Who’s the author? David and Stephen Flynn (aka The Happy Pear) are the founders of The Happy Pear cafe in Ireland and producers of a bestselling vegan product range. Inspired by the benefits and joys of a plant-based diet, the twins are on a mission to encourage everyone to eat more veg. With five cookbooks under their belt, an online following of over one million, and far-reaching fans like Joe Wicks, Fearne Cotton and Russell Brand behind them, we’d say they’re doing a pretty good job of it.
What’s it about?: Do you have a regular veg box delivery but struggle to find inspiration for what to make with the contents? Do you want to eat a wider range of vegetables but don’t know where to start? Are you already a veg-centric cook who can never have too many new recipes? We’ve got just the cookbook for you. The Veg Box celebrates ten different hero vegetables, inspiring you to make the most of aubergine, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, courgette, leek, mushrooms, and potatoes in unexpected ways. The 100 wholesome, enticing recipes will see you transforming carrots into burgers, courgettes into cakes and mushrooms into sausage rolls as you unlock the endless versatility of vegetables. David and Stephen also reveal essential tips on growing, storing and cooking your produce. With zero waste advice and fully plant-based ingredients lists, The Veg Box is also underpinned by a sustainable approach to cooking.
Recipes we love: Mushroom Kofta Curry, Roasted Leek, Black Bean, Sweet Potato and Feta Bowl and Easy Carrot Cake Cupcakes.
Perfect for: Kitchen gardeners, allotment growers, veg box subscribers and any home cook looking to pack their plate with more veg will find plenty of inspiration in this love letter to vegetable-focused cooking. It’s also a brilliant set of recipes for vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian cooks, as well as anyone hoping to cook more sustainably.