Vegans Say What? Which Vegan Cookbook Is A Must Own?

Over the years I have worked with many college students who are away from home for the first time and are experimenting with lifestyles that are different from what they grew up with which often includes dietary changes like going vegetarian or vegan. Unfortunately, they often jump in without educating themselves and get sick due to the fact that they are not eating a balanced diet and then give up. After watching this happen a few times I began buying copies of Dr. McDougall’s, The McDougall Plan which teaches how to eat a plant-based diet and better your health while doing it and began handing them out like missionaries hand out bibles. Even more than disliking the fact that people hear the word “vegan” in reference to food and automatically assume it taste bad, I hate when people attempt to eat a vegan diet and do it wrong and then speak badly about Veganism as a whole!

Have you run into something similar? Or is there a cookbook that was inspiring to you that you had to tell everyone about? If you were trying to sell a vegan lifestyle to someone who was apprehensive, which cookbook, based on great recipes or being healthy, would you recommend to keep people from fearing the vegan?

Books friends of DFV like:

Vegan Bites
The Vegan Cooks Bible
The Engine 2 Diet
Vegan On The Cheap
My Sweet Vegan
Vegan Planet
Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar
La Dolce Vegan
The Conscious Cook
The Skinny Bitch
The Kind Diet


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8 Responses to Vegans Say What? Which Vegan Cookbook Is A Must Own?

  1. The Skinny Bitch cookbooks have been good. I’m a very “tell me like it is” person and these books do just that. The last book I purchased was The Kind Life. I admit that the fact that Alicia Silverstone was the author influenced my purchase, but it’s a great book with a lot of valuable information.

  2. Sue Sharpe says:

    (via Facebook) Veganomicon, vegan bites, the vegan cooks bible, anything by Neal Barnard ND, and the Engine 2 diet. All great vegan cookbooks!

  3. Leko Batista says:

    (via Facebook) I agree with sue… “Veganomicon” #1, “Vegan on the cheap” and I love to bake so I’m adding “my sweet vegan” to the list…

  4. the RA Vegan says:

    In terms of actual cookbooks I think the one that made me finally realize I “could do this” was “Vegan Planet” by Robin Robertson. It had a lot of things I really enjoyed. Another that helped me recreate traditional things was “Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar.”

  5. Jaundalynn says:

    Touchdown! That’s a really cool way of puttnig it!

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