There are many wonderful books that both educate and present delicious, nutritious and healthy whole foods, plant based recipes. This list is part of my current collection which is always a 'collection in progress'. 


Folks always ask for recommendations....."Where should I begin?" "Which book has the easiest recipes?" My suggestion is to park yourself in the bookstore for a good 2 hours. Grab a cup of tea and peruse some plant based cookbooks. If you feel a cold sweat coming on over new and foreign sounding ingredients, my recommendation is, "Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway". Purchase one or two books to start. Amazon is a great site to buy used books very inexpensively. Then try some new recipes. Make comments....what you liked, what you added. You'll feel proud about your accomplishment; you'll be in awe of how great the food tastes, and your cells will be smiling!

Authors and books in blue are the voices of the leading physicians and scientists in the plant based family.

Barnard, Tanya, and Kramer, Sarah. How It All Vegan. 2006, Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press.
Barnard, Neal, M.D. Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes. 2007, Rodale.
Barnard, Neal, M.D. . 1993, New York: Crown Publishers.Food for Life
Barnard, Neal, M.D. 2003. NY: St. Martin's Griffin.Breaking the Food Seduction.
Barnard, Neal, M.D. Foods that Fight Pain. 1998. NY: Three Rivers Press.
Barnard, Neal, M.D. The Get Healthy, Go Vegan Cookbook. 2010, Da Capo Press.
Barnard, Neal, M.D. The Cancer Survivor's Guide. 2008: Summertown, TN: Healthy Living Publications.
Barnard, Neal, M.D. Power Foods for the Brain.
Barnard, Neal, M.D. 21-Day Weightloss Kickstart.
Belleme, John & Jan. Japanese Foods That Heal. 2007, Tuttle Publishing.
Berson, Linda. Green Scene Diet. 2012, Resolution Books, LLC.
Bishop, Jack. Italian Vegetarian. 1997, Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Company.
Bravo, Ramses. Bravo!.2012. CA: True North Health Center.
Burton, Dreena. Vive le Vegan!. 2004, Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press.
Burton, Dreena. Let Them Eat Vegan
Campbell, T. Colin, Ph.D. The China Study. 2006, Dallas, Texas: Benbella Books.
Castle, Shushana & Goodman, Amy-Lee. Rethink Food: 100+Doctors Can't be Wrong. 2014, Houston, TX: Two Skirts Productions.
Dieterly, Lois. Sinfully Vegan. 2003, New York: Marlowe & Company.
Dragonwagon, Crescent. Passionate Vegetarian. 2002, New York: Workman Publishing.
Emmons, Didi. Vegetarian Planet. 1997, Boston, Massachusetts: The Harvard Common Press.
Esselstyn, Caldwell B., Jr., M.D. Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. 2007, New York: Avery.
Esselstyn, Rip. . 2009, NY, Boston: Wellness Central.The Engine 2 Diet
Esselstyn, Rip. My Beef with Meat.
Fuhrman, Joel, M.D.. Eat to Live.
Fuhrman, Joel, M.D. Super Immunity.
Geiskopf-Hadler & Toomay, Mindy. The Complete Vegan Cookbook. 2001, New York: Three Rivers press.
Gelles, Carol. 1000 Vegetarian Recipes. 1996, NY: Macmillan.
Goudreau, Colleen Patrick. The Joy of Vegan Baking. 2007, Massachusetts: Fair Winds Press.
Goudreau, Colleen Patrick. The Vegan Table. 2009: MA: Fair Winds Press.
Grant, Amanda. Fresh & Fast Vegan Pleasures. 2002, New York: Marlowe & Company.
Grogan, Bryanna Clark. Nonna’s Italian Kitchen. 1998, Summertown, TN: Book Publishing Company.
Grogan, Bryanna Clark. The (Almost) No Fat Holiday Cookbook. 1995, TN: Book Publishing Company.
Grogan, Bryanna Clark. Authentic Chinese Cuisine. 2000, Summertown, TN: Book Publishing Company.
Grogan, Bryanna Clark. World Vegan Feast
Hester, Kathy. The Vegan Slow Cooker. 2011, Fair Winds Press.
Hester. Kathy. The Great Vegan Bean Book. 2013, Beverly, MA: Fair Winds Press.
Hever, Julieanna, MS, RD, CPT. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Plant Based Nutrition.
Hicks, Jim Morris. Healthy Eating, Healthy World
Jones, Ellen-Jaffe. Eat Vegan on $4 a Day. 2011, Summertown, TN: Book Publishing Company
Katzen, Mollie. Vegetable Heaven. 1997, New York: Hyperion.
Kelly, Dr. John. Stop Feeding Your Cancer: A Doctor's Journey.
Klein, Donna. Vegan Italiano. 2006, New York: The Penguin Group.
Klein, Donna. The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen. 2001, NY: The Penguin Group.
Lanou, Amy Joy, Ph.D. Building Bone Vitality. 2009: McGraw Hill.
Liddon, Angela. The Oh She Glows Cookbook. 2014. NY: The Penguin Group.
Lipton, Bruce, Ph.D. The Biology of Belief. 2005. Santa Rosa, CA: Mountain of Love/Elite Books.
Long, Linda. Great Chefs Cook Vegan. 2008, Utah: Gibbs Smith.
Loux, Renee. The Balanced Plate. 2006, New York: Rodale, Inc.
Lowenberg, Susan. Bake With Dates: Natural, Healthy, Vegan Recipes Made Without Sugar.
2011. Susan Lowenberg
Loyd, Alex, Ph.D., ND, and Johnson, Ben, MD, DO, NMD. The Healing Code. 2010, Intermedia Pub.
Mattarre, Marty & Muldawer, Wendy. Better than Peanut Butter and Jelly. 2006, New York: McBooks Press.
McCann, Jennifer. Vegan Lunch Box. 2008: DaCapo Press Books.
McDougall, John A., M.D., and McDougall, Mary. The New McDougall Cookbook. 1997, New York: The Penguin Group.
McDougall,John A., M.D., 1990, New York: The Penguin Group.The McDougall Program.
McDougall, John A., M.D. The Starch Solution
Moosewood Collective. Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites. 1996, New York: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc.
Moskowitz, Isa Chandra. Vegan with a Vengeance. 2005, New York: Marlowe & Company.
Moskowitz, Isa Chandra & Romero, Terry Hope. Veganomicon. 2007, New York: Marlowe & Company.
Moskowitz, Isa Chandra & Romero, Terry Hope. Vegan Cookies. 2009, Da Capo Press.
Moskowitz, Isa Chandra. Vegan Brunch. 2009, Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press.
Moskowitz, Isa Chandra. Isa Does it .2013. NY: Little Brown & Co.
Null, Gary, Ph.D. Power Foods. 2006, New York: New American Library.
Ojakangas, Beatrice. Whole Grain Breads by Machine or Hand
Ornish, Dean, Dr. Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease. 1990, 1996, New York: Ballantine Books.
Ornish, Dean, Dr. The Spectrum. 2007, NY: Ballantine Books.
Peters, Dr. Ronald L. Exploring the Psychology of Disease. 2003, Nevada City, CA: Blue Dolphin Publishing.
Pierson, Joy; Ramos, Angel; Pineda, Jorge. CANDLE 79 Cookbook
Pirello, Christina. Cooking the Whole Foods Way. 1996, New York: HB
Pirello, Christina. This Crazy Vegan Life. 2008. NY: The Penguin Group.
Pirello, Christina. I'm Mad as Hell, and I'm Not going to Eat it Anymore! 2012. NY: The Penguin Group.
Porter, Jessica. The Hip Chick's Guide to Macrobiotics. 2004: NY: Avery.
Reilly, Jennifer, R.D. Cooking with Trader Joe's. Skinny Dish. 2011.
Robertson, Robin. Party Vegan. 2010, John Wiley & Sons.
Robertson, Robin. Vegan Planet. 2003, Boston, MA: The Harvard Common
Robertson, Robin. The Vegetarian Meat & Potatoes Cookbook. 2002, Boston, MA: The Harvard Common Press.
Robinson, Jo. Eating on the Wild Side. 2013. New York: Little, Brown & Co.
Sanson, Gillian. The Myth of Osteoporosis. 2003, MI: MCD Century Publications.
Sass, Lorna J. Great Vegetarian Cooking Under Pressure. 1994, New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc.
Servan-Schreiber, David, M.D., PhD. Anti-Cancer, A New Way of Life. 2008, London: Viking.
Sher, Lacey & Doherty, Gail. You Won't Believe It's Vegan. 2008. Da Capo Press.
Silverstone, Alicia. The Kind Diet. 2009, Rodale Press.
Singla, Anupy. Vegan Indian Cooking.2012. China: Agate Publishing.
Steen, Celine & Noyes, Tamasin. Whole Grain Vegan Baking.2013. MA: Fair Winds Press.
Stepaniak, Jo. The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook.2005, TN: Book Publishing Co.
Stone, Gene. Editor. Forks Over Knives. 2011, The Experiment,LLC.
Ulm, Lauren. Vegan Yum Yum. 2009, FL: Health Communications, Inc.
Underkoffler, Renee Loux. Living Cuisine. 2003, New York: Avery.
Vegetarian Times. Edited by Chappell, Mary Margaret. Everything Vegan. 2011: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Volger, Lukas. Veggie Burgers Every Which Way. 2010, NY: The Experiment, LLC.
Wasserman, Debra & Mangels, Reed, Ph.D., R.D. (Editors), Vegan Handbook. 2010 Update. Vegetarian Resource Group.
Wolff, Meg. A Life in the Balance. 2010, Down East.