6 Easy Vegan and Vegetarian Cookbooks To Experiment Plant-Based Eating With

More and more people are embracing a plant-based diet, with vegetarian and vegan alternatives feeling more accessible than ever. That being said, we understand this shift might still feel daunting for some. So instead of diving straight in and completely changing your diet, why not embrace small changes, create a rotation of easy favourites or select one dish to focus on perfecting? There’s plenty of options and ideas to make changes in a way that works for you – and here are some of our favourite cookbooks to experiment with this year and beyond.

Mind Food: plant-based recipes for positive mental health by Lauren Lovatt

Lauren Lovatt mindfully reconnects readers to the adage of ‘we are what we eat’ in this appetising new cookbook. Focusing on hero ingredients of plants, whole grains, healthy fats, legumes, and tonic herbs, these vibrant vegan recipes offer emotional balance with a splash of creativity.

Mind Food is about connecting with yourself and the world around you, and offers a holistic toolbox of insights into how to live in sync with the world. It shares lifestyle practices that inspire new activities, and delicious sweet and savoury recipes focused on seasonal ingredients to support your brain through each season.

Great British Vegan by Aimee Ryan

This unique cookbook offers delicious vegan versions of classic British dishes; from the full english and bubble and squeak to a warming beefy mushroom stew, as well as sweet treats such as sticky toffee pudding or coffee and walnut cake. All different types of dishes are included, from light bites to hearty dinners, and even a bespoke vegan Christmas feast, complete with all the trimmings.

The talented Aimee Ryan of Wallflower Kitchen has put together this collection of innovative takes on traditional classics with simple instructions. So whether you’re vegan, flexitarian or merely interested in cutting down on your meat consumption, there’s no reason you can’t still indulge in all your favourite British classics, using easy-to-find ingredients.

The Green Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer

With the seventy-five recipes in The Green Roasting Tin – half vegan, half vegetarian – you simply pop your ingredients in a tin and let the oven do the work. This fast and fuss-free formula from Rukmini Iyer, author of the bestselling The Roasting Tin, is perfect for anyone who wants to cook more easy vegetarian and vegan meals day-to-day.

With four recipes for every vegetable and helpful infographics, there is something for everyone. The best part? The recipes, which span super-greens to indulgent chillies, take flavour inspiration from around the world.

Happy Vegan Comfort Food by Karoline Joensson

In order to guide new vegans, Karoline Joensson has gathered her most indispensable recipes: dishes that provide a solid starting point for plant-based eating and can be tweaked with various flavour combinations.

Karoline invites us into her home and to her table to enjoy dinner, breakfast, snacks and the classic food that we always come back to when we think of home. Whether you are cutting down on your meat intake, starting a new vegan diet, or looking for fresh ideas to make your favourite dishes like Paella, Colcannon, and Frittatas, the author of the bestselling book Happy Vegan Christmas, is here to inspire you this year and beyond.

Vegan Savvy: The expert's guide to nutrition on a plant-based diet by Azmina Govindji

Vegan Savvy is an easy, flexible and nutritionally approved guide to make it easier to approach a plant-based diet without compromising on your health. “Vegan” doesn’t necessarily mean “healthy” and it’s easy to fall into habits of turning to vegan fast food and less nutritional options, which could mean you don’t get enough essential nutrients like iodine, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, iron and calcium.

This evidence-based guide offers accessible, visual and practical ways to ensure you are getting enough of the key nutrients without having to rely on supplements. Including quick and easy tips and tricks to make plant-based meals that are naturally boosted with nutrient-rich extras, this book is your essential companion to any vegan cookbook.

The Whole Vegetable by Sophie Gordon

Have you been considering how to make your diet more eco-conscious? In The Whole Vegetable, Sophie Gordon shows us: cook with every part of every vegetable, reduce waste, reinvent your leftovers and eat seasonally.

In this visual plant-based cookbook, over 130 creative planet-friendly recipes put vegetables at the very centre of the table and embrace often-discarded parts such as leaves, stalks, tops, flowers, seeds and even peelings. And they’re all delicious too.

From Cauliflower Carbonara, Broccoli Pesto and Chunky Pumpkin Tacos, to Cherry Breakfast Crumble, Maple-Roasted Pears and Apple & Walnut Danish Buns, The Whole Vegetable is packed with thoughtful recipes for every season, to ensure that nothing in your kitchen goes to waste.


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