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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.

Barefoot Contessa at Home by Ina Garten

Garten’s innate charm and love of cooking (and her husband Jeffrey too) have made her a beloved TV fixture and cookbook author. Plus, her recipes work. Here, she focuses on everyday recipes with special touches, like pork loin stuffed with sauteed fennel.($19.16; amazon.com)

Food52 Genius Recipes by Kristen Miglore

The Genius Recipes column at Food52 is a favorite for breaking down why iconic recipes are foolproof. In this book, you’ll find 100 of the best so you can start building your own repertoire.($19.25; amazon.com)

How to Cook Everything by Mark Bittman

You literally can find just about everything in this tome-like classic from longtime food writer Bittman. It’s brilliant for its easy-to-follow instructions and endless variations on multitudes of dishes. (There’s a vegetarian version too!)($20.30; amazon.com)

The Short Stack Cookbook by Nick Fauchald and Kaitlyn Goalen

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 cookbook.($21.17; amazon.com)

Small Victories by Julia Turshen

Turshen, a respected cookbook and food writer, celebrates the little wins you can have in the kitchen. It’s all about practice and repetition, people.($23.69; amazon.com)

The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman

Who better to learn a couple of great dishes from than a self-proclaimed “obsessive home cook” and award-winning blogger?($21.49; amazon.com)

Bowl by Lukas Volger

We know you love (to Instagram) bowl food. Make clean versions of your own with Volger’s all-vegetarian recipes ranging from ramen to grain bowls.($9.76; amazon.com)

Chez Panisse Vegetables by Alice Waters

The godmother of California cuisine shares the beauty of the garden in this classic love letter to what Waters calls “living foods.”($21.61; amazon.com)

The Forest Feast by Erin Gleeson

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 vegetarian cookbook.($24.83; amazon.com)

Martha Stewart’s Vegetables by Martha Stewart

Martha, Martha, Martha: We all aspire to be you—and we can get a tiny bit closer with this cookbook from perhaps the world’s most famous and glamorous gardener, which includes recipes such as Swiss chard lasagna and asparagus and watercress pizza.($19.02; amazon.com)

On Vegetables by Jeremy Fox

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 recipes for the home cook.($30.72; amazon.com)

Super Natural Cooking by Heidi Swanson

Swanson has always elevated whole foods in unfussy recipes that taste as good as they look on her gorgeously photographed blog.($10.89; amazon.com)

Celebrations by Danielle Walker

All of the recipes in here are gluten-free, dairy-free, and Paleo—so no matter what restrictions your guests might have, you know you’re covered.($25.62; amazon.com)

Good Food to Share by Sara Kate Gillingham

Gillingham, the founder of the beloved site TheKitchn, offers unfussy, seasonal dishes that don’t require a whole lot of effort.($27.31; amazon.com)

Modern Potluck by Kristin Donnelly

Donnelly artfully brings the potluck into this day and age with 100 smart make-ahead recipes that are pretty enough to post pics of.($18.70; amazon.com)

Vegetarian Dinner Parties by Marc Scarborough and Bruce Weinstein

The gist here is that anyone (vegetarian and otherwise) will love dishes like sweet pea samosas. Who wouldn’t?($16.05; amazon.com)

A Good Food Day by Marco Canora

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. This cookbook is the result of that newfound ethos.($16.66; amazon.com)

Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi

This collection 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.($21.49; amazon.com)

Real Food Heals by Seamus Mullen

NYC-based chef Mullen cleaned up his act after a health crisis. This book reflects his Paleo-inspired eating philosophy, with recipes like nori rolls with tuna, olive oil, avocado, and sprouts.($22.48; amazon.com)

Root to Leaf by Steven Satterfield

Chances are you’ve heard of whole-animal cooking. In this ingenious, vegetable-forward (not vegetarian!) book, Satterfield, the chef at Atlanta’s Miller Union, promotes using every edible part of the vegetable.($22.48; amazon.com)

Everything I Want to Eat by Jessica Koslow

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 recipes for Koslow’s famous sorrel rice bowl, raspberry-cardamom jam, and more.($28.91; amazon.com)

The Blender Girl by Tess Masters

Although the book contains more than just smoothies, if you’re the type that likes to wake and blend, this is the book for you.($14.41; amazon.com)

Egg Shop by Nick Korbee

Manhattan restaurant Egg Shop does one thing really well, and we’re pretty sure you can guess what it is. So does the cookbook, with recipes for The Spandexxx Break Bowl with red quinoa, pickled carrots, and poached eggs; the California Breakfast Burrito; and more.($20.99; amazon.com)

Rise and Shine by Kate Sullivan Morford

Get up and at ’em with nutritionist-developed “better breakfasts” that are dead simple to pull together when you’re groggy. We’re talking savory yogurt bowls, chili cheese cornmeal pancakes, and the like.($16.96; amazon.com)

Tartine All Day by Elisabeth Prueitt

OK, this isn’t really a breakfast cookbook (hence the “all day” in the title)—but you need this book if only for Prueitt’s flax-coconut muffin recipe. It’s one for the ages.($24.05; amazon.com)

Back Pocket Pasta by Colu Henry

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 dish any night of the week.($18.30; amazon.com)

Japanese Farm Food by Nancy Singleton Haichu

A love letter to community and life on the farm by an American living in Japan, this stunning book covers everything from noodles to sauces, while honing in on vegetables.($29.75; amazon.com)

Mexico: The Cookbook by Margarita Carrillo Arronte

Literally, THE book on Mexican home cooking. In its 700 recipes (yes, you read that correctly), you’ll find everything from ceviches to rice and beans to barbacoa.($32.10; amazon.com)

Taste of Persia by Naomi Duguid

Go on a journey through the countries and cultures that make up the Persian culinary region in this award-winning ode to gorgeous pilafs, kebabs, soup-stews, and more.($23.79; amazon.com)

Zahav by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook

There’s a reason this cookbook 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.($19.03; amazon.com)

Deliciously Ella Every Day by Ella Woodward

Live the unprocessed, unrefined life with 100 recipes from the popular gluten-free blogger.($13.20; amazon.com)

Gluten-Free Girl Every Day by Shauna James Ahern

Ahern and her chef husband, Danny, have pulled together 120 approachable recipes that you can pull together any day of the week, as well as a helpful gluten-free pantry guide and baking tips.($14.90; amazon.com)

It’s All Good by Gwyneth Paltrow

GOOP may be under fire these days, but that doesn’t mean this cookbook doesn’t contain a bunch of easy but elegant gluten-free recipes.($18.09; amazon.com)

Nom Nom Paleo by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong

Take your Paleo with a side of cartoons with this lighthearted cookbook 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.($10.69; amazon.com)

Paleo for Beginners by John Chatham

If you’re thinking of going down the Paleo path, this 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.($8.86; amazon.com)

The Paleo Kitchen by Juli Bauer

In here, you’ll find more than 100 recipes for every meal and every craving, including blackberry lavender muffins and creamy seafood risotto.($25.12; amazon.com)

Practical Paleo by Diane Sanfilippo

Part resource guide, part cookbook, this useful title 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).($28.19; amazon.com)

Well Fed by Melissa Joulwan

The subtitle of this book is “Paleo Recipes for People Who Like to Eat,” so the recipes not only have a health component, but aim for deliciousness as well.($18.52; amazon.com)

Oh She Glows by Angela Liddon

Popular food blogger Liddon brings her meat- and dairy-free mantra to this bestselling cookbook, which includes 90 recipes like the Empowered Noodle Bowl, Two Ways.($18.36; amazon.com)

Smith & Daughters by Shannon Martinez

Named for the Melbourne restaurant, this cookbook 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.($22.48; amazon.com)

Thug Kitchen by Thug Kitchen

Warning: This is not a cookbook for people who are scared of f-bombs. But you’ll find fun, fresh vegan recipes like beer and lime cauliflower tacos with a side of humor.($14.82; amazon.com)

VB6 by Mark Bittman

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 recipes, pantry lists, and a 30-day eating plan.($13.79; amazon.com)

Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero

This may be the How to Cook Everything of the vegan world, with a whopping 250 recipes and menu plans to boot. You’ll find everything from a chili-crusted tofu po’boy to pumpkin crumb cake with pecan streusel inside.($17.53; amazon.com)

The Whole30 by Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig

Designed to “reset” your metabolism and reduce inflammation (among other purported benefits), the Whole30 program outlined in this book focuses on recalibrating your relationship with eating through whole foods.($18.00; amazon.com)

Go Dairy Free by Alisa Marie Fleming

There are plenty of vegan and vegetarian cookbooks on the market; not so for people who eat dairy-free. This comprehensive guide offers more than 225 recipes, a dairy substitution resource, and a chapter devoted to other calcium-rich foods.($15.51; amazon.com)

The Ketogenic Cookbook by Jimmy Moore and Maria Emmerich

Find a mixture of advice and recipes (150 of them, to be exact) in this guidebook from Moore, a blogger and best-selling author, and Emmerich, a nutritionist.($28.19; amazon.com)

Sodium Girl’s Limitless Low Sodium Cookbook by Jessica Goldman Fuong

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 cookbook that’s perfect for anyone living the low-sodium lifestyle.($15.94; amazon.com)

Acid Trip by Michael Harlan Turkell

Take a voyage through the world of vinegar with Turkell, then put its benefits to use with recipes from some of the world’s best chefs (hello, April Bloomfield and Massimo Bottura).($19.49; amazon.com)

The Art of Fermentation by Sandor Ellix Katz

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 resource guide for novices and experts alike.($27.26; amazon.com)

The Nourished Kitchen by Jennifer McGruther

Bone broth. Raw dairy. Fermented vegetables. With more than 160 seasonally inspired recipes, this book hits on all the of-the-moment ways we’re eating more traditionally to be healthier and stronger.($19.01; amazon.com)