75 satisfying plant-based recipes for comfort food from around the world.
A food-lover and keen traveler, Jackie Kearney became a favorite MasterChef UK finalist in 2011 thanks to her creative approach to vegetarian and vegan cooking that took inspiration from all over the world. However, if there is one thing that she loves to cook most, it is those comfort food classics that can satisfy any hunger pangs—and in this collection of vegan recipes, she shows how easy it is to do that as part of a plant-based diet. She begins with flavors from her childhood in No Place Like Home, featuring recipes such as Root Vegetable Rosti with Home-made Beans and Smoky Tempeh, and Savoy-wrapped Quinoa Roast. European Summers follows with a selection of relaxed dishes like Campfire Risotto with Asparagus and Lemon, French Onion Soup with Cashew Cheese Croutons, and Roasted Eggplant Lasagne with Puy Lentils. Jackie is renowned for her love of Asian flavors, so the next chapter, Asian Comfort, is where her passion really shines. Try Beet and Watercress Samosas with Pineapple Chutney, Shami Kebab served in a fluffy white naan, or the classic South-east Asian soup Singaporean Laksa. For dessert, a Chai-spiced Rice Pudding with Ginger Cookies is the perfect winter warmer. Then, inspiration comes from across the USA with a vegan take on the classic NYC deli sandwich—Reuben's Honestly—and Tevo's Texan Scramble Breakfast Burrito, as well as those best-loved sweet treats such as the Aint' No Vooddoo Rasberry Chai Donuts. With a guide to the vegan storecupboard and some basic recipes for Easy Vegan Mayo, Cashew Cream, Flax Eggs, and Almond Ricotta, this is the essential book for all those looking for deliciously satisfying plant-based food.
Jackie Kearney was a top 4 finalist in BBC One's MasterChef 2011. She has been developing her experience and reputation through pop-up dining events, a vegetarian fine dining club and pursing her Asian street food venture in her iconic trailer, Barbarella. Her food passion lies with Asian street food and vegetarian dining, inspired by her extensive travels across Asia with her husband and twin children.