5 Vegan Cookbooks with Soy- and Gluten-Free Recipes
With food allergies and intolerances on the rise, more and more people are scouring the Internet for recipes that exclude common triggers like gluten and soy. Unfortunately, however, finding good gluten-free and soy-free recipes is not always easy, especially if you also follow a vegan or vegetarian diet plan which further limits the type of ingredients you can use. The good news is that in response to the increasing demand for soy- and gluten-free vegan recipes, you can today find a nice selection of vegan and vegetarian cookbooks that completely avoid gluten and soy, or that at least offer plenty of options that are free of these common allergens. Below we take a look at some of these cookbooks.
Note: Unless otherwise noted, the recipes in the cookbooks listed below have not been designed to treat any specific condition or disease, and some of them may call for ingredients that are not good additions to your diet.
A well-rounded vegan cookbook with gluten-free (and mostly soy-free) recipes:Gluten-Free & Vegan for the Whole Family
In Gluten-Free & Vegan for the Whole Family, best-selling cookbook author Jennifer Katzinger serves up a collection of recipes for delicious plant-based dishes that are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and mostly soy-free. With chapters on Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Soups, Vegetables & Salads, Dinners, and Sweets & Treats, there's something here for any time of the day. The 90 recipes featured in this beautifully illustrated book have been created with kids' taste buds in mind, but Katzinger also provides plenty of tips on how you can adjust the recipes to make them more compatible with adults' taste buds.
101 fully-photographed gluten-free (but not soy-free) vegan recipes:Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats
Looking for gluten-free, vegan recipes with nutritional info? In her debut cookbook Great Gluten-Free Vegan Eats, recipe developer and food photographer Allyson Kramer serves up a collection of mouthwatering recipes for gluten-free, egg-free and dairy-free dishes. Each recipe is accompanied with a full-color photograph as well as nutritional information to give you an idea of the calorie and nutrient content of the dish.
Bean-a-licious recipes with plenty of soy-free and gluten-free options:The Great Vegan Bean Book
The Great Vegan Bean Book, created by best-selling cookbook author Kathy Hester, is the definitive cookbook on beans, and a great choice for vegans who like to get their protein from all sorts of beans (not just soy beans). Hester's recipes range from quintessial bean dishes such as stews and chilis to 'bean-a-licious' desserts, snacks, and breakfast dishes. Apple Baked Beans, Vegan Cashew-Bean Queso, Lemon Coconut Chickpea Muffins, Pesto White Bean Salad, and Chocolate Cardamom Cake are just a few of the over 100 mouthwatering recipes included in this vegan cookbook. Most of the recipes included are either naturally soy- and gluten-free, or include soy- and gluten-free options.
Gluten- and soy-free vegan recipes for baking enthusiasts:The Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook
The Allergen-Free Baker's Handbook features an extensive collection of yummy vegan recipes that are free of all common allergens, including gluten, wheat, eggs, soy, dairy, sesame seeds, tree nuts and peanuts. Created by food writer Cybele Pascal, this beautifully-illustrated cookbook includes allergen-free takes on many familiar baked goodies such as cinnamon rolls, chocolate chip cookies, and fudge brownies, and lemon madeleines. In addition to being perfect for people with food allergies, Pascal's recipes are great for anyone looking to avoid artificial and refined ingredients, and those interested in baking with nutritious flours such as quinoa, sorghum and amaranth.
Belongs in every vegan cook's bookshelf:The Complete Guide to Even More Vegan Food Substitutions
Did you know that chia seeds make an excellent egg substitute? Or that you can replace cream cheese with homemade cashew coconut spread, or ricotta cheese with dairy-free ricotta made with almonds and cashew nuts? Or that savory jackfruit makes a fantastic substitute for shredded meat? In The Complete Guide to Even More Vegan Food Substitutions, Celine Steen and Joni Marie Newman teach you how you can successfully veganize practically any recipe that comes your way! In addition to providing tons of invaluable tips, both for newbies and experienced vegan cooks, this extraordinary guide and cookbook also contains a wide selection vegan recipes, including handy notations to show the reader which recipes are gluten-free, nut-free and soy-free.
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