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The best plant-based cookbooks

by Malou Herkes

published on 29 March 2021

Whip up quick midweek vegan meals, learn how to layer and build flavour like a pro, get to grips with seasonality, understand the real science behind plant-based eating, or simply cook flavour-packed meals that will quickly become firm favourites, with this collection of plant-based cookbooks.

Ottolenghi FLAVOUR

Ottolenghi FLAVOUR

by Yotam Ottolenghi, Ixta Belfrage

Ottolenghi has long championed more colourful, flavour-packed meals that put more plants at the centre of the plate. From Plenty and Plenty More to his most recent instalment, Ottolenghi FLAVOUR, this multi-award-winning cookbook series shows that Ottolenghi really knows what he’s doing when it comes to making veg the hero. Co-written with Ixta Belfrage, Ottolenghi FLAVOUR, will show you how to hack into the hidden depths of flavour contained within each vegetable, how to elevate simple produce to great heights, and how to match, offset, and complement your ingredients to create truly extraordinary dishes.

Eat Green

Eat Green

Packed with plant-centric, feel-good recipes, Eat Green will show you how to put more seasonal vegetables and plants at the centre of your plate. While there are recipes for meat and fish, this flexitarian cookbook gently encourages you to embrace less (but better quality) meat and is packed with inspiring tips and advice to help you make recipes vegetarian or vegan, and to cut food waste in the process.

Green: Veggie And Vegan Meals For No-Fuss Weeks And Relaxed Weekends

Elly Pear’s Green

by Elly Pear

Elly Pear’s no-nonsense approach to cooking will show you how to embrace vegetarian and vegan meals every day of the week. From weeknight favourites, like summer vegetable udon noodles to Sunday roast alternative, nut Wellington, to vegan desserts, plus plenty of bulk-cooking and meal-prepping ideas, chapters on freezer food and ideas to eat with the seasons, Green is a straight-forward guide to finding the joy and ease of plant-based eating.

The Plant Power Doctor

The Plant Power Doctor

by Dr Gemma Newman

This GP’s guide to the potential health benefits of a plant-based diet is a must-have for anyone seeking a comprehensive, easy-to-read exploration of the nutritional science of plant-based eating. Dr Gemma Newman breaks down the jargon and shares simple recipes to help the everyday cook eat more plants and less meat.

One Pot Vegan

One Pot Vegan

If you’re looking for midweek vegan dinner ideas, One Pot Vegan is the one. Jam-packed with 80 plant-based recipes that can all be made in one pot, one tray or one pan, these are quick, fuss-free, creative and inspiring dinners. Think one-pan lazy lasagne, whole-roasted cauliflower katsu and hearty ‘Chicken’ supreme.

The New Vegetarian

The New Vegetarian

by Alice Hart

This beautifully-presented cookbook is all about nourishing, vegetarian recipes that put wholefoods, spices, herbs and seasonal vegetables front and centre. From brown rice bibimbap bowls with smoky peppers to pumpkin bao to quinoa and broad bean falafel, this is elevated yet accessible plant-based cooking.

The Green Roasting Tin Jacket

The Green Roasting Tin

Seasonal vegetables, hearty grains and flavourful dressings are the focus of this cookbook with one-tin dinners that you can throw together in one tray and chuck in the oven for minimal fuss and maximum flavour.  

Plant Based Cookbook

Plant Based Cookbook

by Trish Sebben-Krupka

With 200 recipes, nutritional information, plus advice on cooking techniques, this cookbook will help you take the leap and start a plant-based diet.

The Happy Health Plan: Simple and tasty plant-based food to nourish your body inside and out

The Happy Health Plan

“This will be the first health book we have done, it’s the learnings we have had from helping more than 50,000 people through our health courses over the last 10 years”, say The Happy Pear twins. With meal plans, shopping lists and 4 plans to improve your heart, skin, gut and shape, this is a well-explained and concise resource for a healthier, plant-based lifestyle.


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