Investing in a few vegetarian and vegan cookbooks is the best way to explore meat free cooking. Below I have selected some of the ones that caught my eyes (and taste buds) over the past few months. They make practical and useful Christmas gifts for any flexitarian newbies as well as seasoned vegetarian or vegan cooks. (This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting The Flexitarian).
The lovely flavours of Middle Eastern cooking are very well suited to vegetarian cuisine. Simple, delicious and full of zing.
I am a big fan of Isa Chandra Moskowitz. This is a great vegan recipe collection with simple dishes to more adventurous ones.
This cookbook has over 200 quick and cheap meat-free recipes. Ideal for any student on a budget who wants to eat healthy and keep junk food at bay.
The second book of Aine Carlin is as good as her first one. Colourful and tasty vegan recipes as well as lifestyle advice on vegan fashion and cosmetics.
The energetic duo cooks up a vegetarian storm in their latest cookbook. Fuss free and delicious, I love their recipes, many of which are also vegans.