Vegan-Ish by Holly White

Vegan-Ish by Holly WhiteLeo Byrne Photography

Trying to limit the meat in your diet? We've got you covered with three delicious recipes from Holly White's new book Vegan-Ish.

Veganism is definitely on the rise, with more vegan options than ever before popping up in restaurants and cafés all over the country. Now Holly White, a lifestyle and beauty blogger, is aiming to further educate the masses about plant-based diets with her new cookbook Vegan-Ish.

Having found that the full transition to a plant based diet intimidates people, White introduces the idea of a gradual move to veganism, such as adding lentils to a casserole instead of meat or swapping to a non-dairy milk in your morning latte.

White doesn't just talk the talk, she walks the walk too, with a host of nutrition and food related qualifications under her belt, including Plant-based Nutrition for Cornell University, so you can be sure that her recommendations are sound. 

The book itself includes a host of gorgeous photographs alongside the straight-forward recipes, tempting the reader to try out a few. The ingredients are pretty accessible for the average cook and the processes are definitely do-able, making this book an exciting way to introduce veganism to any newbies.

We especially love Holly's recipes for Shepherdless Pie with Lentils, Matcha and Cinnamon Latte and her gorgeous Caramel and Chocolate Slices. We've included these three fab recipes below for you to try out and enjoy.

Shepherdless Pie with Lentils

This recipe is perfect now that we're coming into the colder months as it's sure to warm you up. Using lentils instead of meat, this Shepherdless Pie is definitely a plant-based comfort food. We definitely recommend adding the walnuts, they add a delicious chewiness.

Caramel and Chocolate Slices

These Chocolate and Caramel Slices are so good that you won't even know that they're vegan! With a rich date caramel filling, they're definitely perfect for those with a sweet tooth. We recommend keeping a few in the freezer as back up for when you have vegan friends over for tea- that's if you don't eat the lot as soon as soon as you've made them.

Matcha and Cinnamon Latte

With matcha so readily available these days, it's perfect for an early morning health boost instead of your usual coffee. The addition of cinnamon to this latte gives it a delicious spicy hint. We especially love to make this drink with coconut milk for extra creaminess.

Let us know in the comments below how these recipes work out for you!

Vegan-ish: A Gentle Introduction to a Plant-Based Diet by Holly White is published by Gill Books, priced €22.99