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Vegan Food & Cooking

Whether you're a culinary convert, or just curious, we can help you learn about vegan options in the kitchen.

Selected Books

Atlas, Nava
Vegan Holiday Kitchen: More than 200 Delicious, Festive Recipes for Special Occasions
TX837.A8473 2011
Nava Atlas is the author of numerous vegetarian and vegan cookbooks. You can preview some of the meatless, eggless and dairy-free recipes in this collection at VegKitchen.com.
 
Atlas, Nava
Wild About Greens: 125 Delectable Vegan Recipes for Kale, Collards, Arugula, Bok Choy, and Other Leafy Veggies Everyone Loves
TX803.G74 A85 2012x
Kale, collards, spinach, Asian greens, and many more leafy greens, are a breeze to grow and prepare--and these 125 recipes showcase the most commonly used varieties in a wide selection of flavorful dishes.
 
Balcavage, Dynise
Celebrate Vegan: 200 Life-Affirming Recipes for Occasions Big and Small
TX837.B2565 2012
Food and holidays go hand in hand, but for many vegans, cooking traditional celebration menus can be stressful. Now, from the author of The Urban Vegan, comes this gathering of flavorful, animal-free celebratory recipes, both traditional and contemporary, using seasonal ingredients.
 
Brill, Steve
The Wild Vegan Cookbook: A Forager's Culinary Guide (in the Field or in the Supermarket) to Preparing and Savoring Wild (and Not So Wild) Natural Foods
TX837.B824 2010
In this book (formerly published in hardcover as The Wild Vegetarian Cookbook) Brill describes how he forages year-round for local, organic foods in New York City.
 
Engel, Jenny and Heather Goldberg
Spork-Fed: Super Fun and Flavorful Vegan Recipes from the Sisters of Spork Foods
TX837.E54 2011x
Spork-Fed is an introduction to vegan cuisine whose aim is not to turn the world into vegans, but to show how delicious this kind of eating can be. Spork Foods is a Los Angeles-based gourmet vegan food company owned and operated by sisters Jenny and Heather Goldberg. They also offer online vegan cooking classes.
 
Forks Over Knives: The Plant-Based Way to Health
TX392.F67 2011
This is the how-to companion to the feature documentary Forks Over Knives.
 
Klein, Donna
The Chinese Vegan Kitchen: More Than 225 Meat-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-free Dishes from the Culinary Regions of China
Chinese Vegan? From China where they eat everything? Of course the Chinese are also the originators of Tofu. The book also includes the nutritional analysis of calories, protein, total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrate and dietary fiber for every recipe. Klein is also author of Vegan Italiano, The Tropical Vegan Kitchen and The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen.
 
Hasson, Julie
Vegan Diner: Classic Comfort Food for the Body and Soul
TX837.H376 2011x
Portland chef Julie Hasson offers vegan alternatives for those suffering withdrawal from classic comfort food like sausages, macaroni and cheese and stew.
 
Kaminsky, Hannah
Vegan a la Mode: More Than 100 Frozen Treats for Every Day of the Year
TX837.K283 2012x
Do you hanker for ice cream? Try some of these instead: coconut chai ice cream, blood orange frozen yogurt, pink pomegranate marble gelato, chocolate sorbetto, and apples and honey semifreddo, using nondairy alternatives.
 
Martin, Roberto
Vegan Cooking for Carnivores: Over 125 Recipes So Tasty You Won't Miss the Meat
TX837.M23665 2012
Something for the man of the house? Or maybe your kitty cat. Roberto Martin is the personal chef of Ellen DeGeneres.
 
Morgan, Christy
Blissful Bites: Vegan Meals That Nourish Mind, Body, and Planet
TX837.M676 2011
If you want a preview of her recipes while you are waiting for the book, visit the Blissful Chef.
 
Nixon, Lindsay S.
The Happy Herbivore Cookbook: Over 175 Delicious Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes
TX837.N575 2011
Vegan chef of one of the top 50 food blogs on the Web, HappyHerbivore.com, Lindsay Nixon, gives her followers recipes each month, showing that the vegan diet is not only healthy but delicious. She also wrote Everyday Happy Herbivore.
 
 
Pierson, Joy, Angel Ramos and Jorge Pineda
The Candle 79 Cookbook: Modern Vegan Classics from New York's Premier Sustainable Restaurant
TX837.P52928 2011
The chef and owners of the organic vegan restaurant Candle 79 in New York City will show you how to create sophisticated plant-based dishes.
 
Schlimm, John
Grilling - Vegan Style: 125 Fired - up Recipes to Turn Every Bite into a Backyard BBQ
TX837.S313 2012
Can you grill vegan??? Schlimm covers plant-based appetizers, salads, sides, main dishes, desserts and cocktails (his previous book was The Tipsy Vegan). He also shows how to grill faux meats like tofu, tempeh, seitan and bean and mushroom burgers.
 
Scott-Hamilton, Carolyn
The Healthy Voyager's Global Kitchen: 150 Plant-Based Recipes from Around the World
TX837.S36 2012
Each chapter explores a different nation, where readers learn about the cuisine and customs of that region, as well as its most popular dishes and ingredients, veganized for you.
 
Singla, Anupy
Vegan Indian Cooking: 140 Simple and Healthy Vegan Recipes
TX724.5.I4 S535 2012
India has a long meatless tradition but in these recipes nondairy soy milk and tofu replace the typical Indian dairy ingredients.
 
Terry, Bryant
The Inspired Vegan: Seasonal Ingredients, Creative Recipes, Mouthwatering Menus
TX837.T433 2012x
In the spirit of jazz jam sessions and hip hop ciphers, The Inspired Vegan presents a collage of food, storytelling, music, and art. Terry also wrote Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine.
 

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DVDs

Forks Over Knives
(DVD) RA784.F647 2011x
Inspired by remarkable discoveries made by Dr. T. Colin Campbell, nutritional biochemist, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, former surgeon at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic, several groundbreaking studies were conducted. This documentary examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.
 

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Web Sites

  • American Vegan Society
    The American Vegan Society, founded 1960,
  • Vegan Outreach
    A global organization working to end animal exploitation through the promotion of a vegan lifestyle
  • Vegan Society
    Founded as the first vegan society in 1944 in the United Kingdom, The Vegan Society provides advice on ways of living free of animal products for the benefit of people, animals and the planet.
  • VegNews
    A vegan lifestyle magazine serving up the latest in meat-free news, food, travel, politics, and buzz.