It is the New Year and for some, going vegan or turning to a plant-based diet is one of their New Year resolutions. One way to help you stick to your new plans are vegan and plant-based cookbooks. Here are 8 of the best:
Ella Mills’ vegan snacks can be seen in mainstream supermarkets these days; that’s how popular her food has become. This vegan cookbook is one of the fastest selling of all time, so it has to be doing something right. Inside expect to find her best-sellers including simple lunches to tasty suppers and snacks, food to take with you on the go and sweet treats.
Fearne Cotton doesn’t admit to being a fully-fledged vegan and some say this is why her Happy Vegan cookbook works so well. Her recipes are ideal for whole families, couples and singles alike. They are budget-friendly, use easy to access ingredients and produce crowd-pleasing results.
This is chef Chantelle’s first solo cookbook and after growing up in New Zealand and being used to the fresh plant produce of the region, she now works in the renowned London Tredwells restaurant, winner of AA’s London Restaurant of the Year. This book features seasonal restaurant-quality vegan recipes that look high-end but are easy to create at home.
Miguel’s philosophy is that you don’t have to spend a fortune to create tasty plant-based meals. His £1 vegan meals have been described as ‘restaurant quality’ by critics and his vegan cookbook contains over 85 delicious recipes that are as interesting to cook as they are to eat.
Rita Serano takes us on her own personal journey to veganism via many delicious recipes along the way. Using only 7 ingredients which are low fat, have no refined sugars and no fuss, expect wholesome food that is quick to make and more importantly, really easy.
Katy Beskow is a food writer who has written about vegan food and recipes and has a number of vegan cookbooks out including the 15-minute vegan. We like this one as it concentrates on easy recipes, rather like Jamie Oliver’s 5 ingredients. There’s everything you need to create a full diet from the chapters which include basics, lunches, dinners and sweets.
These days finding vegan food for mains and starters is becoming a lot easier but desserts are still hard. This book has recipes for every kind of sweet treat you can think of. From biscuits, loaf cakes, cheesecakes, bites, even vegan milk, sauces, butters and icings.
Want to eat plant-based food but not sure how to start? This 28-day programme takes you through the steps gently to kick-start a vegan lifestyle. It lays out a day-to-day plan with easy recipes to help you go vegan. All you have to do is follow it. And with recipes such as blueberry ice cream and black bean tacos, you won’t miss meat one bit.