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5 brilliant vegan cookbooks to try this Veganuary

Julie Delahaye

Adopting a vegan lifestyle can make for a major diet overhaul, but nowadays there's a wealth of handy cookbooks filled with easy and delicious recipes, whether you're looking to indulge your sweet tooth or want to eat a hearty dinner.  We've scoured bookshelves across the UK to bring you the top 5 best vegan cookbooks you can buy right now – perfect if you've taken on Veganuary!

Vegan in 15 by Kate Ford

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The Veg Space blogger Kate has created a handy guide chock-block full of easy recipes that can be prepared in just 15 minutes. Ideal if you're new to the vegan lifestyle, not only does this book include offer great tips and advice, but it's also got helpful shopping lists and meal planners so that making the change seems somewhat less daunting!

£8.99, published by Short Books

Soupologie by Stephen Argent

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The superfood, plant-based soup brand will change the way you think about soups with its delicious homemade and nutritious recipes, from Celariac with Walnut to Roasted Garlic. It's ideal for those looking for quick and healthy options, and the best part is that each recipe can help heal a range of health concerns including stress and fatigue to immune-boosting offerings.

£12.99, published by Vermilion

Proper Healthy Food by Nick Knowles

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The DIY SOS star has been following a vegan diet ever since he tried a week-long detox during a trip to Thailand – and now he's serving up a series of delicious, filling recipes for foodies who don't just want to snack on salads. Describing his book as "a vegan and vegetarian cookbook for meat eaters full of hearty, filling, healthy recipes", Nick offers mouth-watering recipes including his 'Man Up Carribbean Veg Curry' and 'Hearty Sweet Potato and Gooey Cheddar Cheese Muffins'.

£14.99, BBC Books, published 12 January. Photography by Andrew Burton.

The Superfun Times Vegan Holiday Cookbook by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

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Whether you're hosting a brunch with your friends or throwing a party for the Super Bowl, Isa has you covered with over 150 decadent recipes fit for any celebration. Describing herself as the "vegan punk rock version of Ina Garten" Isa reveals delicious menus with treats including Chipotle Mac and Cheese with Roasted Brussel Sprouts to an 'Irish Crème Whoopie Pie'. Definitely one to add to your shelf if you love hosting!

£23.99, published by the Little Brown Book Group

Raw Cakes by Joanna Farrow

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Going vegan doesn't mean you can't satisfy your sweet tooth every once in a while. Joanna has created a series of mouthwatering cakes which are free from dairy, sugar, gluten, that work whether you're vegan or struggling with a food intolerance. We recommend trying the Salted Caramel Brownies, or baking her Carrot Cake with Macadamia Frosting next time you throw a birthday party…

£8.99, published by Hachette

 

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