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Dinner: 120 vegan and vegetarian recipes for the most important meal of the day

Written by

Meera Sodha


01 August 2024

Dinner by Meera Sodha

Who’s the author? Meera Sodha is a food writer known for her accessible, Asian-inspired meat-free recipes. As well as writing her weekly ‘The New Vegan’ column for The Guardian, she is the author of three bestselling cookbooks: Made in India, Fresh India and East.

What’s it about? Dinner is a fresh and joyful celebration of the power of a good evening meal. Meera even goes so far as to say that the ability to put a good dinner on the table has become her superpower – and her mission is to make it yours too.

With over 120 vegan and vegetarian recipes, this beautiful book is for anyone who wants to cook delicious, nourishing, meat-free meals in answer to the question: ‘What’s for dinner?’

Like many of us, Meera’s starting point when thinking about what to cook is often a particular ingredient – a glossy aubergine or vibrant greens sitting in the fridge, or some pulses or noodles in the cupboard – which is why book the is organised by categories of ingredients. ‘Eating the seasons’ is key too; not just eating what is in season but thinking about what kind of meal she might want to cook and eat: roasted squash and hearty stews in colder months, for example, or herb-laden curries and zingy salads in spring and summer.

In addition to easy-to-make main dishes, Dinner features mouth-watering desserts and versatile side dishes, giving you endless options for entertaining guests, feeding a family, or simply cooking for one or two. Many of the recipes are quick-cook or one-pot, and some you can bung in the oven while you grab yourself some much-needed downtime.

Wherever you are on your food and cooking journey, this is an abundantly flavourful and practical cookbook.

Recipes we love: Whole Roast Cauliflower Pilaf with Almonds and Pistachios, Chickpea and Potato Curry with Quick Paratha, Lebanese Green Beans and Vermicelli Rice, Vegan Baked Vanilla Cheesecake, and Bubble Tea Ice Cream.

Perfect for: Anyone who has loved Meera’s previous cookbooks or is a fan of her Guardian column, as well as new readers looking for inspiration and practical advice on embracing a plant-based diet.


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