The Happy Herbivore is a fantastic cookbook for a beginner in the vegan cooking world. Not only are the recipes delicious, but the instructions are easy to read and the ingredients are easy to come by.
Most of the recipes take very little time to make, making this cookbook essential for the busy vegan. Lindsay also starts her book by helping you build your vegan pantry and teaching you why eating vegan is important.
She defines some kitchen terms for you and gives you some cooking trouble-shooting tips and then gets right into the recipes. Her recipes include breakfast meals, muffins and breads, soups and chilis, burgers and wraps, recipes that focus on vegan meats, pastas, a variety of one-pot dinners, vegetable dishes, finger foods, and desserts.
Some of my favorites include the French toast, the African Kale and Yam Soup, and the Soul Burgers