Vegetarian Easter: Recipes and tips

Easter is a celebration of resurrection and rebirth, so it is the perfect occasion for everyone – veggies and non-veggies alike – to enjoy a delicious meat-free meal. Here are some helpful resource for finding vegetarian Easter recipes. For vegetarian Passover recipes, click here. Musubi Easter Eggs Vegan Lunch Box has a post about making Easter… Read more »

Healthy vegetarian & vegan lunch ideas

Start your vegetarian meal plan right with delicious vegan lunch ideas Great vegetarian and vegan lunch ideas can be key to sticking to a budget and maintaining a healthy vegetarian diet plan. From easiest to hardest Buying lunch See our fast food page for what’s available at the chains in the way of veggie burgers, pizza, burritos,… Read more »

Vegan sandwich recipes

Tofu Club Sandwich Photo: Mike Crooker www.flickr.com/photos/tofu/ by Colleen Shea Question I’m sick of taking peanut butter and jam sandwiches to school every day for lunch – please give me some new ideas! One way to spice up that old classic is to try different nut butters and unusual jams. One of my favourite variations… Read more »

Five healthy habits from around the world

Adapted from a 2007 article at CookingLight.com about five healthy eating habits learned from the traditional diets of cultures around the world. 1. Eat plenty of produce and whole grains Traditionally in China, the diet consists primarily of vegetables, fruits and whole grains. And in Greece, vegetables and legumes are main meals, not just side… Read more »

Simple Vegetarian Meals

Here are some suggestions for preparing a delicious and satisfying vegetarian meal. Main meals Hearty soup. Start with water or a soup base made from vegetable bouillon cubes, vegetable juice, tomato juice or packaged soup mixes. Add potatoes, split peas, lentils, carrots, spinach or any leftover vegetables. Season with bay leaves, salt, herbs or miso…. Read more »

Best & worst veggie meals

For breakfast Best: Spelt toast with peanut butter, mint jelly & honey. Plain oatmeal with banana slices, lots of fresh fruits, raisin bran with soy milk. Some wicked vegan pancakes from How It All Vegan (cookbook). Toasted bagel with scrambled eggs. Quinoa with cucumber & tomato. Leftover vegetarian Indian thali! Worst: Wheat grass. Lunch Best:… Read more »

Eggs and vegan alternatives

Some rely on eggs as a source of protein and vitamin B12, but a plant-based diet can be rich in these essential nutrients, and by avoiding eggs you can have optimal health. Eggs are loaded with cholesterol – about 210 milligrams (70% of the U.S. daily value) for an average-sized egg. Eggs  contain about 4.5g of fat, of which 1.6g… Read more »

Shortcuts to vegetarian cooking

The following tips can save you hours in the kitchen. Preparation & shopping Convenience foods Keep on hand some instant food items such as veggie burgers, hot dogs, cans of baked beans, chili and vegetarian soups. These can be used as a basis for a larger meal. Just add extra vegetables or grains. Buy in… Read more »

Recommended vegetarian cookbooks

Note: see Recommended books for nutrition, health, and other topics. We receive a referral fee from Amazon.ca for any book sales that are initiated from this page. Once you are ready to buy, please start from here (even if the book you want is not listed below). Rating refers to the Amazon customer rating. Five… Read more »

Colourful pasta recipes

Gourmet vegetarian chef, Neela Shukla, has turned her interests to refreshing meals using colourful pastas. Quick Rigatoni Primavera makes 6 large portions 3/4 cup each carrots, asparagus, squash and zucchini, julienned 3/4 cup sliced mushrooms 3/4 cup finely chopped fennel 3/4 cup finely chopped leek 3 cups uncooked rigatoni pasta 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped… Read more »