You can never have too many recipes, and with Robin Robertson's 1,000 Vegan Recipes, you'll be spoiled for choice.
You might think that there's a direct correlation between how much time you spend in the kitchen, and how good the fruits of your labors will be. In fact, it's entirely possible to prepare a delicious and healthy meal without cooking for hours. Susann Geiskopf-Hadler and Mindy Toomay provide recipes and tips in their cookbook 15-Minute Vegetarian.
Subtitled "An amazing variety of delicious recipes, from chilis and casseroles to crumbles, crisps, and cookies," 500 Vegan Recipes lives up to its name. This is a terrific cookbook for both new and tried-and-true vegans. There are recipes to match every mood and every cooking style, and there are ideas here to keep you inspired for years to come.
Chef Bryant Terry is back with another vegan cookbook, this time a fusion of southern, African, and Caribbean cuisines. One of the things I really like about Mr. Terry's books is that so many of the flavors and textures are new to me, so just paging through them is like reading the menus of a dozen new restaurants.
Raw food recipes sometimes require soaking and/or dehydration and thus take many hours to prepare, which can be downright discouraging for would-be living foodists. Enter Alive in Five, by Angela Elliot, a small book filled with scores of recipes that take minutes to prepare but still look and taste great.
If you're getting bored with your raw diet, it might be time to start traveling - with Ani's Raw Food Asia. This cookbook will amaze you with raw versions of classic dishes from China, Hawaii, India, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Thailand, and Vietnam as well as the author Ani Phyo's inventive East-West fusion recipes.
Sometimes it seems like raw foodists get short-changed in the sweet department. You need cream to make ice cream, and cakes and cookies have to be baked... right? Not according to Ani Phyo, who offers "85 easy, delectable sweets and treats" in her eponymous book.
Ready to go raw, or just interested in adding a few live food recipes to your repertoire? Either way, Ani's Raw Food Essentials is here to help. With sections on essential kitchen tools, the raw pantry and fridge, and shopping - not to mention 250 recipes - this book has everything you need to get started.
There are now so many vegans and, more importantly, vegan cookbooks that authors are branching out into other specialties. Appetite for Reduction delves into food that is not only free of meat and animal products, but also low in saturated fat and sugar. But not to worry, there is no corresponding loss in variety or flavor.