Up your plant-based cooking with these recipe books

I recently received recipe books from Penguin Books and simply had to share my views with you guys. The books focus on healthy whole food cooking and might just be what you need to shake up your weekly menu.

I have done a video for the books so do check out my Instagram page for that…

All sorts of Tapas by Chantal Lascaris

This book is by Struik Lifestyle and retails for between R199 and R240 (depending on where you buy)

The book written by Franschhoek based Pilates instructor is an ode to Spanish tapas bars. The beautifully illustrated book focuses on little treats to be enjoyed with loved ones. Chantel steps away from the expected with things such as potato toast with egg sumac and pea spread but has the less adventurous chefs covered with things such as herb muffins.

The book is divided into brunch, vegetarian, seafood, chicken, meat and dessert sections and is the ideal buy for a budding host.

Heal – Begin with Food by Melissa Delport

This book is by Struik Lifestyle and retails for R285


This hard cover, beauty of a book is written by a certified integrative health coach. Melissa is also a photographer and food stylist which explains why the book is so stunning. It was written to help others find the healing she found after working on her own relationship with food and her weight. The recipes are either vegan or vegetarian but the real focus of the close to 100 recipes is to take the guilt out of eating delicious food. Recipes are divided into health and wellness, smoothies and elixirs, brunch, salads, sides, broths and soups, feasts , healthy snacking, for the little ones and desserts. It also features a recipe index.

The book is a follow up on her first book Whole-bowl food for balance.

Made with love & plants  by Tammy Fry

This book is published by Penguin Books and retails at R350


Tammy‚Äôs book is the ultimate guide to plant-based living. She takes all the mystery out of a vegan lifestyle in simple easy to understand terms.  Apart from the expected vegan recipes she touches on a range of vegan misconceptions and myths. She also shows you how to go vegan without breaking the bank, teaching you to make your own dairy alternatives, make shopping lists and stick to a budget. The book by the director of Meat-free Mondays in Australia and South Africa has divided her book into various sections including batch cooking, treats and even vegan gifting such as granola and body scrubs.

This is the ultimate book for anyone wanting to go plant-based or just reduce their meat intake. Tammy Blogs over at seed.blog.com

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