I have strange, but wonderful addiction to cookbooks. It’s something about all the beautiful pictures of delicious food and the thought that I could possibly make said beautiful food that has me hooked. Hooked so much that this addiction takes up just about all of my 6 foot long pantry shelf. And it’s not ending anytime soon. Because even as we speak, I have three wonderful new cookbooks that I will be placing on that shelf in the very near future.
Speaking of that shelf. When we remodeled our kitchen, my husband made sure that it was nice and sturdy. He said he knew I would be adding even more cookbooks, so he wanted to know that it would hold up. I’m glad he did, because here comes some more.
The Friendlier The Better
What I mean by the ‘friendlier the better’ is the more allergy friendly they are, the more I like them.
Dairy-free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, and or Plant-Based, these are all the different kinds of cookbooks I like. It’s always fun to see all the different types of recipes all these wonderful chefs and cooks come up.
Below you will find three new cookbooks that I received from BenBella Books that I am thrilled to share with you.
If you are looking for new cookbooks that are packed with lots of delicious recipes, you may want to check these out.
The Colorful Kitchen by Ilene Godofsky Moreno
This book right here is my kind of cooking. Between the small sticky notes and the dog eared corners, I have a TON of recipes marked for future cooking fun.
Pictures for every recipe, which I love (I’m a visual person), and easy to understand instructions make this a great cookbook. Whether you are new to plant-based cooking or have been cooking this way for awhile, you’ll find all kinds of vegetable inspiration with Ilene’s book.
Color your kitchen with a rainbow of healthy, delicious plant-based recipes.
You don’t need fancy equipment or expensive exotic ingredients to make delicious, healthy, vegan meals at home. Let The Colorful Kitchen take the mystery out of plant-based cooking and make the experience of cooking and eating easy and delicious.
Certified health coach and plant-based food blogger Ilene Godofsky’s cooking philosophy is “colorful, not complicated.” When you fill your plate with color, you’re not only adding flavor and visual appeal—you’re filling your plate with health. Her recipes emphasize vivid combinations of wholesome, plant-based ingredients full of essential vitamins and minerals—because counting colors is way more fun than counting calories and carbs.
Ilene guides readers through easy-to-follow preparations that will make every meal as exciting as it is nourishing.
The Colorful Kitchen’s vibrant, sustaining recipes include:
- Pink & Purple Coconut Smoothie
- Pineapple & Peanut Sauce Tofu Wrap
- Coconut Crusted Avocado Fries
- Roasted Rainbow Bowl with Maple Mustard Dressing
- Harvest Butternut Squash & Apple Burgers
- Strawberry Loaf with Cream Cheese Glaze
- Chocolate Hummus
- Miso Tahini Cookies
For too long, vegan food has had a bad reputation: tasteless, boring. Mostly brown. Full of unfamiliar ingredients that take way too long to prepare. Not in The Colorful Kitchen!
Eat Dairy Free by Alisa Fleming
I wish I had this cookbook years ago when I was diagnosed with a dairy intolerance. Because when I found out that I could no longer consume milk based products I had no idea of what or how I was going to cook anything. I mean how cook without butter and milk?
Alisa’s cookbook is not only packed with delicious recipes, but it also contains lots of wonderful information on how to Eat Dairy Free.
You already know the one thing the paleo movement, the revolutionary Whole 30 diet, and plant-based eaters all agree on: Eating dairy-free!
That’s because this one simple change has the power to resolve most of your symptoms and prevent a number of illnesses. For millions of people, simply cutting out milk and other dairy products resolves most, if not all, of their symptoms and helps to reduce the risk of many common health concerns, including allergies, skin conditions, and even cancer. And it need not be daunting.
Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets is the cookbook you’ve been craving for your everyday, dairy-free diet. From Alisa Fleming, author of the bestselling dairy-free guide and cookbook Go Dairy Free, her new book dives deeper into breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks, and healthier desserts that fulfill and nourish.
This practical collection is stuffed with more than 100 satisfying yet nutritious dairy-free recipes. Every bite contains easy-to-find, budget-friendly whole foods, and each dish has been tested and approved by both kids and adults.
Completely free of milk, including casein, whey, and lactose, its recipes are safe for those with milk allergies and other dairy-related health issues. And for those with further special diet needs, there are also fully tested gluten-free and egg-free options, as well as many soy- and nut-free dishes. Eat Dairy Free even includes menu plans for busy weekdays, make-ahead meals, and entertaining.
Inside, discover delectable foods such as:
- Chocolate Banana Split Muffins
- Southwestern Sunrise Tacos
- Peanut Power Protein Bars
- New England Fish Chowder
- Sous Chef’s Salad
- Cheesy Twice Baked Potatoes
- Shake ‘n’ Bake Buttermylk Chicken
- Mushroom Pesto Pizza
- Strawberry CheeseShakes
- Mylk Chocolate Cupcakes
Live well and eat dairy-free!
The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook by Victoria Mora and JL Fields
This was a really interesting cookbook in the sense that you had more then one persons recipes and thoughts. The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook was written by not only Victoria Mora and JL Fields, but it also contains recipes from over 100 certified vegan lifestyle coaches. How fun is that?
The Main Street Vegan is packed with over a 100 delicious recipes that any newbie vegan or long time plant eater will really enjoy.
When someone goes vegan on Park Avenue or Beverly Drive, they have a private chef and a personal assistant to do the troubleshooting.
When we make the shift on Main Street, we could use some help, too.
For nearly six years, acclaimed author, speaker, podcaster, and Main Street Vegan Academy director, Victoria Moran, has trained individuals to become vegan lifestyle coaches and educators. Now, Victoria has teamed up with one her Academy alums turned faculty member, cookbook author, culinary instructor, and radio host, JL Fields, to bring that very same coaching to you.
In The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook, Victoria and JL, along with over a hundred certified vegan lifestyle coaches, join you in the kitchen as you navigate more than 100 of their favorite plant-sourced recipes. Whether you’re new to the diet or a seasoned plant-based eater, vegan or just veg-curious, their tips, tricks, shortcuts, and strategies will transform your cooking, your eating, and your life.
Inside, you’ll find wholesome, delectable, and accessible recipes like:
- PB&J Sammie Smoothie
- Sweet Red Chili Potato Skins
- Pepperoni Pizza Puffs
- Sicilian Orange Salad
- Best Split Pea Soup
- Smoky Black Beans & Greens
- Crisp Mocha Peanut Butter Bars
The Main Street Vegan Academy Cookbook is more than a cookbook; it’s a complete guide to going vegan, from FAQs, troubleshooting, and menu plans to inspiration and innovations for navigating the culinary, nutritional, and social landscape of plant-based eating.
Embrace a healthier, more compassionate you―with Victoria, JL, and the rest of the Main Street Vegan Academy coaches by your side.
Thanks to my foodie friends at BenBella Vegan I am able to host this giveaway for a copy of Ilene Godofsky’s cookbook The Colorful Kitchen!
To enter, just leave me a comment letting me know why you would love to have a copy of this cookbook! At the end of your comment type ENTRY.
It’s that simple!
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