The Bookshelf

The “Two Towers,” just a small fraction of my collection.

I’ve mentioned my bookishness here and there, and I thought it might be nice to have a specific place to share some of my favorite media. I’ll be expanding and updating this page in the coming weeks!

COOKBOOKS

Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook – Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terri Hope Romero

The name pretty much says it all. This is the best cookbook if you are new to plant-based cooking or even cooking in general (I still rely on it for grain-to-water ratios and cooking times). Favorite recipes: Chocolate Chocolate-Chip Walnut Cookies; Potato and Kale Enchiladas with Roasted Chile Sauce

Practically Raw:Flexible Raw Recipes Anyone Can Make – Amber Shea Crawley

You can see some of the food I’ve made from this book and read my review in this post. Best raw book I’ve come across so far. Favorite recipes: Vanilla Bean Cashew Crème; Espresso Reduction Sauce;  Mediterranean Flax Crackers

The Kind Diet – Alicia Silverstone

This book features lots of squash, seaweed, and somewhat difficult to find ingredients. If that doesn’t seem like your thing, don’t bother. I happen to love squash, seaweed, and now, thanks to Alicia, barley miso and ume vinegar. I mean, I really love ume vinegar now, especially mixed with flax oil. Favorite recipes: Baby Bok Choy Drizzled with Ume Vinaigrette; pretty much any of the soups

Vegan Brunch – Isa Chandra Moskowitz

Not going to lie, the hardest part about veganism for me is the seemingly limited breakfast options. And I do love a decadent and leisurely weekend morning centered around excessive amounts of coffee and food. This book fills what would have otherwise been a gaping void in my life; the buckwheat pancakes have become my husband’s specialty, and I often find myself waking up to that lovely gentleman rolling out a glorious spread. Favorite recipes: Banana Rabanada; Buckwheat Pancakes

3 thoughts on “The Bookshelf”

  1. Love your blog. We invite you to post some of your recipes on our new site forAnima.com launching soon.

  2. I love that you have a page called The Bookshelf, and that you’re listing some of your cookbooks! I’ve been meaning to add a similar page to my site, but it’s overwhelming; between my husband and I, we probably have over a thousand books – and about 10% of those are cookbooks and gastronomical periodicals. Ugh.

    • It really is so overwhelming! I buy them faster than I can read them, but I can’t resist a good book sale, and, hey, it’s not like they spoil. 🙂

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