I don’t know about you but for me one of my very favourite youtuber videos is when people tell you what they have been loving each month so I thought it may be fun to write about the best cook books i’ve discovered lately or have always loved. Its quite difficult for me to type today because I slammed my finger in the car boot; fun fact of the day I am super super clumsy. All of these books are either vegan or cater for vegans.
Deliciously Ella Everyday By Ella Woodward – I love this lady’s beautiful ,simple and comforting plant based recipes. I have her first book and am really looking forward to her next book which focuses on recipes to share with friends. She writes as if she is talking to you in a cafe and wants explain how you can make delicious and healthy plant based alternatives to traditional meaty foods. With recipes like chickpea and sweet potato stew , parsnip fries , honey mushroom quinoa , peanut butter cookie sandwiches and salted caramel brownies you are bound to find something delicious.
Oh She Glows by Angela Liddon – This would be one of most used cookbooks in my house and I am also eagerly awaiting her next book about simple everyday vegan recipes. Angela is a busy mum and has a fussy husband so she aims to create vegan recipes which suit fussy eaters and don’t take along time. I find her book to be full of recipes which I really want to make and share and her writing style ensures a few laughs along the way. Recipes like chia donuts (so yum) , avocado pasta sauce (another fave) , baked oatmeal , miso power bowl and chocolate almond brownies make it a book that must be shared and talked about.
Thug Kitchen by Matt Holloway and Michelle Davis – When my lovely boyfriend gave up all meat except fish I wanted to find him a funky , non gushy cookbook which he could enjoy and laugh at ; thug kitchen was that book. This really isn’t the book for you if you don’t like swearing because the guy and girl who write it love it ; I feel as if this book is makes a really refreshing change to most plant based books as it it quite literally ‘ cuts out the crap’. But if you are easily offended then I wouldn’t bother with this one. Recipes include mexican sliders , carrot cake cronuts , vegan mayonnaise , meatball salad and pumpkin ginger blondies.
Veggies by Simon Bryant – This was a birthday present and I love it ; although it is not vegan all recipes are vegetarian and a lot are vegan ; I felt I had to include an Australian author in the list. Simon is an amazing chef from little old Adelaide who has been on master chef as a consultant and works closely with the wonderful Adelaide central market. His book shows readers how to use fresh produce and explains what is in season. Recipes include chilli ginger tofu , sweet potato peanut curry , beetroot ravioli and roasted cauliflower with spices.
My Darling Lemon Thyme by Emma Galloway – I wanted to include a cookbook which has a lot of vegan and vegetarian recipes but also focuses largely on food intolerances. Emma is a writer and blogger with two children who suffer from a range of food intolerances so she wrote a cookbook to help other people discover family friendly recipes which catered for gluten free , dairy free , low fodmap etc. Emma is an amazing photographer and this book showcases that ; if you cant afford her cookbook do yourself a favour and check out her blog under the same name. Recipes include vegan hot chocolate , sweet potato fritters , carrot and red lentil soup, kale curry and roasted shiitake bowls.