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Best everyday family cookbook?

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LoyaltyBonus Fri 01-Nov-19 15:38:11

I've been out for a lovely vegan lunch today and whilst I'm not intending to become a vegan, I can see lots of reasons to eat more vegan dishes.

However, after a meat/dairy free meal I often feel hungry with dishes based around lightly cooked veg. Who can recommend a good cookbook for everyday that includes substantial meals and filling lunches? E. G the dish I had today was a bombay potato salad with chickpeas and green beans. And delicious. Other than that, a veg chilli is the extent of my ideas for a satisfying meal.

Expressedways Fri 01-Nov-19 15:41:10

Thug Kitchen is a big winner in our house

Ricekrispie22 Fri 01-Nov-19 18:57:55

I’m really impressed with Fearne Cotton’s new book called Happy Vegan.
The best all-round family book is probably Bosh www.waterstones.com/book/bosh/henry-firth/ian-theasby/9780008262907

VictoriaBun Fri 01-Nov-19 19:00:29

Not vegan, but as a vegetarian of many years we are enjoying the recipes of Jamie Oliver's new book. Veg .

ppeatfruit Mon 25-Nov-19 15:04:53

Oh and Hugh FW's Veg Every Day and Light and Easy which isn't strictly vegan but has lots of GF etc. good ideas for quick and nourishing meals.

BertrandRussell Mon 25-Nov-19 15:10:35

Hugh Fewrnley Whittingstall Veg is great. And Madhur Jeffery- I think it’s called South Asian Vegetarian Cooking or something like that. I’ll look it up when I go home. It’s about 4 inches thick and has loads of lovely food....

theneverendinglaundry Mon 02-Dec-19 14:31:04

I'm on the lookout for good books, got Bosh! and Jamie's Veg book.

Dirty Vegan looks good and its only £8 in The Works at the mo. Agree the Fearne cotton book also looks good.

ppeatfruit Tue 03-Dec-19 08:49:41

thenverending There is a vegan magazine which is very helpful. It's called Vegan Food and Living. It has lots of recipes and explanations about how to make aquavaba etc.

Mrsducky88 Tue 03-Dec-19 08:55:06

Bosh!, Jamie Oliver Veg, Hugh FW Veg and Meera Sohda Fresh India are my top picks. Can often pick them up cheap on world of books website too.

ForTheLoveOfCatFood Mon 09-Dec-19 19:32:59

I like Bosh & Ferns book good variety and you don’t need lots of random ingredients either. Jamie Oliver website is good too.
Thug kitchen is next on my list.

Givemestrengthorgin Mon 09-Dec-19 19:37:02

The river cottage veg book is great, loads of really good family meals in there.

PorridgeAgainAbney Tue 31-Dec-19 19:28:41

My favourite vegan book so far is Isa Does It by Isa Chandra Moskowitz, packed with a huge variety of breakfasts, snacks, full on dinners and bakes. Everything I have made from this book has worked, and I'm not a brilliant cook by any means smile.

I love that the meals don't rely on soya for the protein too (DS is allergic so this is great as it means one meal fits all).

PorridgeAgainAbney Tue 31-Dec-19 19:31:11

Oh and also that most of the time it relies on basic ingredients that I will already have in. I hate it when you feel like cooking something and realise that you're missing some stupidly obscure ingredient that is stocked only in the health food shop in town 5 miles away.

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