Vegetarian recipes

Greek Rice-Stuffed Tomatoes

Greek Rice-Stuffed Tomatoes

Greek Rice-Stuffed Tomatoes, Big Night In: Delicious themed menus to cook & eat at home by Katherine Bebo. Photography by Jenny Linford.

Big Night In: Delicious themed menus to cook & eat at home by Katherine Bebo

If you shudder at the thought of arriving home late with a greasy take-out in hand, turn the tables on the “awesome” Big Night Out and celebrate the arrival of the Big Night In. No longer is staying in the boring, vanilla, or lacking-in-fun choice but, with this creative collection of mouth-watering menus, you can turn your home into the perfect night-in venue for hosting family and friends.

Fill your table with tasty Baba Ghanoush, Rice-Stuffed Tomatoes, and Spinach & Feta Pastries for an evening of Moreish Mezze. Whatever the summer weather, host a bumper Family Cook In with Chorizo & Bean Burgers, springtime Apple Slaw, and Homemade Root Beer.

For the plant-based eaters in your life, create a Vegan Celebration with a Buffalo Cauliflower & Chickpea Bowl, Creamy Chipotle Dip, and a fruity Aquafaba Pavlova. Whoever your guest and whatever their taste, these are just some of the delicious recipes you’re sure to delight and impress them with.

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Heritage Tomato Tart

Heritage Tomato Tart

Heritage Tomato Tart, Posh Tarts by Pip Spence. Photography by Faith Mason.

Posh Tarts

Liven up your cooking with a posh tart! Whether it’s a delicious savoury seafood quiche, a sticky fruit crostata, or a traditional tomato tart, tarts have the edge over pies any day.

Posh Tarts offers over 70 amazing recipes covering breakfast tarts (pasteis de nata, English breakfast), meat tarts (Spanish omelette quiche, Shredded smokey chicken and sweet corn, Bacon, leek and cheese), fish tarts (Pissaladière, Tuna tonnata, Smoked salmon and watercress), vegetable tarts (Baked camembert in filo with cranberry, Roasted ratatouille, Tomato Tart, Butternut squash tarte Tatin with chestnut and sage), and sweet tarts (Jam tarts, Tarte au citron, Dutch apple tart and Linzertorte).

Simple to prepare, you can make a meal in moments with store-bought filo, puff, or shortcrust pastry and a variety of topping ideas – or make your own pastry to be even more posh. With easy-to-follow instructions and a photo for every recipe, Posh Tarts is a cut above the rest.

Posh Tarts: Over 70 recipes, from Gorgeous Galettes to Perfect Pastries is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Strawberry Shortcake Bars

Strawberry Shortcake Bars

Strawberry Shortcake Bars, Bakerita by Rachel Conners with Mary Goodbody.

Bakerita

Rachel Conners began her blog as a hobby to share baking recipes with friends, but when she started to focus more on gluten-free, paleo, and vegan recipes to make things she could share with her sister, who was following a strict diet due to health concerns, Rachel quickly realized she was onto something. Bakerita surged in popularity as fans flocked to it for delicious and beautifully photographed recipes.

Interest in gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar–free foods continues to grow in popularity, yet there are remarkably few books available focused just on desserts, and even fewer with recipes that even beginner bakers can make at home.

That’s where Bakerita comes in, offering recipes for everything from breakfast treats like Lavender-Lemon Raspberry Scones, pies and tarts such as Chocolate Mousse Pie, cakes including Mocha Chip Cheesecake, and updated all-time favourites like chocolate chip cookies and strawberry shortcake bars, all made without any hard-to-find ingredients.

Bakerita: 100+ No-Fuss Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Refined Sugar-Free Recipes for the Modern Baker is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Mushroom and Cashew Curry

Mushroom and Cashew Curry

Mushroom and Cashew Curry, Chetna’s Healthy Indian Vegetarian. Photography by Nassima Rothacker.

Chetna's Healthy Indian Vegetarian

Chetna Makan‘s bestselling cookbooks combine her creative flavour twists with a love of simple Indian home cooking. Taking inspiration from the eclectic mix of vegetarian and vegan dishes found in Indian cuisine, these tempting recipes celebrate plant-based food at its best – delicious, vibrant, varied and nutritious. Nothing complicated; just beautiful food for everyone – and so healthy that you can enjoy it every day.

With over 80 delicious recipes that vegetarians and even the most dedicated of meat-eaters can enjoy. Chetna shows just how creative you can be with even the most humble of vegetables. This book is packed with flavour and innovative ideas whilst being easy and accessible for home cooks.

Recipes include Garlic and tamarind soup, Gram flour stuffed chillies, Cheese and potato chapatti sandwich, Mushroom and Cashew Curry, Courgette kofta curry, Beetroot and sweet potato korma, and Masala paneer.

Chetna’s Healthy Indian: Vegetarian: Everyday Veg and Vegan Feasts Effortlessly Good for You is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Sweet Potato Piri Piri Burger

Sweet Potato Piri Piri Burger

Sweet Potato Piri Piri Burger, Plants Only Kitchen by Gaz Oakley. Photography by Simon Smith and Peter O’Sullivan.

Plants only kitchen by Gaz Oakley

Plants-Only Kitchen offers an explosion of flavour, with more than 70 vegan recipes that work around your lifestyle.

With symbols flagging whether recipes are high-protein, take less than 15 minutes, or are suitable for meal prep and batch cooking, Plants-Only Kitchen explains how best to make a vegan diet work for you. No-fuss, no fancy ingredients—just fantastic food using plants, only.

Gaz Oakley (aka Avant-Garde Vegan) has amassed well over a million followers on social media with his exciting vegan dishes, which emphasize that a plant-based diet doesn’t mean missing out on taste. In Plants-Only Kitchen, Gaz’s recipes are easier than ever before—following his step-by-step instructions, tips and advice, anyone can cook great vegan food.

Plants-Only Kitchen: Over 70 Delicious, Super-Simple, Powerful and Protein-Packed Recipes for Busy People is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca

Crazy-Fluffy Buttermilk Sheet Pan Pancakes

Crazy-Fluffy Buttermilk Sheet Pan Pancakes

Crazy-Fluffy Buttermilk Sheet Pan Pancakes, Southern Vegan by Lauren Hartmann. Photography by Julie Grace and Lauren Hartmann.

Southern Vegan

Eating vegan doesn’t mean sacrificing satisfying homestyle flavours with this impressive array of southern-inspired plant-based dishes. This is southern cooking for a new generation. Rediscover the region’s most beloved dishes and unearth new favourites with this collection of 60 plant-based recipes by vegan blogger Lauren Hartmann.

Whether you’re from the South or just long for its flavours, you’ll be reaching for seconds of dishes like:

· Blackened Tofu Coleslaw Sandwiches
· Nashville Hot Cauliflower
· Cajun Brussels Sprouts with Cheesy Grits
· Jalapeno Hushpuppies with Sweet Butter
· Mississippi Mud Cheesecake

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Mexican Rice Burrito Bowl

Mexican Rice Burrito Bowl

Mexican Rice Burrito Bowl, The Healthspan Solution by Julieanna Hever and Ray Cronise. Photography by Kelley Schuyler.

Authors and leading plant-based nutrition experts Julieanna Hever and Ray Cronise have spent over a decade researching diet and nutrition, analyzing longevity studies, and helping their clients achieve sustainable, lasting health benefits by adopting a whole-food, plant-based diet.

In The Healthspan Solution, they share a simple and effective diet that has allowed their clients to lose weight, reverse disease, reduce or eliminate medication use, and achieve optimal health. This accessible and easy-to-follow guide examines the health risks posed by typical Western eating habits and explains how a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, mushrooms, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices can lead to lower blood pressure, healthy weight management, and longer life.

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Fried Ravioli with Cheese and Honey

Fried Ravioli with Cheese and Honey

Fried Ravioli with Cheese and Honey from Bitter Honey: Recipes and Stories from Sardinia by Letitia Clark. Photography by Matt Russell.

Bitter Honey In Bitter Honey, seasoned chef Letitia Clark invites us into her home on one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean Sea—Sardinia. The recipes in this book do not take long to make, but you can taste the ethos behind every one of them—one which invites you to slow down, and nourish yourself with fresh food, friends and family. 

The importance of eating well is even more pronounced here on this forgotten island. Try your hand at Roasted eggplants with honey, mint, garlic and burrata, or a fresh, zesty salad of Celery, orange, anchovy and hazelnut, followed by Malloreddus (the shell-shaped pasta from the region) with crab, saffron and tomato.

Each recipe and the story behind it will transport you to the glittering, turquoise waters and laid-back lifestyle of this Italian paradise. With beautiful design, photography, full-colour illustrations and joyful anecdotes throughout, Bitter Honey is a vacation, a cookbook and a window onto a covetable lifestyle in the sun—all rolled into one. 

Bitter Honey: Recipes and Stories from Sardinia is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Veggie Halloumi Souvlaki with Harissa

Veggie Halloumi Souvlaki with Harissa

Veggie Halloumi Souvlaki with Harissa excerpted from Share: Delicious Sharing Boards for Social Dining. Photography by Mowie Kay.

Share by Theo A. MichaelsCreate a brand new dining experience in your own home with 75 recipes from MasterChef UK’s Theo Michaels, presented as themed menus on stunning sharing boards.

Here you will discover delicious food, presented with maximum visual appeal and designed to be shared by a group of people. Theo has been presenting his creative cooking this way at events of all sizes and styles for some time, his aim to create an interactive and relaxed dining experience that brings people together. Now he brings his unique vision to your home.

Downsized to feed six to eight people and easily achievable, these exciting sharing menus are perfect for modern, communal eating. The book opens with a sharing board comprised of bought-in deli-style foods to get you started, with expert pointers on how to create a visually stunning presentation.

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Cold Sour Tomato Soup

Cold Sour Tomato Soup

Cold Sour Tomato Soup excerpted from Fire, Smoke, Green by Martin Nordin.

InFire Smoke Green by Martin Nordin Martin Nordin’s second book, he brings us a host of mouthwatering, modern vegetarian recipes, using the most elemental and ancient method of cooking: fire. Not just a barbecue cookbook, Fire, Smoke, Green is broken up into seven chapters that cover everything you need to know about making great food over the flame: from grilling directly onto fire, to cooking with indirect fire, smoked recipes, and even wood-fired pizza

Atmospheric photography and charming illustrations throughout bring you something other than your average vegetarian cookbook—as lovers of Martin’s first book Green Burgers will attest, his approach to meat-free cooking is anything but boring. Try the Roasted and smoked potatoes with beer-caramelized onions; the Fennel roots with shiitake, green onion, buckwheat and herb oil; or Harissa-marinated sweet potato with grilled cabbage leaves and black dukkah. Or if you still can’t get enough of the burger recipes, why not try the Zucchini and mungbean burgers with sriracha mayonnaise and furikake, washed down with a smoky Mezcal with grilled grapefruit. (more…)