There’s no underestimating the inspiration a good cookbook can provide in the kitchen. Whether you’re a seasoned plant based eater, just testing the waters with plant based living, or cooking for your plant based pals, our (growing) list of fave plant based cookbooks will ensure you’re never short of inspiration. (P.s. Any of these would make a wonderful Christmas gift for your foodie friends & fam!)
Two Raw Sisters – Margo and Rosa Flanagan
The Two Raw Sisters are on a mission to influence and educate on how easy, time efficient, cost effective and delicious plant based foods can be. Following the success of their nationwide cooking workshops and upon popular request, Margo and Rosa have compiled their first cookbook with more than 100 recipes that are quick and seriously tasty. From sustaining breakfasts to fast dinners, and tasty work lunches to mouth-watering treats, these recipes will motivate you to effortlessly incorporate more plants into everyday life. The book uses minimal expensive ingredients, instead utilising seasonal produce and everyday pantry staples.
WHOLE Again – Bronwyn Kan
WHOLE Again is a collation of recipes shared by 17 notable New Zealand entrepreneurs from various sectors including hospitality, product development and food nutrition – one contributor being GoodFor founder James Denton! These contributors share a passion for educating, inspiring and engaging the conversation around eating well for good health. The WHOLE Again recipe collection of 50+ healing, nourishing recipes is intended for those in search of fresh inspiration on their whole foods journey. From plant based bowls for one to warm, wholesome family meals to share and plenty of delectable raw treats too, it’s all about embracing cooking with ingredients from the modern pantry.
Vegful – Nadia Lim
If you’ve been wanting to enjoy more vegetable-based meals and expand your recipe repertoire, this is the book for you! Ever-inspirational Nadia Lim has created Vegful for vegetarians, vegans and omnivores alike, with the belief that whatever way you choose to eat, there is no doubt that eating more vegetables will do you a world of good. With over 100 deliciously satisfying recipes (all with full page colour photographs) to celebrate vegetables, you’ll be eating and loving more veg in no time!
Veg – Jamie Oliver
For brilliantly easy, flavour-packed and accessible veg recipes, Jamie Oliver’s latest book is for you! From simple suppers and family favourites, to weekend dishes for sharing with friends, this book is packed full of pure and simple, phenomenal food. Whether it’s embracing a meat-free day or two each week, living a vegetarian lifestyle, or just wanting to try some brilliant new flavour combinations, Veg ticks all the boxes. True to character, Jamie Oliver shares simple tips and tricks that will excite the taste buds, giving you confidence that you can up your veg intake while keeping your meals tasting utterly delicious. The recipes are also intended to leave you feeling full, satisfied and happy – and not missing meat from their plate.
Little Bird Goodness – Megan May
For the adventurous foodie, Little Bird Goodness is an inspirational way to step outside the box in the kitchen. Megan May shares more than 130 irresistible, mostly raw plant based recipes from her award winning Unbakery cafes and home kitchen. You’ll find recipes for almost every meal to enhance your health and make you feel great while benefiting the environment in the process. Ranging from decadent healthy desserts to green smoothies, plus staples such as nut milks, nut cheeses and probiotic-packed fermented foods including kimchi and kombucha, these recipes will inspire you to fill your plate with an abundance of colourful, plant based whole foods. All of the recipes are suitable for a vegan diet and are gluten- and dairy-free. Most importantly, they are sooo tasty! And unlike the first Little Bird cookbook, this one reduces the necessity for specialty equipment (like dehydrators).
Deliciously Ella The Plant Based Cookbook – Ella Mills
The fastest selling vegan cookbook of all time, Deliciously Ella shares the most popular plant based recipes from her supper clubs and deli menu, alongside a diary of her journey from food blogger to bestselling author and entrepreneur. The recipes are a true reflection of everything Deliciously Ella has done in the last few years, and each has a story of its own. The simple vegan recipes cover everything from colourful salads to veggie burgers and falafel, creamy dips and sides, hearty one-pot curries and stews, speedy breakfasts, weekend brunches, muffins, cakes and brownies. They’re the recipes that Ella’s thousands of customers have been continuing to ask for since the London deli first launched in 2015! She’s also got a new book out later this year, so one to keep an eye out for.