Although prior to August, maybe you missed seeing this blog post by Isa? I will admit, and I don't mean to intentionally sound whiny, but as a relatively new vegan since Aug 2012 I really really really miss cheese! I never put it on as an extra to a sandwich but I did looooove grill cheese sandwiches and I ate cheese out of hand daily. Plus in April of this year I got diagnosed with being allergic to all nuts so I can't make any of the cashew based cheeses. Sigh. But Isa to the rescue with her sunflower mac n cheese. Of course it doesn't taste like cheese, but it is really good. Omni hubby cleaned his plate and that says something! I add a generous sprinkling of Annie's vegan worchestershire and some rooster hot sauce to mine, yummy!!!!!!
It makes a lot of sauce! We had enough to cover 4 portions, and some (not tons) leftover that I'll stick in the freezer.http://www.theppk.com/2012/02/sunflower-mac/
Hubby & I recently made Robin Robertson's spicy indo-chinese noodles and they were awesome. They were in a back issue of VegNews but maybe you can find it on her blog? http://www.robinrobertson.com
P.S. What cookbooks do you have that you specifically want to cook out of? You can also check the cookbook thread and see what people have been cooking out them lately.