National Vegan Month

November is National Vegan Month! The American Dietetic Association states that “appropriately planned” plant-based diets can offer numerous health benefits. Such eating habits are also good for the planet, according to international public health experts. Many world cuisines are principally vegan or vegetarian, offering an opportunity to expand your palate.  

Maybe you’re curious about going full vegan or trying to incorporate more meat- and dairy-free staples into your meal planning. The following titles can help you plan inexpensive and nutritious dishes all year round! 

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30-Minute Frugal Vegan Recipes

Cook vegan meals with major flavor and variety without worrying about complicated instructions or expensive grocery bills! These easy recipes use household staples for vegan versions of Italian, Vietnamese, Indian, Mexican and more. 

The Buddhist Chef's Vegan Comfort Cooking

Cyr shares recipes inspired by the comfort foods he made with his grandmother while growing up. Whether you are a long-time vegan or just looking to add more vegan meals to your rotation, these “veganized-classics” are ones you’ll return to time and again. 

Cooking From the Spirit

Tab’s recipes are flexible, creative, and filled with encouragement, so you trust yourself to cook food the way it makes you happy. If you’re newer to cooking–or to vegan cooking–Tab will help you get comfortable in the kitchen and, most important, have fun doing it! 

I Can Cook Vegan

From the bestselling author of “Veganomicon” comes a book dedicated to the home cook. Moskowitz learned to cook from cookbooks, recipe by recipe. And after a few decades of writing her own cookbooks, she knows what the people want: easy-to-follow instructions and accessible ingredients. You can also check out this title as eBook on Hoopla.

Mission Vegan: Wildly Delicious Food for Everyone

From the co-founder and chef of Mission Chinese Food comes a fresh take on vegan cooking that emphasizes freewheeling exploration and big flavor! All recipes are all geared for the home cook, delivering restaurant-quality impact without restaurant-level effort. 

The Modern Tiffin: On-the-Go Vegan Dishes With a Global Flair

Travel the world in a tiffin with 55 delicious recipes showcasing the global vegan experience. The recipes in the book are made to be put into a tiffin, an Indian-style lunch box, so that each meal can be perfectly packaged to take on your own adventures, near and far. 

Natural Flava

A vibrantly designed Caribbean vegan cookbook from sibling chefs Craig and Shaun McAnuff. Fusing the Ital diet of Jamaican Rastafarians with punchy Caribbean flavors, theirs is a feel-good, plant-based diet taking the world by storm.