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10 Best Vegetarian Cookbooks

Eating vegetarian doesn’t have to be boring! As more and more people are jumping into the vegetarian lifestyle or incorporating plant-based meals into their culinary repertoire, many exciting, unique, incredible vegetarian cookbooks have been written and published for your cooking and dining pleasure. From basic to technical, the options are endless for vegetarian styles, meals, and cookbooks. Read on to learn about 10 of the best easy vegetarian cookbooks available for addition into your culinary library!

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1. Love Real Food by Kathryne Taylor


Love Real Food: More Than 100 Feel-Good Vegetarian Favorites to Delight the Senses and Nourish the Body best vegetarian cookbook

Love Real Food is an amazing vegetarian comfort food cookbook that will teach you to make a variety of easy and delicious vegetarian meals. The author of the popular food blog Cookie + Kate, Kathryne has compiled 100 of her favorite recipes into this easy to follow cookbook, filled with beautiful images and delightful recipes made from accessible natural ingredients.

2. Vegetables Illustrated by America’s Test Kitchen


Vegetables Illustrated: An Inspiring Guide with 700+ Kitchen-Tested Recipes best vegetarian cookbook

700+ recipes make up this easy vegetarian cookbook with something for everyone. Whether you are a full time vegetarian or just like to eat meatless on occasion, this book has endless possibilities for creative, affordable, mouthwatering veg options for all taste buds. No matter the vegetable you want to work with, there is most likely a recipe for you to spruce it up. Take the boring reputation away from vegetables at your dining room table with this informative, creative vegetable cookbook.


3. The Truly Healthy Vegetarian Cookbook by Elizabeth Thomson


The Truly Healthy Vegetarian Cookbook: Hearty Plant-Based Recipes for Every Type of Eater best vegetarian cookbook

Written by a knowledgeable health coach, The Truly Healthy Vegetarian Cookbook delves into the issue of healthy vegetarian eating. When beginning their meatless journey, many veg-converts eat a lot of carbs and starches because it’s all the comforting meatless options they know how to cook. This cookbook serves as both an introduction to new vegetarians, showing them ways to incorporate real healthy food into their recipe book, as well as recipe expansion for those who already have the basics tucked in their apron pocket.

4. Vegetarian Cookbook for Beginners: The Essential Vegetarian Cookbook to Get Started by Rockridge Press


Vegetarian Cookbook for Beginners: The Essential Vegetarian Cookbook to Get Started Paperback – October 25, 2013 best vegetarian cookbook

Another easy vegetarian cookbook for beginners, this recipe compilation offers over 150 healthy, meatless meals that will provide a solid, well-rounded foundation for the new vegetarian cook. Offering more than just recipes, the book has tips for making a vegetarian-friendly kitchen, a 14-day sample meal plan to show how vegetarianism can work for regular eating, and nutritional advice to ensure you are meeting all your dietary needs on this new food journey.


5. The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook: A Fresh Guide to Eating Well With 700 Foolproof Recipes by America’s Test Kitchen


The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook: A Fresh Guide to Eating Well With 700 Foolproof Recipes Paperback – March 1, 2015 best vegetarian cookbook

Another from the culinary geniuses at America’s Test Kitchen, this 700+ recipe compilation challenges home cooks to eat more vegetables and grains with exciting and exotic recipes that take inspiration from around the globe. Vegetarianism isn’t just carbs and salads. Explore your vegetarian options with an easy vegetarian cookbook that puts endless ideas in your mind and on your table.

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6. The Plant Paradox Cookbook by Steven R. Gundry, MD


The Plant Paradox Cookbook: 100 Delicious Recipes to Help You Lose Weight, Heal Your Gut, and Live Lectin-Free Hardcover – April 10, 2018 best vegetarian cookbook

Curious about how plant-based eating can change your health for the better but don’t know where to start? This book does it all: from explaining how you can improve your health with a vegetarian diet to providing a plethora of recipes to get your cooking healthier in the kitchen. This is the companion cookbook to the NYT Bestseller The Plant Paradox, offering over 100 incredible, healthy, sumptuous plant-based recipes to spice up your vegetarian meals.


7. Vegetarian Instant Pot Cookbook 2019 by Mohali Smith


Vegetarian Instant Pot Cookbook 2019: Instant Pot Vegetarian for Beginners with 101 Easy, Delicious Vegetarian Recipes to Live A Healthy Lifestyle Paperback – June 30, 2019 best vegetarian cookbook

Your Instant Pot could be the gateway to healthier, vegetarian eating! Explore 101 vegetarian recipes that require minimal effort with your Instant Pot with this easy vegetarian cookbook. With this recipe compilation, there will be no more trying to make meat-based recipes plant-based friendly with artificial ingredients. Learn to love real, vegetarian comfort food without the stress using your Instant Pot and this detailed, unique, and informative cookbook.

8. The Simply Vegetarian Cookbook: Fuss-Free Recipes Everyone Will Love by Susan Pridmore


The Simply Vegetarian Cookbook: Fuss-Free Recipes Everyone Will Love Paperback – July 31, 2018 best vegetarian cookbook

Simple food, simple ingredients! This cookbook is the ideal companion for the no-frills vegetarian cook. Meatless cooking doesn’t have to be complicated and time-consuming to be packed with flavor. Create memories with this easy to follow vegetarian cookbook made for all. Whether you have ample time in the kitchen or are stressed by a lack of time for meal prep and planning, this cookbook offers recipes grouped by time and cooking ease so you can have delicious vegetarian meals every day of the week.

9. How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Completely Revised Tenth Anniversary Edition by Mark Bittman


How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Completely Revised Tenth Anniversary Edition Hardcover – November 7, 2017 best vegetarian cookbook


For over a decade, this cookbook has put delicious vegetarian meals into the hands of many. Now, the author has updated it to be relevant to the modern vegetarian cook. Learn how to prepare timeless vegetarian meals through incredible recipes and color photos. From simple beginner recipes to more technical fare for the savvy, the book has something for everyone and can serve as a cookbook to grow with for those seeking to advance their vegetarian culinary prowess over time, learn new things, and improve on old skills to be an informed plant-based cook.

10. Keto Vegetarian Cookbook: A Master Guide to Low-Carb Vegetarian Recipes for a Healthy Lifestyle with 30-Day Diet Plan by Audrey Wilson


Keto Vegetarian Cookbook: A Master guide to low-carb vegetarian recipes for a healthy lifestyle with 30-Day Diet Plan Paperback – Large Print, May 15, 2019 best vegetarian cookbook

As the Keto diet takes the world by storm, many vegetarians want in on the excitement. This cookbook serves as a tool for vegetarians interested in learning more about Keto without giving up their meatless values, as well as an intriguing way for meat-loving Keto-dieters to incorporate plant-based diet days into their plan without sacrificing their dedication to their diet plan. Some are afraid of trying Keto because of its restrictive nature. This cookbook shows that there are a wide variety of meal options and that with good food, restriction isn’t a thought in the mind, even with the added “challenges” of a vegetarian lifestyle. Learn about the author’s journey to a healthier self while cooking new, health-conscious meals in your home kitchen.

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By BCR Staff

August 2019

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