Thrive Energy Cookbook: 150 Plant-Based Whole Food Recipes By: Brendan Brazier. Published March 4, 2014. Buy it here. Good For: Vegans and plant-based endurance athletes. Review: We’ve been anxiously awaiting this cookbook and rumor is you can get it already in Canada. For those of us far away in SWFL, we just have to wait—and drool—until it comes out. Brazier’s previous books (Thrive and Thrive Foods) are standbys in our kitchens, and this one is teasing us with hints of a vanilla almond mocha protein smoothie and something called a savory green curry bowl. Just one more month!