Variety without meat
Vegetarian Cookbooks: These recipes are a must-try
In Germany alone, 7.5 million people eat vegetarian food and the trend is growing. However, by giving up fish and meat, it is not necessary to eat well, on the contrary: there are many easy (and complex) dishes that provide variety in the kitchen.
In our fast-paced world, simple recipe ideas are very popular – and no one knows this better than British TV personality Jamie Oliver, who with his TV shows (“Jamie’s 5 Minute Kitchen” or “Jamie’s 30 Minute Menu”) marked great success. So it’s no wonder why she published a vegan cookbook. And he’s not alone here: other great chefs have also recorded their innovative recipe ideas.
A comparison of five popular vegetarian cookbooks
1. “Vegetarian! GU’s Gold”
The Vegan Cookbook by GU was published in February 2011 and is now a Spiegel bestseller. The 512 pages contain more than 400 delicious recipe ideas – divided into seven different sections: ‘Cooks and Cold Starters’, ‘Hot Starters and Appetizers’, ‘Soups and Dishes’, ‘Potatoes, Vegetables and Legumes’, ‘Pasta, Rice and Cereals’ ‘, ‘Tofu and Tempeh’ and ‘Desserts and Sweets’. Depending on how much time you want to cook, there are simple and quick dishes, but also complex and elaborate dishes. According to the manufacturer, there is a suitable recipe for every occasion.
2. More Vegan by Nelson Muller
Flexitarians are people who eat a mostly vegetarian diet but don’t give up meat at all. Or as Nelson Muller describes himself: a partial vegetarian. In this 192-page cookbook, the star chef brings together a variety of recipe ideas 80 percent are vegetarian (or vegetarian) and contains 20 percent meat. The book was published in 2021 and is still popular today. Whether it’s the pretzel burger with tofu and veggie patty or the lamb cutlets with onion jam and roasted salad: vegetarian or not, every foodie will find something to suit them here.
3. Yotam Ottolenghis, “The Pleasant Vegetarian”.
A famous chef also immortalized himself in this vegetarian cookbook: Yotam Ottolenangi. Her Israeli-British roots are also reflected in her 125 modern recipe ideas eastern-mediterranean cuisine vice versa. The contents of the book are divided into different categories – from salads and herbs to beans and grains to pasta and fruit. According to the company, the dishes are quick and easy to cook, so you can soon be enjoying “caramelized fennel with goat’s yogurt”, “lemon and eggplant risotto” or “figs with basil”.
4. “Vegetarian of India” Meera Sodha
Although she’s not a trained chef, she’s still no stranger: successful food blogger Meera Sodha packs 130 quick and easy recipe ideas into more than 300 pages of her vegan cookbook. As the name suggests, everything revolves around food Indian food – i.e. popular classics such as dal, curry, samsa or new creations (beet kebab, “carrot halva”, “pistachio-almond cake”). It’s especially nice how the young author takes original family recipes and combines them with modern influences.
5. Vegetables by Jamie Oliver
Of course, Jamie Oliver is not to be missed when it comes to vegan cookbooks. It has 116 quick likes simple recipe ideas Only appeared in 2019, but it is among Spiegel’s bestsellers. Due to his many trips to distant countries, the TV chef combines dishes from all over the world in his book – such as Indian curry, Italian pasta, American burger, Thai noodle salad, Australian plate or oriental shakshuka. And Jamie wouldn’t be Jamie if the recipes were hard to follow. For this reason, vegetarian recipes are suitable for both ambitious and lazy hobby cooks.
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