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What’s in the CVG Cookbook Pantry

I have a nice collection of cookbooks — all of which I don’t use nearly enough. But it’s a collection that I’ve curated over the years; I have tested the recipes offered by these books time and again, and I’m never disappointed. Let’s have a look at what’s inside:


The Conscious Cook

Grow It, Heal It

The Edible Balcony

Kansha | I can’t remember if this was lent to me or given to me! Whoops!

Cool Smoothies

The Big Book of Vegan Recipes | I’ve had a lot of success preparing recipes from this book for parties and picnics — the macaroni salad is perfect!

The Joy of Vegan Baking | The chocolate chip cookie recipe is amazing

Color Me Vegan | My FAVORITE cook book!

But I Could Never Be Vegan | New to my library, I don’t know if I’ve made anything from this yet, but I LOVE the name!

Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker | You can’t go wrong with these recipes! I love the variety of chili recipes — one of which I have made for Chilis on Wheels!

Vegan Casseroles

The 30-Day Vegan Challenge | My mom and I followed this book a few years ago — I was so increadibly proud of her!

The Daily Vegan | Not a cookbook; rather, a guided journal

Vegan Pie in the Sky | I’ve never made anything from this cookbook because I’m intimidated, but Isa Chandra Moskowitz…

This Can’t Be Tofu | A whole cookbook for tofu!?

Super Smoothies

Thug Kitchen*

Thug Kitchen: Party Grub*

The CVG Recipe Binder | For all that stuff grandma and grandpa shared with me, and my 1,369 mashed potato recipes because I can’t never make them perfectly…

VegNews Magazines with Recipes

And there you have it! All my recipes…well, all excluding the 8GB recipe folder I have saved on my computer!! But that’s for another day.

*Please note: I struggle greatly with these books — one of which was a gift, the other I later bought — because of their title and the selected language of the series. Ultimately, I am choosing to share Thug Kitchen as a resource for recipes, because the food is delicious. However, I absolutely do not condone the racism embedded in the language and theme of this cookbook.


4 thoughts on “What’s in the CVG Cookbook Pantry

    • @ym, I appreciate your feedback, but not the disrespect. Now, I clearly like the books, I have two in my pantry. That being said, the undertone of this series is indeed racist. Pointing that racism out does not put me on a high horse. NOT pointing it out, however, would be privileged and neglectful. This is an intersectional website — meaning that racism will not go unnoticed or unaddressed. I can see how it’s a challenging topic, though; I may consider a post on this sometime soon to help explain the issue with this cookbook series. Thanks for reaching out!


      • Well that’s a nonsensical comment. Where’s it coming from? I actually do mention my grandma in this post but it comes from a positive view. I think you might need a lesson in #logic. Anyway, as always, thanks for reaching out. I’m happy to provide the space for visitors to express themselves.


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