Vegan Cookbooks You Should Read In 2019
Whatever reasons you have for choosing vegan food, we have found the best recipe books to ensure you are never short of inspiration.
In recent times, it has becoming increasingly impossible to not notice the surge in new titles promoting a vegan lifestyle and diet. In years gone by, it would likely have been difficult or a lot more expensive to find many of the more obscure ingredients listed in vegan recipes, but now most supermarkets you walk into will offer a selection of nut milks, tofu and coconut yoghurts among other things.
Vegan food is definitely no longer limited to just the super healthy, instead, delicious dairy free desserts and juicy plant-based burgers prove that nothing is off the cards when you choose to cut out animal products.
Of course, you really don’t need to be vegan to enjoy these recipes, but Hairy Vegan would love to see you giving it a try. You might want to pack more veggies into your diet, or perhaps you’re looking to reduce your meat intake. Whatever your reasons, these plant-based cookbooks offer delicious meals with flavours from around the world and they show how much easier it is than you possibly think to be vegan, which we all know helps animals and even if that isn't your main reason, isn't it a good side effect.
So without further ado, lets get on with showing you the books we think you will love and get most use from:
Over 250 of our favoritest vegan recipes with absolutely no “soy cheese” this or “store bought veggie burgers” that. Many of the recipes were written for every day meals, in hopes that you won’t even need to look at the recipe after making it a few times. The kind of chow you can whip up any night of the week with your pantry staples and some seasonal produce. But you can also trust it when you’re looking for an extravagant spread to impress, say, your inlaws, or the mayor of your town when she stops by.
During the course of developing recipes we kept coming back to this phrase: Recipes you wish you’d grown up with. These aren’t necessarily restaurant masterpieces, although we bet many of the recipes will rival that of the $26 entree at many vegan eateries. It’s real and honest home cooking, with a splash of panache that only two food obsessed chicks could arrive at. These recipes were not born from airy-fairy, spotless brushed stainless steel made for TV kitchens. The recipes that await you in the deepest, darkest inner sanctum of this book were created by two women who cook, live and eat in real, urban kitchens. This is food made while chatting with significant-others, gossiping with friends and shooing nosy pets off the counter-tops. In other words, this is kind of food you make and eat while life happens.
The Ultimate Uncheese Cookbook
This is the perfect cookbook for those who need or want to eliminate dairy products but still enjoy their favorite dishes. This tenth anniversary edition offers completely new versions of the acclaimed, original recipes plus many new ones. You'll discover a whole new world of flavorful, cheesy-tasting dishes without the cholesterol and dairy allergies that can be harmful to your health. Whether for family dining or elegant entertaining, you'll find recipes that will suit the occasion.Renown nutritionist and dietitian,Vesanto Melina, brings you up-to-date on the latest research about dairy and your health. Tables and charts show calcium, protein, and other nutrients in a variety of plant foods to help you safely replace dairy in your diet. And this new edition contains designations for each recipe to indicate whether it is gluten, soy, nut, yeast, and/or corn free for people who are sensitive to a wide range of food allergens.
‘The vegan Jamie Olivers’ The Times
Want to cook ridiculously good plant-based food from scratch but have no idea where to start? With over 140 incredibly easy and outrageously tasty all plants meals, BOSH! The Cookbook will be your guide.
Henry Firth and Ian Theasby, creators of the world’s biggest and fastest-growing plant-based platform, BOSH!, are the new faces of the food revolution.
Their online channels have over 2.3 million fans and constantly inspire people to cook ultra-tasty & super simple recipes at home. Always ensuring they stick to fresh, supermarket-friendly ingredients, BOSH! truly is "plant-based food for everyone".
In BOSH! The Cookbook, Ian and Henry share over 140 of their favourite go-to breakfasts, crowd-pleasing party pieces, hearty dinners, sumptuous desserts & incredible sharing cocktails.
The book is jam-packed with fun, unpretentious and mega satisfying recipes, including Creamy Mac and Greens, Burrito Samosas, the Big Bhaji Burger, the World’s Best Pesto Lasagne, Satay Sweet Potato BOSH! Bowl, Spanish Beach Churros, Gooey PBJ Brownies and Salted Caramel Chocolate Crunch Tart, all easy enough to be rustled up any night of the week. It's enough to convince the staunchest of carnivores to give plants a whirl.
Whether you're already sold on the plant-based lifestyle or you simply want to incorporate more meat, dairy and egg-free meals into your week, BOSH! The Cookbook is your plant-based bible.
Forks Over Knives - The Cookbook
A whole-foods, plant-based diet that has never been easier or tastier--learn to cook the Forks Over Knives way with more than 300 recipes for every day!
Forks Over Knives--the book, the film, the movement--is back again in a cookbook. The secret is out: If you want to lose weight, lower your cholesterol, avoid cancer, and prevent (or even reverse) type 2 diabetes and heart disease, the right food is your best medicine. Thousands of people have cut out meat, dairy, and oils and seen amazing results. If you're among them--or you'd like to be--you need this cookbook.
Del Sroufe, the man behind some of the mouthwatering meals in the landmark documentary, proves that the Forks Over Knives philosophy is not about what you can't eat, but what you can. Chef Del and his collaborators Julieanna Hever, Judy Micklewright, Darshana Thacker, and Isa Chandra Moskowitz transform wholesome fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes into hundreds of recipes--classic and unexpected, globally and seasonally inspired, and for every meal of the day, all through the year:
- Breakfast: Very Berry Smoothie, Breakfast Quinoa with Apple Compote
- Salads, Soups and Stews: Kale Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing, Lotsa Vegetable Chowder, Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Stew
- Pasta and Noodle Dishes: Mushroom Stroganoff, Stir-Fried Noodles with Spring Vegetables
- Stir-Fried, Grilled and Hashed Vegetables: Grilled Eggplant "Steaks"
- Baked and Stuffed Vegetables: Millet-Stuffed Chard Rolls
- The Amazing Bean: White Beans and Escarole with Parsnips
- Great Grains: Polenta Pizza with Tomatoes and Basil
- Desserts: Apricot Fig Squares, Bursting with Berries Cobbler . . . and much more!
Simple, affordable, and delicious, the recipes in Forks Over Knives--The Cookbook put the power of real, healthy food in your hands. Start cooking the plant-based way today--it could save your life!
'An unbridled joy' Nigel Slater
WINNER OF THE OBSERVER FOOD MONTHLY'S BEST NEW COOKBOOK AWARD 2017
FROM THE FORTNUM & MASON COOKERY WRITER OF THE YEAR 2018
Meera Sodha reveals a whole new side of Indian food that is fresh, delicious and quick to make at home. These vegetable-based recipes offer up a treasure trove of flavours, making the perfect gift for both vegetarians and meat-eaters
Here are surprising recipes for every day made using easy to find ingredients: mushroom and walnut samosas, oven-baked onion bhajis and beetroot and paneer kebabs. There are familiar and classic Indian recipes like dals, curries and pickles, alongside less familiar ones using fresh seasonal British ingredients, like Brussels sprout thoran, Gardeners' Question Time pilau and green beans with cashew nuts and coconut.
And then there are showstoppers such as daily dosas with coconut potatoes, roasted cauliflower korma, sticky mango paneer skewers, wild mushroom upma and lime pickle rice with roast squash and red onion. To finish, there's a chapter of luscious puddings like salted peanut and jaggery kulfi alongside carrot halwa and pistachio cake.
'The tastiest, liveliest, spice-infused fare this side of the Sabamarti river' Guardian
'Terrific, flaunting how rich and resourceful vegetarian cooking can be' Sunday Times
BBC Good Food - Vegan Meals
Fresh and inspiring vegan recipes that make eating a plant-based diet delicious and easy.
Whether fully committed to a vegan diet or wanting to introduce more plant-based recipes into your repertoire, this book delivers vegan food that is simple to make, tastes incredible and allows you to eat well every day of the week.
With genius combinations of veggies, fruits, pulses, grains and nuts, this recipe collection takes the pressure off plant-based cooking and will help you serve up versatile meals that will have the whole family happy to eat vegan – from fresh and fun layered salads, to hearty mains and tempting treats.
Each recipe is accompanied by a full-colour photograph, full nutritional breakdown and easy-to-follow steps.
Thug Kitchen started their wildly popular website to inspire people to eat some Goddamn vegetables and adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Beloved by Gwyneth Paltrow ('This might be my favorite thing ever') and with half a million Facebook fans and counting, Thug Kitchen wants to show everyone how to take charge of their plates and cook up some real f*cking food.
Yeah, plenty of blogs and cookbooks preach about how to eat more kale, why ginger fights inflammation, and how to cook with microgreens and nettles. But they are dull or pretentious as hell - and most people can't afford the hype.
Thug Kitchen lives in the real world. In their first cookbook, they're throwing down more than 100 recipes for their best-loved meals, snacks and sides for beginning cooks to home chefs. (Roasted Beer and Lime Cauliflower Tacos? Pumpkin Chili? Grilled Peach Salsa? Believe that sh*t.) Plus they're going to arm you with all the info and techniques you need to shop on a budget and go and kick a bunch of ass on your own.
This book is an invitation to everyone who wants to do better to elevate their kitchen game. No more ketchup and pizza counting as vegetables. No more drive-thru lines. No more avoiding the produce corner of the supermarket. Sh*t is about to get real.
What Vegans Eat
‘A cracking cookbook bursting with delicious plant-based recipes’ BOSH!
‘Brett’s new book is brill! We’ve cooked a couple of the recipes and they were absolutely delicious.’ The Happy Pear
‘This is the guy who got me in to vegan food!’ Miguel Barclay, One Pound Meals
What do Vegans Eat? The mystery is there is no mystery, from comforting Italian dishes to Sunday Roasts and Simple Suppers – vegans can have it all!
So, whether you’re giving Veganuary a go, cooking for a vegan friend, or simply cutting back on meat and dairy, look no further!
Discover what vegans eat: everyday for breakfast, lunch and dinner; on-the-go; with their gang; for special occasions; to feed a crowd; and for treats!
This book will also hold your hand as you take your first vegan steps; show you how to stock up on the basics; and teach you quick tricks to ensure you never go hungry even when your cupboards feel bare. Dig in to discover your new go-to dishes, including:
- Pancake stacks
- PB&J Soaked Oats
- Epic Bruschetta
- Spicy Bean Sub Sandwich
- Arancini with Arrabiata Sauce
- Warm Asparagus Salad
- Italian Flag Lasagne
- Mexican Pizza
- White Wine & Pesto Gnocchi
- Gourmet Gratin
- Thai Curried Tofu Skewers
- Oreo Mousse
- Blueberry and Lemon Drizzle Cake
Brett Cobley’s (@EpiVegan) mouth-watering recipes – loved by his 60k Instagram followers – celebrate flavour, ingredients, the joy of cooking and, most importantly, eating!
Vegan Comfort Classics
Feed your face with satisfying, delicious food.
Vegan Comfort Classics is a collection of 101 mouth-watering recipes that combine innovative plant-based cooking with flavoursome comfort food.
YouTube sensation Lauren Toyota of the hit vegan channel, Hot for Food, offers indulgent, crave-worthy dishes such as Courgette-Onion Bhajis, Mac ‘n Cheese Onion Rings, Herb-loaded Sausage Rolls, Spicy Peanut Noodles, Waffle-topped Cottage Pie, Stuffed Crust Pizza, Raspberry Funfetti Pop Tarts, Fudgy Brownies as well as a whole chapter of delicious melty, stacked sandwiches and essential sauces to make any meal awesome. Each and every tempting recipe is photographed.
This is modern, tasty food made for weeknights, sharing with friends at the weekend, late-night munchies and beyond.
From the ex presenter of the cult TV show Dirty Sanchez, Matt Pritchard, comes the BBC's first ever (and long overdue) vegan cookery programme. In Dirty Vegan, Matt is set a challenge to create vegan food for certain groups of people with specific nutritional needs - a women's rugby team, OAPs, teenagers and emergency services (mountain rescue). He examines the science behind the ingredients, such as egg alternatives, and cooks 2-3 recipes per episode.
In this television tie-in, Matt shows you just how easy and cheap it can be to go vegan and how the right nutrition can help you perform better in all aspects of life. Discover more than 80 cracking recipes for proper healthy vegan food - none of this Michelin Star sh*t - such as the Full vegan pile up, Squash & shroom momos with yuzu dip, Crispy bang-bang tofu, peanut & chilli stir-fry, Creamy peppercorn & mushroom pie and Maple, orange & chocolate baklava.
- 1. Morning Kickstarters
- 2. Quick Hits & Gobfuls
- 3. Rabbit Food
- 4. Belly Warmers
- 5. Proper Main Munch
- 6. The Main's Best Mate
- 7. Sweet Stuff
Vegan Easy - Delicious Food In 5 Ingredients
A celebration of veg and simplicity. Vegan doesn’t get easier than this.
Enjoy delicious and inspiring vegan recipes every day of the week - all made with only 5 ingredients that you can buy in your local supermarket.
Turn to 3 mouth-watering chapters: Breakfast & Brunch, Light & Hearty Mains, Baking & Sweets for quick-and-easy recipes for week days and weekends.
Spiced tofu scramble on toast
Harissa squash salad
Thai red curry
Katsu aubergine curry
Sweet potato gnocchi with sage
Salted chocolate brownies
Thai mango ice cream
Make delicious meals without the hassle with Veganeasy.
Vegan On The Go
Looking for exciting vegan food when you are out and about? Put flavour back into your lunch box with delicious, healthy meals that you can take anywhere.
With a focus on easy and affordable vegan lunch ideas, Vegan on the Go packs 100 vegan recipes into its pages, including plant based snacks and sandwiches, soup recipes, salad recipes, dessert recipes, and more. Whip up portable, quick meals including vegan pizza, polenta parcels, sweet potato burgers, courgetti salad, and tofu sushi.
Vegan on the Go tells you exactly how long you need to prepare and cook each lunchbox recipe, with mouth-watering photographs of every dish to whet your appetite. Discover top tips on which ingredients to stock up on, and how to store and transport your vegan lunches to ensure they taste fresh and flavoursome every time.
There are many thousands of vegan books and vegan cookbooks available. It really does depend on what type your after. If you dind't find what you were after in our list above, try having a look at some of the stores we have included. Check out the full range of vegan books from the following stores: