Vegan’s Daily Companion: 365 Days of Inspiration for Cooking, Eating and Living Compassionately
By Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Vegan’s Daily Companion is a wealth of information combining practical tips, daily affirmations on the joy of being vegan, insightful wisdom, healthful vegan recipes, stunning photographs of rescued animals, interesting facts about animals in history and literature—all organized in sections for conscious living every day of the week. The book is an excellent resource for vegans and aspiring vegans, alike. John Robbins says, “It’s one of those books that inspires you to be a better person with each page you read.” Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is an award-winning author of seven books and a recognized expert and thought leader on all aspects of living vegan. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
A Vegan Ethic: Embracing a Life of Compassion Toward All
By Mark Hawthorne
Mark Hawthorne is the author of three books on animal rights: Bleating Hearts: The Hidden World of Animal Suffering, which examines the many ways humans exploit nonhumans; Striking at the Roots: A Practical Guide to Animal Activism, which empowers people around the world to get active for animals; and now A Vegan Ethic, a practical, engaging guide to veganism and animal rights. A Vegan Ethic draws on the work and experiences of intersectional activists to examine how all forms of oppression – including racism, sexism, ageism, ableism, and speciesism – are connected by privilege, control, and economic power. By recognizing how social justice issues overlap, we can develop collaborative strategies for finding solutions. Along with proven advice for going and staying vegan, an overview of animal exploitation, and answers to common questions about ethical eating, this book is a smart, informative and compassionate guide that calls each of us to become more just and kinder in the way we treat both human and nonhuman animals. Available on Amazon. More about the book and Mark Hawthorne.
Why I will Always Be Vegan: 125 Essays From Around the World
By Butterflies Katz
This thought-provoking book is inspirational for vegans, aspiring vegans, and non-vegans alike. The essays are written with passion and conviction and offer insight into the perspective of committed vegans on every continent from every walk of life. The beautifully presented pages are dedicated to the clarification and the preservation of what it means to be vegan, and the essays give a deep understanding about veganism as a philosophy and practive and why people choose to live a vegan life. The imagery depicts the bond and friendship between vegan humans and other non-human animals. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
On Being Vegan: Reflections On A Compassionate Life
By Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
On Being Vegan is a collection of thoughtfully crafted essays that reflect Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s unique blend of passion, humor, and common sense and get to the heart of what it means to be vegan. Born out of her life-changing talks and podcast episodes, On Being Vegan is Patrick-Goudreau’s sixth book. Colleen Patrick-Goudreau has dedicated her life to empowering people to make informed food choices, to debunking myths about veganism, to being a voice for animals, and to giving people the tools and resources they need to live according to their own values of compassion and wellness. The author of six books, creator of the popular online multimedia program, The 30-Day Vegan Challenge; host and producer of the podcast Vegetarian Food For Thought; and busy lecturer, Goudreau often says in her talks, “My hope is that we each one of us reflect our deepest values in our daily choices and realize the power we have to create the compassionate world we all desire. If not you, then who? If not now, then when?” Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
The Vegan Table: 200 Unforgettable Recipes for Entertaining Every Guest at Every Occasion
By Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
The Vegan Table is your one-stop source for creating the perfect meal for your friends and family. Whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering of friends or a large party with an open guest list, author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, crowned the “Vegan Martha Stewart” by VegNews magazine, will answer your every entertaining need. Inside you’ll be treated to practically limitless recipe and menu ideas, making it easy to satisfy any and all palates and preferences. From romantic meals for two to formal dinners, casual gatherings, children’s parties, and holiday feasts, you can keep the party going through every occasion and season. Celebrate the joy of plant-based cuisine with The Vegan Table, your ultimate at-home dining and entertaining guide. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
The Joy of Vegan Baking: the Compassionate Cooks’ Traditional Treats and Sinful Sweets
By Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
The Joy of Vegan Baking features 150 familiar favorites from seasoned cooking instructor and self-described “joyful vegan,” author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. From cakes, cookies, and crepes to pies, puddings, and pastries, see just how easy, convenient and delicious baking without eggs and dairy can be. Goudreau puts to rest the myth that vegan baking is an inferior alternative to non-vegan baking. More than just a collection of recipes, this informative cookbook is a valuable resource for any baker — novice or seasoned. Enjoy your favorite homespun goodies free of saturated fat, cholesterol, and lactose, but full of flavor, flair, and familiarity, each and every recipe will have you declaring I can’t believe it’s vegan! Complete with beautiful color photos, this book will be an essential reference for every vegan. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Main Street Vegan
By Victoria Moran
Victoria Moran is the author of 11 books and is a holistic health counselor, a popular speaker, and the founder and director of Main Street Vegan Academy that trains vegan lifestyle coaches. She was cited by VegNews as one of the Top 10 Vegetarian Authors and has been a passionate vegan for over 30 years.
Main Street Vegan is an easy-to-read, how-to guide on making the shift to becoming a vegan. The book provides practical advice, useful information, loads of resources, and meaningful inspiration on making the dietary and lifestyle shift. It’s filled with simple, delicious, easy-to-make recipes from holistic health counselors and famous chefs to cookbook writers. Moran takes readers through a step-by-step approach that includes what products to shop for, how to veganize your kitchen, dining out, juicing, entertaining, getting your kids to go vegan, traveling as a vegan, and the positive impacts of becoming a vegan on animals, natural resources, the environment and our health. Read more about Main Street Vegan and Main Street Vegan Academy. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook: 125 Easy and Delicious Recipes to Jump-Start Weight Loss and Help You Feel Great
By Neal Barnard and Robyn Webb
In Dr. Neal Barnard’s Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook, the country’s leading diabetes team weighs in on the remarkable benefits of a plant-based vegan diet. The cookbook is based on a landmark two-year study conducted by Dr. Barnard, which showed that a vegan diet more effectively controls and prevents type 2 diabetes. A plant-based diet is also beneficial for weight loss, the reversal of heart disease, the prevention of several types of cancer, and the prevention and improvement of many other chronic diseases. Dr. Barnard and nutritionist Robyn Webb offer easy, convenient meals to improve your health. Featuring 125 flavorful recipes, readers will find all-occasion dishes that use familiar ingredients and require minimal effort. All recipes are free of animal products, low in fat, and contain a low-to-moderate glycemic index. The authors underscore how diet changes can have a dramatic impact on health and they provide simple ways to get started. With convenient menus, scientifically proven advice, and inspiring stories from real people who have used Barnard’s recommendations to turn their health around, there’s no better cookbook to help you eat well and feel great. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
The Happy Herbivore Cookbook: Over 175 Delicious Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes
By Lindsay S. Nixon
From the chef of one of the top 50 food blogs on the Web, HappyHerbivore.com, Lindsay S. Nixon, creates recipes that show eating a low fat vegan diet is not only healthy but delicious. Nixon uses “everyday” inexpensive ingredients that will save you time by creating easy, no fuss recipes that can improve your health with each nutritional bite. Each recipe is made with no added fats, using only whole, unprocessed plant-based foods and includes recipes from quick and simple to decadent and advanced. And recipes are allergen-free, gluten-free, soy-free and sugar-free. Nixon also provides full nutritional analyses; inspiring colorful photographs on nearly every page; funny blurbs at the beginning of each recipe; and chef’s notes suggesting variations for each dish. Even the most novice cook will find healthy cooking easy—and delicious! Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet
By Alicia Silverstone
In The Kind Diet, actress, activist, and committed conservationist Alicia Silverstone shares the insights that encouraged her to swear off meat and dairy forever, and outlines the spectacular benefits of adopting a plant-based diet, from effortless weight loss to clear skin, off-the-chart energy, and smooth digestion. She explains how meat, fish, milk, and cheese—the very foods we’ve been taught to regard as the cornerstone of good nutrition—are actually the culprits behind escalating rates of disease and the cause of dire, potentially permanent damage to our ecology. The Kind Diet introduces irresistibly delicious food that satisfies on every level–including amazing desserts. Alicia also addresses the nutritional concerns faced by many who are new to a plant-based diet, and shows how to cover every nutritional base, from protein to calcium and beyond. The Kind Diet is for Aspiring Vegans who want to cut down on eating animal products, Vegans who want to make their everyday eating even healthier, and Superheros who are interested in the principles of macrobiotics and built on a foundation of whole grains, vegetables, and other yummy foods that Alicia describes in detail. Checkout Alicia Silverstone’s website The Kind Life. Book is available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
The PlantPure Nation Cookbook: The Official Companion Cookbook to the Breakthrough Film
By Kim Campbell
The PlantPure Nation Cookbook is the official companion cookbook of the documentary film PlantPure Nation. The film looks at the powerful healing and health benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet and the cookbook brings the same science-based approach to nutrition from the big screen to your kitchen—with more than 150 extensively tested, 100% plant-based recipes. The cookbook is full of easy-to-make, healthy recipes plus loads of tips, tricks and grocery lists for people interested in a whole food, plant-based diet. It also features behind-the-scenes details from the PlantPure Nation film and is a must-have book for stimulating healthful eating in your home.
Author Kim Campbell is the wife of PlantPure Nation Executive Producer and Director Nelson Campbell and daughter-in-law of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, coauthor of The China Study and father of the modern plant-based nutrition movement. She is also a culinary contributor, recipe developer, and cooking instructor at Campbell Wellness, a health and wellness business, and has been a vegan cook for over 25 years. Learn more at: PlantPure Nation. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook: 300 Recipes for Plant-Based Eating All Through the Year
By Del Sroufe
Forks Over Knives—the book, the documentary film, the movement—is back again in a cookbook. A whole foods, plant-based diet that has never been easier or tastier—learn to cook the Forks Over Knives way with more than 300 recipes for every day! If you want to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, avoid cancer, and prevent (or even reverse) type 2 diabetes and heart disease, the right food is your best medicine. Chef Del Sroufe, the man behind some of the mouthwatering meals in the landmark documentary film, proves that the Forks Over Knives philosophy is not about what you can’t eat, but what you can. Chef Del and his collaborators Julieanna Hever, Judy Micklewright, Darshana Thacker, and Isa Chandra Moskowitz transform wholesome fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes into hundreds of recipes—classic and unexpected, globally and seasonally inspired, and for every meal of the day, all through the year. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
The Cowspiracy Cookbook
By Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn and Laura Hooper Beck
This is the official cookbook from Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn, the makers of the award-winning documentary Cowspiracy – The Sustainability Secret. Just like the film, this cookbook takes you on a rollercoaster of a journey to explore why eating a plant-based, vegan diet is the best thing you can do to protect the environment. Each chapter addresses a different environmental issue while offering mouth-watering solutions to avoid destroying the planet.
With a variety of easy-to make, yet delicious recipes, this book is the perfect companion for everyone who cares about the environment and will help you to transition in to a planet friendly diet – no matter if you are an absolute newbie or die-hard eco warrior. Available on Cowspiracy.com. See more about the documentary Cowspiracy.
The China Study Quick & Easy Cookbook: Cook Once, Eat All Week With Whole Food, Plant-Based Recipes
By Del Sroufe (Author) and LeAnne Campbell (Editor)
Following the plant-based nutrition regimen presented in The China Study is now easier than ever before. Chef Del Sroufe, author of the New York Times bestseller Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook and Better Than Vegan. In The China Study Quick & Easy Cookbook, Sroufe provides menu plans, pantry lists, and more than 100 delicious plant-based recipes that are quick, easy, and multipurpose. This book guides you to spend a couple of hours one day a week preparing meals ahead of time. Every dish follows the nutrition standards set forth by The China Study, ensuring optimal healthful and quality eating with whole food recipes. Even on a busy schedule, your meals can be simple, healthy, and delicious! Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health
By T. Colin Campbell, PhD, and Thomas Campbell II, MD
The China Project is the most comprehensive study of health and nutrition ever conducted. The Project was a monumental survey of diet and death rates from cancer in more than 2, 400 Chinese counties. The results explore the significance and implications for nutrition and health, leading to the conclusion that degenerative diseases like heart disease, type-2 diabetes, and several forms of cancer, could be prevented, and in many cases reversed, by adopting a whole-foods, plant-based diet. The China Project gave us a simple but powerful answer: Eat a diet based on whole, plant-based food, and dramatically reduce your risk of a broad spectrum of diseases, including heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and cancer. Campbell has followed a 99 percent vegan diet since 1990.
Dr. Campbell is a professor Emeritus at Cornell University. Dr. Campbell is the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. He has more than 70 grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding, has served on several grant review panels of multiple funding agencies, and has authored more than 300 research papers. He was trained at Cornell University (M.S., Ph.D.) and MIT (Research Associate) in nutrition, biochemistry and toxicology. Read more about T. Colin Campbell, PhD. Read more about The China Study. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
How Not To Die
By Dr. Michael Greger, MD
Michael Greger, MD, is a physician, author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. The vast majority of premature deaths can be prevented through simple changes in diet and lifestyle. In How Not to Die, Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of NutritionFacts.org, examines the fifteen top causes of premature death in America — heart disease, various cancers, diabetes, Parkinson’s, high blood pressure, and more — and explains how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can sometimes trump prescription pills and other pharmaceutical and surgical approaches, freeing us to live healthier lives. Dr. Greger recommends a whole-food, plant-based diet, which has been repeatedly shown not just to help prevent the disease, but arrest and even reverse it. Here’s more about Dr. Michael Greger and other medical doctors who advocate eating a plant-based vegan diet. More about the book at NutritionFacts.org. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Plant-Strong: Discover the World’s Healthiest Diet—With 150 Engine 2 Recipes
By Rip Esselstyn
In this #1 New York Times bestseller (originally published as My Beef with Meat), Rip Esselstyn arms readers with the 36 most powerful facts that prove, once and for all, that a plant-based diet can save your life. Learn how eating a plant-based diet can prevent cancer, heart attacks, stroke, and Type 2 Diabetes. And how plant-based milks are much better for you than dairy milk to ward off osteoporosis and to build strong bones. By eating plants you’ll avoid dangerous carcinogens, bacteria, chemicals and contaminants, and you’ll lose weight and be healthier. Author Rip Esselstyn was a professional triathlete, and fireman with the Austin fire department. He now travels year-round lecturing and giving seminars on the Engine 2 lifestyle. He is the author of The New York Times bestseller The Engine 2 Diet. Visit Rip’s website at www.engine2diet.com. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Engine 2 Diet
By Rip Esselstyn
When professional athlete-turned-firefighter Rip Esselstyn learned that some of his fellow Engine 2 firefighters in Austin, TX, had serious health scares and were getting heart disease and other chronic diseases, he went into action and created a life-saving plan for the firehouse. By following Rip’s program, everyone lost weight (some more than 20 lbs.), lowered their cholesterol, decreased their risk of heart disease, and improved their overall health. Now, Rip outlines his proven plan in this book. With Rip as your expert coach and motivator, you’ll transform your body and lifestyle in a month. His plant-powered eating plan is based on a diet of whole foods, including whole grains, fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds. This invaluable guide features dozens of easy, delicious recipes. Visit Rip’s website at www.engine2diet.com. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Better Than Vegan: 101 Favorite Low-Fat, Plant-Based Recipes That Helped Me Lose Over 200 Pounds
By Del Sroufe and coauthor Glen Merzer
In Better than Vegan, Sroufe relates with humor and humility his remarkable journey of how he lost hundreds of pounds on a healthy vegan diet and then shares the kinds of meals that restored his body. Proving that the healthiest diet can also be the most delicious, Sroufe offers more than 100 recipes in Better than Vegan. The science is very clear. A whole-foods, plant-based diet is the healthiest possible way to eat—but it’s more than veganism. Sroufe managed to reach 475 pounds while eating a vegan diet rich in pastries, peanut butter, and potato chips. After converting to a vegan diet with minimal processed foods, sugars and added oils, he lost more than 240 pounds without giving up taste. Del Sroufe is a co-owner and chef of Wellness Forum Foods, where he delivers plant-based meals to clients. He is a vegan baker and chef and lost over 200 pounds on a low fat, plant-based diet. He continues to teach cooking classes at local venues like Whole Foods, Community Recreation Centers, and The Wellness Forum. Sroufe is the author of Forks Over Knives—The Cookbook, a vegan cookbook companion to the acclaimed documentary Forks Over Knives. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Healing the Vegan Way: Plant-Based Eating for Optimal Health and Wellness
By Mark Reinfeld
According to increasing evidence, plant-based diets are better for the health of both people and the planet, leading to a dietary revolution. But with all the conflicting nutritional theories out there, how do you decide which foods are truly best for you? With contributions from leading medical professionals like Dr. Michael Klaper, Dr. Michael Greger, and Dr. Joel Kahn, Healing the Vegan Way demonstrates a clear and simple path through the latest medical research on different approaches. With practical tips for plant-based living, 200 simple whole-food recipes, health-supportive cleanses, menu plans, and more, Healing the Vegan Way helps you maximize benefits for both body and mind. Mark Reinfeld, founding chef of the celebrated Blossoming Lotus Restaurant, has been preparing inspired vegan and live food cuisine for more than twenty years. His Vegan Fusion World Cuisine has won nine international awards, including a Gourmand Award for “Best Vegetarian Cookbook in the USA.” He is also the author of The 30-Minute Vegan, The 30-Minute Vegan’s Taste of the East, The 30-Minute Vegan’s Taste of Europe, and The 30-Minute Vegan: Soup’s On!. He teaches vegan and raw food workshops and immersions internationally and online at veganfusion.com. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Plant-Powered Families: Over 100 Kid-Tested, Whole-Foods Vegan Recipes
By Dreena Burton
Veteran cookbook author Dreena Burton shows a whole-foods, plant-based diet can be easy, delicious, and healthy for your entire family. In Plant-Powered Families, Burton shares over 100 whole-food, vegan recipes—tested and approved by her own three children. Your family will love the variety of breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, and snacks. With tips for handling challenges that come with every age and stage—from toddler to teen years —Plant-Powered Families is a perfect reference for parents raising vegan children or families looking to transition to a vegan diet. Plant-Powered Families also includes nutritionist-approved references for dietary concerns that will ensure a smooth and successful transition for your own plant-powered family! Dreena Burton has been vegan for 20 years, in that time writing 5 bestselling cookbooks charting her journey as a plant-powered cook and at-home mother of three. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Eaternity: More than 150 Deliciously Easy Vegan Recipes for a Long, Healthy, Satisfied, Joyful Life!
By Jason Wrobel
Eaternity offers nutritious and delicious plant-based recipes, guaranteed to satisfy all of your comfort-food cravings and more! Jason Wrobel shows you his health-friendly spins on all of the above, as well as Caesar salad, fudge brownies, asparagus risotto, and tortilla soup. Unlike most cookbooks that merely tell you what to eat and how to make it, Eaternity gives you the current research and science behind today’s major health concerns, and explains why you should eat certain foods based on your individual goals. You’ll learn why eating real, unprocessed foods can help you live longer—and how to have fun doing it! Jason Wrobel is a graduate of the Living Light Culinary Institute with national certification as a Professional Raw Food Chef and Instructor. A vegan for nearly 20 years, he has shown hundreds of thousands of people how to prepare deliciously easy and satisfying plant-based recipes. More on his website. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
But I Could Never Go Vegan!: 125 Recipes That Prove You Can Live Without Cheese, It’s Not All Rabbit Food, and Your Friends Will Still Come Over For Dinner
By Kristy Turner
Blogger and recognized food author Kristy Turner refutes every excuse you’ve ever heard with 125 bursting-with-flavor vegan recipes for every meal of the day—including dessert. In this beautiful and inspiring cookbook Turner combats every excuse people commonly use to defend their meat and dairy predilection. Whether you’re a vegan beginner, part-time vegan, or veg-curious omnivore, this book will banish your doubts. You’ll find you can get enough protein, fit in at a potluck, learn to love cauliflower, and enjoy pizza, nachos, brownies, and more—without any animal products at all. Even the vegan pros will discover some new tricks! Kristy Turner is the writer, recipe developer, and food stylist behind the vegan food blog Keepin’ It Kind. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Healthy at 100, How You Can–At Any Age–Dramatically Increase Your Life Span and Your Health Span
By John Robbins
Healthy at 100 shows us another way to grow old in good health with vitality, joy and beauty. In this landmark book, Robbins explores how a plant-based diet, exercise and the mind-body connection can help us live long and healthy lives. Imagine a world without heart disease, cancer, dementia, arthritis, obesity, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. The book examines four of the world’s healthiest and longest-lived peoples and their diet and what these four communities have in common — living beyond 100, no chronic illness or heart disease, living an active lifestyle, all on a 99% plant-based diet—with negligible dairy or meat.
John Robbins is the bestselling author of Voices of the Food Revolution, No Happy Cows, Diet for a New America, and many other important works. He is the founder of EarthSave International and the co-founder and co-host of the Food Revolution Network at foodrevolution.org. Read more about John Robbins and Healthy at 100. Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.