David and Stephen Flynn, aka The Happy Pear, are the owners of the renowned Happy Pear Café in Ireland, and the authors of multiple vegetarian and vegan cookbooks. From clever vegan twists on your favourite dishes (think: chickpea tikka masala and plant-based lasagne) to hearty vegetarian classics, their fun, accessible meat-free recipes will appeal to even the most devout carnivores. Here, we’ve rounded up ten favourites from across their books to get you cooking the Happy Pear way.
This three-in-one recipe offers three vegan pasta dishes. Choose from a cacio e pepe-inspired sauce, a cheesy basil and sun-dried tomato sauce, and a summery olive and courgette sauce.
A good veggie burger is like the holy grail; once you find your ‘one’, you’ll return to it again and again. This hearty halloumi version, complete with a zingy homemade ketchup and creamy tahini sauce, ticks all our meat-free burger boxes.
Packed with celeriac and sweet potato for sustenance and mushroom and sun-dried tomato for flavour, this plant-based lasagne recipe also includes a vegan béchamel, made using creamy cashews.
A meat-free twist on the nation’s favourite curry and a fast, vegan-friendly alternative to a Friday night takeaway.
Create a hearty, vegan bolognese with this lentil-based recipe that’s packed full of nutritious ingredients.
A naturally plant-based dish that brings together aubergine, fennel and beans cooked in an aromatic tomato sauce. Best served in a bowl piled over nutty brown rice.
A picnic favourite and lunchbox winner, this vegetarian frittata mixes sweet potato with the creamy tang of goat’s cheese.
Level up your work-from-home snack game with this easy carrot hummus. Perfect for seeing you through the 3pm slump.
No egg, no problem with this vegan pavlova recipe. Made using aquafaba, this magic meringue is the perfect base for a glut of summer berries.
This vegan Black Forest gâteau is one to bookmark ahead of cherry season. A summer showstopper par excellence.