These 15-minute plant-based recipe books prove that you don’t need to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, to make something kind, tasty, healthy and affordable to eat. All these recipes use everyday affordable ingredients, and are ready in less time than it takes to order take-out!
Use vegan butters with no palm oil. Use a reusable silicone baking liner or unbleached parchment paper (in compostable packaging). Keep recipes away from pets, due to toxic ingredients.
15-Minute Vegan Meals offers speedy meals that check all the boxes, for the perfect weeknight meal. Even if you’re low on time and energy, this creative approach shows how to pack plant-based protein and healthy fats, to give you the flavours you want, and the nutrition you need.
The meals are all made with affordable everyday ingredients that you can find in any store, with Janet’s 15-minute ground rules including the time to slice, dice, heat and cook (not time to go food shopping!) Many recipes make use of leftover ingredients, so you can avoid food waste and save money, by transferring the remainder to the next meal. For example, make the Creamy Carrot Courgette Pasta, then use up the canned coconut milk for Mushroom Chickpea Tomato Soup or Sun-Dried Tomato Alfredo Penne with Broccoli (above). And use up canned tomatoes from Smoky Bean Mushroom Tomato Soup, for Chickpea, Corn & Spinach Curry.
After an introductory chapter on cooking tips (including choosing quick-cook pastas), she offers help on choosing the best seasonings and sauces to quicken things up. Although some of the ingredients lists for the recipe seem long, if you take a quick peek, you’ll find that most are things you’ll already have in your cupboard (canned veggies and beans, herbs and spices etc). And by following Janet’s culinary expertise, you’ll come up with tastier offerings than just heating up a jar of sauce with spaghetti!
- Savoury & satisfying pastas
- Quesadillas, tacos, sandwiches, flatbreads & salads
- Warming soups & cosy curries
- Vibrant & nourishing bowls
- Quick & flavourful stir-fries & sautes
- Spiced chickpea salad with vegan honey mustard
- Buffalo tempeh with vegan honey mustard
- Buffalo mushroom flatbread
- Angel hair with basil-parsley pesto
- Sweet & sour tofu broccoli stir-fry
Janet Gonnow is the founder of a popular cooking blog, whose recipes have been featured extensively in the media. She lives in Pennsylvania, USA.
Calum’s (20-minute) vegan recipes
The 20-Minute Vegan is by new star Calum Harris (Joe Wicks is a fan) to show how to create lovely food in under 20 minutes (including time spent chatting while you cook). From ‘proper pastas’ creamy curries, find more fast fresh recipes including:
- Fluffy blueberry pancakes
- Danny Danny noodles
- Miso greens & gnocchi
- Silky chocolate mousse
Calum Harris began making food in 2019 in Instagram. His recipes were so simple and fun that he has built a huge devoted following of his delicious plant-based food. His charism and enthusiasm has gained him many fans including Joe Wicks and Jamie Oliver.