Our Favourite Vegetarian Cookbooks

As we’re right in the middle of National Vegetarian Week 2019, we thought it would be the best time to share our collection of cookbooks. Being both vegetarians, we often swap cookbooks as luckily we have different ones that are packed full of delicious recipes. Whether you’re a full-time vegetarian, looking to cut down on the meat or just increase your consumption of vegetables, these books are well worth taking a look at!

Do you have any vegetarian cookbooks you can recommend? Let us know in the comments below as we’d love to add to our collection.

The Green Roasting Tin: Vegan & Vegetarian One Dish Dinners by Rukmini Iyer, £10.40, Amazon

I’ve only had this book about two weeks now and I’m completely in love with the recipes. If you’re looking for an easy to follow recipe book, this is definitely one for you. All the meals are cooked in one dish which makes life so easy. From a simple and fresh lunchbox salad with broccoli, olives, sunblush tomatoes, basil and pine nuts to sweet potatoes filled with mozzarella, onions and basil. Cooking times vary from 10 minutes up to 1 hour making the recipes ideal for the weekend or mid-week. – Ricky

Bosh! by Henry Firth & Ian Theasby, £8, Amazon

Honestly, the next cookbook you purchase NEEDS to be this cookbook. I brought this sometime back after wanting to introduce some more plant-based recipes into our already vegetarian home. I had heard great things about it and everything I heard was 100% true. In my house, this is the cookbook that has splatters over, oil stains and looks a little worn. I cook recipes from this every week and honestly, no recipe has been a disappointment so far. This is a great all-rounder and has something in it that everyone in the home will enjoy and believe me when I say, you will not even think twice about eating some more plant-based meals! – Laura

Deliciously Ella The Plant-Based Cookbook by Ella Mills, £15.74, Amazon

So this is a recent purchase for me after downloading the Deliciously Ella app and finding some really nice recipes. If I’m honest, I do find it a bit basic and very heavy on soups and salads rather than dinners. So really this is now what I use it for! As my partner works from home I try and make one soup and one salad from this book so that there is always something in the fridge for him to grab at lunchtime. I’ve made the Sun-dried Tomato Quinoa recipes multiple times since buying and so far its a winner. Ella is also well known for her vegan desserts, I’m yet to try any of them myself but these seem to be a great base to start from if you want to learn a thing or two about vegan baking! – Laura

Fresh India by Meera Sodha, £13.20, Amazon

I love Indian food and make plenty of it at home so naturally, this book had been sitting in my Amazon wish list for some time. I decided to purchase it and it’s instantly become one of my favourite cookbooks. Goodbye to jars of curry, hello easy to make fresh Indian dinners! The huge bonus to this book is that all the ingredients can easily be purchased in a good supermarket. No obscure ingredients which you have to hunt down! One of my favourite recipes is the Paneer Butter Masala which is incredible!! For the summer, my go-to recipe for BBQ’s is bound to be the Sticky Mango Paneer Skewers! – Ricky

A Modern Way to Cook by Anna Jones, £15.88, Amazon

This is a lovely plant-based cookbook that doesn’t tell you every page it’s plant-based cookbook if you know what I mean. This is honestly about just using lovely, simple ingredients to make lovely, simple food. It doesn’t try and mimic your favourite junk food or favourite family classic but it does give wonderful recipes if you just enjoy good food. Our favourite is the Lemon Pasta – I was wary at first but honestly, it’s delicious and one that I regularly pull out for dinner parties as it’s all made in one pot and is so cheap to make! – Laura

Bish Bash Bosh! by Henry Firth & Ian Theasby, £12.36, Amazon

When this came out last month I ordered it straight away after how much I loved the first one. This is my newest cookbook so I haven’t tried many recipes yet but I’m so excited to start making my way through it. It had me and my partner gasping the first time we flipped through the pages. There’s a classic lasagne recipe in here that honestly is the lasagne I have been missing during my veggie years and I didn’t even realise. Plus, there’s a recipe for vegan baked camembert which I’m super excited to try. These guys are also awesome for vegan baking – the banana bread blondies did not last very long in my house! – Laura

Eat Smart: What to eat in a day – Every day by Niomi Smart, £13.62, Amazon

If you’re not aware of who Niomi Smart is, she is a plant-based youtuber/influencer that has done big things in the plant-based world in terms of getting people interested in the diet. She was made very popular for her ‘What I Eat in a Day’ videos and the recipes looked so good that I just had to buy the cookbook. I haven’t visited this one in some time as this was always one of my first plant-based cookbooks buys but this really is a great all rounder and somewhere to start from if you are thinking of switching diets or increasing your plant-based days. Easy recipes that aren’t too fussy and some good basics to learn. She also has some lovely recipes to make your own granola and muesli which look lovely. My favourite has to be her butternut squash vegan mac and cheese (in fact I had it last night!) – easy, accessible ingredients and truly a joy to eat! – Laura

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