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Rosemary Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted-Hazelnut Milk

Rosemary Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted-Hazelnut Milk, Whole Food Cooking Every Day by Amy Chaplin (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2019. Photographs by Anson Smart.

Rosemary Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted-Hazelnut Milk, Whole Food Cooking Every Day by Amy Chaplin (Artisan Books). Copyright © 2019. Photographs by Anson Smart.

Eating whole foods can transform a diet, and mastering the art of cooking these foods can be easy with the proper techniques and strategies.

In 20 chapters, Amy Chaplin, former executive chef of New York’s renowned vegan restaurant Angelica Kitchen, shares ingenious recipes incorporating the foods that are key to a healthy diet: seeds and nuts, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and other plant-based foods. Chaplin offers her secrets for eating healthy every day: mastering some key recipes and reliable techniques and then varying the ingredients based on the occasion, the season, and what you’re craving. (more…)

Cherry Tomato Focaccia

Cherry Tomato Focaccia, The Veggie Cookbook by Camilla Stephens, Photography by Dan Jones

Cherry Tomato Focaccia, The Veggie Cookbook by Camilla Stephens, Photography by Dan Jones

With bold flavour combinations and clever use of everyday ingredients, Camilla Stephens shows how to create exciting vegetarian dishes that will have even the most dedicated of meat-eaters calling for seconds.

The focus is on food for every day—whether that’s a comforting pie to plonk on the kitchen table after work and school or a lunchbox-friendly frittata. Alongside Higgidy classics such as Garden Pea and Potato Quiche and Squash Mac and Cheese Pie, you will find ingenious ideas such as a 10-minute Fridge to Frittata.

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Charred Corn Salad

Milli's Charred Corn Salad , Bazaar cookbook by Sabrina Ghayour, Photography by Kris Kirkham

Milli’s Charred Corn Salad , Bazaar cookbook by Sabrina Ghayour, Photography by Kris Kirkham

Bazaar is a colourful, flavourful and satisfying celebration of vegetable dishes, designed to suit every occasion and every palate. The magic of this cookbook is that you won’t feel like anything is missing, with dishes full of easy-to-achieve flavours and depth that would win over even the most die-hard carnivore.

Each recipe utilizes the abundance of varied flavour profiles of the East, from spices, herbs and perfumed aromatics to hearty staples such as grains and pulses, combined with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. You will find salads for all seasons, spectacular sides, bowl comfort, moreish mains and sweet treats. (more…)

Cookbook Review: New Feasts

New Feast, Middle Eastern Vegetarian

The Middle Eastern diet (with some regional differences) is largely vegetarian: it relies heavily on vegetables and fruit, herbs and spices and complex carbohydrates, such as pulses and grains. There are some dairy and plenty of olive oil. A limited mount of meat, poultry and fish are eaten, but they are rarely added extras to the daily diet.

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Cookbook Review: Vegetarian Heartland

In Vegetarian Heartland, photographer and blogger Shelly Westerhausen presents 100 wholesome, meatless recipes for everything from drinks to desserts. Organized by the adventures that make a weekend special—picnics, brunch, camping and more—this beautifully photographed book will inspire folks to eat well, wherever their vegetarian ventures lead them.

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Cookbook Review: The Yoga Kitchen 

The Yoga Kitchen teaches you that by eating holistic recipes you can nourish your mind, strengthen your body and bring more balance into your life. All the recipes are vegetarian and gluten-free, allowing you to improve your health, build your inner-core, increase your energy and support your spiritual development. (more…)