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Staff Review: The Small Planet Vegetarian Cookbook

The Small Planet Vegetarian Cookbook
Troth Wells
New Internationalist

The Small Planet Vegetarian Cookbook   introduces ‘small dishes, lots of them, for our small planet’.

Troth Wells, also the author of Global Vegetarian Kitchen , takes her inspiration from Africa , Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. Dishes include; Hearty Lentil Soup, Papaya Curry with Chickpeas, Beans with Turmeric and Coconut Milk, Chili Bean Fajitas, Peppery Potatoes with Eggplant and Corriander  Carrots and Potatoes. Desserts and drinks include; Caraway and Ginger  Tea, Pack-a –Punch Ginger Beer, Spicy Baked Bananas and Date and Walnut Delights.

I created the following dishes: Lentil and Chickpea Curry, Minted Tomato and Cucumber Salad and Tahini and Yogurt Dip. All dishes were a success and received favourable comments and many yums from my dinner party guests.

tahini and yogurt dipI liked that all the recipe’s ingredients were readily available at my local supermarket and the steps were very clear and easy to follow. There is also a code for V=vegan or  Va = vegan- adaptable.

avocado tacos

Each recipe is accompanied by a photograph and Wells makes suggestions of other dishes that could ‘taste good with’. Apparently The Rum Swizzle with Mint and Lime (p218) ‘Goes well with…everything!’

Find the book here, and buy at your local bookshop.

Staff Bio 

Helen Boyd photo

Helen Boyd
Campus Territory Manager NSW/ACT/WA

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