We both absolutely LOVE and ADORE cookbooks. How could we do what we do without getting some inspiration from some incredible professionals out there who really know their stuff! Here we will share our personal stack of cookbooks and resources we find really helpful, hopefully you will too.
This is a picture from my (Karo) personal collection of books, i love all of them! I am an absolute collector and the list of “must have cookbooks” is pretty much endless. But here we go, my books:
VEGAN COOK BOOKS YOU MUST HAVE:
These cookbooks are a daily reference for me & an absolute must to have, especially VEGANOMICON by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero is the one & only vegan bible if you ask me, Isa also has an amazing blog called Post Punk Kitchen: www.theppk.com
VEGANOMICON by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero
APPETITE FOR REDUCTION by Isa Chandra Moskowitz
My dear friends Raffa and Laura both wrote an incredible cookbook including stories, pictures and Raffa’s book includes interviews with animal rights activists, so much more then just a cookbook and i have such love and respect for these ladies, this is us in Sydney, September 2014.
COOKIN’ UP A STORM by Laura Dakin
THINK, EAT, ACT by Raffaela Tolicetti
SIMPLE RECIPES FOR JOY by Sharon Gannon, my dear teacher, friend and guide made such a wonderful book, full of really nice recipes and the book is so wonderful, with beautiful pictures of the food but also of Sharon, David and the life they live, it gives such a nice view of their missions and visions and the pictures of their “deer friends” in it, the animal beings they share their lives with, it’s endearing and magical.
TWO OTHER MUST READS FROM SHARON:
Cats and dogs are people too (2002)
Yoga & Vegetarianism (2008)
EASY VEGAN by Sue Quinn: Lisa bought this book first and i immediately followed, she has the Dutch version and i have the English version, an incredible book, includes really useful nutritional information with beautiful pictures, we absolutely love the book!
MY NEW ROOTS by Sarah Britton: an incredible book, incredible website. What an inspiration! Mind-blowing stuff. Check HERE the website full of goodness. See even has an app, which of course we have!
HOMEMADE VEGAN PANTRY- The art of making your own staples by Miyoko Schinner
ARTISAN VEGAN CHEESE– by Miyoko Schinner this without a doubt is my absolute bible! Miyoko is the QUEEN OF VEGAN CHEESE, she is such an incredible guide and professional with bucket loads of knowledge and she writes so lovely, i am a huge fan and am really grateful with having her in this world!
To prove my point see her website HERE
SIMPLY VEGAN & VEGAN HANDBOOK by Debra Wasserman (these contain not just amazing recipes but lots of information on vegan nutrition, meal plans, research, articles etc)
VEGAN by Tony Weston & Yvonne Bishop (this was the very first vegan recipe book I bought & I still use it regularly)
The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions: Veganize it! by Celine Steen & Joni Marie Newman
How it all vegan & The Garden of Vegan by Tanya Barnard & Sara Kramer
I am grateful- Recipes and lifestyle of CAFE GRATITUDE
Another dinner is possible by Mike & Isy
THE LOTUS AND THE ARTICHOKE you must have this book and i absolutely LOVE it, especially because it involves food and travel, my two favourite things. I recently bought the MEXICO addition for our Mexican Pop Up we did with Foodprintzcafe and it seriously was and forever will be my bible!
FOR THE DUTCHIES:
Vega Revolutie- Lisa Steltenpool
De Groene Meisjes: we love these girls, really hope they will visit us one day in Portugal, they have a great blog too!
FOR THE GERMANS:
Sophia’s Vegane Welt– Sophia Hoffmann, Lisa has this book standing proudly on her kitchen bench and i am proud because my cookbook stands right next to it, and i must say sharing a kitchen bench with this amazing lady, it’s an honour! She has a brand new book by the way! VEGAN QUEENS.
La Veganista– Nicole Just Another Vegan German Rockstar, she has a great website too and she holds cooking classes in Berlin, not to be missed Berliners!
VEGAN FOODBLOGS WE LOVE:
POST PUNK KITCHEN (US) Isa Chandra, my ultimate vegan guide, hero and more, she is so great and this blog is the best!
MY NEW ROOTS (US) I love Sarah, she’s so great, incredible talented and she writes really nice, fresh, funny, honest. My new roots also is available as an app you can download, i did! I say, you must too!
DE GROENE MEISJES (NL)
NICOLE JUST (DE)
SOPHIA HOFFMAN (DE)
GREEN KITCHEN (NO)
KALE KITCHEN These guys are a HUGE inspiration to me, they also have an app you can download, i certainly have and it’s a daily resource/inspiration for me. With beautiful pictures and amazing recipes, their website is wonderful too, very resourceful!
And here are some beautiful, inspiring Portuguese blogs, Ganda’buso!
A COZINHA VERDE (PT)
MADE BY CHOICES (PT)
THE LOVE FOOD (PT)
I recently discovered this great blog who actually show vegan recipe videos, super inspirational and incredible well done, check them out! WE ARE SO VEGAN.
OUR VEGAN FRIENDS:
RISE CLAN vegan clothing/apparel (PT)
FAIR FAIR online vegan shop in Lisbon (PT)
THE VEGAN TEAHOUSE My dear friend Kate Jones rocks it hard in Sydney, Australia, check out her goodies and order some for yourself. (AU)
JAMES ASPEY an absolute inspiration, 365 days of silence for the animals, then ended his silence and now his stories are heard by many, absolute legend, if you live in Australia make sure to catch this guy! (AU)
VEGAN NUTRTITION RESOURCES: (just a few I find really helpful)
INTERNATIONAL VEGAN ASSOCIATION a very resourceful site no vegan could do without. And also for non vegans this site is full of info and knowledge and anything you need to know.
VEGAN BODYBUILDING I had the pleasure to meet the lovely Robert Cheeke who runs this website and is a very lovely, kind, amazing, inspiring, knowledgeable human being, he wrote a few books too! Check it out.
MUST WATCH MOVIES:
WHAT THE HEALTH (now also showing on NETFLIX)