Veganomicon

walkingonsaturn  asked:

what are you're favorite blogs/websites/books to find vegan recipes? I have a hard time finding recipes that are savory AND fairly easy to make.

I feel you. So many vegan vlogs/blogs/instagrams are mainly either baking or smoothie bowls lol. Hotforfood, Minimalist Baker (don’t let the title dissuade you, she does a lot of great savory recipes) Cheaplazyvegan (as the title suggests, these recipes are usually really quick), Sweetpotatosoul, Isa Chandra, and The Happy Pear (they do 5 minute meal videos that I love–but there are two of them so it’ll probably take you 10 minutes) are all my favorites!

As far as simple vegan cookbooks go, my favorites are Isa Does It (one of Isa Chandra’s several cookbooks) and The Veganomicon (also co-authored by Isa).

anonymous asked:

hey ! im a carnist. and ive been thinking about going vegan or vegetarian for a while. so i followed a bunch of vegan blogs on tumblr. so i finally decided i really want to do this. the things is that I know this is going to be insanely hard for me. i think that being vegetarian would be easier given the fact that i still live with my family and my sister is also a vegetarian.... so what do i do next ?!??!..,,1,1.//??

Hey there! I feel so happy to read this. It’s amazing that you want to take the first step. I guess it will be easier since your sister is also vegetarian so you both can support each other :)

The most important thing for you is knowing and understanding what is a plant based diet and how it works. I started by watching a lot of documentaries, the more I watched the more I wanted to learn. Here are some useful resources that you may want to give a try:

Tips:

  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Be clear about why you’re becoming a vegan.
  • Don’t be hard on yourself.
  • Exercise.
  • Understand the health benefits.
  • Don’t deprive yourself.
  • Investigate the science behind nutrition, food and health.
  • Ask questions.
  • Make time to cook. 
  • And take a look at the Vegan Starter Kit too! :)

Animal Rights Videos:

Health and Food Videos:

BOOKS ON VEGANISM AND ANIMAL ADVOCACY

  • 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 Robbins
  • Skinny Bitch and Skinny Bastard by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin
  • Eating 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 Joy
  • The Vegan Sourcebook by Joanna Stepaniak (*this was the first book I ever read on veganism*)
  • Raising Vegetarian Children by Joanne Stepaniak
  • Yoga and Vegetarianism by Sharon Gannon
  • The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone
  • A Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Living by Beverly Lynn Bennett
  • Vegan in 30 Days by Sarah Taylor
  • Glow by Carlye Katz
  • Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds by Gene Baur
  • The Inner World of Farm Animals by Amy Hatkoff
  • Making Kind Choices by Ingrid Newkirk
  • Ninety-Five edited by No Voices Unheard 
  • That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals (a children’s book) by Ruby Roth

VEGAN COOKBOOKS THAT ROCK

  • 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-Goudreau
  • The Happy Herbivore Cookbook by Lindsay Shay Nixon 
  • Forks over Knives The Cookbook by Del Sroufe 
  • The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen

VEGAN HEALTH BOOKS

  • 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

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Also, take a look at the Vegan Starter Kit, it’s quite useful :)

gunterparts  asked:

Hey I want more recipes for dishes cuz right now my vegan foods are limit to like 3-4 things and I was wondering if I could get like a cookbook from you?

I’ll round some up for you (there’s tons)

deadpeopledontcry  asked:

Do you have any recommended vegan cook books for an intermediate culinarian?

So, I don’t really use cookbooks (they’re a waste of space I don’t have rn tbh) so I’ll just link you some food blogs if that’s ok with you! Almost all of these bloggers are published cookbook authors, and I would recommend looking into their books if you’re more interested in a physical copy of something!


Minimalist Baker -  My favorite blog for quick and delicious meal ideas, Dana is very charming and her food is always gorgeous and easy. All recipes require 30 minutes or less, 1 bowl or 1 pot, or 10 ingredients or less to prepare. I’ve never been disappointed with a recipe of hers! Plus her food photography is so good. My go-to recipes of hers is this southwest tofu scramble (seriously, it is SO good.) She’s also about to release her first full cookbook, and I’m super fuckin stoked about it.

Vegan Sandra - Sandra is a friend of mine and her food always looks sooo good, and she makes some interesting flavor combinations (like this really good looking creamy plum and onion soup.) She’s got so many good looking recipes up on her page, and I’m excited to try out more of her creations. She also has some cooking videos up if you’re interested in that! Her tumblr is @vegansandra

The Cashew Chronicle - Maggie is such a delight and her food is well thought out, cheap, and always looks incredibly delicious. Cheap food’s never looked so fancy! I’m a big fan of her chickpea noodle soup, and can’t wait to try out more of her recipes. Her tumblr is @thecashewchronicle

Post Punk Kitchen - Isa Chandra is the vegan queen. She hosted one of the first vegan cooking shows and is a total superstar in the vegan community. With 8 bestselling vegan cookbooks (including Veganomicon, which is hailed as the vegan bible by some) and a super popular restaurant, Isa is without a doubt one of the most well-known vegan chefs out there. She’s a Jewish woman from Brooklyn, and creates the most incredible looking traditional Jewish food that makes me homesick as hell.

Louise Hagler - Okay, I said I’d just include blogs, but! If Isa Chandra is the vegan queen, then Louise Hagler is the vegan matriarch. She’s been making vegan food for 40 years, and has written several cookbooks that have become staples in the vegan community (she actually inspired Isa to start writing recipes.) Louise was a part of a vegan commune in the 1970s called The Farm Community, and while living in converted buses and making tofu from scratch in the middle of Tennessee, together they wrote the iconic New Farm Vegetarian Cookbook (it is fully vegan) and it inspired a generation. It is number one on the list of cookbooks to buy once we move home. (Special thanks to @sheislegend​ for letting me know about it!!)

Vegan Richa - Richa is a fellow Seattleite that makes really amazing food! She has a bunch of easy to make Indian food as well (that is, if you go to an asian grocery and grab the maybe 3 or 4 spices that are unique to the cuisine- worth it imo since indian food from restaurants is so expensive for basically lentils.)

The Vegan Stoner - This is such a great website for beginning vegans. Every recipe is charmingly illustrated and the recipes that they publish are quick, cheap, and look super delicious. While their website isn’t the most intuitive (come on, I need a recipe list at least) their food is consistently yummy looking and very easy to prepare.

Vegan in the Freezer - This website is super great for simple and easily kept food, there are tons of recipes that you can double and eat throughout the week. I usually do that! I make a large batch of soup, chili, curry, etc over the weekend and eat it for the rest of the week in different ways! Makes life infinitely easier, and is great for work lunches. Also, obviously, great for freezing ahead of time!

Robin Robertson - Robin is very popular in the vegan community. With over 20 cookbooks that are consistently well-recieved, this lady is a recipe machine. I actually bought my husband one of her books, One-Dish Vegan, before we lived together so he could prepare some quick meals. I was impressed with the recipes and have made a couple of the dishes included and enjoyed them!

Olives for Dinner - I really love Erin’s blog. Everything is so beautifully created and shot. While her food is more intricate and ~upscale~, I thought I’d include her in this list. She is really revolutionizing the vegan cooking scene and still manages to keep it accessible to the average chef (with time on their hands). She’s the brain behind carrot lox (oh my god I need to make it so bad) and was the first person I saw making marshmallow out of chickpea water (aquafaba) and perfecting it. With recipes like vegan dynamite sushi rolls and beet tartare with mango yolk her work is truly art. But, she also has more accessible recipes such as her simple chickpea salad.

c0mmievegan-deactivated20150108  asked:

I'd loved the idea of Thug Kitchen, being a bit prone to dropping the odd f-bomb myself, but after reading around it have decided I have to give creedence to the issues of cultural appropriation (being an outsider to American culture, I hadn't recognized it at first, but I feel it's important to listen to the voices of those who feel their culture is being appropriated and worse, disrespected). Can you suggest an alternative, fun Vegan cookbook?

I have a long way to learn about cultural appropriation, but it is nice that you’re looking into it :)

Here are a list!

Hi there! The following are my top 3 recipe books:

New Bestsellers (all books published late 2014)

Easy Everyday Cookbooks

Don’t make the mistake of choosing a cookbook with fancy recipes as your first vegan cookbook. You want to start with an assortment of easy recipes you can prepare in minutes.

Reference Cookbooks

The recipes here tend to be more upscale and time consuming; they’ll provide you with a diversity of options ideal for guests and special occasions.

Cuisines from Around the World

There are a number of vegan cookbooks available that specialize in many of the world’s most beloved cuisines.

Dessert Cookbooks

Vegans absolutely, positively don’t have to make any sacrifices when it comes to enjoying sensational desserts.

anonymous asked:

So I'm a meat eater (I apologise) I was brought up as one and now I'm old enough to express my opinion. I care for animals so much and I've forced myself to watch slaughter videos and disgusting things like that as I would LOVE to become a vegetarian. I think animals testing and animal abuse is sickening. But my body seems to crave meat at the moment. I need tips on how to get rid of that craving and stop participating in the animal cruelty world

Hi there! This is a beautiful message, you don’t have to apologise, you want to change, so welcome aboard! I’m here to help and I know many of the vegans in here can help you too. This is like a generic answer I have but provide a lots of resources so this is a copy-paste. Feel free to message me off anon if you have specific questions and I can reply in private if you need! :)

It would depend totally on you. You can cut off all at once as I did or going step by step. I always recommend to cut off dairy first since is harder to quit than meat. 

The most important thing for you is knowing and understanding what is a plant based diet and how it works. I started by watching a lot of documentaries, the more I watched the more I wanted to learn. Here are some useful resources that you may want to give a try:

Tips:

  • Have a positive attitude.
  • Be clear about why you’re becoming a vegan.
  • Don’t be hard on yourself.
  • Exercise.
  • Understand the health benefits.
  • Don’t deprive yourself.
  • Investigate the science behind nutrition, food and health.
  • Ask questions.
  • Make time to cook. 
  • And take a look at the Vegan Starter Kit too! :)

Animal Rights Videos:

Health and Food Videos:

BOOKS ON VEGANISM AND ANIMAL ADVOCACY

  • 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 Robbins
  • Skinny Bitch and Skinny Bastard by Rory Freedman and Kim Barnouin
  • Eating 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 Joy
  • The Vegan Sourcebook by Joanna Stepaniak (*this was the first book I ever read on veganism*)
  • Raising Vegetarian Children by Joanne Stepaniak
  • Yoga and Vegetarianism by Sharon Gannon
  • The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone
  • A Complete Idiot’s Guide to Vegan Living by Beverly Lynn Bennett
  • Vegan in 30 Days by Sarah Taylor
  • Glow by Carlye Katz
  • Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds by Gene Baur
  • The Inner World of Farm Animals by Amy Hatkoff
  • Making Kind Choices by Ingrid Newkirk
  • Ninety-Five edited by No Voices Unheard 
  • That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals (a children’s book) by Ruby Roth

VEGAN COOKBOOKS THAT ROCK

  • 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-Goudreau
  • The Happy Herbivore Cookbook by Lindsay Shay Nixon 
  • Forks over Knives The Cookbook by Del Sroufe 
  • The Conscious Cook by Tal Ronnen

VEGAN HEALTH BOOKS

  • 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

* Stands for graphic content.

I can tell you that if you put all your effort and commitment those cravings will go away soon. :)

This New Vegan Cookbook Will Help You Survive the Holidays

Isa Chandra Moskowitz, the best-selling author behind famed vegan cookbooks like Isa Does It and Veganomicon, is at it again with another impressive collection of recipes: The Super Fun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook: Entertaining for Absolutely Every Occasion.

Preparing a dish for friends and family who are skeptical of vegan food can be daunting, so when I found out about this new book, I was beyond thrilled!

I have several cookbooks at home by Ms. Moskowitz, including her amazing Vegan Brunch cookbook (a personal favorite). Literally every recipe that I’ve tried has been beyond my expectations. It’s quality you can depend on.

This brand-new book is chockfull of mouthwatering plant-based recipes (and gorgeous pics) for every occasion, from New Year’s to Passover to Thanksgiving. It’s sure to impress friends and family, and make holiday entertaining a breeze.

Here’s a taste:

Banana Eggnog Pancakes
Makes 8 pancakes
Total: 30 minutes
Active: 30 minutes

2 very ripe medium bananas
1¼ cups eggnog
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
2¼ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon grated fresh nutmeg, plus extra for sprinkling
¼ teaspoon salt
Refined coconut oil, for cooking

For serving:

Banana slices
Fresh or dried cranberries
Pure maple syrup

You are going to want these pancakes around throughout December the same way you are going to want to hang up vintage candy cane lights and listen to indie-rock Xmas playlists and watch Love, Actually over and over again. They’re perfect for Christmas morning, and you won’t be able to live without them. After January 1, though, put them away, let their powers recharge, and do it again next year! I’ve included a little extra nutmeg just to drive home the point that these are eggnog pancakes! If there still isn’t enough of that woodsy perfume for you, shave a little bit more nutmeg over the top of your stack, because yum.

In a medium mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a small masher until they are almost pureed. Add the eggnog, canola oil, vinegar, and vanilla and set aside.

In a separate large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt. Make a well in the center and pour in the banana mixture. Use a fork to mix until a thick, lumpy batter forms. That should take about a minute. It doesn’t need to be smooth; just make sure you get all the ingredients incorporated. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes.

Preheat a large nonstick pan (preferably cast iron) over medium-low heat. Lightly coat the pan with coconut oil. Add ⅓ cup of the batter for each pancake and cook until puffy, about 4 minutes. Flip the pancakes, adding a new coat of oil to the pan, and cook until golden brown, another 3 minutes or so.

Transfer the pancakes to a plate tented with aluminum foil while you cook the rest. Serve with sliced bananas, cranberries, and maple syrup.

Tip:

Since vegan eggnogs vary from brand to brand, your results may vary, but I can’t see anything going drastically wrong from using one brand over another. Some are thinner than others, some are spicier, but you always have to play with pancake batter a little anyway, adding a tablespoon of extra flour or a splash of extra liquid to get the right consistency. Don’t sweat it.

Excerpted from the book THE SUPERFUN TIMES VEGAN HOLIDAY COOKBOOK by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. Copyright © 2016 by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. Reprinted with permission of Little, Brown and Company.


So what are you waiting for? Click here to order your copy today!!

anonymous asked:

So, I want to help support my daughter's transition to a vegan lifestyle and I know she's been very inspired by your blog, so I was wondering if you have a favorite cookbook that you use for some not too complicated vegan foods that I can get her so we can start making some meals together? Thank you!

Here’s a list of some I’ve found, there’s lotssss more too. c:

lukehadtobail  asked:

do you have any vegan cookbooks you recommend?

Hi there! The following are my top 3 recipe books:

New Bestsellers (all books published late 2014)

Easy Everyday Cookbooks

Don’t make the mistake of choosing a cookbook with fancy recipes as your first vegan cookbook. You want to start with an assortment of easy recipes you can prepare in minutes.

Reference Cookbooks

The recipes here tend to be more upscale and time consuming; they’ll provide you with a diversity of options ideal for guests and special occasions.

Cuisines from Around the World

There are a number of vegan cookbooks available that specialize in many of the world’s most beloved cuisines.

Dessert Cookbooks

Vegans absolutely, positively don’t have to make any sacrifices when it comes to enjoying sensational desserts.

Skillet Cornbread

Recipe from Veganomicon, another thing I (Jessica) made by myself. It turned out pretty good, but I’ve never made cornbread before, so I want to experiment with different recipes. If anyone has a good one, send it our way?

2 cups soymilk + 2 tsp apple cider vinegar

2 cups cornmeal

1 cup flour

¼ cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 cup of fresh corn

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and preheat your skillet over medium heat.

Sautee your corn in about a tablespoon of oil for 7ish minutes. Don’t wash your skillet out.

Combine the soymilk and vinegar and while you let it curdle combine all your dry ingredients in a bowl. Create a well in the center of it and add in the wet ingredients.

Mix until just combined and then add in the corn. Pour batter into your skillet and bake for 28 - 30 minutes (it’s good when a knife comes out clean).

Serve with vegan butter and/or tempeh chilli!

nom, nom motherfuckers.