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Widening your circle of compassion and making meal time a cruelty-free one for you and your family is easier than you might think. Many of the traditional dishes found on American tables can be easily modified to dairy and meat free versions that will make both you and the animals happy.

We’ve got a few recipes here on our site (see choices to the left) or use these excellent resources below.

We also have a dedicated “Turkey Alternatives” page for Thanksgiving but can but used any time.

 Websites  Cookbooks

Chef Chloe

Post Punk Kitchen

Veg Cooking









Celebration Roast’s Recipe Page

Gentle Thanksgiving

All of Isa Chandra Moskowitz’ & Terry Hope Romero’s amazing collection of cookbooks: Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook, Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie JarVegan Cupcakes Take Over the World and their newest, Vegan Pie In the Sky. Alone, Isa has also written Vegan with a Vengeance, Vegan Brunch and Appetite for Reduction and Terry has recently released her Latin-inspired Viva Vegan.

The Candle Café Cookbook by Joy Pierson and Bart Potenza with Barbara Scott Goodman and The Candle 79 Cookbook by Joy Pierson with Angel Ramos, Jorge Pineda: Bart and Joy are pioneers in award winning veg dining—these books include lots of their signature dishes.

The Artful Vegan, Eric Tucker with Bruce Enloe: Want to wow the foodies in your life? This is the cookbook for you. Complex, nuanced, gourmet, and challenging.

The Conscious Cook, Tal Ronen: A recent, impressive, and beautiful cookbook from the new, hot vegan chef to the stars.

Don’t Eat Me: A Cookbook for Animal Lovers, Robin Gager: Veganized versions of American classics and color photos throughout of rescued animals at WFAS!

The Joy of Vegan Baking: Colleen Patrick-Goudreau: The definitive, must-have, go-to cookbook for baking nerds.