Healthy Cookbook Gift Guide
1. Oh She Glows
Oh She Glows is to vegan cooking what Channel is to fashion. Author Angela Liddon has taken vegan cooking and shown us how incredibly versatile, vibrant and inspiring plant-based eating can be. The recipes in this cookbook are so simple for any at-home chef wanting to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diet. From her Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchilladas to her Chocolate Espresso Tart – the recipes will keep your mouth watering.
Author: Angela Liddon
2. Agains All Grain
This paleo-style cookbook is written by Danielle Walker, who was inspired to start her website after being diagnosed with an auto-immune disorder that forced her to give up all grains. Danielle has absolute mastered the art of grain-free and dairy-free cooking, and being a mother herself, her recipes are perfect for family dinner ideas. Full of great recipes like Grain-Free Granola, Peruvian Chicken and Homemade Pancake Mix, the cookbook also includes nutritional information for every recipe, as well as sample meal plans and meal prep ideas.
Author: Danielle Walker
3. Thug Kitchen
The tagline to this cookbook literally says is all; “Eat like you give a f*ck”. This cookbook is the most rebel cookbook out there, with a simple objective of getting people to eat more vegetable. The witty, sassy and saucy tone in this cookbook makes it an amazing read, and the recipes are delicious enough to convince the most persistent of meat-eaters that vegetables can be truly enjoyable. Note: Parental Advisory – Explicit Content.
Author: Matt Holliway & Michelle Davis
4. Modern Flavour of Arabia
This cookbook was given to me as a gift, and I must admit had I never received it I probably would never have picked it up myself. But this cookbook is good, like really good. The recipes in this cookbook are simple to prepare but full of so many incredible flavours! I’ve tried many of the recipes and taken inspiration from others to make my own creations as well. The Roasted Fish with Date and Rice Pilaf and Spicy Tomato Salsa has made many appearances on our dinner table.
Author: Suzanne Hessini
This cookbook is inspired a Bunner’s; a gluten-free vegan bakery in Kensington Market was voted Best Bakery in Toronto in 2015, and with good reason. Their treats are absolutely mouth-watering while being non-allergenic, and pretty healthy too! This cookbook is ideal for any baker looking to create healthy treats, without skipping on flavour. Bunner’s are known for their Supersonic cookie; a seedy, oaty, crunchy, chewy, chocolately cookie filled with everything but the kitchen sink, and it surely hits the spot!
Author: Ashley Wittig
6. Joyous Health
Not only is this cookbook full of healthy and simple recipes, but it’s author is a fellow nutritionist and Canadian. Truly more than a cookbook, Joyous Health is a guide to healthy living, and eating well without dieting. In her book, Joy McCarthy provides guides to healthy digestion, supplements, detoxification and over 150 recipes that show fun and flavour don’t need to be compromised for nutrition. This book is ideal for any beginner chef looking to create a healthy kitchen.
Author: Joy McCarthy
7. My New Roots
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I have a long running obsession with one particular recipe; the Life Changing Loaf of Bread, and I owe this love affair to Sarah Britton of My New Roots. I’ve been following the My New Roots website for several years now and having tried a number of her recipes I was so excited to see her publish this stunning cookbook this year. This cookbook is perfect for someone with some of culinary experience who is looking to try some more inventive plant-based recipes.
Author: Sarah Britton
8. At Home in The Whole Food Kitchen
This is book is so much more than a cookbook, but rather an guide in how to nourish yourself. Author Amy Chaplin provides you with all of the tools to cook nourishing meals in your own home, from the basics of stocking your pantry, to soaking, sprouting and fermenting and preparing a holiday feast. This vegetarian cookbook is truly a kitchen encyclopedia that can help you discover the healing benefits of cooking with whole food ingredients.
Author: Amy Chaplin