Easy Vegan/Veggie Family Recipes?

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This is not a debate -- I'm wondering if anyone has some easy go-to vegan or vegetarian dishes that they use for their families. Recipes or suggestions for sources are appreciated!

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Jennifer - posted on 02/22/2012

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Oh, good question! Last summer my daughter decided to go vegetarian, and I struggled. My go to is allrecipes.com, but for vegan they suck! Thank God my daughter decided it was a little to tough to do, and gave it up, but I would still like to find some good recipes, as we have friends who don't eat meat, and some totally vegan!

Mother - posted on 02/22/2012

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http://www.happyherbivore.com/



I too am struggling with this. I found this site to be AWESOME and she uses "normal" ingredients. The mock tuna sandwich is YUMMY. The black bean burgers lovely. and the Portobello mushroom steak delish!! Enjoy :)

Kaitlin - posted on 02/10/2012

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I've never used tofu before- i don't even know where to find it in the grocery store. We love beans. It has to be fairly quick and easy to prepare (under 1/2 hour).

~♥Little Miss - posted on 02/10/2012

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What kind of things are you looking for? I have been a vegetarian for 18 years, plenty of recipes to share. Just need to know what you like.

Mrs. - posted on 02/10/2012

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The Post Punk Kitchen generally is a good vegan resource (that the link I gave you above). Surprisingly, Alicia Silverstone's Kind Diet book is quite good (although I think she relies a lot of some processed things like fake cheese, fake mayo and fake butter), you can find many of them online. Her caesar salad dressing is good, I replace any of the soy sauce or variations of it with brown rice miso and I'm good to go soy wise. As well, the cookbook Veganomicon is quite good. I don't own it, but I've stolen a lot of recipes that work from it online. Of course, the classic vege cookbook, Laurel's Kitchen is the book I got when I was 12 and decided to stop eating meat. It is an oldy but a goody. It has all those basic hippy recipes that still work and are amazing.

Kaitlin - posted on 02/10/2012

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I would love to follow this one too- I love new healthy recipes, and with Lent coming up, it's time for this Catholic to find some new healthy non meat meals for Fridays! ;)

Mrs. - posted on 02/10/2012

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Hey, I have quite a few because I was a vegan for like two decades...I'm also sensitive to soy...I don't use much of it.



Here's a great vegan "sloppy joe" that doesn't use tofu as the meat replacement, it uses lentils. We still eat this on the regular. I mean I still mostly eat a vegan diet, I've just added the heme protein for medical reasons (the dairy is still out of the picture). This recipe is pretty cheap and makes a bunch. We like to make it with a Jalepeno, Green Apple and Cabbage Coleslaw (it is vegan too, no mayo). If that interests you, let me know and I'll pass that on too.



http://www.theppk.com/2009/11/snobby-joe...



If you like pot pie, I've also developed an awesome vegan, wheat free pot pie that is a guest fav in my house.

Caitlin - posted on 02/10/2012

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I love a nice vegan stew - those are really easy and pretty intuitive. A nice vegentable stir fry served on rice or pasta usually goes over very nicely as well (I use VH sauces, usually the teryaki one). Umm, let me think on it a bit more, a lot of our receipies are vegetarian or easily modified to be vegetarian..

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