Being a vegetarian doesn’t mean just eating salads everyday, there are plenty of vegetarian dishes out there that are a cinch to make. However, finding a good vegetarian cookbook can be quite a challenge. Here’s a look at several great vegetarian cookbooks that are definitely worth giving a try.
Jeanne Lemlin Cookbooks
Jeanne Lemlin is a food writer, cooking instructor, and columnist for Cooking Light. She has written several vegetarian cookbooks including Vegetarian Classics, Simple Vegetarian Pleasures, and Main-Course Vegetarian Pleasures.
Among her three cookbooks you will find recipes that you will find great recipes that will be used again and again, as well as recipes that are tempting even to those who are not vegetarians. One of the best recipes for those who are meat eaters is the Black Bean Chili, as many do not realize it does not contain meat, and is strictly a vegetarian dish.
You can learn more about Jeanne Lemlin’s cookbooks by visiting the Harper Collins Publishers website.
Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine
Written by Bryant Terry the Vegan Soul Kitchen is a great cookbook that puts a vegan spin on classic southern cooking. With recipes like Butternut Squash Pear Soup, Baked BBQ Black Eyed Peas, Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Ginger-Peanut Sauce, and Sweet Cornmeal Coconut Drop Biscuits the Vegan Soul Kitchen is a cookbook that can be used by vegans and non-vegans alike.
You can learn more about Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine by visiting Bryant Terry’s website.
Moosewood Restaurant Cookbooks
Located in Ithaca, New York Moosewood Restaurant was named one of the thirteen most influential restaurants of the twentieth century by Bon Appetit Magazine, and has been touted as “the driving force in the world of creative vegetarian cooking”. In addition Moosewood Restaurant offers several vegetarian cookbooks, all of which come highly recommended.
All of the Moosewood cookbooks feature recipes that are easy to follow, take less than an hour to prepare, and use ingredients that are easy to find. Moosewood’s latest cookbook is Moosewood Restaurant Simple Suppers. Another great feature of Simple Suppers is that it features tips on how to stock your vegetarian pantry so that you will have the ingredients on hand that are needed to make quick meals.
If raw foods are more your style than you will want to check out Healthful Cuisine – Over 170 Raw Vegan Recipes. Healthful Cuisine is co-authored by Kelly Serbonich, who is currently employed at Moosewood and was the former Executive Chef at Hippocrates Health Institute, which is located in West Palm Beach, Florida.
You can view and order the Moosewood cookbooks by visiting the Moosewood Restaurant website.