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Blogs:

My New Roots — Whole food and vegetarian-inspired recipes, based in Copenhagen

Green Kitchen Stories — Healthy vegetarian recipes, based in Stockholm

Entre Jardins — Vegetarian and plant based recipes with beautiful photography, from Geneva

The Wednesday Chef — Great collection of German, Italian, and American recipes, based in Berlin

Recipe Books:

My Paris Kitchen” by David Leibovitz — Go on a delicious adventure in the most photogenic city in the world

“Plenty” & “Plenty More” by Yotam Ottolenghi — Discover an explosion of flavors in this vegetarian collection of recipes by famous Ottolenghi

“The Green Kitchen” & “Green Kitchen Travels” by David Frenkiel and Luise Vandal — Written by publishers of GKS blog (see section above), these books have become frequent visitors on my kitchen countertop with healthy, easy-to-follow recipes from around the world

“My New Roots” by Sarah Britton — Another favorite blog author publishing her first cookbook organized by seasons

“Ancient Grains for Modern Meals” by Maria Speck — One on the most comprehensive and foolproof collection of ancient grain recipes

More Books:

“The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan — One of key reasons why I became vegetarian

“My Berlin Kitchen” by Luisa Weiss — Lovely book with occasional recipes, and integral to my decision to start a food blog

“Alone in the Kitchen with an Eggplant: Confessions of Cooking for One and Dining Alone” by Jenni Ferrari-Adler — Hilarious and insightful collection of essays that will absolutely brighten your solitary meal

And of course, best inspiration of all, are the ingredients! Take time to explore the farmer’s markets, especially when traveling to other countries, and don’t be afraid to buy vegetables you have never seen or heard of before.