Learn to cook with the BOSH! Boys and refuse to be enslaved anymore to high-priced, plastic-wrapped supermarket ready-meals. These boys are friends Ian and Henry, who run a kitchen where they cook up simple plant-based meals for their popular YouTube channel, which has millions of fans. Often called ‘the vegan Jamie Olivers’, already they have presented the UK’s first vegan cooking show on mainstream TV. And don’t be fooled by their ‘alright, mate?’ personas. These are proper cooks who know about flavour combinations and how to make plant food taste like the meals you could serve up to reluctant husbands, brothers and uncles! Check out their new ready-made mixes (for savoury and sweet meals).
Check medications, as some foods (grapefruit, green veggies) are not safe. Avoid nuts, seeds & nut/seed butters for young children. Foods to keep away from pets include chocolate, coffee, alcohol, garlic, onion, scallions, leeks, chives, shallots, grapes, dried fruits, nuts, fruit pits & seeds, avocado, salt, sugar, nutmeg, bread dough, mushrooms, green tomatoes, raw/green potatoes and xylitol (sweetener). If used, choose palm-oil-free vegan butters. Try this super-speed mushroom soup from their book:
Ian cut out animal foods first. His friend Henry laughed at his not getting enough protein. Then he soon joined in. And today they have over 25 million views of their online recipes, cooked up from their East London studio.
Speedy BOSH! won PETA’s cookbook of the year, and features super-speedy meals packed with real tasty ingredients, whether you want a fast breakfast, or to prep for a Sunday roast. These meals take no more than 30 minutes and include fragrant curries, hearty stews, comfort foods for cold nights. Recipes include:
- Breakfast Hash Tacos (above)
- Mac & Cheese
- Thai Green Curry
- Spicy Stuffed Aubergines
- The Vegan Big Mac
- Creamy Pesto Pasta Bake
- Rogan Squash
- Teriyaki Tempeh (below)
- Captivating Carrot Cake
The boys pride themselves on making sure all meals are accessible and affordable. So no running to 10 different health shops to find an elusive ingredient. You can get all the ingredients you need from any health store or farm shops (or supermarket, if you don’t have anything else nearby or you’re on a tiny budget).This is real food for real people, and the BOSH! boys welcome you!
Check out their other books: Healthy Vegan has recipes for Zingy Watermelon Salad, Jammin’ Jambalaya, a Not-that-Naughty Burger, oven-roasted ‘salmon’ roasted tofu steaks (below) and a Salted Caramel Apple Crumble with Custard.