Hello! I’m Nava Atlas, the author of many vegetarian and vegan cookbooks. My books went vegan at the same time I did — the early 2000s. My most recent titles are 5-Ingredient Vegan, Plant Power, Wild About Greens, Vegan Holiday Kitchen, and Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for all Seasons.
As life has gotten busier and my interests have widened, I spend less time in the kitchen. As a result, my recipes have become ever simpler as modern life has grown more complicated. But we all still need to eat, and eat well! I’ve created this site to showcase just how easy plant-based eating and living can be.
I also started one of the first vegetarian food sites on the web in 1996 — VegKitchen.com — which went vegan in 2010. Though I no longer own the site, it remains one of the premier resources on plant-based food and lifestyle. In a similar vein, The Vegan Atlas will encompass many voices in the plant-based world, not just my own. I love to curate great content almost as much as I enjoy creating it.
My recipes have been featured in:
- A Vegan Passover – The New York Times
- A Thanksgiving Feast, No Turkeys Allowed – The New York Times
- When Turkey Won’t Fly – The Washington Post
- VegNews – lots!
… and many more.
In addition to my involvement in all things vegan, I also create visually driven books. These have include Secret Recipes for the Modern Wife, a darkly humorous look at the gender roles through the lens of a faux 1950s cookbook and The Literary Ladies’ Guide to the Writing Life (2011), which explores the creative processes of twelve classic female authors through their letters, journals, and interviews. The website that grew from this book is Literary Ladies Guide, which strives to be the most comprehensive resource on women’s classic literature.
My involvement with the vegan movement and women’s issues overlaps with my work as an artist. It’s all under the umbrella of social justice. My work has been shown in numerous galleries and museums and is in a number of public and university collections.
More about my cookbooks can be found on the Nava’s Books page right here on The Vegan Atlas. More about my art and artist’s books can be found on NavaAtlasArt, my wikipedia page, and in my permanent archive of papers at Duke University’s Rubenstein Library.
Site development by Alice Atlas.