25+ Plant-based Resources to Read in 2021

A curated list of plant-based resources recommended by our own consumers and team members. Our list includes plant-based blogs, magazines, cookbooks, books and movies for wherever you are on your plant-based journey. 


Blogs / Magazines / Online Recipe Sources

Vegnews Blogs / Magazines / online Recipe Sources

  1. Vegnews is a vegan magazine for new products, industry news, recipes and general lifestyle recommendations. The magazine also features interviews from vegan entrepreneurs, chefs, athletes and celebrities, like this interview of Bon Appetit’s first vegan chef Chrissy Tracy.
  2. Nourish Magazine is a plant-based lifestyle magazine based in Australia that recently launched in North America.
  3. Chickpea Magazine is a quarterly ad-free magazine with plant-based news, recipes, design and stories.
  4. Veganuary looks at every angle of a vegan lifestyle – the environment, health, helpful tips, and more.
  5. Best of Vegan is one of the ultimate online (and print!) sources for vegan food and cooking.
  6. The Minimalist Baker is a great resource for new cooks or weeknight recipes as most recipes can be made in less than 30 minutes or only require one bowl.
  7. The basics section of The Minimalist Vegan is a helpful resource for learning easy vegan cooking swaps.
  8. For Registered Dietitian-approved recipes and research visit The Full Helping and Wholly Nourished.
  9. Bonberi has a good assortment of quick and delicious plant-based (not all vegan) recipes.
  10. The wellness-focused blog, Well + Good, has Alternative Baking Bootcamp video series, a great resource for vegan bakers interested in seeing and learning which substitutions work best in various baked goods.


Vegan Cookbooks

Vegan Cookbooks Recommendation

  1. Vegan: The Cookbook by Jean-Christian Jury has a huge variety of vegan recipes (400+) from all over the world, accompanied by beautiful photography. (Note: some of the recipes in this extensive cookbook are prepared by world-class chefs and are more complicated.)
  2. Vegan Japaneasy by Tim Anderson is worth buying even just for the miso-glazed eggplant recipe.
  3. Food 52 Vegan by Gena Hamshaw is a simple, unfussy cookbook that is a good resource for weeknight dinners or new chefs.
  4. Wicked Healthy Food by Chad and Derek Sarno has a selection of plant-based comfort foods.
  5. In Adaptogens: 75+ Herbal Recipes and Elixirs Agatha Noveille uses herbs to create recipes that may help skin, mood, energy and more.
  6. The Joy of Vegan Baking by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau shows that baking can be just as tasty without eggs or dairy.
  7. For those using the metric system, Deliciously Ella has several cookbooks, including Deliciously Ella Quick and Easy for healthy weeknight dinner options.


Plant-based Cookbooks (Not 100% Vegan)

  1. The Beauty Chef by Carla Oates is a great cookbook and resource for adopting a more plant-based (not strictly vegan) diet. This cookbook has a wide range of recipes and focuses on what nutrients each ingredient / recipe provides. 
  2. The Oh She Glows cookbook by Angela Liddon is a great resource for plant-based recipes. If you like this cookbook, she has more recently published Oh She Glows Everyday and Oh She Glows for Dinner.  You can also test out some of her recipes on her blog before committing to buying a new cookbook.



Plant-based Resources to Read In 2021

  1. The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan takes a closer look at the food on our table and its impact on our nation and environment’s health.  Michael Pollan has written several great books on the importance of eating minimally processed foods and we recommend reading them all!
  2. How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Greger is about the many health benefits of eating more plants.
  3. Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser focuses on the many problems in the U.S. food industry today.
  4. Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer discusses the cost of eating meat on our bodies and on the environment.



Plant-based Movies to Watch Recommendation

  1. The Game Changers shows the benefits of being plant-based on world class athletes’ performance while also addressing the common concern of getting sufficient protein.  If you enjoyed this documentary, then try listening to Rip Esselstyn’s Plant-Strong Podcast.
  2. The documentary Cowspiracy exposes the meat industry’s startling impact on the environment.  
  3. The Cowspiracy team filmmakers later made What the Health, a documentary focused on how heavily processed, meat-heavy diets are causing severe health problems in society today.
  4. Food Inc. shows how much our food system has changed over the past 50 years – from our reliance on mass-farming to the nation’s heavily processed diet.

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