I don’t really use cookbooks, mostly because I like to be creative, but also because there are so many ingredients that I refuse to use, and others that we all should avoid (and I am too creative to adhere to “rules,” so dismiss baking entirely!).
I suggest these cookbooks to everyone because I know they will find all things that are in line with how I prepare food. You don’t need to be vegan (I don’t like labels, and I don’t like “mock” food!), you just need to appreciate simple, clean, and delicious recipes! (Expect the 5th book on this list to be my own collection of allergy-friendly, plant-based, whole food recipes and eating culture!)
1. Clean Food by Terry Walters
You know when you read a good book and you find yourself nodding perpetually? Or is that just me? This book is beautiful, extremely well written, and the recipes are easy to follow and use delicious ingredients (also very simple)! Buy Clean Food.
2. UnDiet by Meghan Telpner
Ditch the calorie counting and fad diets, and discover how much fun you can have when you UnDiet! Meghan’s vibrant, inspirational message will help you find your way to true health through simple, gluten-free, plant-based meals. Pre-Order UnDiet!
3. Eat Raw, Eat Well by Doug McNish
We can’t imagine a healthier (un)cook book by a better chef (and person). A delicious raw meal is easier to prepare than you think. With 400 raw, vegan, and gluten-free recipes, healthy food has never been so inspired and tasteful! Get this book into your kitchen today.
4. The Conscious Kitchen by Alexandra Zissu
All of Alexandra Zissu’s books are great perspective changing, resource-plentiful reads. In this book, find out what’s good for personal health, what’s good for the planet, and what tastes great. Learn how to find your way around a farmers’ market, how to cook with the least amount of energy, and how to eat locally, even in winter! Get a Conscious Kitchen delivered!
“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces – just good food from fresh ingredients.” – Julia Child