to make, don’t use hard-to-find ingredients, and are pretty true to traditional holiday dishes so even the most avid carnivores on the guest list should be satisfied. The cookbook recipes are organized by holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter.

Cookbook Description:

  • Authors: Nava Atlas and Susan Voisin
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate
  • Number of Recipes: 200+
  • Buy Here

 Sample Recipes:

  • Coconut butternut squash soup
  • Green chili corn bread
  • Spiced pears and fresh figs in red wine
  • Pecan stuffed squash
  • Rosemary roasted sweet potatoes

 Buy the Vegan Holiday Kitchen Cookbook Here

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Gluten-Free and Vegan Holidays: Celebrating the Year with Simple, Satisfying Recipes and Menus

gluten free vegan holiday cookbookJennifer Katzinger is the former owner of a Seattle gluten-free and vegan bakery. In her third cookbook, she gives delicious recipes for satisfying guests during holiday meals. There are a lot of gluten-free breads, baked goods, and sweets recipes in the book which people who are gluten-free are sure to appreciate. Not all of the recipes are exactly “traditional” and they take the healthy approach to holiday dishes, but still should have universal appeal to please your carnivorous Uncle Bob.

Cookbook Description:

  • Author: Jennifer Katzinger
  • Format: Kindle and Paperback
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to Intermediate
  • Number of Recipes: 70+
  • Buy Here

Sample Recipes:

  • Acorn Squash and Sweet Potato Pie
  • White Bean Spinach Tart
  • Molasses Spice Cookies
  • Fig and Spice Cake with Creamy Citrus Frosting
  • Nut Butter Chews

 Buy the Gluten-Free Vegan Holiday Cookbook Here

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Vegan for the Holidays: Celebration Feasts for Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day

vegan for the holidays cookbookThis vegan holiday cookbook covers Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. The recipes are based on traditional dishes, but completely revised by using innovative ingredients in place of meat and animal products.

Cookbook Description:

  • Author: Zel Allen
  • Format: Paperback
  • Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Number of Recipes: 100+
  • Buy Here

Sample Recipes:

  • Savory Chickpea Yule Log
  • Mashed Potatoes with Onions and Chardonnay Gravy
  • Wild Rice and Chestnut Pilaf
  • Spiced Cranberry Nog
  • Pistachio Paradise Cookies

 Buy Vegan for the Holidays Here

 

Want more great vegan recipes?  Check out our list of the best vegan cookbooks of all time and the best vegan cookbooks of 2014.

 

 

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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