The long awaited Vegan One Pound Meals cookbook is here! And we were lucky enough to be asked to review it!
As soon as it arrived in the door, it was pounced on by ‘The Gardener’ (my fiance) and he immediately got so excited by the simple yet tasty looking recipes. As he flicked through he started to get super excited “I could make some of these recipes for us!” he exclaimed. And started to mark up his favourites.
Miguel Barclay has taken his concept of creative and cheap meals that has made him so popular, one step further by giving us a whole cook book of plantbased meals that cost £1 or less per person. His meals are quick to prepare, contain all easily available ingredients and are brilliant for budgeting. This book sold out after just 4 days on Amazon, but thankfully more are now available.
Obviously, if you’re going to review a recipe book, you need to actually make some of the recipes. Which meant choos
ing some to make! (such hardship!)
There was a strong case put foward by my fiance to make the delicious looking Black Bean Balls which are simmered in a delicious red tomato sauce. So I did.
Just as I had finished up doing the photoshoot with the Black Bean Balls, our friends turned up. We had initially planned to all go out on ramble to a local pub, but the weather was so lovely, and the smell of cooking so enticing that we decided to stay in the sunny garden soaking up the rays.
This meant that I needed a little something else for us to eat, and so as I had already been eyeing up the Artichoke Paella recipe in the book, and I had all the ingredients to hand (plus the addition of some asparagus that needed to be eaten up) it was quickly rustled up, and soon we all sat down to a delicious feast.
One of the loveliest things about The Vegan One Pound Meals cookbook is how easy & straightforward all the recipes are. They are all aimed at cooking for one person, but they are very easily scaled up for many.
I have to confess to adding a little smoked paprika to the blackbean balls, and subbed more expensive saffron for the recommended turmeric in the paella, but that’s because I’m a cook & I seriously can’t help adding a little extra twist when making recipes. Both recipes were utterly delicious, despite my additions.
We’re already eyeing up other recipes to make from Vegan One Pound Meals. Do let us know if you try any and what you think!
You can find the Amazon Link to Vegan One Pound Meals here.
(This is a paid collaboration with One Pound Meals. We have thoroughly enjoyed the book and look forward to using more recipes!)