My Cookbooks

Big news!!! I am finally excited to share more about my book, Easy. Whole. Vegan. 100 Flavor-Packed, No-Stress Recipes for Busy Families!  The book is out now and in stores everywhere!

Easy Whole Vegan

Vegan, whole food recipes that will help families ditch processed meals by taking the hassle out of cooking!

Cooking with fresh ingredients takes a lot of work, doesn’t it? Not if you ask Melissa King! In Easy. Whole. Vegan., she shows how to break free of ready-made, processed foods without spending hours in the kitchen (and it isn’t with takeout)!

Organized by how they will help busy families save time (and tame the chaos), here are 100 vegan and gluten-free recipes that make the most out of healthy, whole ingredients:

  • Quick-to-prepare recipes such as 30-Minute Sweet and Spicy Warm Pepper Salad
  • Slow cooker meals that are ready when you are! (Apple Cinnamon Quinoa, Veggie Enchilada Soup)
  • Make-it-ahead wonders that keep in the fridge, like Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
  • And crowd pleasers that cook up in long-lasting batches, from snacks (Sundried Tomato Crackers) to desserts (Three- Ingredient, No-Bake Almond Butter Cookies)!

Easy. Whole. Vegan. will help feed any family more fresh food—fast!

 You can now pre-order this book from the following sites below.  Just click on the name and it will take you to the store’s order page.

Did you know I have a cookbook published?  It has 5 star reviews on Amazon.  Check it out here.

DIY Nut Milks Nut Butters and More.RGB cover

DIY Nut Milks, Nut Butters & More brings nut power to the people with more than 50 recipes for homemade nut milks and butters—along with delicious, whole-food snacks and desserts that put them to use. Inside you’ll even find tasty ideas for using the leftover nut pulp! You’ll discover all sorts of goodies inside, including:

  • Strawberry Brazil Nut Milk
  • Rich and Creamy Pistachio Butter
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Spread
  • Almond Butter and Jelly Muffins
  • Peanut Butter Cup Granola
  • Salted Honey Cashew Truffles
  • Tropical Protein Smoothie
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Chunk Ice Cream

How to Make Your Own Nut Milks, Nut Butters and More
These decadent yet straightforward recipes use simple ingredients that are most likely already in your pantry. Even better—every dish is gluten-free and vegan, and most are grain-free, too. Filled with smart advice, helpful tips, and fabulous recipes, this is your ultimate guide to homemade nut milks, nut butters, and beyond.


Praise for DIY Nut Milks, Nut Butters & More

DIY Nut Milks, Nut Butters & More is an essential resource for anyone who wants to eat well, go homemade, and make the most of an amazing ingredient. Strawberry brazil nut milk, cinnamon pecan butter, almond joy cookies (!)—I could go on and on. Whether you’re just beginning to make more homemade staples or you’ve been making nut milk for years and want to take it to the next level, Melissa King has you covered.”
Alana Chernila, author of The Homemade Pantry and creator of

“Melissa’s delicious staples and treats make healthy living so accessible. You’ll never buy commercial products again, when you see how easy it is to create pure, natural food with just a few ingredients. I will be giving this book to every mother I know.”
Tess Masters, author of The Blender Girl

DIY Nut Milks, Nut Butters, and More should be called an encyclopedia. I cannot think of a nut that was left out. The recipes are clean, varied, and inviting. This is a cookbook I will use again and again.”
Ginny McMeans, creator of Vegan in the Freezer

“Finally, a down-to-earth, delicious and innovative approach to incorporate more nuts into our diet. I love the simplicity of the recipes!”
Olena Osipov, creator of iFOODreal

“Like her blog, My Whole Food Life, Melissa King’s first book is filled with original recipes that are far from intimidating and contain only the purest ingredients. Melissa has taken a familiar ingredient, nuts, and transformed these plants into unique, exciting, flavorful possibilities. These recipes allow home cooks to embrace nutrition and create delicious food—it’s a win-win! This is more than a cookbook. It is a kitchen manual for anyone who wants to incorporate, and indulge in, plant-based food.”
Ashley Cox, raw vegan chef and creator of

“This book is truly fantastic! As a busy mom, Melissa’s approach to healthy eating works—she creates easy, delicious, do-able recipes that are healthy and made with whole food ingredients. Every time I make one of her recipes I am wowed, they are all so good. Everyone should grab a copy of this book!”
Rama Pfeiffer, founder and blogger of Freshly Grown

“When I tested [the Chocolate Almond Banana Cups] in the Bauer house this past weekend everyone FLIPPED OUT! Best part? There’s only 5 ingredients and the recipe’s super-simple to whip together.”
Joy Bauer,Today show host and founder of Joy Bauer Nutrition

“The book is chock-full of easy, healthy recipes . . . . I love this book!” —This Rawsome Vegan Life blog

“Not only is this book great for those looking for alternative dairy-free milks and maybe something different than just your regular store-bought peanut butter. Now you can make these all yourself and they will probably taste better than the high-priced store-bought version.”—The Finished Plate blog

Praise for Melissa King and

My Whole Food Life is the perfect place to find healthy, easy, and delicious recipes of all kinds—from savory to sweet, and soups to ice cream! Melissa is a magician in the kitchen when it comes to creating wholesome, vibrant, and simple food for everyone to enjoy. If you’re interested in exploring the exciting flavors and colors of healthy food then this book is an essential in your home.”
Emily von Euw, author of Rawsome Vegan Baking

“Melissa King is a healthful treat genius. I stumbled upon her website one day looking up a wholesome dessert recipe to make with my son. That first recipe, and every other one I’ve tried since, have not only been over-the-top delicious, but also nutritious. Melissa does a delightful job of combining the two.”
Ivy Larson, author of Clean Cuisine and founder of


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25 thoughts to “My Cookbooks”

  1. Enchalada soup looks delicious . I'm gluten intolerant so I look for GF easy meals all the time and we also eat whole foods, reduced salt etc. I look forward to trying this recipe. God luck w-your cook book . Thanks
  2. I love, love, love your DIY Nut Milks, Nut Butters & More ! It's beautiful! The layout, the photos - everything. Okay, I'll be honest - I've had a busy summer and haven't done much in the way of trying your recipes yet, but I will tell you...... your cookbook is So inspiring. It actually brings a smile to my face each time I sit down and look at it, and makes me feel good to know I can easily make these delicious, healthy recipes! It's more than paid for itself in the pleasure it's already given me. Can't wait to try some of the amazing looking recipes!! And I can hardly wait to get your new cookbook. Thank you So much! :-)
  3. I love your book. I recommend it to everyone. I was wondering o you have a Spanish version? My dad would love to have it. Thanks for all you do Melissa.
    1. Thank you!! There is a version in Portuguese available in Brazil, but not Spanish yet. I will recommend it to my publisher though. :)
  4. I tried the Lentil Shepherd's Pie with cauliflower mash tonight. It tasted fine, but the liquids never did absorb, and I'm sure I followed the recipe to a tee. Any thoughts on why this happened? It ended up being more like soup and we ate it from a bowl! Looking forward to trying more recipes from the book. Next up is the veggie stir-fry!
    1. I'm sorry you had an issue with it. I'm not sure what happened. :( The veggie stir fry was a big fave of mine. I hope you enjoy it!
      1. I eat out a lot. Tonight I'm going to Bob Evans.any suggestions thanks is this sight free or is there a charge. Where do is find the answer. I new at this.
  5. Hey, Just wondering if your latest cookbook has photos of every recipe? Also do you provide metric measurements for those of us outside the US? Thanks!
  6. I just bought the real book my husband's not so good with a phone it's easier for him to look at a picture in a book and tell me I want that so here we go
    1. I am not familiar with Bob Evan's menu, but I would stick to lean proteins and lots of veggies. No charge for this site. The recipes are free. :)
    1. Not all of them are oil free, but some are. Those that are not oil free can most likely be adapted to be oil free.
  7. I picked up your Easy. Whole. Vegan cookbook at Costco a few weeks ago just because I had to support anyone who would write a book with that title. Tonight I finally opened it and Wow! I love your story and read the book cover to cover. That your initial photo was of roasted beets made me smile. I am so glad this isn't a book of meat substitute recipes with a ton of obscure ingredients! Even though I have been preparing meals this way for a while, I learned a lot in the process. I love all the photos and will get cooking right away.

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