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Vegan cookbooks worth owning and gifting

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There are many reasons people choose a vegan lifestyle, all of which can be aided by the easy, flavorful meals found in these cookbooks.

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They are also excellent guides for anyone cooking for vegan friends, vegetarians, "Meatless Monday" families or anyone just looking for some new recipes.

All of these cookbooks can be purchased in either the Kindle or hardback/ paperback option and would be a great addition to any cooks library.

Chloe's Vegan Desserts: More than 100 Exciting New Recipes for Cookies and Pies, Tarts and Cobblers, Cupcakes and Cakes--and More!
Chloe Coscarelli
February 19, 2013
272 pages

A nice selection of dessert recipes with a section on vegan baking basics and tips. Includes the cupcakes made during her winning appearance on Food Network's Cupcake Wars, including her Chocolate Beer Cupcakes. .

Happy Herbivore Abroad: A Travelogue and Over 135 Fat-Free and Low-Fat Vegan Recipes from Around the World
Lindsay Nixon
December 4, 2012
320 pages

Join the author (in her third book) as she discovers delicious vegan dishes during her travels. Along with the recipes, the cookbook is filled with travel memoirs and amazing photographs. The international meals are made with easy to find local ingredients.

The 30-Minute Vegan: Soup's On!: More than 100 Quick and Easy Recipes for Every Season
Mark Reinfeld
November 26, 2013
288 pages

Award-winning chef Reinfeld takes many soup favorites and transforms them into delicious Vegan options. The soup choices run the gamut from refreshing cold fruits to satisfying chowders: all ready in just a half hour.

Quick-Fix Vegan: Healthy, Homestyle Meals in 30 Minutes or Less
Robin Robertson
October 4, 2011
224 pages

This cookbook provides a variety of healthy Vegan recipes that are ready to eat in 30 minutes or less! Along with the quick meals and desserts, there is also a selection of 30 minutes or less "Make-Ahead Bakes" to keep in the freezer and pop in the oven at a later date.

Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts
Fran Costigan
October 22, 2013
304 pages

Solid proof that chocolate vegan desserts can be as decadent and tasty as their non-vegan options. Filled with wonderful photographs to tempt any chocolate lover.

Vegan for Her: The Woman's Guide to Being Healthy and Fit on a Plant-Based Diet
Virginia Messina
July 9, 2013
400 pages

Filled with nutrition facts on plant-based diets, Messina points out the benefits of a vegan lifestyle. She addresses ways for women to move toward a healthier diet with easy to follow meals and tips.

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