Whether you’re moving towards a complete meat-free lifestyle or just looking to introduce more plant-based meals into your repertoire, we’ve handpicked the best vegan recipe cookbooks to help you start cooking plant-based food this Veganuary.
Find recipes for hearty midweek dinners like pasta, curries and stir-fries, carefully-considered and low-maintenance one-tin bakes, and indulgent treats like blackberry and peach tart, peanut butter swirl brownies, boozy Caribbean pear cake, and cardamom & pistachio shortbread.
If you’re giving veganism a whirl this year, you’ll love these vegan cookbooks for meat-free dinner parties and date nights to impress guests. And, dare we say they’d also make perfect gifts for flexitarians and anyone you know who’s looking to eat less meat this year.
Over 100 delicious vegan recipes
by Henry Firth & Ian Theasby
Number one Sunday Times bestselling authors Henry and Ian know how to make outrageously tasty, super satisfying food without breaking the bank. In BOSH! on a Budget, they share over 100 delicious recipes and prove that great tasting food doesn’t have to cost the earth.
Whether you’re living completely meat-free or just looking to introduce more plant-based meals into your week, BOSH! have you covered – from hearty midweek dinners and comfort food feasts to indulgent brunches and tasty treats. The book is also packed with batch-cooking tips and tricks.
Published: 16 December 2021
Let Your Oven Do the Hard Work for You, With 70 Simple One-Pan Recipes
by Katy Beskow
Vegan Roasting Pan offers 70 oven-to-table recipes cooked in just one tin – a roasting tin, baking sheet or muffin tin, with tips for every recipe and advice on freezing and batch cooking to simplify cooking process for fail-safe meals that all of the family will love.
From Sticky maple aubergine with crushed peanuts, Watermelon niçoise and Oven-fried nuggets, to Apple and ginger dahl, Low and slow rice pudding or a Blackberry and peach tart, whether you’re a kitchen pro or a vegan beginner, it’s time to let your oven do all of the hard work for you.
Published: 16 December 2021
80 quick, easy and delicious plant-based recipes from the creators of SO VEGAN
by Roxy Pope & Ben Pook
From the creators of SO VEGAN, one of the world’s leading vegan food platforms with a growing community of over 1.5 million followers, One Pot Vegan is the perfect staple cookbook for vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians, or anyone who simply wants more plants on their plate.
Packed with inspiration for pasta, curries, salads, stir-fries, noodles and even puddings, every recipe uses simple supermarket ingredients – for maximum flavour with minimum fuss, along with full nutritional info, plus tips for batch cooking or freezing.
Published: 23 July 2020
Vegan and Vegetarian One Dish Dinners
by Rukmini Iyer
The Green Roasting Tin, with seventy-five easy, carefully-considered, low-maintenance one-tin recipes, is the ultimate vegetarian and vegan cookbook and the perfect gift for veggies, flexitarians and anyone looking to eat less meat. A boon for any busy household.
With all of the meals in this book – half vegan, half vegetarian – you simply pop your ingredients in a tin and let the oven do the work. From individuals to families, this book is for anyone who wants to eat easy veg and plant-based meals using everyday ingredients and store cupboard staples.
Published: 05 July 2018
800 Affordable plant-based healthy, delicious recipes for your vegan diet.
by Gwyneth Evans
“Vegan Cookbook for Beginners 2022” has 800+ delicious vegan diet-friendly meals that you can quickly cook. And it does not necessarily have to be only plant-based meals. While vegetables and fruits are the main components, the recipes work even if you occasionally take meat, fish, sugar, or processed foods.
This cookbook tackles the everyday needs of vegan dieters and offers straightforward homemade meals that every vegan will love. There’s something for everyday eating, quick dinners, and even occasions. Great if you are you following a diet and barely have enough time to focus on what to eat everyday.
Published: 14 October 2021
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Tasty plant-based recipes for every day
by Rachel Ama
No bland or boring dishes here. And forget about all-day cooking. Rachel takes inspiration from naturally vegan dishes and cuisines as well as her Caribbean and West African roots to create great full-flavour recipes that are easy to make and will inspire you to make vegan food part of your daily life.
Rachel’s recipes are quick and often one-pot; ingredients lists are short and supermarket-friendly; dishes can be prepped-ahead and, most importantly, she has included a song with each recipe so that you have a banging playlist to go alongside every plate of delicious food.
Published: 20 June 2019
by Ella Mills (Woodward)
Ella’s new collection shows us that vegan cooking doesn’t have to be difficult or time-consuming. It’s easy to embrace a plant-based lifestyle with her fuss-free, simple recipes that cater for our busy lives – recipes that put vegetables at the heart of our plates, that taste good, and are easy to make.
Divided into seven sections, the new book offers – for the first time – recipes with an approximate cooking time, showing you how to make simple meals that will satisfy your taste buds and inspire you every day. This, alongside important insights, from her chart-topping podcast.
Published: 09 July 2020
The Ultimate Resource for Sweet and Savory Baked Goods
by Gretchen Price
The ultimate guide to real vegan baking–Modern Vegan Baking is your best resource for creative, substitution-free treats that are both savoury and sweet. With new ingredients like agave, arrowroot, and aquafaba, vegan baking is every bit as delicious and exciting as traditional baking.
Mixing inventive ingredients and cutting-edge methods, the professional vegan baker and blogger behind Gretchen’s Vegan Bakery shows just how delicious substitution-free cooking can be. With 125 recipes Modern Vegan Baking provides a variety of tried and tested recipes for anyone who enjoys baking.
Published: 23 January 2018
Wild and Over-the-Top Plant-Based Recipes
by Dustin Harder
Are you into playing with your food? Epic Vegan does just that, encouraging home cooks to think outside the box. Recipes are built from the ground up, so you can stop at just the biscuit or go beyond to the Deep Dish Brunch Pizza with Garlicky Cheddar Biscuit Crust – the choice is yours.
Author Dustin Harder, host and creator of the original vegan travel culinary series, The Vegan Roadie, is your culinary coordinator for the adventure ahead, sharing recipes that everyone from beginner cooks to experienced chefs can create at home.
Published: 11 July 2019
Complete Gluten-Free and Vegetarian Meals to Power Your Day
by Allison Day
From Allison Day, the nutritionist and food blogger behind the award-winning food blog Yummy Beet, turn familiar and traditional tastes into healthy, one-bowl meals with an innovative, easy-to-follow “Whole Bowls Formula” to build your own creations for quick lunches and dinners.
Whether a meal is enjoyed as a weekday breakfast for one or part of a leisurely dinner with friends, whole foods come to life when presented within the walls of this steadfast kitchen vessel. These pages contain more than fifty full-meal, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free recipes.
Published: 01 April 2021
100 simple, fast, modern recipes (Easy Vegan Cookbook)
by Katy Beskow
From the author of “15 Minute Vegan”, “Five Ingredient Vegan” cookbook showcases 100 simple yet exciting recipes using five ingredients or fewer. It’s perfect for vegans and non-vegans alike looking for effortless ways to introduce plant-based meals into their everyday cooking.
Katy Beskow is the expert on making easy meals for home cooks – even if you’re not confident in the kitchen or with vegan cooking. Using ingredients available from your local supermarket and with a list of larder essentials, you’ll have everything you need to fill food with taste and texture.
Published: 14 November 2019
Asian favourites, made vegan
by Sasha Gill
A modern way to dine, the Jackfruit and Blue Ginger vegan cookbook is more than a vegan recipe book. It’s a true collection of Asian favourites with a vegan twist. Perfect for fans of books such as Bosh!, Plenty, Half Baked Harvest, or Inspiralized.
When Sasha Gill turned vegan, she didn’t want to miss out on the vibrant flavours of her favourite Asian dishes; so she got to work ‘veganising’ them. Through constant experimenting, she’s recreated her street-stall favourites and family dinners using plants in place of meat and fish.
Published: 10 January 2019
120 Easy and Delicious Asian-inspired Vegetarian and Vegan recipes
by Meera Sodha
Drawing from her “New Vegan” Guardian column, Meera Sodha’s collection features modern, vibrant, easy-to-make recipes inspired by Asian cuisine – from India to Indonesia, Singapore to Japan, by way of China, Thailand, and Vietnam.
With 120 practical and mouth-watering recipes, “East” is a must-have whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or simply want to eat more delicious meat-free food. There are seasonal specialities, warming noodles and curries, tofu and rice dishes, as well as salads, sides and sweets.
Published: 08 August 2019
Easy plant-based recipes to make the whole family happy
by Fearne Cotton
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.
Recipes include 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. Happy Vegan shows you that vegan food is for everyone…and you won’t even notice there’s no meat or dairy.
Published: 03 October 2019
Essential tips and techniques for delicious plant-based cooking
by David Flynn & Stephen Flynn
David and Stephen’s recipe grids show you just how many different meals you can make using the same key ingredients and methods. This means you can start adapting your favourite dishes to your taste, to your budget, or to whatever you have in the cupboard.
You will find over 200 versions of plant-based recipes anyone can make – from fluffy coconut granola for breakfast to homemade vegan pizza for lunch to creamy broccoli pie for dinner to carrot cake with vegan cream cheese frosting for dessert.
Published: 09 July 2020