Now that it’s a new year, I’m starting a new series on this blog that highlights vegan and vegetarian cookbooks. There are dozens and dozens of great cookbooks out there to teach you how to prepare food that is free of meat and dairy.
My first Cookbook Spotlight features Everyday Vegetarian: 365 Days of Healthy Seasonal Recipes by Jane Hughes
About the Book
Everyday Vegetarian provides you with an entire year’s worth of tasty and healthy recipes. Divided by season, the recipes and suggestions within each chapter are focused on using fresh seasonal produce.
My Overall Impression
This is a great staple for those who want to eat plant-based but might not want to go entirely vegan. Everyday Vegetarian contains several recipes that call for milk, cheese or eggs, but there are 100% vegan recipes in the book, as well.
What Sets This Book Apart
The author breaks up the recipes by seasons and begins each new section by listing seasonal produce with photos. This is nice to help you quickly select recipes that use what’s in season, as well as teaches new cooks which veggies are freshest during different seasons.
Recipe Difficulty Level
A range from Beginner – Experienced
Focus/Main Types of Dishes
This book focuses on recipes to inspire you to add more fruits and veggies to your daily dining routine, such as Walnut and Avocado Risotto, Carrot and Fennel Soup, and Spicy Chocolate Chestnut Cake.
A Few Recipes I Bookmarked
Here are some recipes you can find in this book:
- Onion and Potato Bhajis (pg 28)
- Vegan Lemon and Lime Cheesecake (pg 136)
- Classic Butternut Squash Soup (pg 158)
- Vegan Potato Salad with Apple and Celery (pg 160)
- Kale and Caramelized Shallots (pg 250)
- Easy Vegan Fudge (pg 279)
Who Should Read This Book
This cookbook is good for new and old vegetarians alike, as well as anyone who is veg-curious or wanting to incorporate more plant-based foods into their diet. It’s also good for experience cooks who want to expand their skills with plant-focused recipes.
From the Publisher
The publisher of the book says, “Richly illustrated with stunning four-color photography throughout and endorsed by the American Vegetarian Association, Everyday Vegetarian is your go-to guide for healthy eating.”
From the publisher: “JANE HUGHES has been a vegetarian for 25 years. She is the editor of The Vegetarian magazine and author of The Vegetarian Travel Guide, as well as resident food writer for Resurgence magazine and tutor for the Vegetarian Society’s Cordon Vert Cookery School.”
Images via Macmillan Publishers