We’ve always been told to eat our greens and now more than ever, people are choosing to follow a plant-based diet. Whether you’re already committed to a vegan diet, or simply want to decrease your meat consumption, these vegetarian friendly recipe books are fantastic additions to your kitchen cookbook collection.
Deliciously Ella Every Day by Ella Woodward
As the second book from food blogger Ella Woodward, Deliciously Ella Every Day features brilliant vegetarian and often raw healthy recipes. As a big advocate of the healing powers of a natural diet from her own experience, Ella has included only gluten and free dairy recipes in the book, yet it’s still packed with over 100 meal ideas from breakfast to dessert. Also included are handy tips and lists to help you on your way to a cleaner diet and a healthier way of life. As well as having one of the best vegan and vegetarian friendly cookbooks, Ella also has a brilliant app that’s well worth checking out, too. Available here.
Thrivo favourites: ‘Banana Breakfast Bars’, ‘Green Goddess Bowl’ & ‘Gooey Black Bean Brownies’
Keep It Real by Calgary Avansino
After writing for the Sunday Times Style magazine and Vogue on the subject of healthy eating, Calgary set about writing Keep It Real to share her great plant-based recipes and the idea of eating ‘real’ food. This fantastic vegetarian recipe book has over 100 recipes and as a mum of three, Calgary understands the importance of being able to keep organised and plan meals in advance. Perfect for those of us who lead busy lives! In addition to vegetarian recipes, Keep It Real also features tips for healthy meal and ingredient swaps along with advice on cutting down on sugar to create a well-rounded diet. Available here.
Thrivo favourites: ‘Sunshine Sunflower Balls’, ‘Sweet Quinoa & Coconut Pud’ & ‘Broccoli Meatballs’
A Modern Way to Cook by Anna Jones
The brilliantly practical A Modern Way to cook is a kitchen must-have. Based around the idea that healthy vegetarian recipes should be easy to make every night, this book is perfect for busy parents and people with busy jobs as the recipes are separated into chapters based on how long the dish takes to prepare and cook; take a look in the 15 minute section when you get home late or need to rush out and the 40 minute section when you’ve got a bit more time on your hands. There are also tips for planning ahead, such as reusing leftovers during the week, so you’ll never have to settle for a dinner of beans on toast again. Available here.
Thrivo favourites: ‘Instant Raw Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse’ & ‘Sweet Potato & Ricotta Gnocchi’
My New Roots by Sarah Britton
As a seasoned writer for her food blog My New Roots, Sarah’s book takes her best loved and most inspiring recipes and binds them into a collection that’s a riot for the senses. The dishes are simple but powerful and are perfect for the everyday vegetarian to experiment with. With beautiful styling and photography, the dishes are separated by the seasons and encourage you to eat ingredients that are relevant for the time of year when they are at their most nutritious. There are also helpful sections on gluten, sugar and dairy free options, too. Available here.
Thrivo favourites: ‘The Life-changing Loaf’, ‘Sunflower Seed Sesame Brittle’ & ‘Freekeh Pancakes’
The Green Kitchen by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl
Beginning their journey through their Green Kitchen Stories blog, David and Luise collected together their best family recipes to share with readers in their book. The Green Kitchen is a delight to look through for both the recipes and the beautiful photography, which turn everyday seasonal ingredients into delicious meals fit for a family. There’s everything from healthy breakfast ideas to delicious hot and cold desserts, along with salads, soups and even juice recipes, too. For those looking to really get their teeth into plant-based dishes, The Green Kitchen won’t disappoint. Available here.
Thrivo favourites: ‘Indian Chickpea Crepes’, ‘Orange-kissed Seed Crackers’ & ‘Buckwheat & Ginger Porridge’
Naturally Sassy by Saskia Gregson-Williams
Ballet dancer Saskia (known as Sassy to friends) began documenting her own healthy eating journey on her Naturally Sassy blog, which saw her grow stronger and healthier while banishing her eczema and other health problems. Her book contains over 100 plant-based recipes, which are also dairy and wheat free. Sassy’s recipes, made from unprocessed, simple wholefoods are a delicious way to boost health and to get glowing, healthy skin. Available here.
Thrivo favourites: ‘Turmeric & Cinnamon Mylk’, ‘Nut Butter Cups’ & ‘Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cashew Buttercream’