I got this awesome email from a reader awhile back after writing that I had a hard time finding filling and delicious vegan recipes when I was first starting out. It was so thoughtful I felt like I had to share with you lovely Preppy Vegan readers. Tell me: Have you tried these cookbooks? What are some other favorites?
Backyard Produce linked to your blog today, so I went over and read it and wanted to say hello! I love food and I love cooking, and I happen to also be pretty much accidentally . I read that you said you'd searched for recipes and only come up with some weird seaweed & wheatgrass type recipes. Which is both awful and sad. I wanted to pass along recommendations for some of my favorite vegan cookbooks that are full of tasty food, and also written (most of them) with an eye toward normal people with modest budgets who like to eat really tasty food. You may already know about these, but just in case, I wanted to pass them along!
Full on cookbooks:
Viva Vegan! by Hope Romero (Latin American cuisine - vegan style. It has the best recipe for making your own easy & crazy-delicious seitan that I've come across yet)
Native Foods by Tanya Petrovna (It's a cookbook from the mostly west coast resturant. The sauces and dressings are worth it all on their own, but it's also full of lots of great recipes that make non-vegetarians very happy too - like the Asian chicken salad that I bring to picnics and large gatherings)
Appetite for Reduction by Isa Chandra Muskowitz (More health-conscious recipes, and less desserts, but all really tasty!)
Vegan Brunch by Isa Chandra Muskowitz (Kind of the best book ever. If you like brunch foods and miss getting to out for them like me. It has the most amazing vegan ever.)
Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World by Isa Chandra Muskowitz and Hope Romero (All vegan cupcakes and icing! 75 different and like 20+ frostings! None of them are dry or skimp on the tasty or add weird unnecessary ingredients - just a whole lot of awesome that also happens to be vegan.)
Vegan Cookies Invade Your by the same duo as above (Similar to the cupcake book, but with cookies. Also awesome.)
Anyway - have fun in your cooking/blogging adventures. I'm sure I'll check back to see what you come up with!