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You Can Cook This!: Simple, satisfying, sustainable veg recipes

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Max La Manna


30 March 2023

Who’s the author? Max La Manna is an award-winning author, chef, presenter and social media sensation. With over 1 million followers on his Instagram (@maxlamanna) and a further 120k on TikTok (@maxlamanna), Max has built a thriving community of cooks of all abilities and persuasions who love his practical, easy, veg-packed meals that make the most of the whole vegetable and minimise food waste in the process. You can find out more about Max here.

What’s it about? Max is on a mission to prove that minimising food waste doesn’t have to mean compromising on flavour, nor should it mean complicated recipes and intimidating ingredient lists. His latest cookbook, You Can Cook This! delivers on its title’s promise with over 120 no-fuss dishes anyone can make, from simple midweek meals and easy one-pot dinners to crowd-pleasing dinner party dishes and tempting bakes and desserts. By prioritising affordable ingredients, championing seasonal vegetables and reframing leftovers often destined for the bin, Max creates veg-centric recipes that will help you spend less, reduce food waste and put a mouth-watering meal on the table. With more of us than ever before looking for ways to reduce our food consumption and make each shop stretch further, Max’s accessible, economical and, above all else, flavourful new recipes could not be more timely.

Recipes we love: Black Pepper Tofu Stir-fry, Butter ‘Chicken’, and Carrot Pecan Cake with Orange Drizzle.

Perfect for: You Can Cook This! really is a cookbook for you, whether you’re on the hunt for more veg-forward recipes, looking to cut down on food waste, trying to maximise your food budget or are simply looking for some new, great-tasting recipe inspiration.

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A team of home cooks try out the sustainable, affordable vegetarian and vegan recipes from Max La Manna’s new cookbook You Can Cook This!


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