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Friday April 18, 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.

If you've been here before, or you're looking to get inspired, you've come to the right place. There's always new recipes and resources featured right here in this space. It's my firm belief that trying new foods, having fun exploring new recipes and awakening your palette to new flavors and textures is one of the best parts of being a vegetarian (or vegan)!

Here's a few new vegetarian and vegan recipes fresh on About.com that you might want to try. Enjoy!

  • Quinoa pudding Like tapioca pudding, but looking for a healthier, gluten-free and vegan version? Try this similar quinoa pudding recipe.
  • Caramelized French onion soup with apples Its all right there in the name - topped off with chunks of crusty toasted bread.
  • Potato and cheese taquitos Making taquitos is as simple as corn tortillas, leftover mashed potatoes and cheese. Try it!
  • Coconut corn and bean chowder Inspired by the flavors of Brazil and the Caribbean. (Pictured)

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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.

    Link: Vegetarian and vegan Easter recipes
    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!

    Link: Egg-nots!
    See also: More vegetarian and vegan Easter help

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