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Roman Stuffed Tomatoes

Roman Stuffed Tomatoes

Roman Stuffed Tomatoes excerpted from Pasta Grannies: Comfort Cooking: Traditional Family Recipes From Italy’s Best Home Cooks by Vicky Bennison. Copyright photography © Lizzie Mayson.

Pasta Grannies: Comfort Cooking: Traditional Family Recipes From Italy’s Best Home Cooks

Spending time with our family and friends has never felt so important—and so often this means cooking for the ones you love.

Who better to take inspiration from than Pasta Grannies who have spent their lifetimes plating up comfort and connection? Vicky Bennison, the author of the bestselling Pasta Grannies cookbook, brings more heart-warming recipes and stories from our favourite Italian grandmothers in this easy-to-follow, crowd-pleasing recipe book shows you how to make authentic Italian food that everyone will enjoy.

Discover 91-year-old Pina’s chestnut gnocchi with walnut pesto, lovingly made with ingredients she grows around her home in Liguria; or 99-year-old Marietta’s special tagliatelle recipe, which is not really a recipe at all but a reflection of her vegetable garden, the Calabrian countryside and the changing seasons. As well as meat, seafood and vegetable pasta recipes, chapters cover pizzas, pastries and pies, rice and pulses, dairy and herbs, nuts and spices. (more…)

Simple Sweet Pumpkin Soup

Simple Sweet Pumpkin Soup

Simple Sweet Pumpkin Soup excerpted from The Vegan Chinese Kitchen by Hannah Che. Copyright © 2022 Hannah Che. Photographs by Hannah Che.

The Vegan Chinese Kitchen: Recipes and Modern Stories from a Thousand-Year-Old Tradition: A Cookbook by Hannah Che

When Hannah Che decided to become a vegan, she worried that it would separate her from the traditions and food that her Chinese family celebrated. But that was before she learned about zhai cai, the plant-based Chinese cuisine that emphasizes umami-rich ingredients and can be traced back over centuries to Buddhist temple kitchens.

In The Vegan Chinese Kitchen, through gorgeous photography, stories, and recipes, Hannah Che shows us the magic of this highly developed and creative tradition in which nearly every dish in the Chinese repertoire can be replicated in a meatless way, such as Blistered Dry-Fried String Beans or Sweet and Sour Tofu.

You’ll also find recipes that are naturally plant-based and as irresistible as they are nourishing, such as flaky scallion pancakes, corn stir-fried with peppers and pine nuts, or pea shoots braised in a velvety mushroom broth made with sesame-oil roux. (more…)

Milk & Cookie Brownies

Milk & Cookie Brownies

Milk & Cookie Brownies excerpted from Broke Vegan: Speedy: Over 100 Budget Plant-based Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less by Saskia Sidey. Photography by Jo Sidey.

Broke Vegan: Speedy: Over 100 Budget Plant-based Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less by Saskia Sidey

With over 100 quick and easy plant-based recipes using supermarket staples, along with hints and tips for making vegan meals in no time at all, Broke Vegan: Speedy will have you cooking delicious dishes time after time that save money and help the planet.

With easy weekday lifesavers, dishes you can rustle up in 15 minutes and even more special dishes for when you want to impress, Broke Vegan: Speedy is the essential guide to serving plant-based meals on a budget—fast.

Whether you’re taking part in Veganuary for the first time, making the move from veggie to vegan or just trying to make your money go further, Broke Vegan: Speedy will bring variety and flavour to your meals in no time, without having to spend a fortune. (more…)

Hot Balsamic Strawberries

Hot Balsamic Strawberries

Hot Balsamic Strawberries excerpted from Vegan BBQ: 70 delicious plant-based recipes to cook outdoors by Katy Beskow. Photography by Luke Albert.

Vegan BBQ: 70 delicious plant-based recipes to cook outdoors

Vegan BBQ showcases 70 simple, summery recipes to cook on your barbecue, as well as delicious sides, dips and snacks to brighten up any alfresco event.

From Katsu burgers with wasabi mayo, Buttered Hassleback squash, and Sizzling fajitas, to Brown sugar baked beans, BBQ patatas bravas or Kiwi and avocado salsa, the recipes are easy to follow, using seasonal and readily available ingredients—proving that you don’t have to grill meat to enjoy a barbecue!

Plus, you’ll learn how to get the most out of your ingredients, how to host the perfect plant-based barbecue with friends and what essential kit you’ll need (including advice on small barbecue set-ups for balconies or bijou gardens).

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Raspberry pancake cake

Raspberry pancake cake

Raspberry pancake cake, excerpted from The Nordic Baker: Plant-Based Bakes and Seasonal Stories from a Kitchen in the Heart of Sweden by Sofia Nordgren.

The Nordic Baker: Plant-Based Bakes and Seasonal Stories from a Kitchen in the Heart of Sweden

In The Nordic Baker, Sofia Nordgren guides you through a year of plant-based Nordic cakes, buns, breads, cookies and crackers and invites readers to keep things simple, go back to basics and cook with nature in mind.

From Thumbprint cookies, Kladdkaka and Rhubarb galette in springtime, Raspberry and cardamom cupcakes when the weather begins to warm up, and a Midsommar cake for summer celebrations, through to Lingonberry roll cake, pear tart and cardamom rolls for cozy fall nights and Gingerbread bundt cake, Saffron buns and Semlor for snowy winter days.

Set to the backdrop of stunning location photography and interspersed with advice on embracing the Nordic lifestyle, bringing the outdoors into your home and tips on seasonal slow living, this is a charming celebration of a magical corner of the world and the wonderful food it has to offer. (more…)

Tomato, Courgette and Olive Pasta

Tomato, Courgette and Olive Pasta

Tomato, Courgette and Olive Pasta, One-Pot Vegan: Easy Vegan Meals in Just One Pot by Sabrina Fauda-Rôle. Photography by Rebecca Genet.

ONE-POT VEGAN: EASY VEGAN MEALS IN JUST ONE POT by Sabrina Fauda-Role

Bringing together classic dishes and fresh recipe ideas, One-Pot Vegan teaches you how to cook over 80 vegan meals in just one pot.

From weeknight essentials to gatherings and celebrations, there’s something for every occasion. Start your day with Banana and Almond Pancakes, try your hand at a speedy Gnocchi and Spinach Pasta, ready in just 15 minutes, and cook up a rather impressive Dried Tomato Risotto.

Filled with inspiration for simple, healthy, delicious vegan meals, One-Pot Vegan contains a wide variety of ingenious recipes, perfect for any night of the week.

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Cherry Almond Cake

Cherry Almond Cake

Cherry Almond Cake, Happy Vegan Food: Fast, fresh, simple vegan by Bettina Campolucci Bordi. Photography by Nassima Rothacker.

Happy Vegan Food: Fast, fresh, simple vegan

In Happy Vegan Food, Bettina Campolucci Bordi shares a collection of easy and delicious plant-based recipes that anyone can incorporate into their busy life.

With recipes including Hearty Buckwheat Waffles, a tasty Korean Pancake, a delicious yet quick One Pot Curry in a Hurry, and the decadent Hazelnut Bites, Bettina proves that nutritious food doesn’t have to be restrictive. Happy Vegan Food is designed to take you through your busy day by including ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner, meals for one, desserts, and snacks, and will easily meet the needs of any modern household.

Whether you’re looking to eat more veggies or have decided to turn vegan but don’t want to compromise on taste, Happy Vegan Food is the perfect book for you. (more…)

Moroccan-style bake

Moroccan-style bake

Moroccan-style bake, Vegan Roasting Pan: Let Your Oven Do the Hard Work for You, With 70 Simple One-Pan by Katy Beskow. Photography by Luke Albert.

Vegan Roasting Pan: Let Your Oven Do the Hard Work for You, With 70 Simple One-Pan Recipes

Vegan Roasting Pan offers 70 oven-to-table recipes that are cooked in just one pan—a roasting pan, baking sheet or muffin pan, plus a few select pieces of preparation equipment.

From Sticky maple aubergine with crushed peanuts, Watermelon niçoise and Oven-fried nuggets, to Apple and ginger dahl, Low and slow rice pudding or a Blackberry and peach tart, whether you’re a kitchen pro or a vegan beginner, it’s time to let your oven do all of the hard work for you.

The recipes are organized into four chapters:

Light: Dishes that are simple enough for lunch, or a light supper (more…)

Light as a feather tiramisu

Light as a feather tiramisu

Light as a feather tiramisu, Celebrate: Plant-Based Recipes for Every Occasion by Bettina Campolucci Bordi. Photography by Louise Hagger.

Celebrate: Plant Based Recipes for Every Occasion

The perfect cookbook for every celebration and occasion—no matter if you’re vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian or will eat anything!

From Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, to birthdays, picnics, summer BBQs and formal dinner parties, every occasion is covered in this delicious plant-based cookbook.

Each occasion has dish pairing suggestions for a completely stress-free experience.

Gluten-free, free-from and seasonal alternatives are provided for each recipe, so nobody is excluded.

Celebrate: Plant-Based Recipes for Every Occasion is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca.    (more…)

Apple Cannoli

Apple Cannoli

Apple Cannoli, Acorn: Vegetables Re-Imagined: Seasonal Recipes from Root to Stem by Shira Blustein and Brian Luptak. Photography by Gabriel Cabrera.

Acorn: Vegetables Re-Imagined: Seasonal Recipes from Root to Stem

From practical to playful, inspired recipes that reveal the hidden potential of plants

At the award-winning restaurant, The Acorn, plants are celebrated: explored, enhanced, coaxed with creativity, and dressed for a night of being the center of attention and the phenomenal focus of every plate. In their first cookbook, Shira Blustein and Brian Luptak—The Acorn’s owner and chef—share their truly unique recipes, highlighting the endless possibilities that come when cooking with the seasonal and wild-crafted ingredients gifted to us by nature. Defying categorization, with dishes that are anything but predictable, this cookbook will leave even the staunchest of meat-eaters satisfied.

The recipe chapters are structured by season, with an Essentials chapter at the start of the book—full of pickles, vinegars, oils, and plant-based alternatives—and a Cocktails chapter at the back. All the recipes are broken into components, and range from the simple but sublime Spring Radishes with Ashed Spring Onion Almond Sauce, Fried Garlic Scapes or Stinging Nettle Soup, to the intriguing Fried Zucchini Blossoms with Fermented Zucchini Purée and Apricot Chili Sauce, Smoked Caramelized Parsnip and Potato Pâté, or Squash and Chanterelle Gnocchi. And the recipes focus on minimizing waste and maximizing the potential of each plant—as the stems of one recipe become the pickled star of another.

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