We’ve curated a list of our favourite recently published vegan cookbooks out there that prove you don’t need meat (or fish or dairy) to make mouth-watering meals.We should note: some of these cookbooks cover vegetarian recipes that include dairy, with vegan alternatives. Smith & Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens to be Vegan) by Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse: £20, Hardie Grant Books Shannon Martinez and Mo Wyse from celebrated restaurant Smith & Daughters prove that vegan cooking is anything but bland.The recipes are woven together with tales of Kearney’s travels.
Vegan living has made huge strides into the mainstream – so much so, PETA was inspired to declare 2016 “the year of the vegan”.
Indeed, there are more than half a million vegans living in Britain alone, with at least 542,000 people following a diet that omits any animal products – including meat, fish, milk, cheese, eggs and honey – according to a study commissioned by The Vegan Society.
The cookbook also includes dinner party recipes sure to impress guests, from ‘pulled’ jackfruit carnitas that even meat-lovers won’t be able to resist to sangria crumble. Super Foods Super Fast by Julie Montagu: £18.99, Quadrille A lack of time is no longer an excuse to avoid a vegan lifestyle thanks to yoga and nutrition guru Julie Montagu’s book.
Marketed as “plant-based” (although everything here is vegan), the recipes are hearty, wholesome and varied, made using ingredients you can easily pick up at the local supermarket.
This easy-to-follow book has separate sections for breakfast, salads, snacks, suppers, square meals, and healthy – rather than super-indulgent – sweets.