I recently returned from vacation and since I’ve returned, my diet has veered a bit off course from my usual healthy options, so a spring reset is in order. I have my eye on a few cookbooks that are in line with a plant-based diet reset. I’m not a vegan and don’t have plans to become one, but I love veggie centric cooking and cookbooks that are less about deprivation and more about cooking with veggies with creative and innovative ways. Read on to see my cookbook wish list.
Caribbean Vegan | Taymer Mason – Caribbean Vegan explores Caribbean flavors in125 completely vegan recipes—for breakfast dishes, appetizers, entrées, sides, soups, desserts, and drinks that are anything but bland. Sample the local flavors of Barbados, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Grenada, and the French West Indies.
I thumbed through this book on a visit to Politics and Prose and I really wish this book has images, but even without them, the recipes jump off of the page and make me want to head to the kitchen to cook.
The First Mess | Laura Wright – The First Mess is comprised of 125 produce-forward recipes showcase the best each season has to offer and, as a whole, demonstrate that plant-based wellness is both accessible and delicious.
I don’t remember when I stumbled upon The First Mess blog, but I really like Laura’s accessible recipes and familiar writing tone. I’ll definitely search this book out on my next trip to the bookstore.
28 Day Plant-Powered Reboot | Jessica Jones & Wendy Lopez – This guide to plant-based eating, it only takes 28 days to gain a healthier you. Written by Jessica Jones and Wendy Lopez, both registered dietitians/ nutritionists. All of the 100 recipes have a healthy balance of carbohydrates, fat and protein and are typically between 300 and 500 calories per meal.
Jessica Jones & Wendy Lopez author another favorite food blog that’s been in my reading queue for a while.
One Part Plant | Jessica Murnane – This cookbook is described as featuring 100 approachable plant-based recipes that inspire veggie centric eating without begin dogmatic.
Jessica’s approachable podcast also called One Part Plant that features informative interviews from an array of guests made me feel hopeful that I’d enjoy trying recipes from her new cookbook. I haven’t seen this one in person yet but look forward to reading and cooking from it sometime soon.
Afro-Vegan | Terry Bryant – Afro-Vegan features more than 1000 recipes blends African, Caribbean, and southern cuisines.
I thumbed through this book while at my library and would love to give some of these vegan recipes a try. This cookbook pulls from rich African, Caribbean, and Black American cooking traditions. The suggested music tracks included are also a special touch. I’ll definitely cook from this cookbook sometime soon.