15 Ultimate Vegetarian & Vegan Cookbooks



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#1: A Modern Way to Eat

by Anna Jones

A modern, stylish vegetarian cookbook packed with quick, healthy and fresh recipes - endorsed by Jamie Oliver!

How we want to eat is changing. More and more people want to cook without meat a couple of nights a week, or are looking for interesting ideas for dishes for their vegetarian friends (whilst pushing their own vegetarian repertoire beyond a red onion and goat's cheese tart or a mushroom risotto). At the same time we want to eat food that is a little lighter, a little healthier, a little easier on our pockets, but that won't have us chopping mountains of veg or slaving over the stove for hours. Anna Jones is a brilliant young cook and food writer, who worked with Jamie Oliver for many years. Her first cookbook is a totally modern take on vegetarian eating - recipes that are healthy, nourishing, truly tasty and satisfying, and simple to make... more

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#2: The Good Life Eatery Cookbook

by Shirin Kouros and Yasmine Larizadeh

From the owners and the chef behind London's revolutionary cafe comes The Good Life Eatery Cookbook, with over 100 flavour-packed, simple, good-for-you recipes.

Including brand-new dishes that have been developed especially for the book alongside iconic eatery favourites, all the dishes are super-quick and made with easy ingredients.

From Breakfast, Muncheez and Smoothies, to Salads, Bowls and Desserts, healthy food has never tasted so good... more

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#3: Vegetable Perfection

by Mat Follas

100 Delicious Vegetarian Recipes for Roots, Bulbs, Shoots and Stems

More than ever before modern chefs use interesting new cooking techniques and ingredients to boost texture, add depth of flavor and make so much more of humble carrots, kale, and cauliflower. Vegetable dishes are now storming the menus at some of the world's best restaurants where chefs are treating fresh vegetable produce with the reverence it deserves and turning ingredients that used to be reserved for sides into centerpieces.

Winner of the hugely popular MasterChef UK television show, Mat Follas uses his considerable culinary skills and understanding of flavor to create a collection of wow-factor vegetable recipes for vegans, vegetarians, and non-veggies alike... more

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#4: The I Hate Tofu Cookbook

by Tucker Shaw

People hate tofu. And it's hard to argue with tofu hatred, at least at first glance. It's ugly, it's spongy, and it doesn't really look like food ... you might ask, 'What's the point?'

The point is that it's a clean, healthful, powerful, plant-based protein that provides all kinds of nutrients without a lot of calories or carbohydrates and pretty much no cholesterol. In other words, it's kind of a perfect food. And The I Hate Tofu Cookbook proves this.

With thirty-five delicious and satisfying recipes from Sweet-and-Spicy Tofu Nuggets and Tofu Caesar Salad to Tofu Sloppy Joes, Grilled Tofu Kebabs, and Chocolate Pudding Pops - you will come to love it. We promise... more

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#5: Kansha

by Elizabeth Andoh

The celebration of Japan's vegan and vegetarian traditions begins with "kansha" appreciation an expression of gratitude for nature's gifts and the efforts and ingenuity of those who transform nature's bounty into marvelous food.

The spirit of "kansha," deeply rooted in Buddhist philosophy and practice, encourages all cooks to prepare nutritionally sound and aesthetically satisfying meals that avoid waste, conserve energy, and preserve our natural resources. In these pages, with "kansha" as credo, Japan culinary authority Elizabeth Andoh offers more than 100 carefully crafted vegan recipes... more

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#6: Oh She Glows Cookbook

by Angela Liddon

The long-awaited debut cookbook from one of the most popular vegan food bloggers of our time.

After a decade of struggling with an eating disorder and subsisting on low-calorie processed foods, Angela Liddon vowed to get healthy once and for all. Done with feeling sick and tired she threw out her margarine and low-calorie pre-prepared dinners, and embraced whole foods that made her glow from the inside out. But first she had to learn how to cook. Five years ago, Angela started a blog, ohsheglows.com, to spread the word about her journey to health and the powerful transformation that food can make in our lives... more

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#7: My Darling Lemon Thyme: A Year In My Real Food Kitchen

by Emma Galloway

Best-selling author Emma Galloway returns with a feast of new and seasonal vegetarian and gluten-free recipes, filled with her signature inventive, flavour-driven techniques, minimalist styling and stunning photography.

In an age of year-round growing, hydroponics and hi-tech preservation techniques, it is easy to forget that food is seasonal. In-season fruits and vegetables, grown and picked where they will be eaten, taste a million times sweeter and juicier. This book is both a celebration of real ingredients and a guide to eating the best, the healthiest and the tastiest food - just as nature intended.... more

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#8: Very Veggie Family Cookbook

by Sara Ask

This book is for anyone who is looking for vegetarian cooking inspiration.

This book contains 60 vegetarian recipes adapted for the family, divided into chapters based on the time it takes to cook them. There are recipes that take only 20 minutes on a stressful day after work, but also dishes for nights in the week when you might be able to spend a bit longer than half an hour on dinner. And recipes for the weekend that are a bit more demanding, but also a bit more luxurious. There are also recipes for finger food, good snacks, yummy desserts and lots of practical tips... more

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#9: Plenty

by Yotam Ottolenghi

Yotam Ottolenghi is a culinary star in the UK, as anyone who follows his Guardian column will know the originality and oppulence of his vegetarian cuisine. - Tom @ Angus & Robertson Bookworld

With his fabulous restaurants and bestselling Ottolenghi Cookbook, Yotam Ottolenghi has established himself as one of the most exciting talents in the world of cookery and food writing. This exclusive collection of vegetarian recipes is drawn from his column 'The New Vegetarian' for the Guardian Weekend magazine, and features both brand-new recipes and dishes first devised for that column... more

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#10: River Cottage Veg Every Day!

by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Winner of Best Cookbook at the Observer Food Monthly Awards

Why don't we eat more veg? They're healthy, cost-effective and, above all, delicious. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall believes that it is time to put this to rights, as he explains in this brilliant new book.

He's come up with an abundance of veg-tastic recipes, including a warm salad of grilled courgettes, lemon, garlic, mint and mozzarella, a winter giant couscous salad with herbs and walnuts, radishes with butter and salt, lemony guacamole, linguine with mint and almond pesto and cherry tomatoes.... more

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#11: The Modern Vegetarian

by Maria Elia

This is food that will stop you in your tracks.

Maria Elia has created recipes full of sensational flavours, colours and textures - stunning, imaginative vegetarian dishes that taste fantastic. The vegetables are, of course, the stars of her show, and Maria will showcase the astounding versatility of her favourites.

Learn how to smoke an aubergine over a gas flame, which you can then turn into a curry, or mash and mix with potato, griddle, roll in dukkah and wrap around mozzarella; grill with miso, Japanese style; or blitz into a Mediterranean salad... more

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#12: Green Kitchen Travels - Vegetarian Food Inspired by Our Adventures

by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl

A stunning collection of healthy and delicious recipes from the blog, Green Kitchen Stories which takes inspiration from all over the world.

David, Luise and their daughter Elsa are a family who love to travel. Hungry to see and taste more of the world, they had embarked on an around-the-world trip by the time Elsa was just 7 months old. They slept on a friend's couch in Brooklyn, hunted for a vegetarian restaurant in Beijing, and were mesmerized by the street food in Vietnam. By the time David and Luise returned home, Elsa had learned to walk and their minds and bellies were full with food inspiration... more

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#13: Persepolis

by Sally Butcher

Vegetarian Recipes from Peckham, Persia and Beyond

The part-time vegetarian who was identified in Sally's first book, Veggiestan, has become a thing. Great swathes of the population are now eschewing meat for the best part of the week in favour of healthier, vegetable-based alternatives. The appetite for new ways to brighten your broccoli, add sparkle to your spinach and titillate your tomatillos has never been greater... more

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#14: Smith and Daughters: A Cookbook That Happens to Be Vegan

by Shannon Martinez & Mo Wyse

Forget your preconceptions of vegan food. Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse are here to challenge them all, one inventive dish at a time.

Determined to do things differently, they built a restaurant in Melbourne called Smith & Daughters. The instant crowds told the story; these were the bold flavors people had been waiting for. From Shannon's take on meatballs and garlic prawns, to Chilean shepherd's pie and a tantalizing line-up of desserts and drinks, these are recipes for anyone who appreciates creative, good food - vegan or otherwise... more

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#15: The Moroccan Soup Bar

by Hana Assafiri

Recipes of a Spoken Menu and a Little Bit of Spice

Drive down St George's Road in North Fitzroy on the evenings the Soup Bar is open and you'll find a queue stretching out the door and around the corner. With its brightly coloured interior, refreshing spoken menu and flavourful Moroccan cuisine, The Soup Bar over the past 16 years has become a Melbourne institution.

Hana, head cook and owner, is releasing a cookbook of the wonderful vegetarian dishes served every night at the restaurant. Her devoted customers have sought the secrets of her recipes, in particular the famed chickpea bake, a dish so delicious it's won awards... more