Rose pioneered the current wave of interest in cruelty-free cookery with Simply Delicious, published in 1967, and has since written over 60 vegetarian and vegan cookbooks. She has recently become a Patron of Compassion in World Farming. In 1999 Rose was awarded an MBE for services to vegetarian cookery. She is also an accomplished astrologer, author of Life Cycles, and Fellow of the Association of Professional Astrologers International (FPAI). She has written a book about the inspiration which a Buddhist monk brought to her life.