I love cooking for my loved ones, especially during the holidays. There are times that I wish I were more adventurous in the kitchen by constantly coming up with my own recipes. But alas, time normally doesn’t allow for me to get that creative in the kitchen.
I usually rely on standby recipes that my family and I can agree on since our tastes in food vary, especially considering that I’m a vegetarian that eat mostly vegan food. There are other times that I want to shy away from the norm. That is where cookbooks come into play! They’re practically a lifesaver amid the hustle or bustle of the holidays. Today, I’m sharing my tried and true favorite cookbooks that are vegetarian and vegan-friendly.
Plum: Gratifying Vegan Dishes from Seattle’s Plum Bistro
Plum Bistro is one of the most popular vegan restaurants in Seattle! They’re known for their innovative, yet delicious recipes, such as a savory version of mac and cheese (mac and yease) that will tantalize the palate of vegans and omnivores alike. Their cookbook, Plum: Gratifying Vegan Dishes from Seattle’s Plum Bistro, features over 60 recipes for soups and brunch to entrées and desserts.
Vegan Holiday Cooking from Candle Cafe: Celebratory Menus and Recipes from New York’s Premier Plant-Based Restaurants
Candle Cafe is legendary for serving plant-based fare for over 30 years in NYC. If you want to prove to leery family members that vegetarians and vegans eat more than just lettuce, while going for the wow factor; the Vegan Holiday Cookbook from Candle Cafe is the cookbook for you! Recipes like the Porcini-Crusted Seitan with Glazed Cipollini Onions and Mushroom Gravy will make it a Thanksgiving to remember for years to come.
Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings: Easy Plant-Based Recipes for Your Healthiest Celebrations and Special Occasions
Lindsay S. Nixon is a bestselling author that is known for her cookbooks: Happy Herbivore Light & Lean, Happy Herbivore Abroad, Everyday Happy Herbivore, and The Happy Herbivore Cookbook. The fact that she is able to create budget-friendly recipes, using healthy, low-fat, and affordable ingredients is what makes her stand among the rest! Her seasonal cookbook, Happy Herbivore Holidays & Gatherings, is filled with over 130 easy recipes.
The 30-Minute Vegan: Soup’s On!: More than 100 Quick and Easy Recipes for Every Season
Warm up your Thanksgiving dinner with delicious soup recipes like the Israeli Couscous Soup with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, French Bouillabaisse, Mayan Tomato and Corn Soup, Ethiopian Stew, or Greek Lentil Soup with Grilled Bell Pepper – all featured in The 30-Minute Vegan: Soup’s On!
Betty Goes Vegan: 500 Classic Recipes for the Modern Family
Betty Crocker has always been synonymous with comfort food, yet has hardly been suitable for the palates of vegans until now – thanks to Betty Goes Vegan! Betty Goes Vegan features 500 timeless recipes that will win the approval of vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters alike.