I attended over 8 hours of cooking demos. From those demos and lectures, a myriad of cookbooks emerged as "the" books to purchase. I ended up buying, in my opinion, the very BEST two.
Let Then Eat Vegan! by Dreena Burton is a sweet little book filled with very inventive tasty recipes. She has a dynamic personality and its reflected in the food. Canadian born, Dreena has been creating vegan recipes for 20 years. She uses only whole ingredients, works with fresh, NO processed vegan substitutes or white flour. Dreena has three children so a lot of her recipes are very kid friendly.
Unprocessed by Chef AJ, contains over 100 easy, delicious, nutrient-rich and gluten-free recipes. I attended the class that challenged us to take the UNPROCESSED CHALLENGE. One lovely young woman in the audience had already lost 150 pounds. If you want to eat extremely healthy AND/OR you want to lose weight...try this book. Warning: OIL is an absolute NO NO. Chef AJ offers a basic 6 salad dressing, NO oil. I'll share this with you on a future blog.