Are you new to this lifestyle? perhaps curious to try? or are you a long-time vegan in search of new recipes to try? well, today’s post is right up your alley because we are going to be talking about vegan recipe books you need in your life right now. No exaggeration. Ice cream junkie? raw vegan enthusiast? frugal? these three books got you covered my friend!
While there are thousands of vegan recipes you can find online, nothing beats old-school recipe books. I am in different Facebook vegan/whole food plant-based groups, and mind you, the most frequent question a new member ask is “what’s the best vegan recipe book?”. The recipe books below cater to different target readers because if you’re unfamiliar, there exists vegan sub-categories (read: is vegan healthy?). I’d break it down to you simply:
Vegan: all for ethics; will not eat, wear and buy anything made from animals. Lifestyle choices go beyond food. Can consume junk food as long as it’s vegan.
Raw vegan: No cooking involved, centered on plant nutrition.
Whole food plant based (WFPB): No unprocessed. Food centered on plant nutrition. WFPBNO means whole food plant-based no oil, it’s just an offshoot of WFPB because oil is considered processed.
Fruitarian: eats only fruits.
Keto Vegan: moderate protein, high-fat, low carb.
HCLF Vegan: high carb, low-fat.
Starch Solution Vegan: focused on carbohydrates.
I am vegan, whole food plant based, 50% raw (as I’d like to eat and have fresh greens and fruits any time of the day but I also enjoy cooking!!!). Some days I can be keto depending on the food I eat (for example, I had avocado and beans for lunch). Labels. Call yourself whatever you want but we all get the point. Veganism is a lifestyle that is easy to embark now, more than ever. Ready to browse these recipe books, let’s go!
Modern Raw sheds new meaning to what most people think about eating raw: boring and bland. Flipping through the pages of this recipe book (sold paperback or kindle) penned by Raw Chef Rachel Carr will make you think otherwise. For example, this key lime pie looks utterly delicious and easy to make, remember no cooking involved! Love a good Thai curry? heaven in a plate! Rachel Carr also runs a successful food blog called Plant Craft.
You want food ready in 30 minutes and you are frugal (sounds a lot like me), Melissa Copeland from The Stingy Vegan authored this book called 30-Minute Frugal Vegan Recipes for us babes (for release on July 9, sold paperback and kindle)! Melissa is here to prove to you that eating vegan and healthy ain’t expensive at all. Seriously, these black bean salsa burger and stuffed mushrooms make me drool right now!
Got room for incredible vegan ice cream? what a perfect treat for this hot and humid weather! Naturally fresh and free from preservatives, these coconut milk based ice cream flavors are created by Deena Jalal, founder of FoMu Ice Cream company based out of Boston with presence in stores along the east coast. My next-to-buy is an ice cream maker so I can recreate the flavors she featured on this recipe book.
These books are great for gift-giving too, don’t you think so?
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