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Vegetarian cookbook recommendations

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lizziejj2102 Wed 13-Nov-19 09:18:46

Can anyone recommend a good vegetarian cookbook? We are not vegetarian but keen to have more veggie meals. Preferably some reasonably simple recipes with easy to find ingredients.

karmakameleon Wed 13-Nov-19 09:52:08

Have you seen the river cottage veg book? Probably the kind of thing you’re looking for. Straight forward ideas that would appeal to meat eaters.

butteredbarmbrack Wed 13-Nov-19 09:53:04

Two veggies and two omnivores in my household. The vegetarian cook books I use most are Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall "River Cottage Veg everyday" and Cranks Fast Food (an older one, but recipes which should be doable in half an hour). Anna Jones is another discovery in the past couple of years - she features in the Food section of the weekend Guardian, or the books I have are "A Modern Way to Cook" and "A Modern Way to Eat". Her recipes are maybe a bit fancier and she likes using alternative sugars etc, though you can often sub with sugar or whatever honey etc you may have at home.

I also quite like BBC Good Food mag - don't just look at the vegetarian recipes, some of the meat ones you can leave out bacon, or use vegetarian sausages or Quorn etc in place of the meat. BBC Good Food website is good too, you can search by ingredient or look for veggie recipes, quick recipes, or indeed quick veggie recipes! I also got my daughter a student vegetarian cookbook, which has plenty of easy recipes with cheap and easy to get ingredients.

GrumpyHoonMain Wed 13-Nov-19 09:54:16

Not a book but a website -

furrytoebean Wed 13-Nov-19 10:22:25

Not veggie but an amazing vegan cook book is 'thug kitchen'.
The swearing gets a bit tedious but the recipes are cheap, easy and delicious.

StrawberryPi Wed 13-Nov-19 11:36:58

MOB Veggie is great. Generally recipes are designed to feed four for a tenner, and they are really tasty and mostly easy to follow too smile

HCHQ Wed 13-Nov-19 13:20:13

Jamie O's VEG - we are slowly eating our way through it plus you can watch him making some of it on All 4 catch up TV ... enjoy!

theneverendinglaundry Wed 13-Nov-19 19:28:16

I second Jamie Oliver's Veg, and I also really like the Bosh! Book.

Easy Cheesy vegetarian is a good website too.

BuffaloCauliflower Wed 13-Nov-19 19:29:05

The Middle Eastern Vegetarian Cookbook is my fave

stucknoue Wed 13-Nov-19 19:37:58

Hugh feebly whittenstall veg or evening simpler (and cheaper) the student veg cookbook.

Thedot90 Wed 13-Nov-19 20:13:11

The most recent deliciously Ella book is great, and doesn’t have lots of silly ingredients like her first couple of books. The cauliflower daal is a recipe I have made over and over again, and there are lots of stews and curries you can batch cook.

Melissa Helmsley eat happy isn’t veggie, but I was given it, and have cooked loads of things from there, all take around 30 minutes or less, and she always gives substitutes so you can basically work with what you have in, I think it’s my favourite recipe book I’ve ever had.

Hugh Fearnley-whittingstall’s is next on my list - have had so many people recommend it to me, non-veggies included

Batinahat Wed 13-Nov-19 20:37:04

I really recommend The Green Roasting Tin - all the recipes are done in one tin so are traybake style and simple but very delicious and lots of interesting ideas. We aren't vegetarian but now eat so many veggie/vegan meals because of this book as the dishes are so great. Her other books are also great - Rukmini Iyer is the author - check out her insta for a look at the sort of stuff she does smile

PurpleDaisies Wed 13-Nov-19 20:40:02

I use vegan Richa a lot for curry recipes. There’s a cookbook but most are online. Don’t be put off by it being vegan-they’re the best curries I’ve ever madez

GeoffreyAndBungle Wed 13-Nov-19 20:43:53

Veggie here (with lots of cookbooks!) and my favourites are

Veg everyday
The green roasting tin

The BBC food website is also good.

LlamaofDrama Wed 13-Nov-19 20:56:52

I really like the Cranks Fast Food, also Leiths Vegetarian Bible. The BBC do a load of mini recipe books with 100 recipes and the veggie one of those is good if you want quick, easy and tasty.

lioness88 Wed 13-Nov-19 21:12:25

Deliciously Ella has an app which costs 99p a month with some great recipes. I've made most of them and DH who is not veggie has really enjoyed them. Her cookbooks are great too but some of the ingredients she uses are quite expensive and obscure.

Other cookbooks I've liked are Ferne Cotton and Niomi Smarts (Eat Smart) books, Jamie Oliver's Veg is good too. Also, ready steady glow by Madeleine Shaw.

musicmum75 Wed 13-Nov-19 22:08:29

My faves are the HFW veg book, The Green Roasting Tin and 15 Minute Vegan by Katy Beskow (you can adapt the recipes to be vegetarian).

Myimaginarycathasfleas Wed 13-Nov-19 23:10:45

I saw The Green Roasting Tin for £7 in The Works today.

I find the BBC Good Food and Waitrose online recipes excellent.

Ainsley Harriot's food in minutes books are worth a look, although the recipes are often quite spicy.

I'm currently trying to find good low carb, vegetarian recipes - any recommendations?

Neolara Wed 13-Nov-19 23:16:12

Those of you who rate Jamie Oliver's veg book, can you tell me which recipes in particular you've enjoyed. I've made a couple of them and haven't been very impressed but maybe I've just chosen badly.

Disco3000 Wed 13-Nov-19 23:19:48

The Quorn cookbook is pretty good if you can get hold of a copy.

PurpleDaisies Thu 14-Nov-19 07:50:56

15 Minute Vegan by Katy Beskow (you can adapt the recipes to be vegetarian).

By definition, vegan recipes will be vegetarian. confused

FamilyOfAliens Thu 14-Nov-19 07:55:22

Another vote for Hugh F-W’s Veg Every Day.

And as a vegetarian of 30 years, the one I use the most is Delia’s Vegetarian Cookbook. Every recipe we’ve cooked from it has been delicious. It’s a bit old now so just swap Parmesan, etc for vegetarian alternatives.

Bloodybridget Thu 14-Nov-19 09:38:36

Seconding LlamaofDrama's recommendations of Leith's Vegetarian Bible and the BBC 100 recipes Vegetarian, although it looks like the latter is out of print.

MrsRedFly Thu 14-Nov-19 10:17:29

Sam Stern's Eat Vegetarian is really good!

Whitejotter Thu 14-Nov-19 13:33:55

Which recipes do you like from Leith's Vegetarian Bible I seem to remember making the Puy lentil pie and a Leek and Olive gratin but I haven't looked at it in years.

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