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Wondering what are some of the ones you all seem to like.

 

I myself am very partial to the following: Vegan with a Vengance, Veganomicon, Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen, Italian Vegan Kitchen, Vegan Table. I also just picked up the 30 minute Vegan one the other day and it has some great recipes in it. But I have to say the Donna Klein series and Vegan Table are by far my favorite both with recipes and the fact that they have serving nutritional information for each recipe.

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My favourites:

 

Veganomicon

Vegan with a Vengeance

Vegan Planet

Eat, Drink & Be Vegan

Vegan Brunch

Get it Ripe

 

I also have (but don't use as much):

Joy of Vegan Baking

Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian

La Dolce Vegan

The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook

Vegan Vittles

Nonna's Italian Kitchen

Vegan Cupcakes take over the World

Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen

 

And a few bread baking books and other misc. non-veg ones

 

Right now from the library I have the Tropical Vegan Kitchen, The Complete Vegan Kitchen, and You Won't Believe it's Vegan. I just ordered Yellow Rose Recipes and I'm excited for that to arrive. I've also heard good things about The Vegan Table.

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Oh...I have a lot of vegan cookbooks.

 

I love Vegan with a Vengeance and Vegan Brunch. Oddly, Veganomicon never really got under my skin.

 

Love Vegan Table. I've also never really used JoVB too much.

 

I like Skinny Bitch in the Kitch, even though its a short one.

 

And I know we're just talking vegan, but Ani's Raw Food Kitchen is one of my favorite books.

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ok I have a bit of a PROB-lem with buying these....I LOVE LOVE LOVE vegan cookbooks...

 

anyway, my two new favs are "Carb Conscious Vegetarian," by Robin Robertson-so perfect for a fitness lifestyle; "Clean Eating," by Terry Walters-just got this one last night-page after page of yummy, super easy to make recipes, all catagorized by season-very cool; and also a new purchase, "The Conscious Cook," by Tal Ronnen-this was vegnews top new cookbook in their recent "best of" review edition-this one has super gourmet recipes, very inventive and yummy.

 

I also frequently use the old "Cooking the Whole Foods Way," by Christina Pirello-macrobiotic inspired recipes, "Eat for Health," by Dr. Fuhrman, also low carb and totally healthy and delicious; and "Vegan Vittles," by Jo Stepaniak-simple and super tasty recipes.

 

I am cooking vegan food for a family weekly now and thats given me a chance to really dive into these books and learn a lot of new recipes and get into the hang of cooking daily-its awesome, and SO good for us

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I'm definitely an Isa & Terry fan. I love Veganomicon, Vegan With a Vengeance, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, and Vegan Brunch. The thing is, I'm looking for more ideas for healthier recipes...not that those books don't have some healthy recipes, but I would like more cookbooks that have JUST healthy recipes. Thanks for sharing some of the titles you use, everybody!

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Dreena's recipes are usually a bit healthier than Isa & Terry...although I find Dreena's recipes a bit on the sweet side for my tastes so I usually cut out the sweetener, if she is using one.

 

It's also easy to convert a lot of recipes by replacing sautee in oil with sautee in water/veggie broth. I do that to Isa & Terry's a lot.

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Dreena's recipes are usually a bit healthier than Isa & Terry...although I find Dreena's recipes a bit on the sweet side for my tastes so I usually cut out the sweetener, if she is using one.

 

It's also easy to convert a lot of recipes by replacing sautee in oil with sautee in water/veggie broth. I do that to Isa & Terry's a lot.

 

Yeah, I usually just use less oil than they say and add some water.

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I was thinking about this, and some of Madhur Jaffrey's recipes in World Vegetarian are pretty healthy if you leave out the oil...usually whole grains, etc.

 

Oh yeah, I own that book too....I make a few things from it sometimes. I like this thing with rice, lentils, tomatoes, and onions, and then you're supposed to make a butter sauce...it's just fine with olive oil, fresh mint leaves, and black pepper though. I used to make that all the time. Filling and cheap!

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If you like Indian, I recently got 'The Indian Vegan Kitchen' by Madhu Gadia. I've been very pleased with the recipes I've tried so far - especially the Quick Chickpea Curry (so good!). My fella and I also recently tried our hand at homemade samosas. I know they maybe aren't the healthiest choice, but the batch we made turned out great.

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Madhur Jaffrey's is an Indian woman who grew up as a vegetable lover and traveled extensively all over Asia getting to know many cuisines. She has two incredible books ( neither vegan ):

 

"World Of The East Vegetarian Cooking"

 

"World Vegetarian"

 

The vegan recipes in there are incredible and both books are old enough to be in many library systems.

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Vegan with a Vengeance is really good. I also make a lot of things out of "Vegan World". Also, my mom bought me Alicia Silverstone's vegan cookbook "The Kind Diet". Some of the ingredients are a little exotic, but the recipes sound really good and there are some macrobiotic recipes thrown in too.

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I bought it a few years ago, decided I would never use it and gave it to an Indian coworker who is a fan of Jaffrey's with the understanding that all I wanted was one of the recipes made for me. She forgot all about it and then a few weeks ago I had cilantro rice and yellow dahl waiting for me on my desk at work

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Vegan with a Vengeance is really good. I also make a lot of things out of "Vegan World". Also, my mom bought me Alicia Silverstone's vegan cookbook "The Kind Diet". Some of the ingredients are a little exotic, but the recipes sound really good and there are some macrobiotic recipes thrown in too.

 

Oh yeah, my boyfriend got me The Kind Diet for Christmas and I forgot to mention that. I've already tried out some of the recipes, and they're actually pretty good. I probably would never have tried kabocha squash before I had this book. The black soybean with kabocha squash stew is pretty good. I've also made the adzuki bean with kabocha squash stew a couple of times because I like it so much, and the lentil stew with yams. I don't remember the exact titles, but those recipes are all pretty good and very healthy, as near as I can tell. I tend to throw in twice as many legumes as she says and not use quite as much water.

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The only book I have is "1000 Vegan Recipes" - but I think I've only made one thing out of it, so far, because there are no pictures! I'm also thinking of getting "The Kind Diet."

 

What I tend to do is buy a few ingredients, then use Google to find out if there are any recipes that use all of them It actually works pretty well!

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http://www.arbourshop.com/images/product_images/product_6560092_0000.jpg

 

these recipes are incredibly easy, and really good.

 

and this book isn't ALL vegan, but I'd say about 75% of the recipes are, and I'm sure you can veganize the ones that aren't:

 

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then I have my vegan cupcakes cookbook, of course, that isn't at all nutritious

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hey guys I'm definitely a newbie to this stuff and need a little bit of help. I'm trying to get more healthy in my life and my family's life but it's been tough. I'm looking for a healthy or vegan cookbook and I found this site http://www.squidoo.com/the-best-recipe-cookbook-ever-top-vegetarian-vegan-healthy-new-cookbook and I think the practical paleo: a customized approach to health by diane sanfillipo is something that i'm really interested in after reading some reviews. I was hoping some of you guys might have some experience with the book or suggestions for me. any help would be great!

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Have to say I'm disappointed no one's mentioned the Sexy Vegan here. Although he is pretty new on the scene and this is an old(ish) thread. It's my go-to book if I'm cooking for an omnivore I'm trying to convert. And his videos are hilarious. Also he replies to all comments and tweets and is generally a lovely person.

 

 

I have a problem with buying cookbooks too though. I'm forbidden (by me) from buying more till I've worked through at least 10 recipes from each of the ones I have.

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