V Is for Vegan: A New Cookbook That Explodes With Colour and Energy

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The newly released V Is for Vegan is the perfect cookbook for both life-long vegans and those going meat-free for the first time. It has over 120 delicious recipes from all around the globe and is bursting with colour and energy.

And the best bit: we have a copy to give away.

Enter to win!

Author Kerstin Rodgers, also known as blogger MsMarmiteLover, is well known for championing vegan eating in the UK foodie scene. Her underground supper club was a pioneering establishment in the UK, and she’s a regular on TV and radio, including a recent appearance on BBC2’s Food & Drink with Michel Roux Jr. She’s even won an award from The Guild of Food Writers. In V is for Vegan, she applies her expertise to make sure that adventurous vegans have plenty of new dishes to try!

See what we mean with this recipe for her Black and Green Cheesecake.

 Black and Green Cheesecake with Bengali Lime and Avocado

V is for Vegan RecipePhotography in book by Jan Baldwin

Oil spray, for greasing

For the crust:

150 g Oreo cookies, finely ground

3 Tbsp coconut milk

For the filling:

150 g cashew nuts, soaked in water for 2-4 hours, then drained

2 small avocados, peeled and stoned

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp vanilla paste or 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways

100 ml agave nectar

Juice of 2 lemons

100 ml coconut oil

Juice of 5 limes, plus the pared zest of 1 for the top (optional)

Slices of kiwi fruit, for the top (optional)

  • Preheat the oven to 180°/gas mark 4 and lightly spray an 18-cm loose-bottomed cake tin with oil spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the ground Oreos and coconut milk. Press the mixture into the bottom of the cake tin. Chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  • Put all the ingredients except the lime zest and kiwi fruit into a powerful blender. Process until smooth. Then take the cheesecake base from the fridge and ladle in the green filling.
  • Decorate with curls of pared lime zest, or with overlapping layers of kiwi fruit slices, or both. Chill in the fridge for 2 hours before serving.

Serves 6 to 8

V Is for Vegan by Kerstin Rodgers, aka “MsMarmite Lover”, is published by Quadrille, £20.



  • Marion Friedl commented on June 14, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Entered the giveaway, would love the book, not completely vegan right now, but have been Veggie for 30 years and Í`m always open for vegan recipes!!!

  • Bambi commented on June 14, 2015 at 2:41 pm


  • Claire Davies commented on July 7, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Brilliant competition 🙂 All entered, thank you very much!

  • Pudding commented on July 12, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Shame the recipe doesn’t tell you what to use the oven for!! This instruction is missing in the book too…

  • Kerstin Rodgers commented on July 31, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Pudding! Christ you are right! What an idiot I am. Or maybe it was poor proofing. I’ll have to have a look at my original m/s. apologies.
    Hope you like the book otherwise.

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