Call for 2014 VegCookbook Ideas!

The VegCookbook Club will be two years old in January (yay!) and it’s time to start thinking about what VegCookbooks we want to cook from together in 2014.

Some new and upcoming VegCookbooks that caught my eye are:

happy-herbivore-light-lean-small-bookcover.e6521c5db7a7Happy Herbivore Light & Lean: Over 150 Low-Calorie Recipes with Workout Plans for Looking and Feeling Great by Lindsay Nixon (pub date: December 3, 2013)


Mayim’s Vegan Table: More than 100 Great-Tasting and Healthy Recipes from My Family to Yours by  Mayim Bialik (pub date: February 11, 2014)


The Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon (pub: March 4, 2014)

new vegetarian cooking for everyone

The New Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone by Deborah Madison (pub date: March 4, 2014)


More Quick-Fix Vegan by Robin Robertson (pub date: March 4, 2014)


Vegan Eats World: 300 International Recipes for Savoring the Planet (paperback version) by Terry Hope Romero (pub date:April 8, 2014)


Afro-Vegan: Farm-Fresh African, Caribbean, and Southern Flavors Remixed by Bryant Terry (pub date: Apr 8, 2014)


The HappyCow Cookbook: Recipes from Top-Rated Vegan Restaurants around the World  edited by Eric Brent and Glen Merzer (pub date: June 3, 2014)


Salad Samurai: 100 Cutting-Edge, Ultra-Hearty, Easy-to-Make Salads You Don’t Have to Be Vegan to Love by Terry Hope Romero (pub date: Jun 10, 2014)

Chloe’s Vegan Italy: 150 Pizzas, Pastas, Pestos, Risottos, and Lots of Creamy Italian Classics–Veganized! by Chloe Coscarelli (pub date: Sep 23, 2014)

What new and old VegCookbooks do you want to cook from together in 2014?

Below is a list of VegCookbooks we’ve cooked from together so far:



17 responses to “Call for 2014 VegCookbook Ideas!

  1. Quick Fix Vegan (the first edition)
    Homecooked Vegan Comfort Food (also goes by the name Hearty Meals for Monster Appetites)
    Vegan Snadwiches Saves the Day

    And from your list above, definitely Chloe’s Italian Kitchen!

  2. Oh and Vegan Pizza by Julie Hasson!

  3. Sometimes it is nice to do older books because they will be easier to find at the library but I love that there are so many great vegan cookbooks these days. 🙂

    Some of my recent favourites:
    1- Great Vegan Bean Book
    2- Practically Raw Desserts
    3- Ayurvedic Vegan Kitchen
    4- 30 Minute Vegan’s Soup’s On!
    5- Moosewood Restaurant Favorites
    6- No Meat Athlete (lots of recipes here)

    Ones I am also looking forward to:
    1- Choosing Raw Cookbook (tbp June, I think)
    2- The Vegan Cookbook by Adele McConnell (March 18 publication)

  4. Oh She Glows
    The Happy Cow Cookbook
    La Dolce Vegan
    Vegan Yum Yum
    Great Vegan Vegan Book
    And most definitely Vegan Eats World (I am in love with this book)

  5. I just ordered Robin Robertson’s One-Dish Vegan so I’m looking forward to cooking out of that.

  6. First off, a HUGE thanks to Britt for leading this group! I know it’s a lot of work to keep up with the posts and put forward the ideas, and I really appreciate your efforts. I’ve loved being part of this challenge since I joined just a few months ago. Here are my thoughts:

    It would be indulgently fun to have a dessert month OR to have a dessert book in addition to a savory option from time to time. I know that I’ve got Fran Costigan’s Vegan Chocolate cookbook and Chloe’s Vegan Desserts under my tree! 🙂

    I love Isa’s books and would love to revisit Vegan Brunch (I’ve had several successes from that book) as I wasn’t part of the club then. Or perhaps one month could be an Isa month and people could share their dishes from any/all of her books. (Could do the same for other prolific cookbook authors like Dreena Burton, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Robin Robertson, etc). Some of these authors have recipes on their website, so it wouldn’t necessarily entail buying a book.

    I prefer vegan only books but, if we do Deborah Madison’s new Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone, maybe also open it up to recipes from her original book (which I have and use from time to time even though most of the recipes are vegetarian not vegan; my all time favorite soup comes from her original book). I don’t think I would get the new book, but would love to participate that month.

    New cookbooks are fun, but it would be great to also explore some of the existing books/authors that are already on my ever-expanding shelf. As for your list above, looks like some worthy options. Most aren’t released until the spring or summer, so perhaps it’s something to revisit in a few months when the books are out?

    Happy cooking, everyone!

  7. Thanks for all of the great ideas and suggestions everyone. Here are some more from the #vegcookbookclub folks on Instagram:

    evesfca: Awesome! So many of these are already on my “want” list!

    elizabethompson82: Want to try happy herbivore and the oh she glows cookbook!

    cinbock: I pre-ordered the oh she glows book!

    amyk262 I pre-ordered oh she glows too!

  8. Truly, all of these books look great — we can’t go wrong. I like BigWorldJenn’s ideas above — especially about focusing for one month on one author. I have only been with you for 6 months and I missed out on some great books before then.

  9. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the highest, I am 20 for all of these….except Afro-Vegan. I am a 40 for that one. I canNOT wait!

  10. I’d love to see:
    1. Get it Ripe (by Jae Steele), fantastic vegan whole foods cookbook that doesn’t get near enough attention in my opinion!
    2. Ripe from Around Here (Jae Steele)
    3. Chloe’s Vegan Desserts
    4. Vive le Vegan or Everyday Vegan by Dreena Burton – I’ve LOVED cooking from Dreena’s books and would love to try her earlier ones.

    • Thanks for all of the suggestions, Lynsey! I’ve never heard of Jae Steele’s VegCookbooks. It would be nice to add someone new to the mix.

      Because some people try to avoid desserts, maybe we’ll have Chloe be our featured cookbook author when her new one comes out in the fall so that folks can cook from all three of her cookbooks, including the dessert one that looks SO yummy!

      • well I GUESS I can understand people avoiding desserts ;), understandable. Thanks for organizing Britt, great idea!

  11. I like Jae Steele too. It’d be nice to cook from her cookbooks.

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