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The 5 Best Vegan Cookbooks You Need In Your Kitchen

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Kick meat to the curb and give peas a chance with these five must-have vegan cookbooks!

Switching to a more plant based diet can be confusing, time consuming and costly! Once you have found the never ending list of hard-to-pronounce ingredients, the thought of cooking it all has you reaching for a meat loaded pizza!

Don’t worry hungry herbivores, we have you covered. We have dished up five of the best vegan cookbooks you need in your kitchen – each made for the real world with recipes that are simple, quick, affordable and delicious! Yes, you can have your vegan cake and eat it too!

<strong>Liv B's Vegan on a Budget</strong>, Oliva Biermann
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Liv B's Vegan on a Budget, Oliva Biermann

Save a cow and save money at the same time with this amazing vegan cookbook from Oliva Biermann. The popular ‘YouTuber’ simplifies plant-based cooking with 112 economical and effortless recipes for any day of the week – dispelling the myth that going vegan will cost you your time and money! Spice up your midweek dinner with her Delicious Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai and save some room for her devilishly delectable Deep Dish Apple Pie with gooey caramel sauce. Each recipe comes with easy to follow icons to help you identify which dishes are gluten-free, which are ideal for ‘on-the-go’ and meals that are perfect for sharing with mates!

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<strong>But I Could Never Go Vegan!</strong>, Kristy Turner
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But I Could Never Go Vegan!, Kristy Turner

Want to lose your vegan virginity but feel intimidated? Kristy turns the page on plant-based cooking with this ultimate excuse-proof recipe book. Think of this as a fun to read recipe book thanks to Kristy’s light hearted humorous approach to her recipes which will put any first time vegan at ease. Serving up to 125 mouthwatering, straightforward vegan-based recipes, this cookbook will make you question why you haven’t gone vegan sooner! You must try her Tempeh Bacon Mac N Cheese with pecan parmesan. Substitutes never tasted so good!

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<strong>The Homemade Vegan Pantry</strong>, Miyoko Schinner
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The Homemade Vegan Pantry, Miyoko Schinner

This is the perfect cookbook for the health conscious herbivore looking to cleanse their palate of processed and packaged foods. American chef, Miyoko Schinner, shows you fool-proof methods for making vegan staples ready and waiting for your next cook up! Goodbye pre-made, hello homemade! With the perfect pancake mix for a lazy brunch, eggless mayo to dollop on your burger and the dough of all pizza doughs, Miyoko shows you how easy it is to rustle up ‘slow food’ fast! This book is sure to become one of your plant-based pantry staples!

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<strong>Isa Does It</strong>, Isa Moskowitz
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Isa Does It, Isa Moskowitz

Think you are too busy to go vegan? With over 150 recipes with many taking less than 30 minutes to whip up, this book is perfect for the time poor foodie! And, just because the recipes are easy and fast to recreate, it doesn’t mean that they substitute on deliciousness – just wait until you try the Sweet Potato Red Curry! The instructions are easy to follow, unpretentious and will add a dash of humour to your vegan venture! Stop spending hours trawling the supermarket for expensive and obscure ingredients, simply follow Isa’s recipes and in no time you’ll have cheap, cheerful, animal-free chow!

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<strong>Smith & Daughters</strong>, Shannon Martinex & Mo Wyse
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Smith & Daughters, Shannon Martinex & Mo Wyse

The rock n roll duo behind Melbourne’s plant-based restaurant, Smith & Daughters, are giving away the tricks of the trade. Famous for replicating the tastes and textures of animal-based products, these recipes are sure to please the meatiest of meat-eaters! Impress your friends with Spanish ‘Meatballs’ in a saffron and almond sauce, or treat your sweet tooth with Smith & Daughters delicious warm doughnuts. With over 80 dishes including small plates, large plates, sides, drinks and dressings, this book will be your go-to for sustainable sustenance that just happens to be vegan.

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Wanting to indulge in a sweet treat while you wait? Try this Gluten-Free Blueberry and Coconut Slice Recipe! Looking for more plant-based swaps? Take a peek at the top Australian Made Plant-Based Beauty Products for 2020.
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