The Complete Idiot's Guide To Vegan Cooking  by Beverly Lynn Bennett

*One of my favorite beginner's books. I used this when I was starting out to make sure I was making the transition in a healthy way.  

 Vegan Yum Yum: Decadent (But Doable) Animal-Free Recipes For Entertaining And Everyday  by Lauren Ulm

*I love a cookbook with photos & every recipe has one! Lauren even includes some step-by-step photos so you know you're on the right path. Try the "Chard Florentine On Toast Points" & "Easy Weekend Pancakes."

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World  by Isa Chandra Moskowitz & Terry Hope Romero

*Make anything & everything in this book. Then invite me over! 

The Crazy Sexy Diet by Kris Carr

*This woman bounced back from cancer & this book tells you how she did it. It's filled with wisdom to get you healthier physically, emotionally, & spiritually.  

Skinny Bitch by Rory Freedman & Kim Barnouin

*The cover says it all: "A No-Nonsense, Tough-Love Guide for Savvy Girls Who Want To Stop Eating Crap and Start Looking Fabulous." Whenever I feel myself eating too much junk & fried food, I give myself a swift kick in the babelicious bottom by re-reading a few chapters. Does the trick everytime.

The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, PhD & Thomas M. Campbell II

*Scientific research on why eating a plant-based diet is better for your body. 

The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan

 *Just a great book about our modern food industry. You'll learn a ton about where your food actually comes from.


The Sexy Vegan's Happy Hour At Home by Brian L. Patton

*This brand new book is filled with tasty food & cocktail pairings. And The Sexy Vegan is hilarious. Need I say more? This is a man after my own heart. Again, make anything and everything in here & invite me over!