Eat, Drink and Be Vegan
For a new vegan, this cookbook is amazing. The ingredient lists are clear (a big deal when you are dealing with some unfamiliar products) and the recipes are delicious! I love the Thai-Un-Chicken Pizza and the Peanut Butter in My Chocolate Cookies : )
The Kind Diet
This was my first vegan cookbook, mostly because I saw Alicia Silverstone on Oprah the week I went vegan and really wanted to try all the yummy food they showed. Pat loves the brown rice crispy treats and... so do I. The soup recipes are also amazing. I love to make a batch on Sunday nights and freeze it for nights when Pat works late and I just want to curl up on the couch...
I actually just recieved this one as a wedding gift from one of my lovely co-teachers (who luckily shares my interest in health and nutrition). It has the most delicious muffin and cupcake recipes. We especially love the blueberry muffins which have a unique lemony essence that make them even more yummy than the regular version. I just made them yesterday. Might have to go get one for a breakfasty-dessert...