Making Delicious Meals Doesn’t Have to be Hard with These Cookbooks

For some people, cooking is fun and fulfilling. For others, it doesn’t come quite as naturally. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up and live on take-out forever! If your New Year’s resolution is to improve your culinary skills, these cookbooks can help. They are filled with simple easy recipes that are perfect for the novice chef. From breakfast to dinner, from solo endeavors to family affairs, from quick fixes to elaborate dinners, you can find it all here. Just select the book that most closely fits your needs, grab a spatula, and get cooking!


Plant-Based on a Budget 

Most people associate fast, cheap meals with greasy take-out. Author Toni Okamoto wants to change that perception with her cook book, Plant-Based on a Budget. Each dish takes thirty minutes to complete, and a week’s worth of meals will cost you no more than thirty dollars. What more could a new chef ask for? In addition to one hundred mouthwatering vegan recipes — from banana zucchini pancakes to jackfruit carnita tacos, and even desserts like Depression Era cupcakes — Okamoto offers dozens of tips for saving time and money in the kitchen and at the supermarket.

Eileen Gonzalez is a freelance writer from Connecticut. She has a Master’s degree in communications and years of experience writing about pop culture. She contributes to Book Riot and Foreword Reviews, and she occasionally tweets at @eileen2thestars.