I received some Barnes & Nobles gift certificates for x-mas. Thought I might buy some new cookbooks and wanted some recommendations. I've been vegetarian for 20 yrs, so I have a TON of those, but being vegan only year, I have The Kind Diet, McDougall Quick & Easy, Skinny Bitch. So what are your faves (specifically a baking one) and maybe ones that would appeal to my husband, he has been vegetarian for a week now!!! This is a shock of shocks and I will have to tell you all about it in another post, because he was a BIG meat eater. It will give hope to all of you with meat eating partners. Thanks for your help :)
My favorites are Vegan Bites by Beverly Lynn Bennett, which I think is geared more toward college kids but they have lots of great recipes that are only 1 or 2 servings. Lots of basic recipes. I also love Vegan on the Cheap by Robin Robertson, lots of recipes with just basic ingredients plus she gives you a price breakdown and most of the recipes are like $1-$2 a serving.
as far as baking, the joy of vegan baking by colleen patrick-goudreau is awesome...has every type of dessert you ever need.....and i agree with other posters that isa chandra moskowitz's books are great (veganomicon, appetite for reduction,etc.)