Inspired to cook more vegan this year? If you're rehauling how you eat but you don't know where to start, these cookbooks will teach you how to do it. Forget boring bowlfuls of beans, these cookbooks put flavour and ease first, showing you how to cook meals that will keep you full as well as tips for maintaining a balanced diet. From vegan midweek dinners to plant-based cakes and bakes, these are brilliant vegan cookbooks for beginners.
Veganeasy: Delicious Food in 5 Ingredients by Denise Smart
If you want a cross between Bosh! and Jamie's 5-Ingredients, this is the cookbook for you. Make flavoursome meals spanning breakfast, mains and sweet treats using only five, easy-to-find ingredients. Favourite recipes? One-Pot Cajun Rice & Beans and delicious Salted Fudge Chocolate Brownies.
There's a Vegan in the House by DK Publishing
This vegan cookbook is great for any beginners looking to dip their foot into vegan cooking. With family-friendly recipes, top tips on how to balance your diet, and lots of flexi swaps to cater for the omnivores around the table, this is an inclusive cookbook that will help you cook for everyone around the table. Try the Raindbow Lentil Meatballs with Arrabbiata Sauce to start.
Vegan Cakes and Other Bakes by DK Publishing
If you're delving into the world of vegan cooking but you're missing cakes, biscuits and sweet treats, this is a great beginners' cookbook to satisfy those cravings. With 80 recipes, from brownies to savoury quiches, you'll find practical baking advice, must-have equipment lists and all the info you need for natural substitutes. Try this Chocolate Mousse Raspberry Cake for starters.
Rachel Ama's Vegan Eats by Rachel Ama
This vegan cookbook draws from Caribbean and West African influences and ingredients to create full-flavour, bold recipes. From YouTube sensation, Rachel Ama, this is a great book for anyone seeking sumptuous vegan-spiration on a budget. Favourite recipes? Try her Vegan Juna Pasta or West African Peanut Stew.
The Green Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer
Rukmini shows you don't have to spend hours cooped up in the kitchen with her throw-it-all-in roasting tin dinners and tasty flavour combinations. While not exclusively vegan, The Green Roasting Tin is still full of meat-free and dairy-free ideas with plenty of seasonal vegetables, hearty grains, beans and flavourful dressings. It's a great cookbook to get you inspired to swap and choose your own favourite combinations to throw in the oven and let it do all the hard work.