Keep it Vegan


I wrote a book. That’s a surreal sentence for me to be typing. Even though I had always hoped my recipes would be published, I could never have imagine how quickly that dream would become a reality… and certainly not with such an awesome publisher. Now that it’s here and I’m holding it in my hands it still hasn’t fully sunk in. I wrote that? And that’s my mug on the cover? Seriously crazy stuff.


Anyway, I thought I’d give you a bit of sneak peek of what to expect from ‘Keep it Vegan’ (that’s the title and trust me when I tell you we went through many options before deciding on that one)  – I’ve obscured the actual recipes but you can get a good idea of the style, content and layout of the book, which features everything from one pot wonders to something a little more special. There are several raw recipes, as well as full on sugar-fest ones… an out-and-out health book this is not but there are still plenty of ‘healthy’ dishes in there too.


A handful have been featured here on the blog but have been updated and improved, however,  most are ones you will not have come across before – although they have been staples in my kitchen for a very long while. There are oodles of brand new ‘created specifically for the book’ recipes that I am as excited about making again as I hope you are. Yes, there are several salads but even more wholesome fodder such as soups and stews, as well as a whole section on breakfast and brunch… possibly my favourite meal of the day!


I like to think of this book as an introduction to Veganism (although there will be plenty to interest the seasoned vegan too) because I felt I had to start at the beginning of my own vegan journey and work my way from there. In it, I’ll take you through my story and offer up tips I wish I had known way back when, as well as keeping a simplicity to the dishes whilst also packing them full of flavour.



What I will say is that this book is a labour of love and one I toiled over for many months with lots of incredible support from Kyle Books. I honestly can’t wait to share it with you guys when it’s released in August but in the meantime if you’d like to pre-order a copy you can do so now on Amazon. I’ll be promoting the book all over Europe in the coming months and once it’s released in the States in February next year I’ll be heading over there for a small promotional tour too… fingers crossed.


This whole process has been one of the biggest learning curves of my life but it has also confirmed in my own mind that food is my future – and for me that is beyond exciting. I’m already thinking of the next book (it’s how my head works) and have a whole heap of new recipes lined up, ready to be put into print. For now though, I’m delighted to be debuting ‘Keep it Vegan’ and really hope that it floats your boat. Thanks, as ever, for being such loyal, wonderful readers because really I owe pretty much all of this to you. Mwah!



15 responses to “Keep it Vegan”

  1. Robin says:

    It looks gorgeous – congratulations! That’s so, so incredibly cool.

  2. Jane Gregory says:

    I second that, Robin! I shall def be putting an order in. Wishing you lots of lovely success x

  3. Natalie says:

    I’ve so been looking forward to this! Congratulations, Aine–it looks great!

  4. peasoupeats says:

    Thanks Robin, so pleased … I don’t think I showed the most exciting recipes here but I’m reluctant to reveal too much at this stage. Delighted you like the look of it though! x

    That’s fantastic Jane, I really hope you enjoy the book and thanks for your continued support x

    Yay Natalie, I’m so thrilled to hear that… can’t wait to hear what recipes you like most:) x

  5. Elisa says:

    This book looks amazing, I already love the recipes you post on your blog so I can’t wait to get my hands on it! Congratulations hun!

    • peasoupeats says:

      Thank you so much Elisa, your comment means a lot and I’m so thrilled that you’re excited about the book! x

  6. nat says:

    oh it looks so lovely!! please come to san francisco on your us book tour 🙂 off to pre-order now, xoxo

    • peasoupeats says:

      Ah, thanks so much Nat – I would absolutely love to come to San Fran… hopefully I can work it in somehow! And also thanks so much for pre-ordering… big hugs xxxx

  7. Becca says:

    Yay! Congratulations!! Will you be touring any of Scotland? I look forward to seeing more of your book.

    • peasoupeats says:

      Hey Becca, I’m not sure yet if I will be touring Scotland but I’ll certainly keep you posted! I spent quite a bit of time there when I was a touring actor so would love to visit again:)

  8. Mrs P says:

    This is so exciting! What a wonderful opportunity and so well deserved, your photos , writing and recipes are all gorgeous and so innovative!

  9. Roselie says:

    Wow Congratulations! I hopw it will be a huge success!

  10. Jane Gregory says:


    tried out your mac n cheese – it is a revelation.

    love the book & big props to you Aine! x

  11. Marian Lewis says:

    I’ve just bought the book – been veggie for nearly 40 years and have many food allergies; have decided to try and go the final mile to vegan if I can. The recipes look great, even for a non-cook like me, but I do have one query…it’s about substitutes. As I’ve recently been diagnosed with a severe latex allergy I have been advised to avoid cross-reactive foods – these include apple, avocado, banana, tomatoes and potato. If anyone can advise on what I can use instead I would be very grateful!

    I’m definitely excited about this book and the opportunities. Thanks for writing it Aine.

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