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Haul of the Fancy Schmancy Health Cook Books

Natalie Alice Zigdon8 comments1070 views

I have bought so many recipe’s books lately, which is extremely rare for me cuz I am usually the go to the kitchen and whip something out kind of gal, but the sales look so promising and my cook book section was literally the landlord of one old tenant. My main purpose of actually buying cookbooks, which are mostly vegan is my stubborn nature of actually trying to stick to my mostly vegan diet as much as I possibly can without quitting from lack of a better nut cheese or vegan butter alternative because when it comes to those stuff I have an entirely new level of standards. It has been bad enough to abandon butter aside for years but those margarine or vegan butter alternatives you find in stores are utterly atrocious.

As always, I have probably got way too carried away from my unruly rambling, so hoping you came this far and you actually wanna see my loot of delicious knowledge(?)

I’m sure almost everyone around the food blogosphere heard about Oh She Glows, aka Angela Liddon. well she, or better yet her book, is actually what triggered this untimely event of me actually buying cook books. Whenever I havent the bloody hell idea what to actually make with the stuff in my pantry I canoodled over to her site and lord behold dinner is made. Being a fan of the paper rather than screen version of stuff (don’t judge) I splurged and basically got exactly what I wanted. There are tons of recipes and ideas. All vegan, all rather delicious and nearly all can be adjusted to later recipes.

Heading over to Ready, Steady , Glow by Madeleine Shaw. Yeah, I mainly got it because it was on sale and enjoyed the glow theme like his cart mate. There are some pretty nice recipes but unfortunately there are tons of non vegans recipes there that are not really applicable to me.

I have followed Ella from Deliciously Ella’s YouTube channel for quite a bit and her recipe;s always looked rather easy to make, and obviously deliciously good. I did rather love the book then though unfortunately I don’t feel like it held a candle to her channel. I also felt that sticking to the measurements in some recipes makes them extremely hard to make, so if you do give this a try don’t stick to the recipe too religiously.

Ah, I love Laura Miller so much I watched literally every one of her YouTube videos at least once. Some got a sinful amount of replay since I just genuinely enjoyed just about everything. If you don’t know her get the book or at least pay her videos at Tastemade the respect they deserve.

My bonus round goes to Shay Ola‘s Death By Burrito. My boyfriend basically infected me with the mexican food craze, and I have gotten extremely addicted to mexican cooking. Shay’s book have some awesomely delicious and versatile recipes. Even though there are quite a bit non vegan recipes in it, some of the principle ideas can be successfully made vegan and a lot of the recipes will actually make you think about burittos in a different way completely.


If you have any cook book recommendation please leave it in the comments down below. I just love all your words 🙂


Natalie Alice Zigdon
Blogger, self proclaimed geek, avid reader and baker, music and art fanatic, and one heck of a crazy lady