Vegetarian recipes

Aubergine and Ricotta Flatbread

Aubergine and Ricotta Flatbread

Aubergine and Ricotta Flatbread. Photography by Jason Lowe (page 157)

Black Axe MangalBlack Axe Mangal is one of the most innovative and unconventional restaurants operating in London at the moment. What began as a six-week pop-up in the backyard of a Copenhagen nightclub is now a 20-seat restaurant on the edge of a roundabout in North London. Although small, Chef Lee Tiernan’s riotous space has attracted lines of in-the-know food lovers, global critics and the world’s best chefs.

Like the eponymous restaurant, Black Axe Mangal showcases a variety of explosive flavours and underused ingredients, with open-fire cooking and classic techniques. Readers are introduced to the three pillars of Tiernan’s cooking: smoking, grilling, and breads. With step-by-step explanations on key techniques, mostly photographed in Tiernan’s home kitchen and garden, fans of the restaurant will finally have the opportunity to learn the secrets behind the restaurant’s most iconic dishes.

All of Black Axe Mangal’s signature recipes are featured—from their famous flatbreads to the Pig’s Cheek and Prune Doughnuts, Aubergine and Ricotta Flatbread, Peanut and Foie Gras Bars, and Tiernan’s own version of the Crispy Pancake. There are also dishes from the earlier Danish pop-up, as well as guest recipes like Matty Matheson’s Return of the Mac and the BAM Whiskey Sourz created by the British bartending legend Mr. Lyan.

Black Axe Mangal is typified by Tiernan himself—funny, honest…and a little bit sweary. His passion is felt throughout the book, and it is a passion to make truly delicious food, no holds barred, on his own terms. Tiernan sticks by a rule of not having rules—making what he wants, changing it up, combining different flavours and influences from international cuisines, with just one aim: to never be mediocre. It is this honesty and unrestricted creativity that has become the backbone of Black Axe Mangal.

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Mama’s Butter Bean Soup

Mama's Butterbean Soup

Mama’s Butterbean Soup, The Healthspan Solution. Photography by Kelley Schuyler.

The Healthspan SolutionAuthors 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 swapping animal products and added sugars for a diet rich in vegetables, legumes, nuts, and seeds can lead to lower blood pressure, healthy weight management, and longer life.

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Butternut Squash, Green Bean and Enoki Thai Coconut Curry

Butternut Squash, Green Bean and Enoki Thai Coconut Curry

Butternut Squash, Green Bean and Enoki Thai Coconut Curry, Beauty Foods by Caroline Artiss. Photography by Ed Anderson.

Beauty Foods by Caroline ArtissBeauty Foods offers a no-nonsense approach to eating clean for the body and mind to get you looking and feeling great.

YouTube sensation Caroline Artiss starts with a diagnostic glossary of beauty ingredients that highlights the best things to feature in your daily food regime. Did you know, for example, that eating beetroot can help prevent premature ageing? Or that the vitamin E found in hazelnuts can hydrate the skin and reduce fine lines?

Caroline offers a selection of fresh and inventive recipes using everyday ingredients as well as superfoods, giving advice on the beauty benefits of the ingredients. From an Avocado Smoothie to Chia Chimichurri Steak, Thai Coconut Curry to Blueberry Crumble Pots, look no further for delicious recipes that do you good.

Beauty Foods: 65 nutritious and delicious recipes that make you glow from the inside out is available at Amazon.com an Indigo.ca. (more…)

Roasted Aubergine Lasagna

Roasted Aubergine Lasagna

Roasted Aubergine Lasagna, The Plant Kitchen, Photography copyright © Ryland Peters & Small 2020.

The Paint Kitchen More and more of us are cutting out animal protein and products from our diets, or at the very least reducing them. Sticking to your resolve to eat a meat-free diet is going to be so much easier when your food is easy to prepare and exciting to eat. This is where The Plant Kitchen comes in.

Many of these recipes rely on a rainbow of fresh produce, alongside tasty vegan sources of protein, such as beans, lentils, and nuts. Seasonings and sauces take their inspiration from all around the world, creating hearty and nourishing meals with eye-popping colour and irresistible flavour. From tender peas, asparagus, and baby carrots and sun-burnished bell peppers and tomatoes, to the starchy roots and potatoes of the colder months, there is a plant-based recipe here that will showcase seasonal produce all year round, satisfy your appetite, and take you on a voyage of vegan food discovery.

The Plant Kitchen: 100 easy recipes for vegan beginners is available at Amazon.com an Indigo.ca. (more…)

Glass Noodle Soup

Glass Noodle Soup

Glass Noodle Soup, Sarah Jansala and Renoo Jansala, Page Street Publishing Co. 2019. Photography by Toni Zernik.

Authentic Thai flavour is made vegan with chef Renoo Jansala’s incredible recipes and her unique “fish” sauce. Thai food has often been off-limits to vegans not only because of the meat but because of one of the primary ingredients-fish sauce. Renoo has perfected a vegan “fish” sauce with a soy sauce base and various salts that imparts that same kick and authentic flavour.

Vegan Thai Kitchen

Even though many of their recipes use soy, it can easily be substituted with tamari if home cooks are trying to avoid soy or gluten. Consumers are eating less and less meat every year and the demand for plant-based alternatives to meat-centric staples is on the rise.

When Sarah and her mother decided to open their restaurant in Portland, Oregon, they realized there was a big demand for vegetarian and vegan Thai food. Sarah’s mother, Renoo, is an immigrant from Thailand and a vegan. Seeing the popularity of veganism inspired her to create the menu for Kati Portland, allowing her to finally share some of her favourite dishes.

This book will include spicy, from-scratch curries, stir-fry with flavorful garlic and pepper tempeh, and east-to-make favourites like Gluten-Free Pad Thai and Tom Yum Veggie soup. It will also include one of the most popular dishes at their restaurant, Tom Kha, a spicy soup with tofu, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass and mushrooms.

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Nachos

Nachos

Nachos, Dining at Dusk, Photography by Daniela Haug.

Dining at DuskAt dusk, as afternoon relaxes into evening and the sun sinks towards the horizon, there is a magic moment. The workday is finally done, and it’s time for food and drinks with friends.

Dining at Dusk follows the golden hour around the globe—from Samoa, where the sun sets first, through Australia, Japan, India, Europe, Morocco and Brazil, to the USA and Mexico—celebrating the evening with Italian cicchetti, Spanish tapas, Greek mezzes, with tacos, yakitori, ceviche and more.

Simple-to-prepare recipes with roots in local culinary and cultural traditions, each paired with the ideal drink and a thoughtfully curated playlist – this is the perfect cookbook for elegant, laid-back gatherings with friends.

Dining at Dusk showcases a range of contemporary cuisine from around the world for this beautiful time of the day: relaxed, simple, comforting inspiration for food that is the ideal accompaniment to a modern lifestyle. (more…)

Roasted Tomato and Chickpea Frittata 

Roasted Tomato and Chickpea Frittata

Roasted Tomato and Chickpea Frittata, Modern Flexitarian, Photography by © 2019 Dorling Kindersley.

If you’re concerned about the nutritional, ethical, or environmental issues surrounding livestock farming but struggling to give up meat and dairy entirely, a flexitarian diet might be right for you.

Featuring 100 vegan- or vegetarian-based recipes, every dish in Modern Flexitarian can be adapted to suit a variety of diets.

The plant-packed recipes in this collection provide plenty of options for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts, making it easy to increase your vegetable intake while still enjoying dairy, eggs, and meat now and then.

With tips on how to get started, advice on getting the right nutrients, and a sample weekly menu, Modern Flexitarian helps you make smart choices and embrace a mostly plant-based diet.

Modern Flexitarian: Plant-inspired Recipes You Can Flex to Add Fish, Meat, or Dairy is available at Amazon.com an Indigo.ca. (more…)

Spaghetti Lentil Bolognese

Spaghetti Lentil Bolognese

Spaghetti Lentil Bolognese, Plant-Based Meal Prep by Stephanie Tornatore and Adam Bannon, Photography © Dorling Kindersley Limited.

Plant-Based Meal Prep

Eating a plant-based diet—one that embraces veggies and ditches the meat, eggs, and dairy—is one of the easiest ways to improve your health. Whether you’re ready to go entirely vegan or just want to incorporate more plant-based meals into your diet, Steph and Adam will show you how to plan and prep ahead, so your meals are ready to go when you’re ready to eat. Flexible meal plans include all your favourite foods and flavours, from mac and cheese to mashed potatoes, all made with plant-based, whole-food ingredients.

•  Over 60 plant-based recipes for breakfasts, mains, snacks, and desserts
•  Get-started guide walks you through the basics of plant-based eating and meal prep
•  Soy-free, grain-free, and paleo-friendly tags make it easy to find recipes that fit your diet
•  Flexible build-a-meal strategies let you choose your favourite flavours
•  Easy-to-follow meal plans take the guesswork out of what to make
•  Nutritional information for every recipe to help manage macros and achieve diet goals

Plant-Based Meal Prep: Simple, Make-ahead Recipes for Vegan, Gluten-free, Comfort Food is available at Amazon.com an Indigo.ca. (more…)

Vegetable Pot Roast

Vegetable Pot Roast

Vegetable Pot Roast, The Vegetarian Cookbook, Photography by Dave King

Budding young cooks will be excited by the variety of healthy and fun vegetarian meals that are incredibly easy to make. Each recipe is carefully put together by an expert author and there is a nutritionist on board to check there’s a balance of vitamins, minerals, protein, and carbohydrates throughout the book.

Studies have shown that lowering your meat intake can be incredibly beneficial for you and your child’s health as well as helping the environment. Food fact files and helpful tips throughout the book give advice on how to achieve a balanced diet, ensuring every nutritional need is covered for growing young minds and bodies.

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Chipotle-sweet potato chili

Chipotle-sweet potato chili

Chipotle-sweet potato chili, Two Peas & Their Pod Cookbook, Photography by Colin Price.

Two Peas & Their Pod celebrates a family, friends, and community-oriented lifestyle that has huge and growing appeal. Maria the genuine, fun, relaxed mom next door who’s got the secret sauce: that special knack Two Peas & Their Pod effortlessly creating tantalizing and wholesome (and budget-friendly) meals with ease. From a Loaded Nacho Bar bash for 200 guests to quick-and-easy healthy weeknight dinners like never-fail favourites like One-Skillet Sausage Pasta or Chipotle-sweet potato chilli (always followed by a fab dessert!), author Maria Lichty shares her best lifestyle tips and home cook smarts.

An essential resource for parents looking to update their healthy, inexpensive, time-saving, kid-friendly meal roster; aspiring home cooks who want to eat-in delicious food more than they eat out; as well as anyone looking to share their love of food and the giving spirit with their neighbours, Two Peas & Their Pod will help readers bring home that (achievable!) slice of Americana, where families come together to enjoy fresh and nutritious meals and there’s always a batch of still-warm cookies waiting on the counter.

Two Peas & Their Pod Cookbook: Favorite Everyday Recipes from Our Family Kitchen is available at Amazon.com and Indigo. (more…)