Italian food is very popular in England, a melting pot of cultural cuisines. But rather than always eat out (too expensive) or buy plastic-wrapped ready meals, why not just learn to make your favourite meals? Use pastas in plastic-free packaging.
Keep these recipes away from young children and pets due to unsafe ingredients (onion, garlic, spices). If making your own pasta, keep fresh dough away from children and pets, as it can expand in the stomach. Read more on food safety for people & pets.
The Vegan Pasta Cookbook is the ultimate guide for anyone who loves Italian food. Find 60 recipes from time-honoured fare to Asian-inspired stir-fries and nourishing noodle soups, plus a few plant-powered pasta salads. Alongside staples like almond Parmesan, vegan fish sauce and coconut bacon, you’ll find unique fusion meals and more.
- Creamy carbonara with coconut bacon
- Sundried tomato balsamic pasta
- Creamy stovetop mac & cheese
- Spaghetti & vegan meatballs
- Miso garlic butter pasta
- Garlic & Chilli oil noodles
- Linguine al limone with toasted pistachios
- Vegan chicken noodle soup
- Spicy kimchi mac
- Vegan Caesar pasta salad
a simple (genuinely Italian) cookbook)
Vegan Italiano is a lovely book, translated from the original Italian. It’s not posh, but all the recipes use everyday affordable ingredients and desserts are fruit-based. Learn to make crostini with marinated courgettes, spaghetti with wild asparagus, cream of pumpkin potato soup with chestnuts, and cherry strudel.
a book of vegan pizza recipes
Purezza Vegan Pizza is a book of recipes by the Brighton restaurant, including how to make your own doughs and toppings. Learn how to make vibrant green asparagus sauce and nut cheeses (cashew mozzarella and almond gorgonzola) along with beetroot carpaccio, smoked carrot pancetta and fungi trifoliati.
slightly more ambitious Italian recipes!
Veganissimo is a stunning book by a French chef, offering unique recipes for the basics like arancini (croquettes), olive spread and bruschetta. Plus you’ll learn how to make creamy polenta with mushrooms, seitan osso bucco, polpetti, lemon almond spaghetti, carbonara and lasagne. And vegan cheeses (mozzarella, ricotta, mascarpone). And finally dolce (lemon tiramisu, ice cream, pannacotta and amaretti).