I think one of the things that worries people when going vegan is ... what will I cook? How do I cook vegan food? What will be different? Well, I can honestly say, nothing really changes cooking wise when it comes to being vegan, except of course, there no longer being any animal products. However, I do know it can seem a bit daunting when it comes to vegan cooking. So, as it's Veganuary, I thought I'd hare with you 5 Vegan cookbooks that can help you through the starting transition period into a vegan lifestyle.
Although I don't use cookbooks, I know that they can be really helpful even if you only use them as inspiration and don't follow them to the letter. I haven't used these cookbooks myself but I have heard good things about them! This blog post is not sponsored or an ad or anything like that. Just sharing some books I think might be helpful to vegans both new and long term.
You may know Bosh as the people who share short recipe videos on Facebook and they get shared all the time to groups and between friends. Well ... they came out with a vegan cooking book. I've heard some really good reviews of this book and I know of people who have tried recipes from this book and absolutely loved it. So, why not give it a try this year? You can find the BOSH cookbook in your local Works Store (probably, I mean their stocking is weird sometimes) OR, you can find it online here.
2. Vegan 101
So, Vegan 101 is a vegan cookbook written by Gaz Oakley, a well known internet vegan. Also known as the Avant-Garde vegan on YouTube with a following of over 500k vegans and interested individuals. He released his cookbook last year and although I don't know anyone who has personally used this book, a cookbook written by a positive internet vegan can't be bad right? You can find Vegan 101 in your local Waterstones, or at their website here.
3. Dirty Vegan
Okay, I think I speak for a few people when I say I was completely shocked that one of the pain loving team members from Dirty Sanchez, released a vegan cookbook to go along with his new vegan cookery show. You were shocked right? I mean, I never stereotype people if I can help it, but I never in a million years thought I'd see a book of this kind released by Matt Pritchard. However, I really want to try this cookbook and watch his television show as I think it'll show a completely different side to veganism that a lot of people miss or don't think exists. You can find Dirty Vegan in Waterstones and on their website here.
4. Feed Me Vegan: For All Ocassions
Another vegan cookbook by another online vegan personality. Lucy Watson is known for being very vocal about animal rights and veganism and even went on This Morning in the UK to talk about it. I do love it when vegan and animal activists are given platforms to share veganism and promote it's many benefits. Again, this is a book I have not personally used and don't know of anyone who has used it but we gotta support out fellow vegan activists right? This is another vegan cookbook that can be found in Waterstones or online here.
5. The Hungry Student
Okay, I wasn't a vegan when I was a student but I do understand the need for quickness and ease all whilst remaining as healthy as possible. Whether you're a student or not, sometimes quick, easy and cheap is still the way to go. I wish I'd been vegan as a student and had been more educated on the food we eat, so for all of you vegan students out there, I salute you and appreciate you. This cookbook is for you and for everyone else who just wants to give easy veganism a go. You can find The Hungry Student in Waterstones and on their website here.
Are there any vegan cookbooks that you have tried and want to share with everyone? Post the name of the book and a link to where to purchase the book down below. Of course, if you can find vegan cookbooks second hand, that is always a better option, however, supporting the need for more vegan cookbooks is also super important.
2019; the year of veganism!