7 of the Best Vegan Cookbooks

Whether you are already vegan, toying with the idea or just moving towards a more flexitarian approach to eating, it's always good to get new inspiration.  And while the web is awash with blogs, articles and videos, in my book ('scuse the pun) nothing beats a great new cookbook.  Here are our current favourites, seven must-have vegan recipe books. Who knew vegetables could taste so good?

One of our favourites, Vegan Street Food brings the inspiration of Asian street food straight into your kitchen, encouraging you to whip up flavourful and wholesome bites. Celebrate vegan food in all its glory, without compromising on flavour or protein, or trying to makes substitutions for meat or fish. That is the beauty of this collection of Asian street food - it is simply delicious, and it just so happens to be vegan.

Easy Vegan offers 160 delicious recipes without animal products for wannabe vegans, existing vegans or those wishing to learn more. It targets those who want to eat less animal product for ethical and health reasons and also those who might just want to experiment with this style of cooking or who have family or friends who are vegan. These recipes are proof that vegan food can be tasty and interesting.

Want to cook ridiculously good plant-based food from scratch but have no idea where to start? With over 140 incredibly easy and outrageously tasty all plants meals, BOSH! The Cookbook will be your guide.

Not strictly new, the 10th anniversary edition of Veganomicon contains 25 new dishes and updates throughout its 250+ recipes. This big, bold vegan cookbook is no flash in the pan. It's a good old-fashioned, all-purpose cookbook with stunning colour photos and tips for making your kitchen a vegan paradise.

No more boring lunches with Vegan on the Go. This book will rescue your lunchbox and inject some vegan flavour back into your lunchtime, with delicious, nutritious food that you can take anywhere. With a focus on easy and affordable lunches, Vegan on the Go packs 100 vegan recipes into its pages, with ideas for snacks, soups, salads, sandwiches, sweet treats, and more. Whip up delicious portable lunches including polenta parcels, sweet potato burgers, courgetti salad, and tofu sushi, with mouth-watering photographs, top tips on which ingredients to stock up on, and how to store and transport your vegan lunches to ensure they taste fresh and delicious every time.

Healthy, hearty recipes bursting with vitality and flavour. Peace & Parsnips is all about fresh, every day ingredients, minimal fuss food that are varied, nutritious and delicious. From curries, burgers and bakes to show-stoppers for special occasions, this book proves that anyone can cook and eat vegan, and far more easily than you might expect.

The Vegan Bible contains more than 500 recipes and is fully illustrated with pictures on every spread making it the most comprehensive vegan cookbook on the market. Originally published in 2014 in French, this best-seller is an exhaustive work which is a great introduction to the richness and diversity of vegan gastronomy.  Proving cooking can still be truly creative even without eggs, meat, fish or dairy products, there are recipes for breakfasts, lunches and suppers, as well as for every occasion.  This is the ultimate guide to a vegan diet.

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