Veg Advantage Recommended Cookbooks
Veg Advantage focuses primarily on assisting restaurants, schools, and businesses with creating innovative vegetarian dishes, but that doesn't mean they've forgotten the at-home cook! To create delicious and healthy vegetarian meals right in your own kitchen, try one of these three Veg Advantage recommended cookbooks. From hearty comfort food to meals fit for the stars—there's something for everyone.
The Conscious Cook by Chef Tal Ronnen
Drawing on his own experience as a former meat-lover, Chef Tal set out to create his own diverse menu of supremely satisfying vegan dishes. The results will please even the fussiest of foodies. With recipes such as Artichoke and Oyster Mushroom Rockefeller, Herbed Cashew 'Cheese' Baguette With Tomato and Watercress, and Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta With Orange Sauce and Rosemary Brittle, The Conscious Cook proves that vegan dishes are delicious. You can order the book at PETA.org.
The Vegetarian Meat & Potatoes Cookbook by Robin Robertson
Want the taste of “stick-to-your-ribs” food without the calories sticking to your thighs and tummy? Recipes from Robin Robertson's The Vegetarian Meat & Potatoes Cookbook will fit the bill without filling out your waistline. Her recipes are 100 percent vegan yet written with a meat-eater in mind, so they aren't lacking in familiar flavors. The book is filled with comfort food recipes that are surprisingly easy while also being super hearty, such as "Chicken Fried Steak," Flaky Pot Pie, and Layered Vegetable Lasagne. You can order the book at Amazon.com.
Cooking With PETA: Great Vegan Recipes for a Compassionate Kitchen by PETA
So many folks today, especially young people, are going vegan because they are motivated to help animals. This book is fun because it has a vast array of terrifically easy recipes with nice "Amazing Animal Facts" and quotes from famous folks—from Isaac Bashevis Singer and Leonardo da Vinci to kd lang—sprinkled throughout. More importantly, it's a great cookbook (with a handy lay-flat binding) that you can work from with your little ones. And a special bonus: cover art by world-renowned artist Peter Max! You can order the book at PETA.org.
The Native Foods Restaurant Cookbook by Tanya Petrovna, cofounder of The Native Foods Restaurants
Native Foods is the Southern California vegan restaurant chain that wines and dines the Hollywood glitterati, and popping into one of their five locations could land you a peek at some of today's hottest celebrities. But luckily, you don't have to live in Tinseltown to get the star treatment from this acclaimed restaurant. You can whip up Native Foods recipes right in your own kitchen using the The Native Foods Restaurant Cookbook. Try the book's gourmet offerings, such as Le Benedict Florentine, Eggplant Rollatini, and Tempeh Scaloppine with Shallot Mushroom Gravy, or you can go the comfort food route and try recipes such as the Philly Peppersteak or Flaming Fajitas. No matter which you choose, you'll be a Native Foods devotee in no time. You can order the book at Amazon.com.