Some things don’t make it on my radar. I live and breathe in the vegan food blogging world, but not in the publishing world. Last year this little treasure was released.
Why I will ALWAYS be vegan: 125 essays from around the world edited by Butterflies Katz.
Elegant, beautiful, and well crafted, Why I’ll Always be Vegan is full of essays by everyday people telling their story of becoming and/or being vegan.
I’m not sure how I missed it, but I can tell you know, if you are interested in the life and adventures of devout vegans, this just might be the book to read.
On the bookshelf right now is Vegan Street Food: A Culinary Journey Through Southeast Asia
by Jackie Kearney.
Kearney is a vegetarian cook who competed and made it to the finals on the UK version of Master Chef in 2011. She then created a food truck named Barbarella and toured the British Isles, sharing her love of vegetarian and vegan food with those who wanted to eat it. She also runs a vegetarian supper club out of her home.
This books highlights recipes she found during an extended trip to India and Southeast Asia, including stories from her food adventures overseas.
In the book she says “I never wanted my food to be labeled as vegetarian or vegan. It’s a personal choice that I eat this kind of food.”
This goes along with our philosophy about food: it should taste good, be stacked with flavor, and be loaded with plant foods. Enjoy this read.
Looking for something a little different? How about some raw vegan baking?
In this book, you’ll find raw and gluten free recipes that you can whip up and enjoy. In fact, Rawsome Vegan Baking: An Un-cookbook for Raw, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Beautiful and Sinfully Sweet Cookies, Cakes, Bars & Cupcakes by Emily von Euw is full of recipes that will wow your friends and family and make them think you’re a great baker.
Really. Don’t tell them the part about it being healthy, just watch the looks of delight as these delectable desserts are consumed and appreciated.
Von Euw is also the creator of the popular website http://www.thisrawsomeveganlife.com/
Just because we’re vegan doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the holidays with food. While some of us like to experiment with recipes, others prefer to comb through cookbooks for that perfect recipe. Cookbooks like Vegan Holiday Kitchen: More than 200 Delicious, Festive Recipes for Special Occasions
Nava Atlas has over 30 years experience writing and cooking vegan. In this book, she brings us recipes for every holiday possible. From Passover to Easter to Christmas, there’s over 200 recipes to choose from.
And with the Christmas holiday just around the corner, this is a perfect book for a gift for that vegan chef in your life.
Looking for gifts that you can make yourself and give to friends that are compassionate and involve zero animal products? Look no further than Vegan Food Gifts: More Than 100 Inspired Recipes for Homemade Baked Goods, Preserves, and Other Edible Gifts Everyone Will Love. Joni Marie Newman, author of over a dozen books on vegan cooking and living, brings her particular brand of writing and insight to gift giving.
This book covers everything from packaging gifts to making boxes, hunting through vintage stores and creating your own DIY mason jar packages. With easy to follow directions, you are bound to please friends and family with these crafty and beautiful ideas.
Vegan cookbook author Bryanna Clark Grogan has been writing for over 40 years about food, nutrition, and health. She has just released a second edition of her wildly popular book World Vegan Feast: 200 Homestyle Recipes from over 50 countries.
This book covers Italian, Peruvian, Scandanavian, and Asian (region to region) cuisines. If you are looking to throw a vegan themed party and need some inspiration, this is the book to turn to.
Clark-Grogan has written books on the topics of cooking without dairy, Italian cooking, and nutritional health.
If you would like to know more about her and her work, follow her blog: http://veganfeastkitchen.blogspot.ca/