With so many vegan cookbooks available, finding the perfect ones to help you on your new culinary journey isn’t easy. So, we have tried and road tested dozens and are pleased to bring to you the very best of the best…
1. Niki Webster – Rebel Recipes
Vegan food has never tasted so good! Having worked with industry-leading brands, award-winning blogger Niki Webster will inspire you with her delicious plant-based food in Rebel Recipes. Expect to find all kinds of awesomeness such as mouth-watering spicy Indian crepes, baked aubergine with cashew cheese & pesto, and chocolate cherry espresso pots.
2. BOSH! – Healthy Vegan
Packed full of nutrition hacks and lifestyle tips that the BOSH! duo have learnt throughout their journey, Healthy Vegan shows you how the power of plants can transform your wellbeing, for good. With 80 delicious, plant-based recipes including a Zingy Watermelon Salad or their Jammin’ Jambalaya, people can indulge safe in the knowledge that a healthy diet doesn’t have to mean deprivation!
3. Epi Vegan (Brett Cobley) – What Vegans Eat
EpiVegan (Brett Cobley) created What Vegans Eat to demonstrate how delicious and simple a plant-based diet can be! His first cookbook is a fantastic buy for new vegans, with a collection of recipes packed full of veganised classics including pancakes, lasagne, chilli non carne and vegan omelettes, as well as a guide to food cupboard essentials and a helpful explanation of plant-based milks.
4. Jack Monroe – Vegan(ish)
Vegan(ish) is a collection of one hundred simple, affordable recipes and is perfect for committed vegans or anyone who wants to give vegan cooking a try. From Breakfast Muckmuffins to Beet Wellington, and Kinda-Carbonara to Bakewell Tart, Jack’s easy, vibrant home cooking is tasty, tempting and surprisingly uncomplicated.
5. So Vegan – So Vegan In 5
Roxy & Ben are the duo behind the ingenious So Vegan, who have come together to create a series of simple yet tasty recipes in their book So Vegan In 5. The book contains over 100 simple recipes which use only 5 main ingredients to cook up a storm. Highlights include a Carnival Tofu Burger and Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes. An ideal recipe collection for budget or novice chefs, or those who just want a simple life!
6. Fearne Cotton – Happy Vegan
With simple recipe hacks and flexible options, delicious classics and fresh ideas, Happy Vegan will inspire you to eat plant-based food full time, part time or any time. It’s packed with comforting, easy-to-make dishes that will become your everyday favourites and go-to fridge raiders. It includes ideas to start the day right, for lunch on the go, some long and lazy slow cooking, dishy dinners, sharing feasts, party time and irresistible sweetest things!
7. Sara Kiyo Popowa (Shiso Delicious) – Bento Power
If a meal deal sandwich just isn’t hitting the spot anymore, Sara Kiyo Popowa’s incredibly beautiful lunchtime bento boxes will leave your colleagues (or classmates) in total awe and jealousy! The stunning Bento Power combines different varieties of 5 basic, traditional elements to create beautiful bento box lunch recipes. Sara uses simple ingredients and provides a fun and vibrant array of ideas. Guaranteed to change your life!
8. Bettina Campolucci Bordi – 7 Day Vegan Challenge
In 7 Day Vegan Challenge, Bettina shows that with a little bit of planning, following a vegan diet has never been so effortless, accessible and fun! It may only mention 7 days…but inside you’ll find over 70 inventive recipes including nut and gluten-free options, convenient meal planners, weekly shopping lists, and tips for batch cooking, freezing and making ahead. A truly beautiful book.
9. Miguel Barclay – Vegan One Pound Meals
In Vegan One Pound Meals, Miguel shows just how accessible it can be to eat vegan meals on a budget, with each recipe costing no more than £1 per portion! There’s over 85 delicious recipes including Sweet Potato Katsu Curry, Mac & No Cheese, Black Bean “Meatballs”, and Mexican Stuffed Peppers.
10. Katy Beskow – Five Ingredient Vegan
From the author of 15 Minute Vegan, Five Ingredient Vegan showcases simple yet exciting recipes using five ingredients or fewer. Using ingredients available from your local supermarket and with a list of larder essentials, plus helpful tips throughout, you’ll have everything you need to create food with great taste and texture! Recipes include Roasted Cherry Tomato Risotto, 3-Ingredient Beer Bread, Spicy Noodle Soup, and Carrot Cake Porridge.
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