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What are your favorite sources for vegan recipes?

owen_meany Jul 8, 2013 09:11 AM

I'm new to the lifestyle and am looking for low-fat and quick/uncomplicated recipes. Would love to hear about cookbooks, blogs, etc. I am not good at the "look in the fridge and come up with your own recipe" approach.

TIA, Sara

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    maxie RE: owen_meany Jul 8, 2013 07:22 PM


    This is a vegetarian site, but has recipes that are vegan, or could easily become so. Good, fresh, modern ideas that can be easily taken in another direction.

    1. Peaches to Poutine RE: owen_meany Jul 9, 2013 08:43 AM

      Here's a thread dedicated to vegan cooking blogs, Poke around, you might find some new favorites!


      1. Ttrockwood RE: owen_meany Jul 9, 2013 09:44 PM

        I found a great post the other day on exactly this topic-

        Also look up hungryhungryhippie.com, she is no longer vegan but her lunch packing posts (whole day she works 12hr shifts) are all easy quick meals and great recipes tab

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          owen_meany RE: owen_meany Jul 10, 2013 10:23 AM

          Thank you so much, everyone - definitely lots to look at and cook from.


          1. rmarisco RE: owen_meany Jul 18, 2013 09:54 AM

            she's got some fantastic recipes - all that i have tried have been top notch.

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              Radha2009 RE: owen_meany Jul 18, 2013 06:49 PM

              That is a tough one. There are so many good blogs and books out there. These are some I like. I am sure there are much more out there.

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                Val RE: Radha2009 Jul 29, 2013 04:56 PM

                fatfreevegan has a *killer* good International Quinoa Salad recipe...I urge anyone here to try it especially for a bbq or summer gathering...really awesome recipe!

              2. pikawicca RE: owen_meany Jul 18, 2013 06:55 PM

                I tend to use my ethnic cookbooks, many of which have recipes that have always been vegan. Middle Eastern and many Asian standards are vegan.

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                  Radha2009 RE: owen_meany Jul 29, 2013 06:42 PM

                  You can also subscribe to Vegetarian times and Vegnews magazine. They have nice articles and interesting recipes.

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                    westsidegal RE: Radha2009 Feb 13, 2014 12:02 AM

                    Vegetarian Times operates a website with their recipes.
                    i love their site.


                  2. prunefeet RE: owen_meany Aug 3, 2013 09:06 AM

                    Anything having to do with Isa Chandra Moskowitz - theppk.com blog, or her books, I have Veganomicon which I love and just got Vegan Brunch. Her recipes are well tested and tasty, and her humor makes it all fun. She is very creative.

                    1. Science Chick RE: owen_meany Feb 13, 2014 10:32 AM

                      LOVE Bonjon Gourmet….all veg and many are vegan.

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                        amylovesla RE: owen_meany Feb 13, 2014 09:25 PM

                        I'm new to ppk.com, and have also used a few recipes from http://chefchloe.com/ I've made the pesto pasta recipe a couple of times, as well as the lemon olive oil cake. Both are really easy and don't take much time.
                        Also I love the lemon quinoa avocado salad from http://thediva-dish.com/uncategorized...
                        You have to scroll down to find the recipe- but it's totally worth it. I brought it to a pot-luck and everyone gobbled it up. Not all of her recipes are vegan, but a good majority are.

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                          Val RE: amylovesla Feb 14, 2014 06:50 AM

                          that lemon quinoa salad looks stellar! I've made the International Quinoa salad mentioned above which is quite similar but uses lime juice, mint, etc. Need to try this lemon one real soon!

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                            amylovesla RE: Val Feb 17, 2014 10:43 PM

                            I highly recommend it...hope you like! I tend to forget I have it on the menu for the week, so I make it right before we eat it. But it's definitely better if it has some time to sit and let the flavors come together.

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                            Ttrockwood RE: amylovesla Feb 18, 2014 07:03 PM

                            Ohmygod. So, the lentil olive patties from ppk are my favorite thing EVER!!!! You gotta make these.

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