Top-rated vegan cookbooks for those trying Veganuary

January is here, and for some that means Veganuary - a month without diary and meat. Yahoo has found the best vegan cookbooks to help you rustle up tasty treats [Photo: Getty]
January is here, and for some that means Veganuary - a month without diary and meat. Yahoo has found the best vegan cookbooks to help you rustle up tasty treats [Photo: Getty]

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A vegan diet is becoming increasingly popular, as 1 in 10 people have decided to opt for a plant-based meal plan in 2020 - according to a study conducted by Optical Express.

While some are choosing to go vegan for the first time as part of Veganuary, others may have followed the meat and dairy-free diet that excludes any animal products for years.

Either way, finding flavoursome new recipes to keep you on the straight and narrow throughout January - and for years to come - will make ditching certain ingredients that bit easier.

Whether you are looking for breakfast alternatives, vegan lunch options, mouth-watering mains or desserts, there are hundreds of dishes to choose from.

And for those who are on the hunt for filling, yet healthy, snacks to satisfy their hunger pangs, which are still in keeping with their dietary needs, there are more options than you think.

Cookery books can sometimes be overwhelming, especially for those who are not so handy in the kitchen, but we have found the best cookbooks to suit all culinary levels.

Best vegan cookbooks

Bosh! By Henry Firth and Ian Theasby | £5 (Was £20) from WHSmith

BOSH! should be on your vegan cookbook radar as it won the Lifestyle Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the British Book Awards 2019.

Culinary duo, Henry Firth and Ian Theasby, have wowed fellow chefs with their plant-based recipes, including John Torode and Lisa Faulkner when they cooked for the couple on their show Weekend Kitchen.

Modern Vegan Baking by Gretchen Price | £13.70 from Amazon

Eggs, milk, butter and chocolate are popular ingredients in cakes, brownies and other sweet treats, which means vegans often miss out.

Not any more thanks to Gretchen Price’s Modern Vegan Baking cookbook, which contains a selection of recipes ideal for those with a sweet tooth.

Five Ingredient Vegan Cookbook | £20 from Oliver Bonas

Katy Beskow has catered for everyone’s needs with her Five Ingredient Vegan cookbook, which is ideal for those who are easing their way into a plant-based diet, as well as those who are not the most confident cooks in the kitchen and people on a budget.

Leon Fast Vegan Cookbook | £25 from Oliver Bonas

Leon is one of the nation’s go-to fast food chains who serve healthier alternatives, as they cater for coeliacs, those with a gluten intolerance, as well as vegetarians and vegans.

With 150 recipes on offer, from main dishes, sides and sweet treats, there is bound to be something for everyone.

Vegan One Pound Meals by Miguel Barclay | £10.61 from Amazon

Following the expense of Christmas people are often strapped for cash come January.

But Miguel Barclay’s Vegan One Pound Meals makes it easier for you to eat well without breaking the bank as each recipe will cost just £1 per portion - what more could you want?

East: 120 Vegetarian and Vegan recipes from Bangalore to Beijing | £13.03 from Amazon

There is a large amount of stigma around vegan meals being “tasteless” or “bland”, but Meera Sodha has proved otherwise.

East contains a mixture of Asian-inspired vegetarian and vegan recipes that are packed full of flavour, and are guaranteed to make everyone’s mouth water.

Deliciously Ella The Plant-Based Cookbook by Ella Mills | £14.47 from Amazon

Blogger Deliciously Ella shot to fame with her food blog, Deliciously Ella, which saw her open a cafe serving a whole host of nutritious dairy free food, as well as her own range of snacks, following the success of her website.

The cookbook covers everything from plant-based breakfast options, to snacks, main dishes, as well as soups, curries, and desserts, so it is no surprise it has received 425 five star reviews on Amazon.

The 28-Day Vegan Plan by Kim Julie Hansen | £11.53 from Amazon

Kim-Julie Hansen’s cookbook is ideal for those starting Veganuary and need help staying on the straight and narrow this January, as well as those who are opting for a meat and dairy-free long term lifestyle.

The cookbook is filled with 100 tasty recipes, plus it has the seal of approval from Jamie Oliver and BOSH! chef’s Henry Firth and Ian Theasby.

Happy Vegan by Fearne Cotton | £8 (Was £20) from The Works

Fearne Cotton’s Happy Vegan is an affordable vegan recipe book, which will help you create tasty dishes that all the family can enjoy.

Plus the sweet treats are free from refined sugar, so you are guaranteed flavoursome dishes that are healthy and inexpensive.

The Green Roasting Tin | £10.20 from Wordery

If you don’t quite fancy yourself a Gordon Ramsey in the kitchen, or are strapped for time and don’t want to spend your entire evening slaving over the stove, then The Green Roasting Tin is for you.

Rukmini Iyer’s cookbook is ideal for those who are vegan and vegetarian, and are looking for recipes that need minimal effort, as each meal only needs one dish, which also saves on washing up - it’s a win, win all round.