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Meat Lovers Vegan Cookbook

7 Vegan and Vegetarian Cookbooks for Meat-Lovers

Would you like to switch to a plant-based diet but think you might miss the meat too much? Below, we take a look at 7 great cookbooks that are loaded with bursting-with-flavor vegan and vegetarian recipes designed to appeal to vegetarians and meat-lovers alike. So what are you waiting for? Grab yourself a copy of your favorite book at Amazon, and get in the kitchen!

Note: Unless otherwise noted, the recipes in the vegan/vegetarian cookbooks listed below have not been designed to treat any specific condition or disease, and some of them may call for ingredients that do not support your health goals.

Vegan for Carnivores

New York Times bestselling vegan cookbook from Ellen DeGeneres' personal chef:

Vegan Cooking for Carnivores

Created by celebrity chef Roberto Martin, Vegan Cooking for Carnivores is a collection over 125 delicious vegan recipes Martin has created for his clients Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi. Featuring stunning photography by award-winning food photographer Quentin Bacon, this beautiful cookbook draws readers in with the promise of easy vegan recipes that are so tasty you won't miss the meat. Some of the mouthwatering recipes you'll find in this best-selling cookbook include: Banana and Oatmeal Pancakes, Red Beans and Rice, Avocado Reuben, "Chick'n" Pot Pie, and Chocolate Cheesecake.

Vegetarian Grill

250 flame-kissed vegetarian recipes:

The New Vegetarian Grill

Vegetables cooked on the grill take on an irresistible sweet and smoky taste that is sure to appeal to most meat lovers! In The New Vegetarian Grill, best-selling cookbook author Andrea Chesman presents more than 250 recipes for flame-kissed vegetarian dishes you can prepare on your gas or charcoal grill. Serving up sensational eggplant steak sandwiches and zesty burritos, fired-up pizzas and hearty salads, Chesman is determined to show the reader tasty vegetarian fare doesn't have to mean fake-meat steaks made with soy!

Cheesy Vegan Recipes

A fun cookbook that refutes excuses for not going vegan:

But I Could Never Go Vegan! 125 Recipes That Prove You Can Live Without Cheese, It's Not All Rabbit Food, and Your Friends Will Still Come Over for Dinner

With humor and dazzling recipes, Kristy Turner combats excuses people commonly use for not going vegan. Those who think they can't be satisfied without eating beef, for example, will find tons of inspiration in the chapter Where's the Beef? "Meaty" Food, Minus the Meat. Or those who think they can't give up cheese will do well to get acquainted with Turner's "cheesy" vegan recipes such as Tempeh Bacon Mac 'n' Cheese with Pecan Parmesan, Citrus-Herb Roasted Beets with Macadamia Ricotta, or Balsamic Baked Pears with Cashew Blue Cheese.

Meatless Celebrations

Meatless dishes for special occasions:

The Meat Lover's Meatless Celebrations

A meat eater herself, Kim O'Donnell is a trained chef who loves to create vegetarian dishes that won't make you miss the meat. In The Meat Lover's Meatless Celebrations, she serves up a collection of mouthwatering meatless recipes, with a focus on holidays (or any celebration), that will appeal to eaters of all dietary stripes. Some of the exciting recipes you will find in this 200-plus page cookbook include Black-Eyed Pea Paella, Sweet Potato Hummus, Apple-Rosemary-Walnut Pie, Hot Brussels Sprouts Slaw, Root Vegetable Gravy, and Thai Curried Collards.

Vegan Cookbook

An invaluable addition to any vegan cook's bookshelf:

The Complete Guide to Even More Vegan Food Substitutions

Did you know that chia seeds can be used as an egg substitute and gelling agent in a wide range of recipes? Or that you can replace cream cheese with homemade cashew coconut spread, or ricotta cheese with dairy-free ricotta made with almonds and cashew nuts? Or that savory jackfruit makes a fantastic substitute for shredded meat? In The Complete Guide to Even More Vegan Food Substitutions, expert vegan author team Celine Steen and Joni Marie Newman teach you how you can veganize practically any recipe, even recipes containing bacon! Simply look up whatever non-vegan ingredient you want to sub out, and this extraordinary guide and cookbook will tell you exactly what substitution you should use for best results.

Vegetarian Cookbook

Healthy, meatless dishes from a celebrity chef:

At Home in the Whole Food Kitchen

This 400-page vegetarian cookbook is packed with mouthwatering recipes, beautiful photography and invaluable information on how and why to use specific ingredients. First published in 2014, it has received tons of great reviews, which is not surpring considering the author's background: Raised on a whole food diet by vegetarian parents in Australia, Amy Chaplin has years of experience working as a vegetarian chef in cities like Amsterdam, London, Sydney and New York. She is the former executive chef of New York's renowned vegan restaurant Angelica Kitchen, and she has worked as a private chef for Natalie Portman and Liv Tyler.

Vegetarian Bible

An idea generator for vegan cooks of all stripes:

The Vegetarian Flavor Bible

Created by culinary expert and award-winning author Karen Page, The Vegetarian Flavor Bible is a real treasure trove of ideas for healthy plant-based meals. But before you get a copy of this massive 576-page book, know this: instead of showcasing a bunch of recipes, this unusual cookbook delivers ideas and inspiration by providing an A-to-Z listing of hundreds of plant-based whole foods, cross-referenced with the vegetables, herbs and spices that best enhance their flavors. To learn more about how to use this extraordinary book to sharpen your healthy cooking skills, read this fascinating interview with Karen Page.