• Thanking the Monkey by Karen Dawn
  • Vegan’s Daily Companion by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
  • Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating by Erik Marcus
  • Diet For A New America by John RobbinsSkinny Bitch and Skinny Bastard by Rory Freedman and Kim BarnouinEating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
  • Animal Liberation by Peter Singer
  • Dominion by Matthew Scully
  • The World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle, PhD
  • Animal Camp by Kathy Stevens
  • Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows by Melanie JoyThe Vegan Sourcebook by Joanna Stepaniak  (*this was the first book I ever read on veganism*)
  • Raising Vegetarian Children by Joanne StepaniakYoga and Vegetarianism by Sharon GannonThe Kind Diet by Alicia SilverstoneA Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Living by Beverly Lynn BennettVegan in 30 Days by Sarah Taylor
  • Glow by Carlye KatzFarm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds by Gene BaurThe Inner World of Farm Animals by Amy HatkoffMaking Kind Choices by Ingrid NewkirkNinety-Five edited by No Voices Unheard 
  • That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals (a children’s book) by Ruby Roth


  • How It All Vegan, by Sarah Kramer (also check out Vegan A Go Go)
  • Vegan with a Vengeance, by Isa Chandra Moskowitz (also check out Vegan Brunch, Veganomicon, or Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World)
  • Vegan Yum Yum by Lauren Ulm  
  • Spork Fed by Jenny Engel and Heather Goldberg
  • Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry
  • Skinny Bitch in the Kitch by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin
  • The Vegan Table by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
  • The Joy of Vegan Baking by Colleen Patrick-GoudreauThe Happy Herbivore Cookbook by Lindsay Shay Nixon 
  • Forks over Knives The Cookbook by Del Sroufe 
  • The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen


  • The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, PhD & Thomas Campbell, MD
  • Prevent and Reserve Heart Disease by Caldwell B. Esselstyn, MD
  • The Engine 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn
  • My Beef With Meat by Rip Esselstyn
  • Thrive by Brendan Brazier
  • Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman, MD
  • Unprocessed by Chef AJ
  • Vegan Bodybuilding and Fitness by Robert Cheeke
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition by Julieanna Hever, RD




  • Vegucated 
  • Forks Over Knives
  • Earthlings
  • Bold Native
  • The Ghosts In Our Machine
  • Fowl Play
  • Blackfish
  • Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead
  • Year of the Dog
  • Speciesism: The Movie
  • Skin Trade
  • Got The Facts On Milk? (The Milk Documentary)
  • Meet Your Meet
  • Farm To Fridge
  • The Engine 2 Diet Kitchen Rescue


  • Soy milk
  • Almond milk
  • Hemp milk
  • Oat milk
  • Coconut milk
  • Rice milk
  • Almond-coconut milk
  • Quinoa Milk
  • Flax milk


  • Earth Balance vegan butter (the perfect dairy butter alternative - available online and in most health food stores)
  • Daiya Vegan Cheese - for those wary of soy, don’t worry - it’s soy-free!Coconut Milk (any organic brand) - to add creaminess to dishes or as a delicious dessert with fresh fruit and a little sweetener
  • Follow Your Heart - Vegan Cheese, Vegan Cream Cheese, and Vegan Sour Cream
  • Tofutti - another great dairy alternative - just make sure to buy the non-hydrogenated version of the cream cheese)
  • We Can’t Say It’s Cheese - cheese & cream cheese alternative
  • Purely Decadent ’s Coconut Milk Ice Cream line - hands down, the best vegan ice cream on the market!
  • Nutritional Yeast - adds yummy, nutty, parmesan-like flavor to savory dishes, like pasta, popcorn, stir-fries, and my personal favorite, tofu scramble.

Egg Alternatives for Baking and Cooking:

  • Tofu - I eat scrambled tofu frequently and love it. It takes roughly the same amount of time to make as a scrambled egg takes, but with no cholesterol or cruelty as a by-product! 
  • Ground flaxseeds, mixed with water
  • Mashed Banana
  • Applesauce
  • Silkened Tofu
  • Soy Yogurt
  • EnerG Egg Replacer