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Browse through dozens of vegan cookie recipes to try, all completely dairy-free, egg-free and delicious. There's gingerbread cookies, cranberry cookies, pumpkin cookies, chocolate chip cookies and more!

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A meatless Easter menu

Wednesday April 16, 2014
Have you planned your Easter menu already? Most people think of eating colored hard boiled eggs at Easter time, maybe with some ham for dinner. Not so for vegetarians and vegans!

If you're planning on an Easter brunch as the main meal, you may want to try a vegetarian quiche or egg casserole. Or try a an eggless baked vegan quiche with tomatoes and soy cheese and a low-fat vegan coffee cake.

An Easter dinner (without the ham, of course), should be fresh and full of spring greens. Try adding artichokes (this vegetarian artichoke risotto, pictured right, is perfect!), asparagus and lots of veggies to your meal, and avoid heavier processed meats and fried foods.

For a fresh spring-themed Easter dinner, try a portobella and asparagus pasta dish with some artichoke mashed potatoes or a sauteed tofu and artichoke pasta. Round it all out with some fresh, light gingered carrot soup or a creamy asparagus and potato soup.

For dessert? Something chocolate, of course! Carve up these gourmet raspberry mascarpone brownies or try anyone of these vegan chocolate dessert recipes, or you may prefer one of these healthy desserts.

Or, plan your own Easter menu. You can start by scrolling through this complete collection of vegetarian (and vegan!) Easter resources, including dinner ideas, brunch menus and even some vegan Easter candy ideas.

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See also: Have you tried Egg-nots yet?

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An egg-free Easter? Introducing Egg-nots!

Monday April 14, 2014
Welcome to About.com Vegetarian food! If you're new, you may want to check out the complete list of vegetarian recipes here, or browse through the collection of vegan recipes here.

I have no idea how long this product has been around, but I just discovered it, and I LOVE it, so of course, I have to share it with you! Hopefully it's not old news to everyone except for me?

Sure plastic eggs are great for an vegan Easter egg hunt, but then you miss out on the fun of dyeing and decorating your own eggs. Egg-nots to the rescue! Egg-nots are a ceramic-based realistic-looking "egg" which can be dyed in much the same way as regular eggs. Here's three reasons to consider using egg-nots instead of eggs for Easter this year:

1. They're cruelty-free and vegan!
2. They're great for kids with egg allergies.
3. They last forever! No, you can't crack them on your little sister's head (is this only a California thing or do all kids do this?), but you can use them in crafts or for decorations that will keep from year to year.
Have you already tried Egg-nots? What did you think? Leave a comment below!

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Sunday April 13, 2014

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Passover starts April 14th

Friday April 11, 2014
Welcome to About.com Vegetarian food! If you're new, you may want to check out the complete list of vegetarian recipes here, or browse through the collection of vegan recipes here.

Since the Passover Seder is traditionally themed upon unity and freedom, I hope you'll find enough room at your table for plenty of vegetarian (and vegan!) guests, and plenty of room on your Seder plate for vegetarian (and vegan!) food! But what to eat for the main meal? Here's a complete collection of vegetarian and vegan Passover recipes, including appetizers, vegan matzo ball soup, and yes, even chocolate covered matzo.

Plenty of people happily substitute the traditional items - a bone and an egg - for vegetarian and vegan substitutes, such as a beet, and an avocado, or even seeds or flowers which, just like the egg, symbolize new life and growth. If you're vegetarian or vegan, what do you use instead of a bone and an egg? Leave a comment to join the discussion!

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