Learn to make your own Italian meals, and you don’t have to rely constantly on ready-made supermarket meals for lasagne and tiramisu, often made with factory-farmed ingredients. Of course it’s nice to go out for a meal and support local restaurants, but most people can’t afford to do this all the time. So teach yourself one of the world’s most popular cuisines, all plant-based style.
Avoid certain foods (green veggies, grapefruit) with some medicines. No nuts, seeds and nut/seed butters for young children. Cut carrot sticks/veggie hot dogs lengthwise and again, to avoid choking. Choose palm-oil-free vegan butters. See foods to keep away from pets.
- Veganissimo is another authentic book, by an esteemed French chef. Recipes are for Arancini, Artichoke Cream with Hazelnuts, Seitan Osso Bucco, Lasagne, Amaretti, Pannacotta and lemon Tiramisù.
- Vegan Italiano is a book by an Italian author, translated into English. Find authentic recipes for Crostini with Marinated Courgette, Spaghetti with Wild Asparagus, Cream of Pumpkin & Potato Soup with Chestnuts & Cherry Strudel.
- Discovering Vegan Italian offers recipes for ricotta cheese, spaghetti carbonara, pan-fried calamari, walnut ragu lasagne and tiramisu.
- Plantiful offers 75 recipes inspired by the author’s Italian heritage. Francesca Bonadonna brings familiar flavours to your table, including vegan chorizo potato breakfast tacos, split pea cannellini bean stew and zeppole (fried pastries with cream).
- Mangiamo! The Vegan Italian Cookbook is a self-published book with 150 authentic recipes.