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The Green Cookbook

Written by

Rukmini Iyer


06 June 2024

The Green Cookbook by Rukmini Iyer

Who’s the author? Food stylist and writer Rukmini Iyer is the creator behind the ever-popular Roasting Tin series, as well as The Green Barbecue and India Express. Rukmini’s minimum fuss, maximum flavour approach to cooking has revolutionised kitchens up and down the country, especially thanks to her easy, flavourful one-tin recipes that make perfect weeknight meals. She lives in London and goes by @missminifer on Instagram.

What’s it about? The Green Cookbook features 75 quick, easy, and delicious vegan and vegetarian recipes that you can turn to again and again for family-friendly dinners, packed lunches, party-ready sharing plates, and more.

Here are 5 things we love about The Green Cookbook:

  1. The first two chapters are dedicated to 15-minute “quick carb” recipes and 30-minute dinners. Whip up a simple sauce packed with vegetables in the time it takes to cook your favourite pasta, or create a delicious all-in-one traybake, for the perfect midweek dinner win.
  2. Half of the dishes in The Green Cookbook are vegan, and over half are gluten-free. These are all helpfully indicated throughout the cookbook, with plenty of suggestions for substitutions to fit your dietary requirements.
  3. Looking to get into batch cooking and meal prep? From warming soups and curries to fresh chopped salads, discover a whole chapter of recipes that are ideal for making tonight’s dinner and tomorrow’s lunch, all in one go.
  4. Make hosting effortless with make-ahead light bites and sharing plates, perfect for mixing-and-matching to create an impressive dinner or garden party spread.
  5. The final chapter is dedicated to meal and menu planning to see you through the week (and year). Find seasonal meal plans, weekend batch cooking inspiration, and menus for hosting everything from autumnal dinner parties to summer lunches.

Recipes we love: 

  • Miso Butter Noodles with Tomatoes and Spring Onions
  • Turmeric Fried Aubergines with Yogurt, Butter Chilli Cashew Nuts and Coriander
  • Black Pepper, Cardamom and Ginger Roasted Squash with Lime and Coriander Spiked Bulgur

Perfect for: Fans of Rukmini’s fuss-free recipes and cookbooks (especially The Green Roasting Tin), vegans, vegetarians, or anyone looking to take the stress out of their weekly meal planning.

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