As 2022 closes out, we’re here to celebrate the amazing cookbooks we featured this year. These cookbooks will have you inspired to cook up as many delicious recipes as you possibly can!
We also highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App — with over 15,000 delicious recipes it is the largest meatless, vegan, plant-based and allergy-friendly recipe resource to help you get healthy!
We gathered some recipe selections from these fantastic cookbooks from 2022 to get you started. Check them out!
1. Plant-Based Family Cookbook
Source: Plant-Based Family Cookbook by Claire Swift and Sarah Biagetti
The Plant-Based Family Cookbook is the perfect solution to those picky eaters and vegan diet skeptics everywhere. This book features incredibly flavorful and nourishing options that will help the whole family make healthier choices together. Each recipe is as nutritive as it is indulgent: readers will be won over by scrumptious breakfasts, as well as tempting snacks, decadent desserts and delightful weeknight meals.
2. Light and Easy Vegan Baking
Source: Light and Easy Vegan Baking by Jillian Glenn
Enjoy vegan takes on decadent cakes, gooey brownies, flaky biscuits, savory breads and so much more! Jillian Glenn, author of Easy Low-Cal Vegan Eats, is back with 60 scrumptious recipes that taste like the ultimate splurge and you can still feel good about eating them!
3. The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Roasts
Source: The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Roasts
Vegans rejoice! Pot roasts, Wellingtons, meatloaves and more are back on the table. Romy London’s ingenious plant-based roasts make every meal feel like a special occasion, whether it’s a holiday or just another weeknight. Showstopping recipes such as Smoky Jackfruit Seitan Brisket, crunchy Nut-Crusted Zesty Tofu and flaky Mushroom and Lentil Wellington are just some of the festive main dishes you’ll enjoy― and they’re even more delicious when smothered in any of the flavorful sauces and gravies, such as Red Wine Gravy, Brandy Peppercorn Sauce and Lemon and Tarragon Cashew Cream. Round out your vegan spread with standout side dishes like Maple-Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Pecan and Apple Stuffing and Creamy Cauliflower Bake with Caramelized Onions.
4. Mindful Indian Meals
Source: Mindful Indian Meals by Shivangi Rao
Mindful Indian Meals is a collection of paleo and gluten-free recipes that will bring exciting Indian fusion meals to your kitchen while allowing you to support your health and eat mindfully. This book has been inspired by author Shivangi Rao’s Indian heritage and American upbringing, along with her realization of how diet and nutrition can be integral to optimizing your health.
5. Two Spoons Cookbook
Source: Two Spoons Cookbook by Hannah Sunderani
While living in France, Hannah pursued her passion for vegan cooking. Inspired by the food, culture, and burgeoning plant-based scene, her blog, Two Spoons, was born. In her debut cookbook, Hannah shares over 100 vegan dishes inspired by her time in France and nearby cultures.
6. BOSH! On a Budget
Source: BOSH! On a Budget by Henry Firth and Ian Theasby
If you’re looking to save a few pennies or even some serious dough, BOSH! have you covered. From hearty midweek dinners and comfort food feasts to indulgent brunches and unbelievably tasty treats, this book is also packed with money-saving hacks and batch-cooking tips and tricks. Whether you’re living completely meat-free, or just looking to introduce more plant-based meals into your week, this is the money-saving cookbook for you.
7. Crazy Good Vegan
Source: Crazy Good Vegan by Llyod Rose
Pack a punch of flavor into your weeknight meals with Lloyd Rose, founder of Plantcrazii. These 60 plant-based recipes prove that it’s possible to use simple techniques and minimal ingredients to cook a jaw-droppingly delicious meal at home. What’s more, Lloyd’s emphasis on simplicity means your grocery trips will be cheaper, your prep time shorter and your kitchen clean-up easier. From quick dinners to chill weekend brunches and snacks to share with friends, this collection of Lloyd’s best vegan recipes will quickly become your go-to resource anytime you crave something tasty without the fuss.
8. Noodle Worship
Source: Noodle Worship by Tiffani Thompson and Larone Thompson
Indulge your taste buds with the creamiest, dreamiest, most deliciously drool-worthy noodle dishes. Tiffani and Larone of @noodleworship show you how to create the best noodles from around the world using simple, straightforward, flflavor-packed recipes that are perfect for beginners and busy families. Discover the secrets to rich, luscious Italian-inspired pasta sauces with Spinach Alfredo Radiatori, Spaghetti Carbonara and Cacio e Pepe. Achieve enviable cheese pulls with Nene’s Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Cheesy Chicken Tetrazzini and Cheesy Baked Mostaccioli. Or create umami-rich Asian inspired dishes such as Garlic-Chili Noodles, Shanghai Noodles and Garlic- Butter Shrimp Ramen.
9. Death for Dinner
Source: Death for Dinner by Zach Neil
Visit your dark side with 60 frightfully delicious plant-based comfort-foods, baked goods, and cocktails inspired by your favorite horror movies and TV shows. From the mad mind of acclaimed chef Zach Neil comes this killer plant-based cookbook inspired by your favorite horror movies and TV shows. The follow-up to his best-selling cookbook, Nightmare Before Dinner, the Death for Dinner Cookbook delivers gruesome goodness in 60 stick-to-your guts comfort-food recipes, from startling starters and monstrous mains to depraved desserts and cursed cocktails. Though the recipes may look terrifying, they are easy to make and will impress even the most stubborn carnivores. So, get ready to throw the ultimate Halloween party or some epic movie nights.
10. Plantbased India
Source: Plantbased India by Sheil Shukla
Dr. Sheil Shukla is an internal medicine physician and food artist who is passionate about the intersection of food, art, and medicine. He loves exploring cultures through their food, and his primary experience is with South Asian foods. His recipes and photographs have garnered the support of over 59,000 followers on Instagram. He is also a contributor for Best of Vegan and has been featured by VegNews, Thrive Magazine, The FeedFeed, Food52, Williams-Sonoma, and more. He lives in Chicagoland with his wife, Rachel, and son, Shrey. @plantbasedartist
11. Vegan Fast Food
Source: Vegan Fast Food by Brian Watson
Forget the drive-through, in Vegan Fast Food you’ll find mouthwatering junk food and comfort food classics, minus the meat and dairy. Whether you’re a brand-new vegan missing buffalo wings or a longtime vegan tired of the limited vegan options when eating out, Brian Watson, aka Thee Burger Dude, has been there. In fact, few food bloggers have thought more about what textures, tastes, and special sauces make iconic dishes so addictive. In this book, he takes you on a tour through national chain favorites, regional cult classics, and even a few nostalgic dishes perfect for parties, potlucks, or any Saturday night.
12. WINTER: Heartwarming Plant-Based Recipes for the Cooler Months
Source: WINTER: Heartwarming Plant-Based Recipes for the Cooler Months
As the seasons change and the weather gets chillier, there is truly nothing better than spending time in the kitchen with loved ones while cooking up cozy, soul-warming, home-cooked plant-based meals. This vegan winter cookbook includes 75 stunning vegan recipes with amazing photos! With this cookbook, you’ll find countless comforting recipes to inspire you and help you make the most of winter’s abundant variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables!
13. Cooking with Plantbased Meat
Source: Cooking with Plantbased Meat by America’s Test Kitchen
This must-have guide to cooking with today’s new plant-based meats includes all the satisfying, sustainable recipes you actually want to eat. Available everywhere from grocery stores to fast food chains, today’s meat alternatives like Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat impressively replicate the taste and texture of meat. Now, the recipe experts at America’s Test Kitchen show how to cook successfully with these modern meat mimickers—producing juicy, savory, meaty flavor—and transform them into a broad array of mouthwatering dishes that make sustainable meat-free eating feel luxurious.
14. Evergreen Kitchen
Source: Evergreen Kitchen by Bri Beaudoin
Bri Beaudoin, creator of the popular blog Evergreen Kitchen, has been captivating her fans with delicious and healthy vegetarian recipes for years. While we all know that a home-cooked meal is the best for our budgets and our health, the idea of cooking dinner on weeknights can feel like a chore. With many of us eating more veggie-forward meals, it’s no wonder busy home cooks are craving tasty vegetarian recipes that everyone at the dinner table will love. Evergreen Kitchen is bursting with beautiful, flavourful recipes—that just so happen to be vegetarian. The recipes provide much-needed inspiration for delicious weeknight mains that are sure to make your taste buds sing, and a sprinkling of simple, yet scrumptious, desserts for those who like to end their meal with something sweet.
15. Everyday Cookbook
Source: Everyday Cookbook by Six Vegan Sisters
Welcome to your new go-to resource for dependable vegan recipes, complete with more than 200 fuss-free, family-approved and down-right delicious dishes. The sisters behind the popular blog and brand Six Vegan Sisters have pulled out all the stops to bring you their favorite recipes to cover every kind of cooking need you may have—from weeknight dinners to date nights in, holidays and everything in between.
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