Cookbooks

Vegan food can be as creative as your imagination allows! Here’s a collection of some of our favourite books and magazines to help inspire you…

Let’s start with desserts (why not?!) and please remember to follow our itseasy2bvegan! social media channels for info on all the foodie books, magazines and websites that we discover and recommend. Please hashtag your own finds and recommendations with #itseasy2bvegan and we’ll share them with our followers!

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DIVINE VEGAN DESSERTS

“This beautiful full colour book helps you see instantly that we don’t need dairy, eggs and honey to make incredible deserts! Recipes are varied and wonderful!”

Chantal

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THE NAUGHTIEST VEGAN CAKES IN TOWN

“If you’ve been to Ms Cupcake’s shop in South London or seen their cakes at a Veg Fest, you will love recreating their magnificent sweet treats with this recipe book which is bold, colourful and utterly decadent. These cake and sweet recipes are not only vegan, but allergen friendly as well.”

Sian

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VEGAN CHOCOLATE

“Clue's in the name!!! Absolutely wonderful book. Measurements in both cups and grams.”

Nicole

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RAWSOME VEGAN BAKING

“Not just for raw foodists; even regular vegans can enjoy the range of mouthwatering raw desserts on offer. Great photos included!.”

Tomi

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VEGAN CUPCAKES TAKE OVER THE WORLD

“… lovely little cookbook, with mouthwatering photographs. Some of the recipes are a bit different to your usual cakeshop specimens: Mexican Hot Chocolate; Coconut Lime; Apple Cider... Cook them up in no time at all and you'll be able to tempt anyone to eating vegan food.”

Neil

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VEGAN 100 EVERYDAY RECIPES

“This book was a life saver for me when I first went vegan and was thinking what on earth do I cook now?! Full colour, great dishes, fab for learning more…”

Chantal

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500 VEGAN DISHES

“Great all-rounder, suited to all abilities.”

Nicole

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EASY VEGAN

“Beautifully presented full colour book with lots of unusual dishes that are healthy yet scrumptious too!”

Chantal

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QUICK FIX VEGAN

“No pictures and some of the recipes do take longer than stated – but still some very very tasty ideas – the jerk dish is incredible!”

Chantal

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ESSENTIAL VEGAN

“Simple straightforward dishes. Quite a few use tofu so need to like tofu.”

Nicole

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THE COMPLETE BOOK OF VEGAN COOKING

“Like your cookbooks big with lots of mouthwatering photographs of the recipes? You'll love this cookbook. It's written by a vegan chef and a nutrition expert, and contains a fantastic amount of information for both the new and seasoned vegan. You'll learn about the history of veganism, ethical shopping, eating out, essentials of nutrition, replacing dairy products & eggs and so much more. Well worth the price. "

Neil

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TRINITYS CONSCIOUS KITCHEN

“Written by our very own contributor food blogger: Trinity - this beautiful book showcases vibrant healthy vegan foods like no other I’ve seen… it’s a truly beautiful read as well…”

Chantal

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THE ANIMAL FRIENDLY COOKBOOK

“Not only is this ebook great for new and existing vegans (it has snacks, dips, spreads, soups, salads, mains and desserts) but proceeds go to Mino Valley Farm Sanctuary. Many of the recipes were contributed by bloggers in our 'itseasy' online community!

Chantal

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TIBITS AT HOME

“I adored this book – it’s such a beautiful publication and the recipes are easy, yet unusual and delicious. Watch out for their vegan one coming soon!!!”

Chantal

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EASY VEGAN COOKING

“The book is a bit old now but it's a good starting point for the new vegan. I look upon it as the foundation of a journey of culinary discovery. Learn the basics and you'll be set up for this exciting compassionate lifestyle. In the 350+ recipes it covers everything from soups and salads, snacks and desserts, to sea vegetables and bean, pasta and nut centered recipes. Recipes include: Macaroni Cheese; Baked Vegetable Curry & Coconut Rice Casserole ; Mock 'Chicken' ; Tofu Cheesecake.”

Neil

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VEGANOMICON

“A no brainer for any vegan who loves to cook; all of Isa’s books are out of this world. ‘Veganomicon’ (co-written by Terry Hope Romero) is a pinnacle of vegan cookbooks, sharing American-inspired recipes to suit all tastes. ”

Sian

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ISA DOES IT

“In ‘Isa Does It’, Isa goes a step further in bringing a huge collection of hearty homemade food to the table. ”

Sian

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APPETITE FOR REDUCTION

“Finally, in ‘Appetite for Reduction’ Isa provides another amazing array of recipes, with an added focus on weight management and nutrition. A fantastic book if you’re looking to shed some pounds.”

Sian

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VEGAN WITH A VENGEANCE

“…an absolute modern classic of vegan cookbooks; written in a sassy and fun way by someone who has experience of a multitude of food from different cultures: Puerto Rican, Jewish, Indian, Italian, Japanese & more. Recipes include: Basil-Tofu Ricotta; Pumpkin Waffles; Mango-Chilli Tofu; Brooklyn Pad Thai; Strawberry Shortcakes. The book also contains lots of useful information on veganising recipes and ingredients.”

Neil

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OH SHE GLOWS

“From the author of the renowned blog, Angela’s cookbook is packed with healthful snacks, sweet treats and homemade staples, all photographed beautifully. Rather than using alternatives to meat and dairy, she focuses on using herbs and spices and simple ingredients to create great tasting family food.”

Sian

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CHLOE'S KITCHEN

“Chloe is a classically trained chef who burst onto the scene when she won the reality show challenge, ‘Cupcake Wars’ – the first vegan to do so. Since then she’s produced an array of cookbooks which provide vegan alternatives to well-loved American, Chinese, Indian and Mexican dishes. Her recipes are really easy to follow and her cakes are to die for.”

Sian

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THE COMPASSIONATE COOK

“… a collection of recipes from chefs, celebs and restaurants who donated them to the book. Impress your friends with a favourite recipe from KD Lang, or Linda McCartney... Recipes include: BBQ Chickpeas; Tomato Rice Soup; Easy Fudge ; Applesauce Cake; Potato Gnocchi. (US based so the measurements are in cups and you may need to use the glossary of ingredients in the book.)”

Neil

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THE VEGAN ZOMBIE: COOK & SURVIVE!

“I loved this ebook, if for no other reason than it’s just so totally fun and different. The soups, salad and neat loaf are amazing!”

Chantal

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VEGAN GOURMET

“Absolutely brilliant for creating feasts for friends and family and to showcase just how stunning vegan food really is!”

Chantal

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ARTISAN VEGAN CHEESE

“The one thing lots of us tend to think we’ll miss is cheese! But this book shows just how amazing and fun making vegan versions can be… who knew?!”

Chantal

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CARIBBEAN VEGAN

“…full of great comfort food recipes, targeted at anyone who would like a vegan version of their favourite Caribbean or soul food, or anyone looking to explore those cuisines. I found the recipes to be particularly innovative and comprehensive.”

Tomi

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VEGAN SOUL KITCHEN

“…full of great comfort food recipes, targeted at anyone who would like a vegan version of their favourite Caribbean or soul food, or anyone looking to explore those cuisines.”

Tomi

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SALAD SAMURAI

“Long gone is the sad-looking wet-lettuce and cucumber salad that vegans get lumbered with. Terry’s book is filled with 100 incredible salad recipes which make use of whole foods, seasonal produce and some very exotic ingredients. Finally, salads are exciting!”

Sian

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EAT RAW EAT WELL

“This is like the bible of raw vegan eating. It's a real compendium, but very few photos, so need to use your imagination!”

Nicole

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CHINA STUDY COOKBOOK

“… the perfect accompaniment to the well-known publication The China Study - definitely aimed at anyone who has read the book and are wondering what a healthy diet looks like in practice. The recipes are easy to make and quite tasty.”

Tomi

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VEGAN FOR HER

“This book goes through all the major aspects of female health and nutrition in the context of veganism which is extremely valuable to women of all ages. The information is taken from reliable scientific studies and covers an array of common ailments that can be managed and treated by eating a plant-based whole foods diet. There is also a recipe section provided at the back which has some great food ideas too!”

Sian

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VEGAN FOOD AND LIVING

This magazine began in 2016 and is a fab addition to supermarket and high street shelves. It features lots of new recipes as well as interesting feature articles. And if you're a member of our community check our lifestyle directory for a massive 50% off the cover price!

VEGAN by Tasty Guides

MAGAZINE “Found in WHSmiths this is like a cook book with 100 delicious full colour recipes and some inventive ideas I haven’t seen elsewhere in books. Worth looking out for.”

Chantal

Found in WHSmiths.

THE LITTLE BOOK OF VEGAN BAKING

MAGAZINE “Also found on the shelves at WHSmiths and choc-a-block with full colour recipes for breads, snacks and deserts! A great buy at just £2.99 as well!”

Chantal

Found in WHSmiths.

HEALTHY VEGAN RECIPES

MAGAZINE “Another new Vegan magazine to me! I just discovered this and it looks great! Full page colour photos and packed full of lovely looking recipes for starters, mains, deserts and snacks!”

Chantal

Found in WHSmiths.

VEGAN HEALTH AND FITNESS

MAGAZINE “Another mainstream publication, with lots of delicious, yet healthy Vegan recipes as well as fitness and lifestyle tips – a great all rounder!”

Chantal

Found in WHSmiths.

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VEGAN LIFE

MAGAZINE “New since September 2014 - bi-monthly, now monthly! It’s great to see a vegan magazine now in the mainstream.” [NB this publication is not affiliated to the Vegan Lifestyle Association]”

Chantal

Available in supermarkets, WHSmiths and online.

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VEGETARIAN LIVING

MAGAZINE. "Although vegetarian, don’t rule this out, many recipes are either vegan or can be made vegan and the varied ethical lifestyle advice is wonderful too!”

Chantal

Available from multiple retailers.

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COOK VEGETARIAN

MAGAZINE. "Although vegetarian, don’t rule this out, some recipes are vegan or can be made vegan and the additional lifestyle advice is good too.”

Chantal

Available from multiple retailers.

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EASY VEGETARIAN

MAGAZINE. "New! I just discovered this and was drawn to the 60+ tasty and EASY budget saving recipes… it looks great! Yet to cook from it...”

Chantal

Found in WHSmiths.
Thank you to our reviewers: Chantal, Neil, Nicole, Sian and Tomi. If YOU have a favourite vegan cookbook or magazine that we haven't featured here, please let us know!