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Top Two Vegan Cookbooks

As soon as my husband and I became vegan we started looking for a good cookbook that could guide us in the right path. I personally could eat brown rice and beans every day, but my husband wanted a variety of tasty dishes. I think he just didn't want to get bored of the same dish over and over again. So we went to the best bookstore in the world, Half-Price-Books, sadly it's just a Texan thing. We found so many, but we could only afford one, but which one? We picked a book titled "The New Vegan" by Aine Carlin, and in my opinion, is one of the best vegan cookbooks you can find. She even won a PETA award for the best vegan cookbook, so as you can see I'm not the only one that thinks that. The recipes are quite simple, some main dishes take time, but nothing too bad. The only thing I didn't like at first, is that a lot of the spices she uses are very pricey, but now I keep my pantry full of spices, and I have no problem. There is a wide variety of international dishes with a twist; my favorite is enchilada sauce with maple syrup, yum!

I have so many vegan cookbooks and they are all great, but the second book I want to write about has made it to my top list in less than a week. I literally bought it 6 days ago from today, and is the best book I've read! The title says it all "Back to Eden". Not only there are good and tasty recipes and main dishes, but the author also shared ways to replace dairy and meat. Full recipes on how to do your own plan-based milk, mayonnaise, butter, and all that good stuff. The beginning of the book is about all you need to know about a plant-based diet. You see when I turned vegan I thought I could eat everything that had no animal products, well, I found out oreos are vegan, and my weight went to the roof. I never got fully educated on how to properly have a vegan diet. This is why I love this book, I feel like finally after two years I'm finally educating myself. I highly recommend this book if you are looking for more information about a plant-based diet, as well as healthy and simple recipes.There is only one defect, and that is that the book was written many years ago, and some words or measurements are very dated. Considering how much I love this book I still encourage you to give it a try.

I would like to hear from you, what is your favorite vegan cookbook and why.

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