As with any cuisine or diet, the same old meals can begin to
grow tiresome. As the old adage goes “variety is the spice of life”.
This can apply to vegetarianism as well. In order to rev up your meals,
it’s important to think outside the recipe box. While it’s nice to have
tried and true standbys to rely upon almost as comfort food, it’s also
a good thing to experiment with new, exotic recipes from time to time.
This is the best way to discover what may become a new favorite, like: Aloo Phujia, Kachumbari, or Shawrbat
'Adas Maa Sh'ireeya.
To spice things up in your veggie kitchen look to the
following resources for more great recipes and ideas:
- Vegcooking: Brought to you by the
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, more commonly known as
PETA, this cooking blog is chock full of recipes.
- The Vegetarian Resource Group:
Includes a ton of information on vegetarianism, including recipes,
product resources, answers to frequently asked questions, and recent
data. Newsletter subscription available.
- Vegetarian Times: Website presence
of the popular magazine devoted to vegetarian cooking. Includes
recipes, tips, techniques, and much more.
- Popular Cookie Recipes: Features chocolate chip cookie recipes and sugar cookie recipes suitable for vegetarians.
Vegetarian Union: Union has helped promote vegetarianism
worldwide since 1908. A veritable information clearinghouse helping you
to find everything from vegetarian accommodations to vegan shoes. Lots
of good recipes, too.
A plethora of recipes for the taking.
- Vegan Outreach: A complete vegan
resource for those who eat no animal products or by-products.
Ideas about raising healthy vegan kids, having a health vegan
pregnancy, recipes, and much more.
- North American Vegetarian Society:
Non-profit educational organization founded in 1974. Offers some
recipes along with a lot of health information.
- Nutrition.gov: US Department of
Agriculture’s collection of vegetarian diet and health recommendations
including links to sites with recipes.
- US Vegetarian Food Guide Pyramid: A
new food guide for North America vegetarians to follow.
- Being a Vegetarian: Brown
University health education overview of the vegetarian diet and its
- Organic Consumers Association:
Vegetarianism often goes hand in hand with eating organically. There
are many articles devoted to the vegetarian lifestyle.
Food and Drug Administration: Articles and studies about
Vegetarianism encompasses much more than just a diet absent of
animal products. It is truly a lifestyle choice that embraces health,
nutrition, and a compassion for other living things. The variety of
foods and delicious dishes available to you is only limited by your
imagination, as there are vegetarian dishes to be found in most every
cuisine the world over.