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Definition of vegan. Wondering what a vegan is or what vegans eat, then you`ve come to the right place!
What is quinoa? Need some healthy vegetarian or vegan quinoa recipes or just some cooking tips? Quinoa is a healthy whole grain (well, a seed actually) that is a healthy complete protein for vegetarians and vegans.
Are you concerned about protein on a vegetarian diet? Find out how much protein you really need and some easy ways to make sure your nutritional needs are met on a vegetarian diet. How much do you really know about vegetarian protein?
Take your pick of these healthy homemade vegetable soup recipes! The ingredients for each are varied, but all are healthy, homemade and nourishing. Why choose from a plain vegetable soup recipe, when you could make an exotic Thai vegetable soup, a high-fiber lentil vegetable soup or a miso soup inspired by Japanese flavors and ingredients?
Vegetarian? Vegan? Flexitarian? What does it all mean? Understanding the many different options available to you is the first step towards adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet.
Definition of pescatarian, occasionally used to describe those who abstain from eating all meat and animal flesh with the exception of fish.
Looking for homemade veggie burgers? You picked them! Here are the most popular veggie burger recipes on About.com, according to you! All of these recipes for veggie burgers are vegetarian, and most are vegan.
Treat yourself to a cup of piping hot ginger tea, a healthy drink that's great for digestion. Why go out and buy old tea bags when you can easily make your own homemade ginger tea at home using fresh ginger? Here's how to make the tastiest ginger tea you've ever had!
Definition of tofu, including how to cook with tofu, easy tofu recipes, silken and regular tofu and the nutritional value of tofu. All you need to know to get started making healthy, low-fat vegetarian and vegan tofu recipes!
Quinoa is healthy, but just how healthy is it? Get the straight nutritional facts and nutrient data about this healthy gluten-free and low-fat grain. Quinoa is a great food not just for vegetarians and vegans, but for anyone looking to lower their cholesterol or add fiber to their diet.
Wondering about the edamame you've had a Japanese restaurants? If you like edamame or are wondering what is edamame, here's what you need to know.
Are eggs vegetarian? Can I eat eggs if I'm a vegetarian?
What is the nutritional value of an avocado? Wondering about how many calories are in an avocado? Find out the number of calories in avocados plus the entire nutritional information profile of avocados, including fat, calories and more in avocados. Are avocados healthy? Find out!
The best homemade tofu scramble recipes. Tofu scramble is a popular quick and easy scrambled egg substitute for vegetarians and vegans.
Definition of seitan. Wondering what seitan is and how to make it? Read on to find out all about seitan.
Making a basic vegetable soup from scratch is a great skill for any home chef, whether you're vegetarian or vegan or not. Vegetable soup is great for a cold night, and of course homemade soup from scratch is always best!
Miso soup is a staple of Japanese cuisine. This recipe is a simple version of the classic vegetarian miso soup served in Japanese restaurants.
Wondering about Israeli couscous or how to cook it? If you already love couscous, or, you're just curious about exploring different whole grains and foods from around the world, here's what you need to know about Israeli couscous, also called pearl couscous.
Hemp seeds are an up and coming superfood, especially used by vegetarians and those on a raw food diet. Find out why they hemp seeds are so good for you, learn about the nutritional value of hemp seeds, and how you can use them in your daily life.
They are two words for the same thing. The word cocoa is believed to have its origins in a spelling mistake. Find out where the word cacao comes from.
Wondering how tofu stands up in comparison to some of your other favorite foods when it comes to protein, calories, calcium, and more? Read on to find out!
Bulgur wheat - what is it, how to cook with it, and more, including bulgur wheat recipes.
If you're having a vegetarian barbecue or a vegan cookout, here are some cooking tips for how to grill tofu.
Yes, it's true, you can make perfectly good pancakes without eggs or even milk! This vegan pancake recipe uses soy milk as a substitute and the result is perfect light and fluffy pancakes.
Use this vegan pesto recipe to dress up pasta, as a pizza sauce for a vegan pesto pizza, or as an appetizer with bread and crackers.
Tempeh - Definition of Tempeh - What is tempeh?
If you're looking for an easy no-bake dessert or no-bake pie recipe, this quick and easy Cool Whip pie is the one to try! This is one of my favorite dessert recipes ever, since it's so unbelievably quick, easy, delicious, and not too fattening.
Grilled halloumi: It's trendy, it's easy, it's gourmet and it's quick, but the real reason to try grilled halloumi cheese on your indoor our outdoor grill is that it tastes, quite simply, incredible. If you've never tried grilled halloumi cheese, you simple must learn how to do it with this easy recipe.
Tofu scramble is a popular vegan breakfast dish similar to scrambled eggs.
What you need to know about the different kinds of tofu.
Tofu, bananas and a commercial egg substitute can all be used to replace eggs in your favorite recipe. Here's how to different egg substitutes while cooking and baking egg-free, vegan or reduced cholesterol dishes.
What is barley? Whole grain barley is a healthy high-fiber and high-protein grain boasting numerous health benefits. Learn more about cooking with barley, the different types of barley, calories and protein in barley and the numerous health benefits of this healthy whole grain.
Most vegetarians and vegans easily get enough protein, without even trying. Check out these high-protein vegetarian recipes to see just how easy it is to get plenty of protein without eating meat. Each of the recipes listed for breakfast, lunch, a soup or salad or a dinner entree has a complete nutritional breakdown so you can see just how much protein, calories and nutrients you're getting per serving.
Many of the recipes you'll find on this site and in vegetarian cookbooks call for pressed tofu. This simple process removes excess moisture, allowing more flavor to be absorbed while cooking.
Lentil soup is one of those recipes that should be in every cook's repertoire. Lentils are available in most grocery stores and are very cheap. This vegetarian and vegan lentil soup recipe uses plenty of spices to perk up the soup.
With several five-star reviews, you can rest assured that this homemade vegan carrot cake is absolutely foolproof and absolutely delicious!
Raw foods are fresh, delicious and healthy, and these are some dishes that you can prepare over and over again, such as watermelon gazpacho soup. Page 1 of 2.
Wondering if chocolate is vegan and if you can still eat chocolate on a vegan diet? Read on to find out about dairy-free vegan chocolate, where to find it, and which brands of chocolate are vegan.
Thai style spring rolls, also called fresh rolls, are super easy and quick to make!
A homemade vegan ranch dressing recipe made from vegan mayonnaise, soy milk and some herbs. Several users have given this vegan ranch positive reviews, both as a salad dressing or thickened up and used as a dip.
Banana muffins are a very easy muffin for vegans to make because the banana can act as a binder and provide moisture instead of eggs. So you don't needs eggs or even egg-replacer!
Tofu scramble with spinach - so nutritious and a perfect protein boost for breakfast for vegetarians and vegans. I love spinach, so eating it for breakfast in that classic vegan dish - tofu scramble - is only natural.
I love this recipe for vegetarian and vegan black bean patties because its easy to make as well as tasty, two of my favorite qualities in a recipe!
If you've got rock-hard avocados and can't wait to make guacamole, there's a few things you can do to make your avocados get soft quicker.
Of all the dozens of healthy vegetarian soup recipes I've posted, here are the most popular recipes, according to you! All of these soup recipes are vegetarian, and most are vegan as well.
Explore the possible nutritional benefits of raw cacao (raw chocolate) and why the raw food community loves it. Is raw cacao beneficial to your health or another passing raw food fad?
Looking for a healthier, low-fat veggie burger? This recipe uses just a bit of tofu and lots and lots of veggies to form a healthy and high-fiber vegetarian patty. This veggie burger recipe is both vegetarian and vegan.
Seitan (also called wheat meat or wheat gluten) is easy to make and quick to prepare. The texture and flavor of homemade seitan is really just a matter of taste, so have fun experimenting! No two batches are every quite the same.
A classic Italian cold pasta salad recipe with plenty of vegetables. This vegetarian pasta salad recipe is quick and easy to prepare as it uses a pre-made Italian salad dressing.
Quinoa is a great breakfast choice for vegetarians, vegans, or anyone who just wants to eat a healthy and cholesterol-free whole foods breakfast filled with protein.
Miso defined and the definition of miso. Wondering what miso is and where to find it? Read on for the definition of miso, a few common uses of miso and tips on where to find miso if you're shopping for it!
High protein breakfasts for vegetarians and vegans
My version of the tahini -based "goddess" dressing found in many health food stores and restaurants.
Soy, rice and almond milk are three common milk substitutes. Here's how these vegan dairy substitutes stack up nutritionally and how to use them while cooking.
These quick tips will help you become vegetarian and make the transition to a new vegetarian or vegan diet. If you want to know how to go vegetarian or how to become a vegetarian, read these tips to see what I did and what many other people have done to successfully become vegetarian.
Lentil loaf made with rice and lentils is super cheap and easy recipe for families on a budget. Made from just a few inexpensive ingredients, this is a great way to stretch your budget. Smother your homemade vegetarian lentil loaf in gravy, serve up a plate of mashed potatoes and enjoy a lentil loaf as a holiday or Thanksgiving entree.
If you're a new vegetarian (or vegan!), you may want to try experimenting with vegetarian meat. Here's what you need to know about the best and tastiest mock meats on the market, and, the best ones to try your hand at making at home.
Wondering how and why to use bamboo skewers on the grill? Here's how to use bamboo skewers by soaking them first and more you need to know before firing up the grill.
Silken tofu has it's own place in the vegetarian kitchen. Learn a few of the various ways you can use soft, also called silken tofu, in different meat-free and dairy-free dishes.
Simple Tofu and Veggie Stir-Fry with Ginger - a simple vegan recipe for an easy Chinese-style vegetarian and vegan stir-fry with vegetables and tofu in a light ginger sauce.
Wondering if ramen noodles are vegetarian? What exactly is in that ramen noodle flavoring packet? Read on to find out.
You can create this quick and easy vegetarian spinach dip with just four very simple ingredients, and in less then five minutes. Although it is best to allow this spinach dip to sit in the refrigerator before serving. A quick and easy spinach dip recipe is perfect for a vegetarian appetizer when served with crackers or vegetables.
Freekeh grain - What is it? A definition of freekeh.
Definition of vegetarian, also known as lacto-ovo-vegetarian. Wondering what a vegetarian is? You've come to the right place to find a definition of vegetarian.
Yes, you can make fabulous veggie patties from potatoes! If you've ever had latkes or potato pancakes, you know that potatoes absorb the flavors added to them quite well, and have a satisfying texture that is both crunchy and soft. Feel free to spice this potato burger recipe up a bit by adding in some garlic, seasoned salt, or other spices. This potato and bean veggie burger recipe is both vegetarian and vegan.
A collection of the best vegetarian bean salad recipes for summer. Bring along a healthy and high-protein vegetarian or vegan bean salad to your next outdoor picnic or potluck, or just enjoy one of these bean salads for a nutritious low-fat and high-fiber summer lunch.
Got leftover quinoa and bored of the usual salads and pilafs? Here's a few ideas for what to do with leftover quinoa, with an emphasis on healthy, vegetarian and vegan leftover quinoa recipes.
Fresh, homemade almond milk is a easy to make from scratch. This homemade almond milk recipe is a completely raw food recipe, a real raw treat! Use your homemade almond milk in smoothies, soups and other raw food dishes.
Like vegetarian burritos or bean burritos? Make a vegan bean and rice burrito with plenty of Mexican spices. This is a quick and easy basic recipe for a vegan bean burrito. Toss in some extra toppings such as non-dairy sour cream, homemade guacamole, salsa, black olives, or whatever you have on hand.
This creamy carrot soup recipe uses coconut milk instead of dairy or soy milk for a creamy soy-free tropically flavored soup. If you're looking for a nutritious vegan carrot soup recipe, you won't be disappointed with this yummy vegan, dairy-free and soy-free carrot soup.
Everyone loves fresh, homemade oatmeal raisin cookies right? Well, vegans love vegan oatmeal raisin cookies too! This recipe is a vegan, egg-free and dairy-free version of classic oatmeal raisin cookies, just like mom used to make.
Looking for a healthy quinoa recipe or wondering what's the best way to cook quinoa? Look no further! Here are my favorite fabulously easy and healthy vegetarian and vegan whole grain quinoa recipes.
A complete list of tofu recipes, all vegetarian and all a great way to increase the soy protein in your diet.
If you're new to vegetarian cooking, you may want to try some of these favorite best vegetarian dinners when looking for quick, healthy and nutritious meal ideas for your family to try.
Vegans love chocolate chip cookies too! This classic recipe tastes just like the ones mom used to make, you won't even know they're vegan.
A broth for vegetarian soups, vegetarian gravy, or just to add flavor to a variety of vegetarian recipes. You can use this easy vegetable broth in recipes calling for broth or stock of any kind.
Mushrooms are surprisingly similar in taste and texture to meat when cooked, and this mushroom burger recipe may just surprise you with how tasty it is. While mushrooms provide plenty of flavor and texture, the addition of pinto beans makes this recipe high in fiber and protein too. This mushroom veggie burger recipe is both vegetarian and vegan as well as gluten-free.
Definition of nutritional yeast.
Definition of tahini, a vegan sesame seed paste used in many ethnic cuisines.
Wondering what the word flexitarian or semi-vegetarian means? Are you curious about a flexitarian diet? Maybe you already are a flexitarian and don't even know it!
Do you always seem to have leftover rice on hand? If you've got some leftover rice that you'd rather not go to waste, here are some easy ways to turn your plain steamed leftover white or brown rice into a fabulous new meal or side dish!
Vegan cream cheese frosting, using non-dairy cream cheese and vegan margarine.
Want to learn more about whole grains, or looking for a new grain to add to your regular repertoire? Here's a list of a few of my favorite whole grains.
A quick and easy vegetable side dish recipe for brussels sprouts roasted with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. This easy brussels sprouts recipe is vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free.
Vegan Margarines - is margarine vegan? Which dairy-free butter substitute works best in baking, replacing dairy and to spread on toast?
Vegetarian lentil soup is a super-easy vegetarian crock pot soup recipe - just put all the ingredients in your slow cooker in the morning and forget about it until the end of the day. Lentil soup is hearty enough for a main dish, but you could always add extra veggies to make it even more filling. Vegan and gluten-free.
An easy recipe for homemade chocolate fudge brownies. Rich, creamy and decadent, just the way homemade brownies should be.
Basic Vegetarian Gravy Recipe. Making a vegetarian gravy can be a bit more of an art than an exact science, as timing, stirring and heat are everything! So add more or less liquid as needed, but remember, your vegetarian gravy will thicken slightly as it cools.
Maybe you're thinking about going vegan, so you need some vegan dairy substitutes, or maybe you're allergic to milk and looking for lactose-free dairy substitutes. Whatever your reason, reducing the amount of dairy in your diet can be a healthy way to lower your fat and cholesterol intake. Here's what you need to know about dairy substitutes.
This fun, crunchy, nutritious dish can be made in the dehydrator or the oven.
Experience the benefits of soaking raw nuts and seeds before using them in your recipes. Learn what you are rinsing away when you let nuts and seeds soak in water and why it is so much healthier for you.
Fried Tofu is great on it's own or dipped in just about any kind of sauce. You can also use fried tofu in a vegetable stir-fry or noodle dish. This Chinese-inspired recipe is both vegetarian and vegan.
This vegetarian and vegan recipe for a hearty homemade barley and vegetable soup is both healthy and filling. A meal in itself, you can add just about any veggies you want - green beans, peas or corn would all work well.
A basic vegetarian and vegan tofu scramble recipe inspired by the flavors of India. Feel free to add some more vegetables, such as broccoli or mushrooms.
If you've got lots of leftover rice and want to make rice pudding, try this creamy dish that you can serve either as a sweet breakfast or for dessert.
Get your five-a-day servings of vegetables! This vegan crockpot vegetable chili recipe doesn't skimp on the veggies or the flavor. Just place all the ingredients in your crock pot or slow cooker, and come home to a healthy and complete vegetarian meal.
Easy Low-Fat Baked Sweet Potato Fries. If you're craving a high-fat and salty treat like fast food French fries, try this vegan recipe for healthier baked sweet potato fries. Baked sweet potato fries are much lower in fat than a deep-fried version and are very quick to prepare. Kids will love these baked fries as well.
This easy vegan French toast recipe uses bananas instead of eggs, giving it a sweet flavor.
Yellow Split Pea Dhal Recipe. Dhal, sometimes spelled dahl or dal, is a staple of Indian vegetarian cuisine. This easy recipe is for a basic vegetarian and vegan yellow split-pea dhal. Serve with rice, or, add extra liquid to make a more soup-like dhal.
Never tried making raw sauerkraut at home? Raw cultured cabbage, known as sauerkraut, provides healthy probiotic support for your digestive system. This simple, uncomplicated raw food recipe is easy to follow for fantastic results.
If you think you don't like to eat your vegetables, you might just change your mind when you discover these simple and healthy vegetables simmered in a simple coconut milk curry. These veggies have a bit of extra sauce, so you can serve them over rice, noodles, or try them with a whole grain such as millet or quinoa.
This vegetarian chili recipe is so easy, you'll feel like you're cheating!
Chana masala with spinach is a variation of a traditional and popular Indian dish. This is one of the best chana masala recipes (and easiest!) you'll find.
Vegetarian recipes and more vegetarian recipes! This is it, the only vegetarian recipe collection you'll ever need. It's all here, including gourmet meals, vegetarian dinners, every vegetarian dish, vegetarian recipe and meal imaginable.
Never cooked with wheatberries before or just wondering what a wheat berry is? Check out this simple definition and guide for everything you need to know about wheat berries. Wheatberries defined.
Halloumi cheese is making it's way up the list of popular food trends - and with good reason! Halloumi cheese is a delicious and uniquely grillable cheese. Read on to learn about what is halloumi cheese, cooking and grilling with halloumi, and some halloumi recipes, of course!
What is buckwheat or buckwheat groats? Buckwheat is used in many raw food diet recipes as well as health food products on today's market. Can it be eaten raw? Is it gluten-free? Find out all about buckwheat here. Buckwehat defined, and kasha, too.
Kid-friendly baked or fried tofu nuggets are reminiscent of chicken nuggets and can be dipped in ketchup, barbecue sauce or ranch dressing.
Greek quinoa salad recipe with traditional Mediterranean ingredients including feta cheese, kalamata olives and fresh herbs. You could easily make this vegetarian quinoa salad recipe vegan by omitting the feta cheese or using a vegan soy substitute.
Browse through this collection of beautiful quinoa salad recipes. All of them are vegetarian, and most are vegan or gluten-free, too.
Best Vegetarian Pizza Recipes and Toppings for a vegetarian pizza.
Is cheese vegetarian? Do vegetarians eat cheese? Find out what you need to know about cheese, and add your opinion.
Banana cake is a popular Kwanzaa dessert, and this vegan banana cake will certainly hit the spot! With lots of bananas, you need less oil, so this vegan banana cake is lower in fat than other recipes.
Make a vegan egg-free and dairy-free coleslaw for a picnic or barbecue by using vegan mayonnaise instead of regular mayonnaise or store-bought dressing.
Turn luscious watermelons into a divine, though quick and easy snack for all day, any day. Watermelon easily freezes into a delicious Popsicle treat that will amaze your senses.
If you're new to cooking with tofu and aren't sure what to do with tofu, read this illustrated step-by-step to learn how to press tofu.
Looking for a vegan dinner or meal idea? Look no further! Find out what's for dinner tonight by browsing this helpful guide to easy and simple vegan dinner ideas.
Seitan is a popular vegetarian meat substitute that has been eaten in Asian countries for generations. If you're new to cooking with seitan, here's some easy vegetarian and vegan seitan recipes for you to try.
The only collection of vegan recipes you'll ever need!
Spice up a basic vegetarian and vegan black bean burger patty with some cayenne pepper and hot sauce! This black bean patty will hold together well enough to grill, or you can pan-fry it in a bit of oil. If you like bean burgers, this is a spicy and flavorful one to try.
If you like veggie burgers or mushroom burgers, try this vegetarian burger recipe with portobello mushrooms and topped with an avocado sauce. Portabella mushrooms make for a healthy veggie burger recipe for a barbecue or cookout.
A superfood green smoothie recipe made with blueberries for a powerful eye-opening anti-oxidant boost. A superfood meal in a green smoothie package.
Blueberries are a true superfood! Discover the wealth of nutritional value in blueberries. Raw blueberries contain life-saving antioxidants and other nutrients.
If you need your avocados to turn into guacamole super quick, or you've never made guacamole before, this is the recipe to try. Using just a few simple ingredients and pre-made salsa makes this homemade guacamole recipe quick and easy to prepare and absolutely foolproof.
Wondering about raw cacao or raw chocolate? Find out what it is, and how to use raw cacao in the variety of forms it comes in. From raw cacao powder to nibs and butter, learn the best uses for raw cacao products.
This recipe for vegetarian and vegan minestrone soup is filled with healthy and low-fat vegetables, and slowly simmered for maximum flavor. Vegetarian minestrone soup is makes for a light and healthy lunch or dinner soup, just add a side salad and you've got a meal. Because it contains no oil, this vegetarian minestrone soup recipe is very low in fat.
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This classic vegetarian seven layer dip recipe is made with taco seasoning, salsa, beans and cheese. 7 layer dip is a quick and easy vegetarian appetizer, inspired by the flavors of Mexico.
Try this recipe for a quick and easy enchilada sauce recipe and make your own home made enchilada sauce. This Mexican food recipe is both vegetarian and vegan.
Quinoa and black bean salad with corn and cilantro - A vegetarian and vegan high-protein and high-fiber healthy recipe
Japanese food has plenty to offer for the vegetarian and vegan eater! Here's a few Japanese food recipes to introduce you the meatless options in Japanese cuisine.
These little quinoa cookies are vegetarian, vegan, high in protein, refined-sugar free, and, if you use a gluten-free oatmeal, they're gluten-free as well. Perfect for a kids breakfast on the go or a healthy high-protein snack.
High protein vegetarian entrees main dishes and dinners
My personal favorite vegan sour cream substitute for baking (and eating!) for vegans, those with milk allergies following a non-dairy or dairy-free diet. Vegan sour cream is naturally lactose-free and cholesterol-free.
Baba ganoush, a Middle Eastern spread and dip is similar to hummus, but is made with eggplant instead of chickpeas (garbanzo beans). This vegetarian and vegan recipe is particularly hummus-like, since it uses some chickpeas for a thicker texture.
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There's so many different vegetarian and vegan veggie burger brands available at most grocery stores these days. Wondering which is best? Read on to find out!
Definiton of egg replacer and how to use it.
This vegetarian and vegangravy would go quite well with a Thanksgiving Tofurky.
Thai peanut sauce is great on noodles or as a salad dressing and kids love it!
Whole grain quinoa dish flavored with garlic and Parmesan cheese. is very basic recipe, but you can vary it by adding some fried tofu or veggies.
Quinoa with pesto Quinoa and spinach are a powerfully healthy combination, whether you're vegetarian, vegan or not. The addition of pesto makes this entree absolutely delicious, so you won't feel like you're eating health food! Enjoy!
Marinate beets in a simple herbed balsamic vinaigrette before sticking them on the grill for a delicious and healthy barbecued side dish. These easy balsamic barbecued beets are vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free.
Definition of textured vegetable protein, TVP. If you're wondering what TVP is or would like to try some easy TVP recipes, start here.
Vegetarian casseroles are great for busy nights. The dog is barking, the kids are screaming and dinner still isn't ready. Sound familiar? Time to try some of these easy one-dish vegetarian casseroles. Just turn on the oven, put a few ingredients into a dish and set the timer. Vegetarian and vegan casseroles can be either a main dish or a side dish, depending on the recipe and the size of your appetite. If you're not sure what's for dinner tonight, try one of these easy vegetarian casseroles.
Wondering what to throw on the grill for your veggie friends? Here's some tips to help you have a fabulous barbecue that everyone will be sure to enjoy.
Colorful and fragrant carrot and ginger soup is a light and soothing soup. Carrot soup with ginger is a nutritious and low fat soup recipe with just a touch of sweetness and a touch of spice. This carrot and ginger soup recipe is both vegetarian and vegan.
Whole grain quinoa cooks quicker than most grains and is an excellent source of protein with about 11 grams of protein per cup of cooked quinoa.
Don’t be fooled by the simple elegance of spring rolls! As long as you have pre-made wrappers, spring rolls are surprisingly easy and quick to make.
Gazpacho is a chilled Spanish soup that is refreshing on a hot summer day. This basic recipe can be dressed up with some croutons or hot sauce, depending on your taste.