The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook and Pre-Order!

Two months ago, I revealed that I was writing a cookbook—The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook: Wholesome, Indulgent Plant-Based Recipes—but I realized I never shared very many details with you all. So let’s dive in, shall we?

Before I get into the details, you should know that if you PRE-ORDER my cookbook before it’s published on June 18, you will get FREE goodies! This includes a comprehensive meal prep guide to the Instant Pot, plus five bonus recipes! Instructions and details are at the bottom of this post.

Background on my Cookbook

It has been exactly 11 months since I first signed my contract with Penguin Random House / Avery Books to write this book, which feels like sooo long ago! It’s possible it feels like so long ago because I went through a really intense period for five months.

Between writing the book and holding down my full-time job, the 14-hour work days (sometimes, 16-hour work days) became normal; there were countless three-grocery-store-trips-in-a-day, which can be cumbersome when you live in New York City and your method of getting around is your own two feet and a backpack; there were a fews days when I didn’t leave the house and had zero human contact (do podcasts count as human contact?); and there were days when I was just so exhausted that I would forget to shower.

BUT, writing this book was also the MOST rewarding thing I have ever done and all of that hard work was SO worth it! The entire process—from devising and testing recipes, to styling and photographing the dishes, to writing the actual book—tested my resolve, my ambition, and my skills as a chef and photographer, and at the end of the process, I came out more resolved, more ambitious, and more skilled. That’s why I could not be more excited to share the final result with you all!

Thank You!

Before I get into the substance of the book, I want to say THANK YOU. Whether you read my blog, follow me on Instagram, or watch my Youtube videos, I appreciate the hell out of your support! Writing a cookbook has been a dream of mine since I learned how to cook as a teenager, and my dream would never have come to fruition without your love and support!

To say thank you, I’ll be doing a few things. First, I have some really amazing BONUS content for anyone who pre-orders my book before it’s officially published on June 18 (more details below). Second, I’ll be sharing a few recipes from my book between now and release date! The recipes will live on the blog, and I’ll be announcing them via my newsletter, so make sure you’re subscribed to the blog to get notified! The first recipe from the book that I shared is my Banana Bread with Walnut Streusel, and the second one is my Vegan Pho (Vietnamese Noodle Soup).

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Tell me more about your cookbook!

  • 91 recipes, all 100% vegan and all made with the convenience of the Instant Pot

  • 320 pages of delicious, informative good stuff

  • A robust and detailed section on how to use, understand, and troubleshoot the Instant Pot, along with recommended accessories and kitchen tools, and a FAQ section. I highly recommend reading this section before you get started with the Instant Pot.

  • Another robust section on my principles of cooking, my secrets to creating incredibly flavorful vegan food, and tips on stocking a vegan pantry. I also recommend reading this section before you get to cooking because there are lots of tips and tricks you don’t want to miss!

  • Tested cook time charts for cooking every kind of bean, lentil, grain, and vegetable imaginable in the Instant Pot

  • Comfort food recipes that taste indulgent and will wow your taste buds but are secretly wholesome and nourishing. No boring or bland “health food” here!

  • A book full of recipes that will delight vegans and surprise non-vegans!

  • All brand new recipes with the exception of just two recipes that are variations on some of my most popular recipes

  • Over 100 full-page color photos taken by yours truly

  • Nutritional icons on each recipe that indicate whether a recipe is gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, sugar-free, and/or refined-sugar-free (80-85% of recipes are gluten-free)

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Chapters in The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook


  • My story and journey

  • The Instant Pot

  • Why I became vegan

  • How to use your Instant Pot & Terminology

  • Instant Pot Accessories & Other Essential Kitchenware

  • My Approach to Cooking

  • Stocking your Kitchen for Success

  • Frequently Asked Questions

  • Cook Time Charts

PANTRY BASICS, SAUCES, AND DIPS (including the best and easiest vegan cheese sauce)

BREAKFASTS (includes my easy-to-make coconut yogurt recipe, along with batch-cooking friendly recipes)

SATISFYING SIDES (creamy beans, hearty grain salads, and other meal prep-friendly options)

VEGETABLES (these recipes will teach you how to make vegetables shine as the star of the show!)

COMFORT FOOD FAVORITES (think Lasagna, Paella, and Jackfruit Tacos…)

SOUPS, STEWS, AND CURRIES (includes abundant global inspiration from Asia to Europe to Africa)

DESSERTS (hello, double-fudge chocolate cake!)

How can I pre-order your cookbook?

You can pre-order The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook now! It will be published on June 18, 2019 (the official date it goes on sale), but you can and should reserve your copy now! Then you’ll be one of the first people to receive the book on June 18, the actual publication date!

All you need to do is head to Amazon (or Barnes and Noble or another online retailer). I’ve included links to my book on some common retailers below, and you can find a few more retailers on the Cookbook page on my website:

Why should I pre-order your cookbook?

I am offering FREE EXCLUSIVE BONUS CONTENT to anyone who pre-orders my book! This includes a comprehensive meal prep guide to the Instant Pot that will dramatically improve your meal prep game and help you save time, along with FIVE bonus vegan Instant Pot recipes that didn’t make into my cookbook (due to space constraints)!

To get your bonus content, please send an email to and attach a screenshot or copy of your pre-order receipt (email confirmation, Amazon receipt, etc.). Then you’ll be sent a PDF that contains the bonus content!

Plus, if I can be honest, if you want to support me and the work I do with RainbowPlantLife, then pre-ordering is the BEST thing you can do to support me! I appreciate your support SO much and am so grateful to have this opportunity.

With all my love,