Family Friendly Vegan Cookbooks!!!

“Straight From The Earth” is a cookbook that utilizes organic whole foods. This is a great addition to any vegan cookbook library!
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The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone

“The Kind Diet” is by one of my favorite actresses and activists, Alicia Silverstone. I must say, I  LOVE this book! Alicia has a way of making you feel like an old friend. She is a compassionate woman with a smart head on her shoulders!

The first part of the book explains the physical and emotional benefits of a meat free diet, while also discussing the needless suffering of animals.

The Second part of the book is lots and lots of fabulous recipes!!

Alicia separates the recipe area of the book into 3 sections, “Flirting”, “Vegan” & “Super Hero”, which was a great idea! People who are “flirting” with the idea of going Vegan, don’t want to feel pressured or overwhelmed, so Alicia eases them into it gently. “Vegans” are obviously completely ready for great recipes and some added knowledge, and “Super Heros” are…… well they are simply amazing!!! Lets just say that if you want to be a “Super Hero”, you need to drop more than just animal products!! I’m still working on that! 🙂

The Vegan recipes are amazing!! The Sweet Potato & Lentil Soup is my favorite!!!

The Super Hero recipes are tasty, but really clean and healthy, with very little sugar or refined flour. I adore Alicia’s Magical Healing Soup!!

The Kind Diet is a MUST HAVE for any Vegan Kitchen!


“The Joy Of Vegan Baking” by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

I call this book my “Vegan Baking Bible”! The sugar cookies are unbelievable!! I make a gigantic batch and freeze it, this way I always have vegan cookie dough handy!

“The Vegan Scooop” by Wheeler Del Torro

This book is a must have for anyone who loves “Ice Cream”!! My favorite is the Cinnamon Ginkgo!! MMMM!

“The Tropical Vegan Kitchen” by Donna Klein

The African Beans and Potatoes recipe was a huge hit in my house!!

“Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World” by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero

I made lemon cupcakes for my husbands birthday, and TRUST me, you can’t eat just one!!

“Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar” by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero

This book is written by the same talented bakers that brought you “Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World”

How do Carrot Raisin Spice Cookies Sound? or Mocha Mamas? Moms & kids will equally love these recipes! I am tempted to go bake a batch of  Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies as I write this!!!

“Vegan Soul Kitchen” by Bryant Terry

I love this book!! It shows you how to make everything from ” Frozen Memphis Mint Julip” to “Baked BBQ Black Eyed Peas!



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7 responses

  1. I absolutely LOVE “The Kind Diet” !!!! Like with all cookbooks, I have favorites that I make often like . . . Summertime Succotash, Hearty Pinto Bean Stew, Sicilian Collard Greens w/Pine Nuts and (I use) Cranberries, Fried Rice, Pan-Fried Mochi, and Alicia’s Magical Healing Soup. These are pretty much my favorite recipes from this book!

  2. I also bought the comfort cooking vegan recipes also a few months ago. They are fun and easy recipes! 🙂

  3. I was pushed over the vegan edge by Alicia Silverstone’s Kind Diet. I too love the Hearty Pinto Bean Stew and my other favorite is the Cuban Style Roasted Sweet Potatoes. And I’m eternally grateful for the introduction to Miso paste as those soups got me through the last half of the winter. Vegan Planet by Robin Robertson is another good comprehensive cookbook.

  4. Just wondering, is Alicia Silverstone’s book “heavy” in nut recipes? I’m really interested in buying it, but with the huge volume of cookbooks I already own, I am cautious. I have a son who can’t have any nuts except for approved peanut butter. Makes some vegan cookbooks a waste for us! Thanks, Julie

  5. I am truley inspired by all of you. My family and I have been trying to get healthy and recently had a new addition to our family. My son is 7 months old and after watching several documentaries have decided that eating organic meat wasnt going to cut it and we were going to go vegan. Of course this is going to be the most difficult thing we have ever done. We had just bought hundreds of dollars worth of groceries that contained all animal food We are stressed because our two other sons 5 and 8 have been eating meat and started crying over no more meat and cheese. I feel disgusted thinking this was good for my children. I am overwhelmed not knowing one whole dinner vegan recipe or cookbook. And unfortunately everyone thinks we are crazy. I feel like we do not even know where to begin!

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