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« on: November 19, 2006 09:48:42 AM »

my cooking methods don't focus too much on "new and exciting" foods like the ethnic foods and etc..  but more on "veganize-ing" omni-favorites..  like..   dairy-free mac and cheese, soy-meat lasagna, vegan corndogs..    however, im not sure this is the right route to take with your bf because he will be mentally comparing every taste-sensation to meat..  haha. BUT, my bf went vegan a couple months ago and he super loves it so far.......   one super good cookbook author lady to definitely look up is Bryanna Grogan.. 

check out her free recipe archives here. http://www.bryannaclarkgrogan.com/page/page/661699.htm 

she's prettymuch amazing. ALSOOOO, if you go to http://www.vegsource.com/talk/recipes/index.html  you can ask "Chef Deb" about how to make ANYTHING..   like.. say you super want to make a vegetarian meatloaf but don't have a recipe or don't know of a good one, just post in the msg board asking for one from her and she'll apply within a couple of hours with one. It's really good for those times when you want to try and make something challenging and seemingly impossible like "vegan grilled cheese" and she's NEVER stumped!!

well, i shared with you most of my secrets...  i really want your bf to be successful w/ this transition!! hope this helps !!

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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2006 06:54:16 PM »

 Oh dear, I completely forgot to post recipes Embarrassed
 I don't have time right now to put them up, but a favorite recipe book (where I get many of my favorites) is Vegan Planet by Robin Robinson. The recipes are so delicious, and becuase it is vegan, there is no dairy in them.
 Also, some easy things to make are stirfries and pasta dishes. You cna very easily cook up some veggies and top them with soy sauce and eat them on asian noodles or rice. It is so good! You can do the same thing but italian, just saute veggies put some canned tomato sauce on them and serve over pasta.
 I like to eat Mexican style food, and placing black beans, sauted or steamed veggies, brown rice and salsa in a corn tortilla is great. You can also bake tortillas and eat with the same toppings.
 For very quick foods, cook up some sort of grain (rice, pasta, bulgar, quinoa, etc.) and top with vegetables, beans of your choice, and then put enchilada sauce or tomato sauce over it. Bake at 400 degrees until hot.

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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2006 07:48:09 PM »

 A lot of people come on and start topics asking about how to start becoming a veggie. I thought maybe it would be helpful to organize a list of books, sites, and other esources that you have found helpful.
 If you could post what your favorite places to find recipes and other vegetarian information, I will add it to the list. Please make a note on whether it is vegan or not  Smiley Also, if you want, include a really short note about what the book is about, etc.
 I'll start I guess....

Vegan recipe books:
Vegan Planet by Robin Robertson
 -I have tried many recipes from this book and all are wonderful! The variety is great as well.

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World by Isa Chandra Moskowitz

The Artful Vegan by Erik Tucker
The Voluptous Vegan by Myra Kornfeld
How It All Vegan by Sarah Kramer and Tanya Barnard
 -One of the most popular Vegan recipe books available. An updated look at Vegan cooking.

Vegan Recipe sites:
Veg Web
Veg Cooking
Cat-Tea Corner
The Vegan Chef

Vegan blogs/information:
A Vegan Ice Cream Paradise
 -Recipes and tips for vegan treats everyone will like.
Vegan Lunchbox
Fat Free Vegan
The Post Punk Kitchen
Eats like a Bird
Vegan Outreach
 -A great site for vegan and vegetarian activism.

Vegetarian Cookbooks:
Moosewood Restaurant Daily Special
 -A wonderful book filled with delicious bread, soup and salad recipes. All are delicious and many are also Vegan.
The Milennium Cookbook: Extraordinary Vegetarian Cuisine by Erik Tucker
Vegetarian Cooking for Eveyone by Deborah Madison

Vegetarian Recipe Sites:
Jeri's Menu
 -While not just Vegetarian, this site contains many meat free and often dairy free recipes.

Vegetarian blogs/information:
Veggie Boards -- http://www.veggieboards.com
 -A discussion board/forum for vegans, vegetarians, and veg-friendly omnivores. It's a great resource for recipes and also just to have a friendly ear to hear about the obstacles that veg*ns run into because of their lifestyle and dietary choices.
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2006 09:54:40 PM »

There's a really good vegan cupcake cookbook. It's called "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World". Oh and the lady from the Vegan Lunchbox came out with a cookbook!

Oh and here are a few good blogs/websites/whatnot.

I'll have to dig through my links to find more.

« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2006 09:23:05 AM »

Vegan Outreach (http://www.veganoutreach.org) is a great site for vegan and vegetarian activism - they have several pamphlets and also a "guide for cruelty free eating" that includes recipes.

Veggie Boards (http://www.veggieboards.com) is a discussion board/forum for vegans, vegetarians, and veg-friendly omnivores. It's a great resource for recipes and also just to have a friendly ear to hear about the obstacles that veg*ns run into because of their lifestyle and dietary choices. There is some heated debate, but they attempt to keep that confined to only a small portion of the site.

Peta (http://www.peta.org) is also a good resource, even though not everyone agrees with their methods. They have recipes and also links to websites that sell veg*n and cruelty-free products.

I'm sure I'll be posting more, but this is all I can think of right away. Oh, and if you want to link with text, all you have to do is click the "Insert Hyperlink" button - that will give you this: [url ][ /url] (without the spaces). To post a link, for instance one to Peta, you would edit it so that it reads: [url =http://www.peta.org]PETA[ /url] (again, without the spaces). Hope that helps!!

« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2006 09:53:38 AM »

 Thank you both for the links! I will add those asap.
 Also, marleah, thanks! Hopefully I can get it to work...  Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2006 09:54:13 AM »

Vegan recipes: http://www.catteacorner.com/ingredients2.htm

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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2006 09:54:54 AM »


www.vegweb.com is great because people leave feedback.
www.allrecipes.com has some too!

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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2006 10:09:17 AM »

 Thank you! I just put all of those links up  Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2006 10:21:56 AM »

as far as books...i like these authors for nicer (but also maybe a little more complicated or labor intensive) recipes:

-erik tucker (chef of millenium vegan restaurant in san fran).  i had a dinner he guest-cheffed (?) for, and it was beautiful as well as delicious!

-deborah madison ("vegetarian cooking for everyone", she has a soup book and probably others too.)

-myra kornfeld (the veluptuous vegan)

-any of the moosewood books
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2007 11:33:37 AM »

I love Vegan Lunch Box. So inspiring for packed lunches!

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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2007 11:49:30 PM »

I have some questions about veganism. My mother REALLY does not want me t go vegan because of an article she read. (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/21/opinion/21planck.html) Is this valid? Is she sying that a normal adult can go vegan but not a pregnant mother or an infant? I think the article may be misleading and I would still really like to go vegan. Can anyone offer me some answers or help?

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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2007 04:57:49 AM »

The article may raise a point about soy milk and juice alone killing a kid-- duh! But if you're supplementing and adding in things like nutritional yeast (think: slightly cheesy flakes) also taking apple cider vinegar and also blackstrap molasses ( a spoonful a day of both) is sufficient for most adult women. I've got several friends who are able to meet their iron intakes through these methods alone, and with the help of a multivitamin- live healthier lives than anyone else I know.

I"m not currently vegan, but my live-in boyfriend is, therefore, all of our meals at home are. I would recommend lots of looking around online, but my vegan friends stick to those three supplements (nutritional yeast, apple cider vinegar and blackstrap molasses.)

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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2007 09:25:12 AM »

Thanks a ton! I was fairly sure that the article was blowing things out of proportion but it was still a little bothersome. I'll do a bit more research. Thank you so much for the advice!

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« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2007 08:42:15 AM »

I can't remember how I found this website, but it's call The Vegetarian Society which is based out of the UK. They have a lot of informative links on their site, and you can also request some brocures from there which they will send you in the mail.

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« Reply #15 on: July 08, 2008 08:44:34 PM »

This is a great idea for a thread.

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« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2008 02:13:46 PM »

A fantastic cookbook for both vegan and vegetarians... a book written by the fine folks from a delightful eatery called The Grit in Athens, GA.  About 2/3 of the recipes are vegan and the rest vegetarian but often adaptable to vegan. 

« Reply #17 on: December 28, 2008 09:40:52 PM »

i feel like i have to talk about some of my favorite cookbooks, since they haven't been listed so far..

the first vegan cookbook i ever bought was The New Farm Cookbook. It's a classic. The best vegan mac and cheese i have ever eaten is in here. They also have sections on how to make soymilk, tofu, tempeh, soy yogurt, etc. It also has a section on vegetarian nutrition for mothers and children if that is of concern to you. all around great book.

for quick easy meals for one, i actually like the Students Vegetarian Cookbook by carole raymond. some of the recipes are like, duh, i can already do that, but there's a lot of good yummy recipes in here.

of course, Soy Not Oi, and Please Don't Feed The Bears. they're both published by akpress. There are stories in both of these, and plenty of weird ass recipes. But i like that because a lot of cooking is inventiveness, and these books are definitely unique.  I made the yogi chai from PDFTB, and mmmmm so good. christmas presents right there.

I also have this really cool book (it's actually 2 books in one) Hot Damn and Hell Yeah by ryan splint and on the other side it's the Dirty South Cookbook by vanessa. also by ak press, also strictly vegan recipes. This cookbook is for tasty food, not necessarily healthy food. I like Hot Damn better, personally, I favor southwestern food over southern, but they're both really good. The taco and burrito fill... yummm. highly recommended.
also, the akpress books are generally inexpensive. They're small, but filled with recipes.

as for online sources, like everyone else i like
and veganlunchbox.
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« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2009 10:14:25 PM »

I love easy, simple and quick cooked meals Smiley Many of the cookbooks I own were listed but I thought I would add a couple more that I really really like.

Student's Go Vegan Cookbook by Carole Raymond (super duper majorly easy recipes mostly for two people)

Alive in 5 - Raw Gourmet Meals in Five Minutes by Angela Elliott (so this is raw (vegan) food which I tend to only really enjoy in the summer time, but the meals are super flavorful and only take five min to make...duh)

The Vegan Family Cookbook by Brian P. McCarthy (this is my all time fav vegan FAMILY cookbook...its not fancy meals but instead really great and easy comfort type foods, the types of meals that you could get a kid to eat!!)

Any vegans who have kids, I would really really suggest picking up the Vegan Family Cookbook, its a great addition to real family style cooking and is super kid friendly.

For those on a budget or only cooking for self or maybe you and a mate...I would super suggest the Students Go Vegan Cookbook (there is also a vegetarian version)

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« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2009 08:27:53 AM »

What a nice collection!

If you're able to read some german here's my favorite source of vegetarian recipes: http://www.chefkoch.de/rs/s0t32/Vegetarisch-Rezepte.html
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2009 02:35:39 AM »

So many great resources here!

A few months ago I did a craft/cook book swap.  This is the book I made! It's all vegan apart from one recipe that I just haven't been able to veganise, but the person I made it for isn't vegan so I figured it wasn't an entirely lost cause!

I'm hopeless at scrapbooking and graphic design, so it was lots of cutting and sticking and glue all over the table/carpet/fingers/hair/etc...

You can download it free HERE! I'm also in the process of putting recipes up on my blog Vanilla Sugar.

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« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2009 10:58:53 AM »

I didn't see this recipe site posted.

Certainly not veg/vegan. However search "vegan" and whatever you are looking for. I have found quite a few recipes.

« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2009 09:37:35 AM »

my favourite vegan website EVER is Vegan Yum Yum. It has tonnes of gorgeous photgraphy, delicious vegan recipes, and my fave thing is that it focuses a lot of its recipes on replicating stuff that I love that ISN'T vegan. (Cinnamon rolls, pancakes, cupcakes etc) and there are lots of videos and instructions for help on the tricky parts of recipes! Here is a link to her recipe archive: http://veganyumyum.com/archives/

« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2009 01:22:27 PM »

Yay! Glad I found this thread-my resolution is to FINALLY go veg! This thread has great links, thanks all!

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« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2010 12:13:13 PM »

Babycakes is an awesome cookbook! it's for people who are gluten free and vegan.

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« Reply #25 on: August 09, 2010 05:57:33 PM »

I love love love monisha bharadwaj's book, vegetarian indian cooking: a regional guide! it's amazing with many beautiful pictures

also, here's a reference...did you know that all cheese is not vegetarian?  rennin or rennet is put into many cheeses to help coagulate it and it's an enzyme found in baby calf stomach...they have to kill the calf to put it in there. there are microbial alternatives to this. many commercial cheeses are just labeled "enzymes" on the package, which could be a number of things- microbial, synthetic, or animal rennet, or even a mixture of them!

i might be the only one here who didn't know this but i just discovered this about 2 months ago... Embarrassed   it kinda sucks...i can't eat out anymore because most restaurants so far don't even know if their cheese is vegetarian or not. no more pizza... but i'm sooo glad i found this out

but here's a list of cheeses that you can find in a grocery store that are truely vegetarian:

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« Reply #26 on: January 07, 2011 02:44:14 PM »

I personally am neither vegetarian nor vegan, but my fiancee is a vegetarian for scientific reasons. He is a dietitian and one book that he absolutely recommends to anyone considering the lifestyle, or those who he fears consume WAY too many animal products (ie: me), is The China Study by T. Colin Campell.


Though I haven't read the book myself, in fear of turning from my cheeseburgers and ice cream, I know that it is as it says, "the most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted" and I believe it focuses mainly on animal proteins. Just a little bit of ammunition for you to have for all those anti-vegetarian/anti-vegans out there. Cheesy

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« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2011 02:55:43 PM »

Well, I like picking some recipes here : http://www.manjulaskitchen.com/. Really tasty, easy and well explained.
« Reply #28 on: June 25, 2012 05:16:31 PM »

This website has recipes from the book Higher Taste... definitely my favorite childhood memories in these meals!  (This book is lacto vegetarian.)

http://harekrishna.com/col/books/VEG/ht/#List of Recipes

« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2012 12:35:22 AM »

This is one of my favorite sites - http://www.vegetariantimes.com Smiley Smiley Smiley

« Reply #30 on: July 20, 2012 02:21:43 AM »

Vegan Black Metal Chef on youtube is hilarious and fun. I made his Pad Thai and it was great Smiley
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