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I am looking for a book with easy-to-make, easy-to-follow vegan recipes.

It does not have to be completely vegan, if there are few vegetarian recipes it's fine, however most of them would be vegan.

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I really enjoy anything by Isa Chandra Moskowitz (Vegan With a Vengeance, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, Veganomicon, etc.) (website, with lots of awesome recipes: http://www.theppk.com/).

I also second the Moosewood suggestion; while lots of the things in there are lacto-ovo, most things are easy to veganize, and all really good.

Lastly, while it's not a cookbook, per se, I've had great success with every recipe I've ever tried from the Fat Free Vegan Kitchen blog (http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/) -- Susan V. is a vegan cooking goddess and makes everything delicious, while keeping things as easy and nutritious as possible.

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My new favorite cookbook is the Happy Herbivore cookbook. All of the recipes are easy to make with ingredients that I usually have in my fridge, nothing I've never heard of (which is my problem with most vegan cook books). HH recipes are healthy but really delicious, I've even made her low fat desserts and love them. She also has a blog, you can check out a few recipes before getting the actual book happyherbivore.com.

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Stupid name but great book. Seriously, every recipe in it is fantastic and super easy. Its called "Vegan Yum Yum". http://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Yum-Decadent-Animal-Free-Entertaining/dp/0757313809

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The Moosewood cookbook is a great vegetarian cookbook. The soups especially are excellent and I believe most of them are vegan. You'd likely have to make some substitutions to Vegan-ize a good portion of the recipes, so this might not be what you're looking for. The recipes are really worth it though. I'm not a vegetarian and some of my favorite recipes are in this cookbook.

Make sure you get the Mollie Katzen one (either the original or new moosewood cookbook). Moosewood has put out a series of additional cookbooks not by the original author that I've tried and found to be a bit disappointing in comparison.

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Would you be able to provide a link? Thanks. –  Art Jan 27 '11 at 4:11
This is the one: amzn.com/1580081304 –  timmyp Jan 29 '11 at 2:00

I get almost all of my recipes from Vegan Dad. There's a bunch online, and he has a book too. I just bought the book and haven't had a chance to try anything, but it looks similar to the website, just more variety.

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If you're looking for quick preparation time, rather than quick cooking time, I'm a big fan of Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker by Robin Robertson. Almost all of the recipes are vegan, and they provide fantastic flavor with very little work. You can prepare it in the morning (or even the night before), turn it on before you leave for work, and come home to wonderful smelling and tasting foods.

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I followed a strict vegan+fish diet for over 4 years. Far and away the best vegan cook book I found was Vegan Planet (ISBN: 978-1558322110, Amazon link). There are plenty of terrible to mediocre vegan/vegetarian cookbooks out there - I promise you this is not one of them.

Another book I like (but not nearly as much as Vegan Planet) is just called "Vegetarian - over 180 tempting recipes" Not sure where I picked it up from, but it can be found around (ISBN: 978-0752588292, Amazon link)

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Vegan and fish... that's a strange diet, I assume you mean pescetarianism minus the lacto-ovo part. –  Orbling Jan 25 '11 at 22:16
Wasn't that strange to me - and actually it wasn't all fish, just some. Anything pumped full of antibiotics, coloring, or grown in a pen was out. And yes, in my world: vegan + fish = pescetarian - lacto-ovo. However I've found that to the majority of people, the first version is far easier to digest. :-) –  ibcj Jan 26 '11 at 19:12
Vegan + fish isn't that weird. A major part of veganism is the health aspect, and fish is actually really good for you. I've considered it myself, it just seemed easier to not eat fish than to have to explain my reasoning constantly. –  Brendan Long Jan 28 '11 at 5:09
@Brendan Long: Whilst health is a good virtue of veganism, and there are some that take it up for that reason, notably athletes. I think it is uncommon and most vegans would be against the association with fish eating, given the usual environmental/animal rights motives. Fishing is about the worst of all "farming" activities for destruction of the environment. But anyhow, that's a political argument and off-topic. –  Orbling Feb 9 '11 at 2:29

The Rebar cookbook is fantastic. It's all vegetarian, with some vegan recipes. It's written by the owners of the popular restaurant of the same name in Victoria, BC. Food seems to go over well with omnivores and vegans alike. I even know a non-vegan who liked the vegan brownies so much that they switched to making them since they're so much healthier!


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