Love Vegetables

Delicious Recipes for Vibrant Meals

This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Buy on Amazon Buy on Buy on
*This page contains affiliate links, so we may earn a small commission when you make a purchase through links on our site at no additional cost to you.
Send NetGalley books directly to your Kindle or Kindle app

To read on a Kindle or Kindle app, please add as an approved email address to receive files in your Amazon account. Click here for step-by-step instructions.
Also find your Kindle email address within your Amazon account, and enter it here.
Pub Date Apr 02 2024 | Archive Date Mar 28 2024

Talking about this book? Use #LoveVegetables #NetGalley. More hashtag tips!


Love Vegetables is bursting with sumptuous, fresh, and repeatable recipes that will transform the way you perceive vegetables, making them your go-to ingredient for nourishing and adaptable meals.
With a focus on teasing out amazing flavor from roots, shoots, and leaves with a creative touch, these dishes are both indulgent and satisfying, for a new, vibrant repertoire you’ll want to cook time and again.
By shifting vegetables from colorful sides to dynamic centerpieces, author Anna Shepherd shares the insider knowledge she has gained from her many years cooking professionally and working with growers and farmers. Anna shows you just how easy and rewarding it can be to create dishes that are as generous, richly flavored, and sustaining as those with meat or fish.  
Organized by vegetable type, focusing first on alliums, strong and tender greens, potatoes and creamy roots, and then moving on to tougher-to-love roots, tomatoes, and peppers, sunny and savory vegetables and liveners (crispy toppings, herby sauces, and punchy salsas).
The book includes inspiring recipes such as:

• Sweetheart Red Curry
• Pumpkin & Cheesy Chili Baked Rice
• Scorched Cucumbers with DIY Burrata
• Five Spiced Mushroom & Walnut Ragu
• Shaved Celery Root & Hazelnut Caesar
• Eggplant Chips with Chopped Salad & Tender Halloumi 

Throughout these pages, Anna shares her specialist food knowledge, showing you how to make the most of fresh produce. With delicious and original combinations and useful tips and insights, this unique book will boost your vegetable confidence and truly make you love vegetables.

Love Vegetables is bursting with sumptuous, fresh, and repeatable recipes that will transform the way you perceive vegetables, making them your go-to ingredient for nourishing and adaptable meals.

Available Editions

EDITION Other Format
ISBN 9780711287808
PRICE $30.00 (USD)

Available on NetGalley

NetGalley Shelf App (PDF)
Download (PDF)

Average rating from 37 members

Featured Reviews

We love to see a modern vegetarian cookbook that doesn't scare away the omnivores! This book is filled with mouthwatering photos you'll be excited to sink your teeth into. The recipes are categorized by type, so you can easily look for what you're craving. An extra treat is the Liveners chapter, filled with flavored oils, dressing, and crunchy toppings you can add to any meal to "liven" things up. I love forward to making my way through this cookbook and I know my family will be try the new dishes.

Was this review helpful?

Fantastic collection of recipes. Interesting and challenging in a good way, nothing feels like I wouldn't be able to give it a go. I’d definitely buy this. Looking forward to cooking my way through it.

Was this review helpful?

I love vegetables, so I was excited when Anna Shepherd’s book, Love Vegetables: Delicious Recipes for Vibrant Meals, was published. This book is all about vegetables and includes dozens of recipes that use them in many different ways.
Although I’m not a vegetarian, the recipes included are mouthwatering and they are for dishes that both vegetarians and carnivores will want to make at home. The recipes are written in the traditional manner with the ingredients listed first, followed by step-by-step instructions that are easy to follow for both beginning and advanced cooks.

One thing that is great about this cookbook is that the recipes are very unique. They use lots of different vegetables in each dish, as well as beans and pasta, and many of the recipes are hearty and filling without the need for meat, poultry, fish, or seafood. Actually, those of us carnivores can always add our favorite proteins to many of these recipes if we are so inclined. Another plus to these recipes is that many are colorful and very attractive, which is evident to anyone perusing this cookbook due to the beautiful, professional photographs that have captured most of the recipes.

All told, vegetable lovers will love to cook from this excellent cookbook. It makes a nice addition to a cookbook collection.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

Was this review helpful?

A great book - the recipes are well set out and seem easy to follow. A good variety of ideas on how to get the best out of your vegetables and use them in unique ways

Was this review helpful?

I received an ARC of this cookbook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is a wonderful cookbook. It's filled with delicious sounding recipes with ingredients that are not hard to find!

Was this review helpful?

I am always on the look for new ways to elevate my veggie recipes and this book did not disappoint. The recipes seem easy to follow and they all sound and look delicious.
From cover to cover this is such an aesthetically pleasing book.
Thank you NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group - White Lion for the opportunity to review this book.

Was this review helpful?

I loved the pictures! I always like to know what the food should look like when I make it. The book is organized into different sections. I enjoyed learning new ways to cook vegetables but for personal taste, I won't be making many of these.

Was this review helpful?

The title of this beautiful cookery book says it all - I defy anyone to look at the beautiful photography in this book and not fall in love with vegetables (even just a little bit!!)

An utter plethora of delightful recipes are featured, and these are arranged by vegetable type. Helpfully grams and ounces are used to aid accessibility of the recipes. I found the photography super helpful in deciding which recipe to prepare (devour!) first. I was amazed by the selection of recipes on offer and look forward to experimenting with many of these.

Overall this is a lovely book that I would proudly display on my coffee table!

My thanks to NetGalley, author and publisher for the opportunity to review the book in exchange for an advance copy.

Was this review helpful?

Love, Vegetables: Delicious Recipes for Vibrant Meals” by Anna Shepherd celebrates the humble vegetable in the most delightful way possible. This cookbook beautifully showcases how versatile and flavorful vegetables can truly be.

Author Anna Shepherd’s approach to cooking with vegetables is incredibly inspiring.

With each turn of the page, you’ll find yourself immersed in stunning photos and detailed descriptions of various vegetable types.

For me, what sets “Love, Vegetables” apart is its focus on making vegetables the star of every meal. The recipes are not only mouthwatering but also easy to follow.
I was particularly impressed by how Shepherd effortlessly demonstrates the ease and reward of cooking with vegetables.

Overall, “Love, Vegetables” is a must-have addition to any kitchen. Its exquisite recipes, stunning visuals, and practical advice make it a true gem for anyone.
. I for one, can’t wait to get my hands on a physical copy and start experimenting in the kitchen!

Thankyou to author Anna Shepherd, White Lion Publishing and NetGalley for the opportunity to devour this book!
Charlene 📚🤗🌸 @lastnownext

Was this review helpful?

Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Love vegetables is a great cookbook that incorporates ways to spice up your vegetables for both omnivores and vegetarians alike. Love vegetables is broken up into nine categories of Alliums, hardy greens, tender greens, potatoes & creamy roots, tougher to love roots, tomatoes & peppers, sunny vegetables, extra savoury vegetables, and liveners. The recipes in this book look absolutely delicious. The recipes are easy to follow and mostly serve to 2-6 people making it nice for a family or small gathering.

Was this review helpful?

This is an excellent cook book! I cannot wait to try out some of these recipes. They seem easy and not intimidating at all! Also delicious.,

Was this review helpful?

Love Vegetables by Anna Shephard is a beautiful cookbook. The author shares her recipes for a variety of vegetables, but isn’t pushing a particular diet, such as vegetarian and veganism. Love Vegetables is for the home cook who wishes to “celebrate” the vegetable by making it the center of each dish. The photos are colorful and appealing. And the recipes are scrumptious with accessible ingredients. I highly recommend this cookbook for those who want to add more vegetables to their diets.

Was this review helpful?

This is a beautiful cookbook! I love how the recipes are separated into culinary uses, such as alliums, leafy greens, tomatoes, etc. The photographs for each recipe are gorgeous and lively. This is not a vegetarian or vegan cookbook; some of the recipes feature things like Parmesan or anchovies. This is perfect for me, as I am not a vegetarian, but like many others I am interested in incorporating more vegetables into my diet rather than focusing on meat as a main. I love that each recipe includes a variation at the bottom to cut down on food costs.
As a gardener, this is a cookbook that makes me excited for spring! I cannot wait to test the recipes inside.

Was this review helpful?

Readers who liked this book also liked: