These quick & easy plant-based cookbooks can help you knock up something healthy and tasty, without having to resort to expensive plastic-wrapped ready meals, made with factory farmed ingredients. Although most people eat animal foods, there is not enough land to provide free-range organic versions. So the more plants that everyone eats, the better welfare for our barnyard friends.
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.
- Liv B’s Vegan on a Budget is a super book by a young Canadian chef, who offers 112 recipes, all simple to make with everyday affordable ingredients. The beautifully photographed recipes include Spicy Mango Salsa, 5-Minute Guacamole, Famous Lasagna Soup, Ginger-Glazed Carrots, Caesar Salad with Garlicky Croutons, Sweet Sriracha Cauliflower Wraps, Red Pepper Fettuccini and Half-Baked Cookie Dough Pancakes.
- 80 One Pot Vegan Recipes is by popular London chefs Roxy and Ben. Here they offer recipes with maximum taste, and little washing-up. Recipes include Roasted potato alla norma, Leek, Potato & Wholegrain Mustard Pie, ‘Fishcakes’ with Homemade Slaw, Loaded Sweet Potato Wedges, One-Pan Paella, Lazy Lasagne, Mushroom & Ale Filo Pie, Tofish Goujons & Chips, Mushroom Tikka Masala and Boozy Caribbean Pear Cake.
- Also check out their other book So Vegan in 5 with recipes for for Linguine Green Pasta, Pea & Mint Soup, Smashed Peas on Toast, Rich Ragu, 5-Ingredient Ravioli and Grilled Cinnamon Plums.
- Great British Vegan is a book of 80 recipes to cook the nation’s favourite dishes. Recipes include Full English Breakfast, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Roast, Beer-Battered (to) Fish & Chips (below), Shepherd’s Pie, Bangers & Mash, Yorkshire Pudding, Sausage Rolls, Eton Mess and Sticky Toffee Pudding.