The best vegetarian cookbooks... skin food that keeps eczema at bay

15 May 2019

Did you know I am a qualified natural chef? I love creating my own recipes and cooking up a storm in the kitchen. And along the way I’ve discovered some of the best vegetarian cookbooks out there.

I’m not strictly veggie as I do sometimes eat fish/meat (I’ve discovered that this is what works best for me and my skin). But I do try to go for mainly plant-based options and nearly always have vegan food when I’m trying out a new healthy café.

Here are some of the best vegetarian cookbooks I’ve found (and a few vegan ones too!):

Oh She Glows Cookbook by Angela Liddon. This is a vegan one, with over 100 recipes (which shows you how versatile a vegan diet really can be!) including some gluten-free and soy-free ones too. It covers everything from breakfasts, snacks, desserts and dinners, so is perfect if you’re vegan or if you just want to start bringing some meat-free and dairy-free food into your menu.

Oh She Glows Everyday by Angela Liddon. This is a follow-up to the previous book and is all about giving busy people accessible recipes, helping them to eat healthily every day. These are family friendly too, so great if you’re cooking for kids, and she gives lots of great advice about cooking if you have allergies. Plus there are some brilliant suggestions for freezable recipes I love to batch cook and freeze food, so if I’m in a hurry I know I’ve still got some healthy meals right there waiting for me!

Deliciously Ella Every Day by Ella Mills. This book is packed with plant-based, dairy-free and gluten-free recipes. I love that she wants healthy eating to fit in with people’s lifestyles, not something anyone should see as difficult or inconvenient. She explains in detail how to make savoury dishes, sweet treats and food on the go, as well as smoothies and drinks to get you glowing!

Re-nourish: A Simple Way to Eat Well by Rhiannon Lambert. Harley Street nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert offers a simple approach to eating well, and this book features recipes from her Re-nourish menu (which is adaptable for vegans and veggies). She also discusses other related issues, such as mindful eating and sleep, blood sugar, and gut health. It’s a really inspirational read as well as a great place to find some recipe ideas.

Farmacy Kitchen Cookbook by Camilla Fayed. I held my own book launch at Farmacy Kitchen in Notting Hill, London, so it has a very special place in my heart. I love love love the food there, with its organic dishes, seasonal choices and superfoods. And this book helps me to replicate some of the recipes at home.

So if you’re veggie, vegan or just want to start experimenting with plant-based foods, these books have some of the best vegetarian recipes out there. As I learned on my course, sourcing healthy ingredients is easy today, and prepping and cooking tasty dishes doesn’t mean lots of faffing or complicated equipment.

Give them a try and let me know how you get on @camilleknowles.

Lots of love, Camille xx

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