This was the first vegan cookbook I ever owned. It's definitely a good starter book. The recipes are fairly simple, and most of the ingredients are pretty easy to find. There's also a helpful section at the beginning on vegan pantry staples, and how to cook certain basic things. Most of the recipes I've made have been pretty good. If you're a more experienced vegan cook, you can play with them a little bit to change them up or have them better suit your tastes.