2015 has been an incredible year for (vegan) cook books. I believe I have never bought so many cookbooks as this year. So today I’m sharing my favorite cookbooks with you for 2015 and also two books that will be released early 2016, that I can’t wait to get my hands on!
My favorite vegan cookbooks for 2015 to learn, get, give and cook with!
Each of them are informative, inspirational and so beautiful. These books show that vegan and healthy food is delicious, and offers a never ending source of inspiration for good plant based cuisine.
In random order the cookbooks I adore(d) in 2015
I’m starting with queen bee of the health blogs, Sarah Britton. This book stands out by the index alone, the recipes are categorised by season. If you know Sarah Britton’s blog, you know she makes extremely beautiful recipes and pictures. This book shows her holistic approach to eating whole plant based foods. Beautiful, delicious, inspiring….words can’t describe the beauty of this book.
I love Ella’s way of thinking and cooking. It is very down to earth and she has something over her, saying: ”If I can do it, so can you”. I love that! No crazy recipes, but simple, plant based and nourishing creations. This book is also great to give this year, even to a non-plant based eater, because Ella makes cooking with plant based food look so simple and delicious.
My hero is back! This might a super personal choice, but I just love everything Kris Carr writes. I also love her philosophy, her recipes, and her attitude. She is a cancer survivor, and true wellness warrior that writes amazing (New York Times and #1 Amazon best-selling) books. In this book Kris teaches you everything you need to know about how to make fresh, nutritious juices and smoothies, and creamy nut and seed milks. Tons of recipes and a energizing 3-day cleanse makes this book very inspiring.
Whether you are new to smoothies or completely out of inspiration, you should get this book. These ladies will you how great smoothies can taste. Their mission is: one smoothie a day. This will make you healthier and more energetic. Amen! They also have kid friendly options in their book by the way.
I only have this book some weeks now, although it was released already in April this year. The reason is the cover. It didn’t appeal to me. Stupid me. I should have known that Kathy Patalsky knows what she is writing about. She runs an amazing popular blog, with mouthwatering recipes. Her book will make you want to cook asap. Her book contains recipes with pictures that make you say out loud: how can this be vegan? Like her Ultra Creamy Cashew Veggie Pot Pie. Her book also contains nice tips for vegans, such as cooking techniques and wellness tips.
I was waiting for this one to come out and get my hands on. Yes, the author behind (the vegan part of) Food52 decided to write this book. Food52 is not a plant based website, but if there is a plant based recipe, it is good! Very good! I was so thrilled to see this book was coming out. The recipes are beautiful captured, delicious, ”crowd-pleasing” if you will, and made from real plant based ingredients.
It has been a while that I really enjoyed a raw cookbook. Tanya Maher knows what she is talking about. I agree with absolutely everything she writes about. She shares daring recipes such as the ”Kidney Kicker Juice” with asparagus and the fact that she is debunking some myths about soy and proteins are just a few reasons why you should get this book. Especially if you are interested in the overall raw food lifestyle, detox, juices and raw food facts.
Superfoods might come and go, but coconut will always remain a true everlasting superfood. I use it daily in my kitchen and bathroom. It is one of natures most versatile foods. This book touches upon the endless array of benefits from health to wellness to beauty secrets. The author shares recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert, plus amazing coconut beauty products. I loved her golden coconut milk which can be made vegan by replacing the honey for maple syrup or coconut sugar. It is pure health in a jar!
If you are only in the kitchen because you love to make (sweet) snacks and desserts, this book will be perfect for you this year. Amazing pictures, handy facts and delicious recipes, such as crackers that help balance your blood sugar, and chocolate truffles bursting with anti-aging antioxidants benefits.
I would actually not be surprised if 2016 will also be a year with some awesome plant based cookbooks. There are already two books, I can’t wait to get my hands on. Ella’s new book, Deliciously Ella Every Day and The Fully Raw Diet.
I would love to know what your favorite vegan cookbooks are (for 2015). Please share below!