Favorite Low-Fat Vegan Cookbooks
Posted Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 4:26 AM
As was mentioned on the Recipes thread, lets talk about our favorite no-fat/low-fat vegan cookbooks!
My favorite no-fat vegan cookbooks are actually the ones put out by the no-fat vegan doctors: Dr. Barnard, Dr. McDougall, Dr. Esselstyn, Dr. Ornish, Dr. Fuhrman....as well as the one by Dr. Esselstyn's son, Rip. All their main books are chock full of recipes!
If you like McDougall's recipes, you can have access to hundreds more for free at the McDougall website. Just click on the newsletter link near the top of the page; the newsletter has 5 to 15 recipes each month. With archives going back to 2003...that's a lot of recipes!
Another book that I really like that is mostly low-fat vegan is the one that goes along with the Happy Herbivore website, The Happy Herbivore Cookbook.
Another no-fat/low-fat vegan writer that I like is Brianna Clark Grogan. I think I have all her cookbooks!
PCRM actually sells quite a few no-fat/low-fat vegan cookbooks through the website...or at least they did a year ago! I took advantage of our Kickstart discount last year and bought a bunch of low-cost books from there!
Unfortunately, a lot of the vegan cookbooks out there are pretty unhealthy. Some of them you wonder, why bother to write a vegan cookbook if all you are going to do is sub in unhealthy vegan counterparts for the dairy? I mean, if I want recipes that are just full of fake sour cream, cheese, and mayo...well, I could just buy a regular cookbook and make those substitutions myself! Good vegan food is so much more than that! Or it should be!
September Kickstart Goals: Walk/bike daily, keep up with forum, 100% low-fat vegan experimenting with maximizing FLAVOR!