Growing up, a family trip to the farmers market was always a highlight of the weekend. I’d always enjoyed helping out in the kitchen, but being allowed to pick out colorful, vibrant vegetables with my own two curious hands instilled a whole new meaning in my cooking experimentation. These days, though I’m not a vegetarian, I often find myself gravitating toward veggie-centric recipes that showcase the season and make me feel a lot healthier in the process! Hope you find this meatless meal inspiration as refreshing and gorgeous as I do. And I’d love to know: what’s your favorite veggie-focused cookbook? (*featured image source)


1. The French Market Cookbook by Clotilde Dusoulier

2. Vegetable Literacy by Deborah Madison

3. Food: Vegetarian Home Cooking by Mary McCartney

4. Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi

5. Herbivoracious by Michael Natkin

6. Home Made by Yvette van Boven

7. Mr. Wilkinson’s Vegetables by Matt Wilkinson

8. Prashad: Indian Vegetarian Cooking by Kaushy Patel

9. Meatless from Martha Stewart Living

10. River Cottage Veg by Hugh Fearnley-Wittingstall

21 comments
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    Quinn Cooper | August 30, 2013 at 6:53 am

    All of these look divine. I’m finally getting into cookbooks. I usually find all my recipe inspiration from Pinterest or other blogs. Recently however I have been into buying new cookbooks. I’ll have to look into purchasing a couple of these.
    xo Quinn

    Quinn Cooper Style

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    Molly {Dreams in HD} | August 30, 2013 at 8:32 am

    great picks! i can’t wait to check out the french market cookbook. another one of my favorite vegetarian finds is “super natural everyday.”

    Molly {Dreams in HD}
    http://dreamsinhd.blogspot.com/

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    FripperyVintage | August 30, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Thanks for the recommendations. Growing up in a Texas meat eating family then marrying a vegetarian I need help!

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    • Camille Styles | August 30, 2013 at 9:28 pm

      Oh perfect, these should be right up your alley!! 🙂

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    carolina - patagonia gifts | August 30, 2013 at 9:40 am

    I’m not a vegetarian but I love so much veggies! always good to find new recipes. have a wonderful weekend, darling! xx

    http://www.patagoniagifts.com/blog

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    • Camille Styles | August 30, 2013 at 9:29 pm

      Same here – I do eat meat and fish, but I always find veggie-centric recipes to be the most interesting!

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    Blake Barash | August 30, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Just like you’re not a vegetarian but like eating that way, my gf is a vegetarian but likes eating vegan. Her go-to cook book is Pure Vegan. Good post Chanel.

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    Quyen Nguyen (@LiveItinerantly) | August 30, 2013 at 10:48 am

    I love the book Home Made. We used it as the guest book for our wedding. We have so much fun cooking together and reading the notes from our guests.
    http://liveitinerantly.com

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    Capella | August 30, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I have a cookbook addiction. I can pull out a cookbook and read it like a novel.

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    vidya sudarsan | August 30, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    Thank You! I was looking for a list like this one here 🙂

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    aleandtere | August 31, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    what a great resource of books. i’ve been contemplating going vegetarian (i’m already 80% there) but i don’t feel educated enough on the subject. thanks for these definitely something to look into

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    Cate | September 2, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    It would be helpful if you gave a brief summary of each book.

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    Kathy | September 3, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I’ve been a vegetarian since 2005 and vegan since 2009. We cook daily and I love collecting cookbooks. My favorites are Joy of Vegan Baking by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Vegan with a Vengeance by Isa Chandra Moskowitz, and Chloe’s Kitchen by Chloe Coscarelli. Great post!

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    Jennifer | September 4, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Can’t wait to check out Vegetable Literacy. I use Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone all the time and love it! I’ve gradually started to eat chicken again, but find that I like adding a bit of chicken into vegetarian recipes, rather than cooking meat centered recipes.

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    David Rosman | April 23, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Any chance you or your readers know a vegetarian cookbook IN FRENCH (not of french food necessarily)? Thanks!

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    Roger at CustomShoesPro | July 15, 2017 at 11:00 am

    I have switched to Vegan diet and these books would be of great help to me. Thanks for posting about them.

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