As the weather starts to cool off, we tend to spend more time in our kitchens, tinkering with new recipes and learning new cooking techniques. In this day and age, we're turning to Pinterest and Google to inspire us and tell us what to cook up, but there's something to be said about opening a cookbook, flipping through the pages, and finally landing on a recipe that catches our eye.

So we're taking it old school and letting you know that cookbooks are still so hot right now. In the spirit of getting back to the stove, we’ve compiled the best healthy cookbooks for you to page through and get to work on.

Beginner Cooks

Barefoot Contessa cookbook

Garten’s innate charm and love of cooking (and her husband Jeffrey too) have made her a beloved TV fixture and author. Plus, her recipes work. Here, she focuses on everyday recipes with special touches, like pork loin stuffed with sauteed fennel.

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Food52 Genius Recipes

The Genius Recipes column at Food52 is a favorite for breaking down why iconic recipes are foolproof. In this , you’ll find 100 of the best so you can start building your own repertoire.

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How to Cook Everything cookbook

You literally can find just about everything in this from longtime food writer Bittman. It’s brilliant for its easy-to-follow instructions and endless variations on multitudes of dishes. (There’s a version too!)

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The Short Stack cookbook

Short Stack Editions is known for its gorgeously designed single-subject cookbooks (lemons, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, you name it). This book compiles the best and most beloved recipes from those books into an ingenious ingredient-driven .

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Small Victories Cookbook

Turshen, a respected and food writer, celebrates the little wins you can have in the kitchen. It’s all about practice and repetition, people.

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The Smitten Kitchen cookbook

Who better to learn a couple of from than a self-proclaimed “obsessive home cook” and award-winning blogger?

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Plant-Based

Bowl

We know you love (to Instagram) bowl food. Make clean versions of your own with Volger’s ranging from ramen to grain bowls.

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Chez Panisse Vegetables cookbook

The godmother of California cuisine shares the beauty of the garden in this classic love letter to what Waters calls “.”

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Forest Feast cookbook

If you harbor fantasies of leaving your box of a city apartment and moving to the woods, this is the book for you. Gleeson did just that, started a blog, then turned it into this whimsically illustrated .

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Martha Stewart's Vegetables cookbook

Martha, Martha, Martha: We all aspire to be you—and we can get a tiny bit closer with this from perhaps the world’s most famous and glamorous gardener, which includes recipes such as Swiss chard lasagna and asparagus and watercress pizza.

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On Vegetables cookbook

Fox elevates vegetables, legumes, and grains on the daily at his Santa Monica restaurant, Rustic Canyon Wine Bar and Seasonal Kitchen. Here, he adapts his cooking philosophy with 160 for the home cook.

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Super Natural Cooking cookbook

Swanson has always elevated whole foods in unfussy that taste as good as they look on her gorgeously photographed blog.

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Healthy Entertaining

Celebrations cookbook

All of the in here are gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo—so no matter what restrictions your guests might have, you know you’re covered.

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Good Food to Share cookbook

Gillingham, the founder of the beloved site TheKitchn, offers unfussy, seasonal that don’t require a whole lot of effort.

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Modern Potluck cookbook

Donnelly artfully brings the potluck into this day and age with 100 smart make-ahead that are pretty enough to post pics of.

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Vegetarian Dinner Parties cookbook

The gist here is that anyone (vegetarian and otherwise) will love like sweet pea samosas. Who wouldn’t?

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Cheffy

A Good Food Day cookbook

If you think chefs often live a crazy unhealthy lifestyle, think again. Canora, the James Beard Award-winning chef of NYC’s Hearth, put his foot down and started eating simple, feel-good dishes that don’t sacrifice flavor. is the result of that newfound ethos.

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Plenty cookbook

of vibrant, Mediterranean-inspired vegetable recipes (hello, roasted eggplants with yogurt and pomegranate seeds) helped make the London-based Ottolenghi a household name. Oh, and we want to eat everything in here.

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Real Food Heals cookbook

NYC-based chef Mullen cleaned up his act after a health crisis. reflects his Paleo-inspired eating philosophy, with recipes like nori rolls with tuna, olive oil, avocado, and sprouts.

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Root to Leaf cookbook

Chances are you’ve heard of whole-animal cooking. In this ingenious, vegetable-forward (not vegetarian!) , Satterfield, the chef at Atlanta’s Miller Union, promotes using every edible part of the vegetable.

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Everything I Want to Eat cookbook

One of the pioneers of the bowl food and fancy toast movements, L.A.’s Sqirl is still one of the most sought-after tables in town. Here, find for Koslow’s famous sorrel rice bowl, raspberry-cardamom jam, and more.

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Breakfast

The Blender Girl cookbook

Although the book contains more than just smoothies, if you’re the type that likes to wake and blend, is the book for you.

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Egg Shop cookbook

Manhattan restaurant Egg Shop does one thing really well, and we’re pretty sure you can guess what it is. So does the , with recipes for The Spandexxx Break Bowl with red quinoa, pickled carrots, and poached eggs; the California Breakfast Burrito; and more.

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Rise and Shine cookbook

Get up and at 'em with nutritionist-developed “” that are dead simple to pull together when you’re groggy. We’re talking savory yogurt bowls, chili cheese cornmeal pancakes, and the like.

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Tartine All Day

OK, this isn’t really a breakfast cookbook (hence the “all day” in the title)—but you need this if only for Prueitt’s flax-coconut muffin recipe. It’s one for the ages.

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Global Cuisines

Back Pocket Pasta cookbook

The genius of Henry is that she shows how you can supplement your pantry with a couple of seasonal items to make a truly inspired pasta any night of the week.

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Japanese Farm Food cookbook

A love letter to community and life on the farm by an American living in Japan, this stunning covers everything from noodles to sauces, while honing in on vegetables.

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Mexico cookbook

Literally, THE book on Mexican home cooking. In its 700 (yes, you read that correctly), you’ll find everything from ceviches to rice and beans to barbacoa.

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Taste of Persia cookbook

Go on a journey through the countries and cultures that make up the Persian culinary region in this to gorgeous pilafs, kebabs, soup-stews, and more.

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Zahav cookbook

There’s a reason this from the Philadelphia Israeli restaurant of the same name won Book of the Year at the 2016 James Beard Awards: Everything Solomonov makes is goddamn delicious. Make his life-changing hummus and you’ll understand.

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Gluten-Free

Deliciously Ella Every Day

Live the unprocessed, unrefined life with 100 from the popular gluten-free blogger.

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Gluten-Free Girl Every Day cookbook

Ahern and her chef husband, Danny, have pulled together 120 approachable that you can pull together any day of the week, as well as a helpful gluten-free pantry guide and baking tips.

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It's All Good cookbook

GOOP may be under fire these days, but that doesn’t mean this doesn’t contain a bunch of easy but elegant gluten-free recipes.

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Paleo

Nom Nom Paleo cookbook

Take your Paleo with a side of cartoons with this lighthearted from the authors of the blog of the same name. Inside you’ll find 100 recipes and more than 900 step-by-step graphics and photos.

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Paleo for Beginners cookbook

If you’re thinking of going down the Paleo path, just might be the book to help you kick off your new routine: Check out the seven-day starter plan, complete with a shopping guide and other resources for Paleo newbies.

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The Paleo Kitchen cookbook

In here, you’ll find more than 100 for every meal and every craving, including blackberry lavender muffins and creamy seafood risotto.

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Practical Paleo cookbook

Part resource guide, part cookbook, has a section devoted to 30-day meal plans, as well as one with tips on living a Paleo lifestyle year-round (think: the holidays).

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Well Fed cookbook

The subtitle of this is “Paleo Recipes for People Who Like to Eat,” so the recipes not only have a health component, but aim for deliciousness as well.

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Vegan

Oh She Glows cookbook

Popular food blogger Liddon brings her meat- and dairy-free mantra to this bestselling , which includes 90 recipes like the Empowered Noodle Bowl, Two Ways.

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Smith and Daughters cookbook

Named for the Melbourne restaurant, this takes the approach that vegan food can be just as bold and flavorful as its omnivore counterparts. Cases in point: Spanish “meatballs” in saffron-almond sauce and spiced Mexican flan.

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Thug Kitchen cookbook

Warning: This is not a cookbook for people who are scared of f-bombs. But you’ll find fun, fresh vegan like beer and lime cauliflower tacos with a side of humor.

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VB6 cookbook

OK, so VB6 embraces the notion that being vegan before 6, then eating whatever you want for dinner, can help to promote better health. Still, it’s a way to ease into veganism, with 60 , pantry lists, and a 30-day eating plan.

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Veganomicon cookbook

This may be the How to Cook Everything of the vegan world, with a whopping 250 and menu plans to boot. You’ll find everything from a chili-crusted tofu po’boy to pumpkin crumb cake with pecan streusel inside.

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Whole 30

The Whole30 cookbook

Designed to “reset” your metabolism and reduce inflammation (among other purported benefits), the Whole30 program outlined in this focuses on recalibrating your relationship with eating through whole foods.

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Other Diets

Go Dairy Free cookbook

There are plenty of vegan and vegetarian cookbooks on the market; not so for people who eat dairy-free. This offers more than 225 recipes, a dairy substitution resource, and a chapter devoted to other calcium-rich foods.

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The Ketogenic Cookbook

Find a mixture of advice and recipes (150 of them, to be exact) in this from Moore, a blogger and best-selling author, and Emmerich, a nutritionist.

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Sodium Girl’s Limitless Low Sodium Cookbook

After a serious health scare, Goldman Fuong had to start eating a low-sodium diet. So she did what any smart writer would do: started a blog called Sodium Girl, then turned it into this charming, vibrant that’s perfect for anyone living the low-sodium lifestyle.

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Project Cooking

Acid Trip cookbook

Take a voyage through the world of vinegar with Turkell, then put its benefits to use with from some of the world’s best chefs (hello, April Bloomfield and Massimo Bottura).

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The Art of Fermentation cookbook

If you haven’t heard by now, fermented foods are good for you. Like, really, really good for you. Learn how to make everything from basic sauerkraut to sour tonics with this hefty for novices and experts alike.

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The Nourished Kitchen cookbook

Bone broth. Raw dairy. Fermented vegetables. With more than 160 seasonally inspired recipes, this hits on all the of-the-moment ways we’re eating more traditionally to be healthier and stronger.

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