Many cookbooks listed below also have websites with recipes where you can ‘try before you buy’ or apps which you can download. You can always look in your local library to see if they have cookbooks too or borrow from a friend.
We asked the OMS community what cookbooks they enjoy and find useful, to save you buying a book that isn’t useful. Some are vegan, and some include fish.
Some of the recipes will need adapting, for example substituting ingredients or sauteing in water instead of using oil.
Some of the community have created a Facebook page with some images of the recipes they’ve made to inspire others!
‘Lots of beans recipes if you love them , I don’t’
Pam S & others
Susan F D – a subscription to [above] would also make a lovely gift. What’s better than their Moroccan Chick Pea Stew recipe? NOTHING!
Eat well, live well with the sensitive foodie by OMSer Karen Lee
Need some adapting
Some might use oils, coconut products or dairy products which will need substituting.
‘Delicious food, all low fat vegan so hardly any tweaking needed’
Celebrating plant-based living.
Lucy M & others
Vegan for Life is a comprehensive, go-to guide for optimal plant-based nutrition. Registered dietitians and long-time vegans Jack Norris and Virginia Messina debunk some of the most persistent myths about vegan nutrition and provide essential information about getting enough calcium and protein, finding the best supplements, and understanding the “real deal” about soy.
A wealth of ideas and techniques.
Whole-food plant-based cookbook.
‘Skip or replace the oil. Originally in English’
‘Great recipes that are already close and easily adapted’
‘Great question! I have 39 mostly vegan cookbooks on my shelf and the one I like the most because the food is delish and EASY (important with MS)’
‘This recipe book is good but you just need to adapt a few recipes that have coconut oil’
They have some great videos on their site and oil free recipes.
‘Santa, please: one of the Happy Pear books ‘
‘I have been OMSing for nearly 20 years, only in the last few have there been good cookbooks. I love K Campbell Plant Pure Nation’
Live plant strong
‘Lots of snack ideas, less main meals’
Pam S / Instagram
‘Terrible name, great book’
Suggestion from Instagram
Whole food plant-based recipes and guidance for the whole family, created by renowned plant-based ultra-distance athlete and high-profile wellness advocate Rich Roll and his chef wife Julie Piatt.
Alex T / Instagram user
‘Low fat, plant-based recipes. They all need a bit of customising’
Originally posted December 2018
Updated - April 2020
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