Diversity without meat: Vegetarian cookbooks: You should definitely try these recipes

In a fast-moving time like ours, simple recipe ideas are very popular - no one knows this better than the British television chef Jamie Oliver, who with his TV shows ("Jamie's 5-minute kitchen" or "Jamie's 30-minute menus") )  celebrated great success.

Diversity without meat: Vegetarian cookbooks: You should definitely try these recipes

In a fast-moving time like ours, simple recipe ideas are very popular - no one knows this better than the British television chef Jamie Oliver, who with his TV shows ("Jamie's 5-minute kitchen" or "Jamie's 30-minute menus") )  celebrated great success. It's hardly surprising why he also published a vegetarian cookbook. And he is not alone: ​​other chefs have also written down their innovative recipe ideas.

1. "Vegetarian! The Golden of GU"

GU's vegetarian cookbook was published in February 2011 and is now one of the Spiegel bestsellers. There are over 400 delicious recipe ideas on 512 pages - divided into seven different chapters: "Salads and cold starters", "warm starters and snacks", "Soups and stews", "Potatoes, vegetables and legumes", "Pasta, rice and grains". ", "Tofu and Tempeh" and "Desserts and Sweets". Depending on how much time you want to take when cooking, there are simple and quick dishes, but also complex and elaborate ones. According to the manufacturer, there is a suitable recipe for every occasion.

2. “Vegetarian More Often” by Nelson Müller

People who eat a primarily vegetarian diet but do not completely avoid meat are called flexitarians. Or as Nelson Müller describes himself: part-time vegetarian. In his 192-page cookbook, the star chef brings together a variety of recipe ideas that are 80 percent vegetarian (or vegan) and contain 20 percent meat. The book was published in 2021 - and continues to enjoy increasing popularity today. Whether it's a "pretzel burger with tofu and vegetable patty" or "lamb chops with onion jam and fried salad": every gourmet, whether vegetarian or not, will get their money's worth here.

3. “Enjoyable Vegetarian” by Yotam Ottolenghis

A well-known cult chef has also been immortalized in this vegetarian cookbook: Yotam Ottolenghi. His Israeli-British roots are also reflected in his 125 modern recipe ideas for Oriental-Mediterranean cuisine. The content of the book is divided into different categories - from salads and herbs to legumes and grains to pasta and fruits. According to the company, the dishes are quick and easy to cook, so you could soon be enjoying “caramelized fennel with goat yogurt,” “lemon eggplant risotto,” or “figs with basil.”

4. "Indian vegetarian" by Meera Sodha

Although she is not a trained cook, she is still no stranger: Meera Sodha, a successful food blogger, combines 130 quick and easy recipe ideas on over 300 pages in her vegetarian cookbook. As the title suggests, all dishes revolve around Indian cuisine - i.e. popular classics such as dals, curries, samosas or even novel creations (beetroot kebabs, "carrot halwa", "pistachio-almond cake"). What's particularly nice about it is that the young author has adopted original family recipes and combined them with modern influences.

5. "Veggies" von Jamie Oliver

Of course, Jamie Oliver shouldn't be missing when it comes to vegetarian cookbooks. His 116 quick and easy recipe ideas were only published in 2019, but are now one of the Spiegel bestsellers. Due to his many travels to distant countries, the TV chef combines dishes from all over the world in his book - such as Indian curries, Italian pasta, American burgers, Thai noodle salad, Australian bowls and oriental shakshuka. And Jamie wouldn't be Jamie if the recipes were difficult to follow. For this reason, the vegetarian recipes are suitable for ambitious as well as lazy hobby cooks.

Tip: You can find more book recommendations from the editorial team on our topic page.

Those: Statesman

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