Whether you're looking for a thoughtful gift idea for a vegetarian or simply trying to inspired a friend or family member to eat less meat, a veggie cookbook makes a gorgeous Christmas gift. To take all the stress out of your Christmas shopping this year, we've hand-selected some of our very favourites, just for you.
David and Stephen Flynn are twins from Greystones, Ireland and owners of health food mecca The Happy Pear cafe. The book is packed with irresistible recipes for everything from everyday breakfasts, lunches and dinners, to scrumptious - and yes, still wholesome! - cakes and sweet treats, to special occasion splurges. Perfect for fans of hearty, soups, stews and oven bakes. www.amazon.co.uk £4.99
In Peace and Parsnips, Lee Watson invites everyone to discover the delights of eating meat- and diary-free recipes, bursting with vitality and taste. Using fresh produce, Lee celebrates this incredibly healthy way of eating through recipes that are varied, nutritious and utterly delicious. A great gift for anyone looking to give veganism a go, even if it's just for one meal a week. www.amazon.co.uk £13.60
At My Table is Mary McCartney's second vegetarian cookbook, inspired by her memories of enjoying food with friends and family. The book contains a selection of mouth-watering vegetarian menus to celebrate social occasions from Sunday lunch to afternoon tea, barbecues to children's birthday parties. Try her incredible Black Bean Burgers here. www.amazon.co.uk £18.95
A great gift for younger foodies, Saskia's delicious, easy-to-make recipes will prove to sugar addicts, hardened carnivores and dairy lovers that plant-based eating is delicious, fun and satisfying - as well as really good for you. Recipes are either quick and simple or can be made ahead, ingredients are affordable and easy to find, and you don't need lots of expensive equipment to make this food. www.amazon.co.uk £9.00
Yotam Ottolenghi's Plenty More will chang the way you cook and eat. Its focus on vegetable dishes, with the emphasis on flavour, original spicing and freshness of ingredients, has caused a revolution not just in this country, but the world over. A must-have for any foodie, vegetarian or otherwise. www.amazon.co.uk £12.00