Going vegan isn’t a sacrifice! Once you cut out meat, dairy, and eggs, you’ll open yourself up to new all kinds of new foods.  Veganism is not about deprivation: try a vegan cupcake if you have any doubts!  We can eat just as well, if not better, if we take a little time to learn.  Check out popular vegan websites, blogs, and cookbooks.  Click on the links of authors’ names to find out more about them and to see other books they’ve written!  You may also want to check out:

Websites and Blogs

Have Cake Will Travel

Blog of “Celine Steen, a vegan cookbook author and bicycle fiend who currently lives in California with a tall stranger and two cats.”

Post Punk Kitchen

“This is the best place in the world for vegan cooking and baking. Join the fun!”

Healthy Happy Life

“I hope to inspire you to get in the kitchen and embrace your inner vegan chef. And really, my vegan recipes are not just for vegans – they are for everyone. I love vegan newbies or those just experimenting with vegan recipes. Adding even a few plant-based meals a week to your diet is a great place to start.”

Plant Powered Kitchen

“Dreena Burton is the author of four vegan cookbooks and an at-home mom to three girls.  She has been vegan since ’95, when little was known about eating and cooking vegan. Not long after graduating with her business degree and working in the marketing field, Dreena followed her true passion of creating recipes.”

The Discerning Brute

“Food, fashion, and etiquette for the ethically handsome man.”

Vegan Lunch Box

“A cookbook author and blogger who loves packing creative lunches and finding new ways to eat more vegetables!”

The Sweet Life

“The Sweet Life is a vegan food blog combining my love for good food, beautiful pictures, and compassionate eating. I am a long time vegan, trained in both photography and French Patisserie, excited to share my passions.”

Hell Yeah It’s Vegan

“This blog is dedicated to disproving the hordes of people who think vegans can’t eat anything, that being vegan means you can’t eat the foods you grew up with, or that vegan food is not as good as non-vegan food. Although some recipes require more creativity and ingenuity than others, there is practically no food that cannot be made vegan.”

Oh She Glows

“Oh She Glows features crowd-pleasing vegan recipes free of meat, dairy, and other animal products.”


500 Vegan Recipes: An Amazing Variety of Delicious Recipes, From Chilis and Casseroles to Crumbles, Crisps, and CookiesCeline Steen, Joni Marie Newman

500 Vegan Recipes gives you the array of dishes you’ve been searching for, while still including all your favorite comfort foods and traditional fare. It’s everything you’ve been looking for in a cookbook, and will be a staple reference in your kitchen for years to come.

Vegans and non-vegans alike can satisfy their every craving with the recipes inside, which feature international cuisines such as Indian and Cajun, as well as hearty main courses, sinful desserts, and comforting soups and breads. Individual recipes are also marked with such distinctions as Soy Free, Gluten Free, Low Fat, and Under 30 Minutes.”

Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites: Lip-Smacking, Belly-Filling, Home-Style Recipes Guaranteed to Keep Everyone-Even the Meat Eaters-Fantastically FullCeline Steen, Joni Marie Newman

Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites is a feast of indulgent, decadent goodness. If you’re looking for a salad recipe for your health-nut friends, this isn’t the book for you. But if you’re looking for the vegan answer to everything your meat-eating mouth has ever wanted, you’ve come to the right place.”

Vegan’s Daily Companion: 365 Days of Inspiration for Cooking, Eating, and Living CompassionatelyColleen Patrick Goudreau

Mondays: For the Love of Food – A celebration of familiar and not-so-familiar foods to spark enthusiasm for eating healthfully.  Tuesdays: Effective Communication – Techniques and tactics for speaking on behalf of veganism effectively and compassionately.  Wednesdays: Optimum Health for Body, Mind, and Spirit – Care and maintenance for becoming and remaining a joyful vegan.  Thursdays: Animals in the Arts: Literature, Film, Painting – Inspiration across the ages that reflects our consciousness of and relationship to non-human animals.  Fridays: Stories of Hope, Rescue, and Transformation – Heartening stories of people who have become awakened and animals have found sanctuary.  Saturdays + Sundays: Healthful Recipes – Favorite recipes to use as activism and nourishment.”

The Vegan Slow Cooker: Simply Set It and Go with 150 Recipes for Intensely Flavorful, Fuss-Free Fare Everyone (Vegan or Not!) Will DevourKathy Hester

“If you want to prepare hot, nutritious, home-cooked meals for your family and friends, but feel like time is never on your side, think again! The Vegan Slow Cooker shows you how to create fresh, nourishing cuisine in just two simple steps, using all the healthiest produce, whole grains, and vegan-friendly ingredients found at your local market or farm stand (or home garden!).”

Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan CookbookIsa Chandra Moskowitz

“Who knew vegetables could taste so good? Moskowitz and Romero’s newest delicious collection makes it easier than ever to live vegan. You’ll find more than 250 recipes–plus menus and stunning color photos–for dishes that will please every palate … And by popular demand, the Veganomicon includes meals for all occasions and soy-free, gluten-free, and low-fat options, plus quick recipes that make dinner a snap.”

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World: 75 Dairy-Free Recipes for Cupcakes that RuleIsa Chandra Moskowitz

“The hosts of the vegan cooking show The Post Punk Kitchen are back with a vengeance — and this time, dessert. A companion volume to Vegan with a Vengeance, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World is a sweet and sassy guide to baking everyone’s favorite treat without using any animal products. This unique cookbook contains over 50 recipes for cupcakes and frostings — some innovative, some classics — with beautiful full color photographs.”

Sticky Fingers’ Sweets: 100 Super-Secret Vegan Recipes – Doron Petersan

“Sticky Fingers’ Sweets is packed with one hundred of her beloved recipes- from indulgent snacks like Fudgetastic Brownies and Oatmeal Raisin Cookies to breakfast treats like Pecan Spice Coffee Cake and Cranberry Ginger Scones, and from celebratory desserts like Chocolate Seltzer Cake and Red Velvet Cupcakes to Sticky Fingers’ most popular sweets- Little Devils, Cowvins, and Sticky Buns. Petersan also includes “love bite” nutritional tips and valuable tricks-of-the- trade techniques that every home baker will appreciate.”

Vegan with a Vengeance : Over 150 Delicious, Cheap, Animal-Free Recipes That RockIsa Chandra Moskowitz

“In Vegan with a Vengeance, Isa Chandra Moskowitz … brings the do-it-yourself, community-driven ethos of punk rock into the kitchen. Her cooking philosophy embraces being kind to animals (all recipes are completely animal-product free) and your wallet—while being creative and having fun in the process. She emphasizes staying clear of corporate brand-name foods, and says that cooking should be an innovative, experimental, and completely real experience. This one-of-a-kind cookbook offers 125 recipes for all meals of the day, from stuffed mushrooms to tofu pizza, gingerbread cupcakes to pasta with “alfreda sauce,” and is full of tips and tricks on how to keep your diet vegan, inexpensive, and liberated.”