My Favourite Cookbooks

As I am sure you have come to realize, I like to cook. I also love taking cookbooks out of the library, book marking the recipes I want to make and then if there are enough that I really enjoy, buying the book. To get my list of books I go to the local bookstore and write down all the books they have featured at the front of the store.

At any given time, I’ll have 3 or 4 books sitting on the kitchen counter with little pieces of paper sticking out indicating the recipe I want to make.   My criteria for choosing the recipes are as follows:

. number of ingredients required – a long list of ingredients is a big deterrent for me

. length of time to prepare – for me, any recipe requiring more than 45 minutes to prepare is too much

. ingredients on hand – if I have a few of the ingredients on hand I am more likely to make the recipe

. kid-friendly – I evaluate whether or not my kids will eat the recipe before I make it.


Here are a few of the books I have made recipes from that I really enjoyed:

My Darling Lemon Thyme – the lemongrass tempeh is our favourite but I make it with tofu

Love real food : more than 100 feel-good vegetarian favorites to delight the senses and nourish the body – there are several recipes we like

Green kitchen at home : quick and healthy vegetarian food for every day – I make the banana buckwheat bread all the time

The modern cook’s year : over 250 vibrant vegetable recipes to see you through the seasons – there are several recipes we like

These are just a few of the books I have recently made recipes from. I have pile of 3 more on the kitchen counter I’ll be cooking my way through over the next few weeks. Stay tuned for details.

I have lots of cookbooks on hand, here are the ones on my bookshelf that I use on a regular basis:

My New Roots

Oh She Glows

Chickpea Flour Does It All

Vegan Yum Yum

Crank’s Fast Food

What are your favourite vegetarian cookbooks? What have you got on your bookshelf? Let me know. For more tips and tricks from our vegetarian kitchen, grab a copy of 10 Simple Tips To Add Meatless Protein.