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It brings us great pleasure to know that more and more Aussies are becoming vegetarians and vegans in 2018.  The slow but steady rise has shown that the number of Australians whose diet is all or almost all vegetarian has risen from 9.7% to almost 11.2%, according to research conducted by Roy Morgan.

There are many reasons why people chose to go vegetarian or vegan but either way, ethical eating is the way to go.

We recently made this transformation from a meat-free diet to a healthy vegan/ vegetarian diet and started to collect vegetarian/vegan cookbooks and recipes. The cookbooks listed within are books that helped just make the transformation a lot easy to go from meat-lovers to an almost vegan diet.

Top 10 Cookbooks for Vegetarians & Vegans

Thug Kitchen

The book is cool but does have a lot of explicit language in it, which we don’t mind but not around the kids. The book is jammed pack full of fancy vegan recipes that are not too hard to follow. A real urban take on vegan food which is sure to impress the millennial hipsters out there.


Vibrant, daring and highly original is how some have described the cookbook. If you like variety and trying new recipes, then this is the cookbook for you. The recipes are so good, it can convert any meat-eater into a fully fledged vegetarian. An easy to follow recipe book that everyone will love.


These 2 have been able to create one of the worlds biggest and fastest-growing plant-based platforms starting an ethical food revolution. With over 100 simple recipes to follow, this cookbook is a must-have plant-based bible for the newbie vegetarian/vegan.

Forks Over Knives – The Cookbook

From the cookbook to the film, this is a great way to learn all about the whole-food plant-based diet. Forks Over Knives philosophy is not about what you can’t eat, but what you can. With more than 300 recipes that can help you lose weight, lower your cholesterol and even prevent or reverse type 2 diabetes, this book can save lives.

The Green Kitchen

This is a great vegetarian cookbook that’s simple and down to earth with a great pizza recipe in it. Real rustic with a homestead feel, it’s like the book takes you into their own little world. Nothing beats organic recipes that are simple, healthy and meat-free.

The China Study Quick & Easy Cookbook

It doesn’t get any easier than this handy quick and easy cookbook. From the creators of Fork over Knives and edited by the authors who brought you the China Study, this book is all about the optimal whole food, plant-based diet for healthy vegetarians and/or vegans. Easy to follow, quick to prepare, the perfect book for busy people.

How to cook everything vegetarian

The ultimate guide to meatless meals. This cookbook is made for vegetarians and has been completely updated with more vegan options and a brand new chapter that includes healthy smoothies and teas. It’s basically an instruction guide on how to cook the perfect vegetarian meal.

Whole Bowls: Complete GF and Veg meals

From the creator of the food blog, Yummy beet, Allison Day seems to be staying true to her philosophy of eating seasonal, delicious food that’s visually appealing that makes you feel good. From vegetarians to vegan with some gluten-free recipes, this cookbook is a simple collection of healthy goodness. This book received the National recipient of the Gourmand award for the best vegetarian cookbook.

Plant-powered families

There are many good reasons to have this book on hand in the kitchen, especially for busy families living the plant-based life. With over 100 kid-tested, whole-food recipes sure to help every any family trying to make the transition to a vegan diet as a family. These meat-free recipes are easy to make and so yum as described by our kids.

Hot for food Vegan comfort classics

This cookbook is a bestseller and it’s not hard to tell why. The youtube sensation, Lauren Toyota kills it with this vegan cookbook. Over 100 recipes using simple ingredients, Lauren uses her creative flair and hilarious personality to bring you tasty comfort food. This cookbook makes simple foods taste so good.

Finally, we would like to introduce the new cookbook on the block.

Almost Vegan Cookbook mockup

As food lovers and foodies, this inspired us to put together our own cookbook series called The Almost Vegan Cookbook.

The Almost Vegan cookbook is a series of all the different recipes that we have either tried or found inspiration from other books like the ones listed above.

Our decision to become meat free and almost vegan has transformed our lives. It’s showed us how to eat well and ethically. This, in turn, has inspired us to share our journey of transformation through our love for food through a cookbook.

The first edition, which is the winter edition is due to be released in ebook form in 1 months time so subscribe to the blog and stay tuned for the almost vegan cookbook series. Meat-free recipes to help you go vegan.