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How to Roast Vegetables

Roasting vegetables is an easy way to bring out the flavor of the vegetables and is a healthy way to eat them. You can roast vegetables either alone or in combination with others. You won't need much [more…]

Pasta Primavera

Primavera means “spring style” in Italian. Primavera dishes are made with a variety of fresh vegetables, and although this recipe uses fettuccine, you can replace it with any kind of pasta you want. This [more…]

Pressure Cooker Minestrone Soup

With this pressure cooker adaptation of minestrone soup, you’ll never have to resort to canned soups again! This version of minestrone soup cooks in only 10 minutes. [more…]

The Different Kinds of Vegetarians

There are different kinds of vegetarians, depending on what they eat. The definition of a vegetarian that’s most widely accepted by fellow vegetarians is a person who eats no meat, fish, or poultry. A [more…]

Spicy Indian Chickpea Stew

This spicy Indian chickpea stew mixes Indian spices with the chickpeas to create a wonderful entree. Make spicy Indian chickpea stew when you want something really flavorful, and serve it with basmati [more…]

Tortellini and Sugar Snap Peas with Alfredo Sauce

Tortellini are stuffed pasta squares, folded and formed into rings. Fresh tortellini is plumper and more filling, and it cooks faster. This tasty vegetarian meal tops tortellini with Alfredo sauce. [more…]

Egg Salad Sandwiches

Making the egg salad filling for sandwiches in advance saves last-minute preparation time. Keep the egg salad mixture in a covered container in the refrigerator up to 4 days and stir before using. Even [more…]

Hidden Animal Ingredients in Foods

There are many hidden animal products in foods. Many animal ingredients are present in very small amounts. Some animal products, such as casein and whey — both derived from dairy products — are acceptable [more…]

Pesto Pasta

Pesto is best in the summertime when basil is fresh and you can make a batch of pesto from scratch. Pesto is a snap to make and will fill your kitchen — and maybe your whole house — with the wonderful [more…]


Ratatouille is a hearty vegetable stew from the Provence region of France, and you'll find many variations. This recipe for ratatouille uses a pressure cooker to cook up the brightly colored and flavorful [more…]

Rigatoni with Eggplant

This rigatoni with eggplant recipe hails from Sicily. Traditionally, the eggplant is fried. This version sautés the eggplant with the other vegetables to make the dish lighter. [more…]

Open-Faced Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese Sandwiches

This healthy-hearty sandwich stacks layers of smoky grilled eggplant, tomatoes, goat cheese, fresh basil, and olives on French bread. These grilled eggplant sandwiches are a great offering at any gathering [more…]

Chilled Seasoned Tofu

Chilled seasoned tofu is a hot-weather favorite in Japan, but this tofu dish is a favorite year-round with sushi lovers worldwide. Custardlike tofu soaks up the flavor of the soy sauce it’s served with [more…]

Cucumber Sliced Rolls

Cucumber sliced rolls are a time-honored favorite on sushi bar menus around the world. They’re thin sliced rolls, consisting of a half sheet of nori and only one filling ingredient [more…]

Warm Artichoke-Spinach Dip

This classic artichoke and spinach dip will tantalize everyone’s palate. Serve warm artichoke-spinach dip in a bread bowl (pull pieces from the middle of a round loaf for dipping and fill the center of [more…]

Vegan Menus for a Full Week

When you’re first starting out as a vegan, deciding what to eat can be overwhelming. But don’t worry. The following table showing a week’s worth of vegan menus gives you a great place to start when planning [more…]

Nonvegan Restaurant Guide for Servers and Chefs

Going out to eat can be challenging to a new vegan. Hidden nonvegan ingredients lurk behind every menu item, and servers may not know exactly what the chef is cooking into each dish. You can use this handy [more…]

Living Vegan For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Adopting a vegan lifestyle is definitely rewarding, but it’s not without challenges — especially in the beginning. While you’re still getting used to this new diet and lifestyle, you can definitely benefit [more…]

Tips for Planning Vegetarian Diets

If you’re considering a vegetarian lifestyle, get individualized advice from a registered dietitian who’s knowledgeable about vegetarian diets. And whether vegetarianism is new to you or you’ve been meat-free [more…]

Quick and Easy Meatless Meals

Great-tasting, health-supporting vegetarian meals can be simple to make. Some favorite dishes have always been meatless, but you can omit the meat from even the most carnivore-friendly meals to come up [more…]

Easing the Transition to a Vegetarian Lifestyle

Switching to a meatless diet can be difficult if you’ve been raised with typical Western eating habits. Becoming a vegetarian is rewarding, so hang in there! As you strive for the vegetarian ideal, gradually [more…]

Living Vegetarian For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Switching to a vegetarian lifestyle offers benefits to your health, animals, and the environment. Ensure success by easing into a meat-free way of life, planning your vegetarian diet, and making tasty [more…]

Substitutions to Use in Vegetarian Recipes

Just because you’re cooking vegetarian and leaving meat and meat products out of your menus doesn’t mean you have to get rid of your old recipes. You can use the following lists to adapt nonvegetarian [more…]

Hidden Animal Ingredients for Vegetarians

If you’re new to eating and cooking vegetarian, it may take a while to become familiar with all the animal products present in many foods. Look on labels and avoid products in the following list — they’re [more…]

Vegetarian Cooking For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Vegetarian cooking means using just vegetable and fruits and their products and avoiding meat and animal products. A list of ingredients you can use to substitute for animal-based products in recipes is [more…]


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