Our favourite recipe books

Recipe books

There are thousands if not millions of recipes out there, but we have found ourselves going back to certain resources again and again for inspiration and taste-bud temptation. So, here are some of the recipe books that we love. In the next blog we will list some of our favourite on-line resources.

Another Dinner Is Possible by Isy and Mike

It was love at first sight with this amazing vegan recipe book.  Mike and Isy are not afraid to go back to basics with some useful tips regarding knife skills, pastry-making and pasta cooking. The book also contains articles on a good number of cooking-related topics. One of our favourites is their chart listing which fruit and veg are in season and when.

Getting back to the recipes, most have been thoroughly tried and tested by the Anarchist Teapot and it shows.

another-dinner-is-possible

Vegetarian Cooking Without by Barbara Cousins

We found this book useful in that all the recipes are gluten- and wheat-free. Most the recipes we’ve tried have come out well with a couple of really great dishes. The downside to this book is that most of the baked goods contain eggs and it can be tricky to convert them without the use of egg-replacer. Also the scone recipe is not good. Overall though, this book is great if you want gluten-free (or sugar-free) recipes as they all fall into this category.

Vegan Feasts and Complete Vegetarian Cookbook by Rose Elliot

Rose’s recipes pretty much always work out and Complete Vegetarian Cookbook in particular contains lots of classics so we often return to this book for inspiration. Quite a few of the recipes in this book contain dairy products or eggs but they have proved fairly easy to replace and/or there is a vegan alternative on the same/next page.

vegan-feasts

The Cake Scoffer by Ronny Worsey

This book is small but compact and the recipes are tried and tested. The carrot cake in particular is brilliant, the best recipe that we have come across for baked carrot cake.

Vegan Cupcakes take over the world by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero

Vegan Cupcakes contains some amazing recipes. We used a regular recipe from this book and converted it into gluten-free muffins which are amazingly light and moist (no mean feat for gluten-free baked goods!). Keep an eye out on this blog for the recipe as it will be posted in the near future.

If you don’t like cupcakes forget it, but if you do want to wow your self/family/work colleagues/friends/enemies with amazing vegan cakes this book will certainly help.

Easy Vegan Cooking by Leah Leneman

This book has quite a few classic recipes and one of our favourite chocolate cakes is based on a recipe in this book. Enough said. It is great for getting inspiration and ideas and contains some lovely recipes.

easy-vegan-cooking

Eat Smart Eat Raw by Kate Wood

Quite a classic book of raw recipes and most of the ones we have tried have worked. It is good whether or not you are new to raw foods. A few favourites are the carrot dip, ultimate dressing, Chris’s salad, chocolate torte and banana ice-cream.

Ani’s Raw Food Desserts by Ani Phyo

This is a lovely book and the beauty of it is that the recipes are really easy. We tried the raspberry ganache fudge cake and it was gorgeous. The carrot cake muffins and trial mix cookies were tasty too. Get a taste of Ani’s recipes here: http://www.aniphyo.com/category/recipes

anis-raw-food-desserts

Coming next. Our favourite recipe websites…

Recipe booka
There are thousands if not millions of recipes out there, but we have found ourselves going back to certain resources again and again for inspiration and taste-bud temptation. So, here are some of the recipe books that we love. In the next blog we will list some of our favourite online resources.
Another Dinner Is Possible by Isy and Mike
It was love at first sight with this amazing vegan recipe book.  Mike and Isy are not afraid to go back to basics with some useful tips regarding knife skills, pastry-making and pasta cooking. The book also contains articles on a good number of cooking-related topics. One of our favourites is their chart listing which fruit and veg are in season and when.
Getting back to the recipes, most have been thoroughly tried and tested by the Anarchist Teapot and it shows.
Vegetarian Cooking Without by Barbara Cousins
We found this book useful in that all the recipes are gluten- and wheat-free. Most the recipes we’ve tried have come out well with a couple of really great dishes. The downside to this book is that most of the baked goods contain eggs and it can be tricky to convert them without the use of egg-replacer. Also the scone recipe is not good. Overall though, this book is great if you want gluten-free (or sugar-free) recipes as they all fall into this category.
Vegan Feasts and Complete Vegetarian Cookbook by Rose Elliot
Rose’s recipes pretty much always work out and Vegetarian in particular contains lots of classics so we often return to this book for inspiration. Quite a few of the recipes in this book contain dairy products or eggs but they have proved fairly easy to replace and/or there is a vegan alternative on the same/next page.
The Cake Scoffer by Ronny Worsey
This book is small but compact and the recipes are tried and tested. The carrot cake in particular is brilliant, the best recipe that we have come across for baked carrot cake.
Vegan Cupcakes take over the world by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero
Vegan Cupcakes contains some amazing recipes. We used a regular recipe from this book and came up with some gluten-free muffins which are amazingly light and moist (no mean feat for gluten-free baked goods!). Keep an eye out on this blog for the recipe as it will be posted in the near future.
If you don’t like cupcakes forget it, but if you do want to wow your self/family/work colleagues/friends/enemies with amazing vegan cakes this book will certainly help.
Easy Vegan Cooking by Leah Leneman
This book has quite a few classics and one of our favourite chocolate cakes is based on a recipe in this book, enough said. It is great for getting inspiration and ideas and contains some lovely recipes.
Eat Smart Eat Raw by Kate Wood
Quite a classic book of raw recipes and most of the ones we have tried have worked. It is good whether or not you are new to raw foods. A few favourites are the carrot dip, ultimate dressing, Chris’s salad, chocolate torte and banana ice-cream.
Ani’s Raw Food Desserts by Ani Phyo
This a lovely book and the beauty of it is that the recipes are really easy. We tried the raspberry ganache fudge cake and it was gorgeous. The carrot cake muffins and trial mix cookies were tasty too. Get a taste of Ani’s recipes here: http://www.aniphyo.com/category/recipes
Recipe booka
There are thousands if not millions of recipes out there, but we have found ourselves going back to certain resources again and again for inspiration and taste-bud temptation. So, here are some of the recipe books that we love. In the next blog we will list some of our favourite online resources.
Another Dinner Is Possible by Isy and Mike
It was love at first sight with this amazing vegan recipe book.  Mike and Isy are not afraid to go back to basics with some useful tips regarding knife skills, pastry-making and pasta cooking. The book also contains articles on a good number of cooking-related topics. One of our favourites is their chart listing which fruit and veg are in season and when.
Getting back to the recipes, most have been thoroughly tried and tested by the Anarchist Teapot and it shows.
Vegetarian Cooking Without by Barbara Cousins
We found this book useful in that all the recipes are gluten- and wheat-free. Most the recipes we’ve tried have come out well with a couple of really great dishes. The downside to this book is that most of the baked goods contain eggs and it can be tricky to convert them without the use of egg-replacer. Also the scone recipe is not good. Overall though, this book is great if you want gluten-free (or sugar-free) recipes as they all fall into this category.
Vegan Feasts and Complete Vegetarian Cookbook by Rose Elliot
Rose’s recipes pretty much always work out and Vegetarian in particular contains lots of classics so we often return to this book for inspiration. Quite a few of the recipes in this book contain dairy products or eggs but they have proved fairly easy to replace and/or there is a vegan alternative on the same/next page.
The Cake Scoffer by Ronny Worsey
This book is small but compact and the recipes are tried and tested. The carrot cake in particular is brilliant, the best recipe that we have come across for baked carrot cake.
Vegan Cupcakes take over the world by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero
Vegan Cupcakes contains some amazing recipes. We used a regular recipe from this book and came up with some gluten-free muffins which are amazingly light and moist (no mean feat for gluten-free baked goods!). Keep an eye out on this blog for the recipe as it will be posted in the near future.
If you don’t like cupcakes forget it, but if you do want to wow your self/family/work colleagues/friends/enemies with amazing vegan cakes this book will certainly help.
Easy Vegan Cooking by Leah Leneman
This book has quite a few classics and one of our favourite chocolate cakes is based on a recipe in this book, enough said. It is great for getting inspiration and ideas and contains some lovely recipes.
Eat Smart Eat Raw by Kate Wood
Quite a classic book of raw recipes and most of the ones we have tried have worked. It is good whether or not you are new to raw foods. A few favourites are the carrot dip, ultimate dressing, Chris’s salad, chocolate torte and banana ice-cream.
Ani’s Raw Food Desserts by Ani Phyo
This a lovely book and the beauty of it is that the recipes are really easy. We tried the raspberry ganache fudge cake and it was gorgeous. The carrot cake muffins and trial mix cookies were tasty too. Get a taste of Ani’s recipes here: http://www.aniphyo.com/category/recipes

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One Response to Our favourite recipe books

  1. savorysimple says:

    Good recommendations! I’ve been thinking of doing a similar post. I had to curb my cookbook addiction awhile back.

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