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Best vegan cookbooks at a glance
- Best Asian vegan book: Jackfruit & Blue Ginger by Sasha Gill, £20
- Best budget vegan book: Vegan One Pound Meals by Miguel Barclay, £9.55
- Best easy vegan book: Quick & Easy by Deliciously Ella, £23
- Best African vegan book: Afro-vegan by Bryant Terry, £19.19
- Best step-by-step vegan book: Vegan Cooking for Everyone by The Happy Pear, £22
- Best eco-friendly vegan book: More Plants Less Waste by Max La Manna, £22
- Best Japanese vegan book: Vegan JapanEasy by Tim Anderson, £22
- Best five-ingredient vegan book: Five Ingredient Vegan by Katy Beskow, £12.70
- Best global vegan book: Plants-Only Kitchen by Gaz Oakley, £20
- Best one-pan vegan book: Vegan Roasting Pan by Katy Beskow, £9.97
- Best for global inspiration: Eat More Vegan by Annie Rigg, £16.99
- Best for Indian cooking: Meat-free Mowgli by Nisha Katona, £13.96
Best vegan cookbooks to buy 2024
Jackfruit & Blue Ginger by Sasha Gill
Best Asian vegan book
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Oxford medical student Sasha Gill is originally from Singapore, so when she moved to the UK and began following a vegan diet, she turned to her favourite Asian dishes and transformed them into plant-based meals. Her innovative creations range from tofu pad Thai and Peking jackfruit pancakes, to butter chicken made from seitan and plant milk. This is an incredibly comprehensive Asian vegan cookbook.
Vegan One Pound Meals by Miguel Barclay
Best budget vegan book
The latest in the One Pound Meals book series is all about easy plant-based meals that cost £1 or less per head, using supermarket ingredients. From sticky peanut butter tofu to creamy cauliflower tagliatelle, this book is full of clever ideas for everyday cooking on a budget.
Quick & Easy by Deliciously Ella
Best midweek vegan book
Bestselling author Ella Mills, founder of Deliciously Ella, has created over 100 fuss-free, simple recipes in this book. Browse a wide variety of dishes, including breakfasts, lunches, 20-minute meals and desserts. The super-speedy mains feature pasta, noodles, hearty veg-laden bowls and Asian-inspired plates.
Afro-vegan by Bryant Terry
Best African vegan book
Chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry has complied over 100 dishes inspired by Terry’s personal memories, as well as the history of food that has travelled from the African continent. Try his cinnamon-soaked wheat berry salad, creamy coconut cashew soup or crispy teff & grit cakes with aubergine, tomatoes & peanuts. It even includes suggested music from around the world, as well as book recommendations.
Vegan Cooking for Everyone by The Happy Pear
Best step-by-step vegan book
Bestselling chefs Dave and Steve Flynn have crafted a wide range of easy, plant-based dishes. Learn new techniques with their step-by-step guides, fun variations and top tips. Choose from over 200 recipes, including coconut granola, homemade vegan pizza, creamy broccoli pie and carrot cake with vegan soft cheese frosting.
More Plants Less Waste by Max La Manna
Best eco-friendly vegan book
Zero-waste chef and climate activist Max La Manna brings his passion for waste-free cooking to this eco-friendly cookbook. His first cookbook includes tasty weeknight dinners like spaghetti bolognese, crunchy cauliflower curry and leftover veggie nachos. The book goes beyond recipes, with all-natural home hacks such as DIY deodorant and citrus bomb house cleanser, too. Push yourself with his 21-day zero-waste challenge.
Vegan JapanEasy by Tim Anderson
Best Japanese vegan book
Try a new flavour profile with Tim Anderson’s inventive Japanese-inspired dishes. Try classic recipes such as vegetable tempura, onigiri, mushroom gyoza and agedashi tofu. Discover his clever vegan conversions, including cauliflower katsu curry, french onion ramen and mapo tofu with ancient grains. Mix up a refreshing watermelon mojito and bake a batch of soy sauce butterscotch brownies.
Five Ingredient Vegan by Katy Beskow
Best five-ingredient vegan book
This contains over 100 recipes using minimal ingredients. Make a tasty lunch of Santorini tomato fritters, Welsh rarebit stuffed potatoes or spinach pancakes. Whip up an easy midweek dinner, such as roasted cherry tomato risotto, pumpkin & sage macaroni or pear & butterbean traybake. For those with a sweet tooth, try the carrot cake porridge, zesty bread & butter pudding and blood orange granita.
Plants-Only Kitchen by Gaz Oakley
Best global vegan book
Gaz Oakley has amassed a huge following on social media with his exciting vegan dishes. This fan-favourite cookbook is full of meal prep ideas, gluten-free recipes and high-protein dishes. Find unique recipes like Caribbean waffles, Jamaican vegetable curry, sweet potato piri piri burgers and protein blueberry pancakes.
Vegan Roasting Pan by Katy Beskow
Best one-pan vegan book
If you’re already vegan or reducing your meat intake, Katy Beskow’s book of easy, vibrant plant-based meals is a must. It couldn’t be simpler: just mix or arrange the ingredients in a pan and let the oven do the hard work for you. Divided into light, supper, extras and sweet, there are over 70 one-pan dishes to try, with light and hearty options, such as chickpea & olive orzo, spicy tofu nuggets and a creamy massaman curry. For dessert, try the cherry & almond crumble with a generous scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream. The oven-ready biryani is our must-try recipe.
Eat More Vegan by Annie Rigg
Best for global inspiration
This is a colourful celebration of plant-based cooking everyone will love, packed with flavours from all corners of the globe. Dishes include soft roasted aubergines with soy dressing and beetroot & spinach falafel. There’s an array of vegan options for almost every cuisine you can think of. Perfect for meat-free Monday-ers and veteran vegans – we’re looking forward to making the curried cauliflower laksa.
Meat-free Mowgli by Nisha Katona
Best for Indian cooking
One way to help reduce food bills is to embrace more meat-free meals. Presenter and restaurateur Nisha Katona’s new title in the Mowgli series features mostly vegan recipes, offering plenty of inspiration for utilising affordable storecupboard ingredients, like her butter bean korma and ‘lazy’ potato curry. You’ll find some truly mouth-watering mains – including her courgette kofta curry – to pair with the IPA onion rings, zingy salads and a carrot pickle for a real feast on a relaxed Friday night in.
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