Since the beginning of the year I have been trying to eat more consciously and adopt a more vegan diet. I have cut out meat completely, reduced my intake of dairy to the occasional egg or piece of cheese and just eat the odd fish dish here and there. No, I am by no means a vegan yet, however I’m getting there. In the past 6 months of reducing these animal products from my diet, I’ve lost weight without decreasing the amount of food I eat or by increasing my gym activity and my skin has drastically improved, along with my mood.
Going vegan can be daunting with many familiar foods out of bounds, so I really admire the willpower of those that stick to it and can appreciate how hard it is to find a tasty meal in a restaurant that is free of all animal products. So I’ve compiled a list of my favourite vegan cookbooks that I have acquired since becoming more interested in this lifestyle choice, to inspire you to create tasty, healthy vegan meals from the comfort of your own home for yourself, friends and family.
Packed with more than 100 delicious recipes such as go-to breakfasts, protein-packed snacks, hearty entrées, and decadent desserts. It also features many gluten free and soy free recipes to cater for even more dietary requirements.
Who doesn’t love the odd cupcake or brownie? I know I do and until I found this book I couldn’t create anything remotely similar to a buttercream laden cupcake. Be warned this could cause serious gooey cookie addictions.
This book is super helpful for those in a rush (obviously, the title gives that away) but it also it doesn’t include wacky ingredients, you can pop to your local Tesco and find everything you need.
Starting as an online blog, Thug Kitchen has created a bunch of no bullshit recipes anyone can make, not to mention delicious. Gwyneth Paltrow is a huge fan, need I say more?
This is basically the bible on all things vegan from Jerk-marinated Cauliflower Steaks to making your own nut milk to even creating your very own vegan beauty products, this is the perfect starter book for people embarking on their own vegan journey.
Another great book by Aine, this one features simple recipe lists, inexpensive ingredients and a plethora of recipes that you can knock up in no time.
A great book to create indulgent recipes for friends and family who may be dubious about veganism. Sue Quinn has created some amazing recipes that honestly taste no different to what your meat eating friends may be used to.
Ella understands that nourishing your body with wholesome ingredients needs to fit in with your existing lifestyle and not feel like something difficult, which is exactly what this book does. I love all the slow cook recipes she has concocted, they could not be easier.
Her popular YouTube video series inspired this fab cookbook, featuring everything from breakfast to cakes to feasts for the whole family, she offers a really easy way to eat delicious, healthy food at every mealtime.
Although this hotly anticipated debut book by Made in Chelsea star Lucy Watson hasn’t even been released yet, I just have a feeling that it’s going to be fab, have you seen her Instagram feed? I know my pre-order is in.
Let me know if you’re vegan or thinking about it, I’d love to hear how your journey is going, share your thoughts in the comments or get in touch on social.