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Squidoo Magazines: Some thoughts on food, glorious food!

Actually, I’m thinking about anything that doesn’t include meat.

That means any number of breads, breakfasts, pastries and desserts. And wonderful salads, soups, stews and smoothies.

You might not even think a dish is vegetarian, when it is — like sandwich bread or rolls, or your favorite vegetable soup. That fabulous kale salad you had at a friend’s house and then the chocolate mousse that rounded out the meal. If you know how to make it and have taken a photo or two of your fabulous creation (and who hasn’t, if only to share with friends on Facebook — or so you thought) then it’s time to share it with Squidoo and the universe.

Over at GoodVeg, our Squidoo home for vegetarian and vegan recipes and information, we’re always looking for great recipes, and we just know that even if you’re a meat-eater from way back, you have some vegetarian recipes in your repertoire. We bet that with a change or two, a recipe you know and love can be turned veggie with no flavor loss — it’s easy. See how something tastes when you swap out a meat broth for veggie, or you create a sandwich filling with chickpeas or black beans instead of tuna.

It’s also easier than EVER to create a recipe on Squidoo. If you already have a veggie-friendly recipe in mind to share, click here to start making a quick recipe lens. You’ll be finished before you know it.

Just a reminder —  when you’re thinking of writing a vegetarian recipe and you’re not a vegetarian yourself, please stay away from ingredients that “have a face.” That means, no beef, no pork, no poultry, no fish. That includes broths and stocks made from those products, too. Lacto-ovo vegetarians eat dairy products and eggs, but need to steer clear of cheeses made with rennet, which is derived from a substance from calves’ stomachs. They must also avoid gelatin, which appears in foods like marshmallows and some jelled desserts, because it is derived from animal bones. Vegans eat no animal products whatsoever — the only hazy area for vegans appears to be honey, which some eat and some don’t. However it appears most vegans also shy away from it.

So with that in mind, here’s a few examples of some vegetarian and vegan recipes that all can enjoy, and that you wouldn’t necessarily think of as vegetarian, unless someone thought to say something about it. These Fluffy, cheesy, whole wheat biscuits by Graceonline are great for everyone from omnivores to lacto-ovo vegetarians:

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And we can’t imagine who wouldn’t enjoy something like this Heavenly Guacamole Hummus by KampSeagull.

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We hope these examples inspire some lenses, and we can’t wait to start sharing and preparing all your great recipes!

Thanks,

Stephanie

 

 

 

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Stephanie Mangino is managing editor for Squidoo magazines. A former print editor/reporter and radio anchor, reporter and news director, she loves research, writing, reading, great food and inspiring ideas.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/River_Rose River_Rose

    Dang, I so hungry…..guacamole hummus!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Sholland10 Sholland10

    I love guacamole ANYTHING!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Umanitea-T-4Life Umanitea-T-4Life

    I want to become a vegetarian. This might very well do the trick for me. One of my best friends is one…and she is also a gourmet chef. I love her food. I feel alive when I eat her food. And her recipes are amazing. Like her “Warm Red Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Walnuts” or her “Summer Grilled Melon with Feta”…I do feel inspired…and I do try to eat healthy…and need to lessen my meat intake…uhmmm…I’m thinkin’ here…perhaps its time to take my thinking to another level and just do it. Well…at least this is a good place to be be inspired.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Umanitea-T-4Life Umanitea-T-4Life

    I want to become a vegetarian. This might very well do the trick for me. One of my best friends is one…and she is also a gourmet chef. I love her food. I feel alive when I eat her food. And her recipes are amazing. Like her “Warm Red Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Walnuts” or her “Summer Grilled Melon with Feta”…I do feel inspired…and I do try to eat healthy…and need to lessen my meat intake…uhmmm…I’m thinkin’ here…perhaps its time to take my thinking to another level and just do it. Well…at least this is a good place to be be inspired.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SheilaMilne SheilaMilne

    The only thing is that non-vegetarians may never think to look for recipes in a vegetarian magazine. I have plenty of recipes that might fit though.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SheilaMilne SheilaMilne

    The only thing is that non-vegetarians may never think to look for recipes in a vegetarian magazine. I have plenty of recipes that might fit though.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/mountainmistjewelry mountainmistjewelry

    Guac! What else do you need?

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/mountainmistjewelry mountainmistjewelry

    Guac! What else do you need?

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Nicoinstitches Nicoinstitches

    Man that looks good

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Nicoinstitches Nicoinstitches

    Man that looks good

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Nicoinstitches Nicoinstitches

    Man that looks good

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Steve_Kaye Steve_Kaye

    How do I download a taste of these yummy looking foods?

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/KateHon KateHon

    They both sound delish! Dinner, anyone?

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/nancycarol nancycarol

    It IS very difficult to write these types of recipes if you are not vegetarian. My advice would be to thoroughly check out every ingredient in your recipe, change those you can to a vegetable base, and you should be okay. For instance, use no butter, but olive oil makes a fine substitute in most cases.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/graceonline Kathryn Grace

      Lots of vegetarians eat butter and eggs, so you don’t always have to change out the butter, unless you’re going for a vegan recipe.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/graceonline Kathryn Grace

      Lots of vegetarians eat butter and eggs, so you don’t always have to change out the butter, unless you’re going for a vegan recipe.

      • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Hexadecimal Hexadecimal

        Agreed—you can buy from a specific source to make sure you are getting animal derived ingredients humanely, like milk and butter. Eggs remain unfertilized if there is no rooster for the hens, so most are unfertilized, but it’s always best to buy from a farmer you trust & who has the same ethics.

      • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Hexadecimal Hexadecimal

        Agreed—you can buy from a specific source to make sure you are getting animal derived ingredients humanely, like milk and butter. Eggs remain unfertilized if there is no rooster for the hens, so most are unfertilized, but it’s always best to buy from a farmer you trust & who has the same ethics.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/adventuretravelshop adventuretravelshop

    My parents were from Genoa, an area in the north of Italy that have the most delicious vegetarian recipes ever – why? Because it has the perfect weather for growing vegetables and flowers! I must get on and make a few more veggie lenses.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/adventuretravelshop adventuretravelshop

    My parents were from Genoa, an area in the north of Italy that have the most delicious vegetarian recipes ever – why? Because it has the perfect weather for growing vegetables and flowers! I must get on and make a few more veggie lenses.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/partybuzz partybuzz

    I’d like to have one of those biscuits! The new recipe format is easy to use, even though I have only used it once. Shame on me. I know I should make good use of it.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/terilass terilass

    As I get older I find myself steering toward veggies and away from meat. I am always surprised at the wonder tastes created with vegetables.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/grammieo grammieo

    There is always great food recipes here……..now let me see what I can whip up…………

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/DaisyDixon DaisyDixon

    I am also a big guacamole fan!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/DaisyDixon DaisyDixon

    I am also a big guacamole fan!

  • http://www.portatil-bateria.com/ aswaha yah

    looks delicious

  • http://www.portatil-bateria.com/ aswaha yah

    looks delicious

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/discountcopiercenter discountcopiercenter

    That’s great man. I wanted to be vegetarian. Slowly and slowly I am progressing towards it.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/discountcopiercenter discountcopiercenter

    That’s great man. I wanted to be vegetarian. Slowly and slowly I am progressing towards it.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ciscopower ciscopower

    Makes me hungry now!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ciscopower ciscopower

    Makes me hungry now!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/veryirie veryirie

    The new recipe module and lens looks very polished. :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/veryirie veryirie

    The new recipe module and lens looks very polished. :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/earthybirthymama earthybirthymama

    Food is FUN! Vegetarian cooking is easy and healthy, I’ve found some great recipes here on Squidoo!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Merrci Merrci

    It surprised me to read some of the ingredients that vegans stay away from. Good to know. There are so many recipes here on Squidoo that are inspiring and delicious!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Merrci Merrci

    It surprised me to read some of the ingredients that vegans stay away from. Good to know. There are so many recipes here on Squidoo that are inspiring and delicious!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/StephenJParkin StephenJParkin

    Mmm! You have made me feel hungry to the point I feel like going over to the Vitamix to make a smoothie!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/StephenJParkin StephenJParkin

    Mmm! You have made me feel hungry to the point I feel like going over to the Vitamix to make a smoothie!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ibidii ibidii

    I will have to make some lenses on my daughters awesome home cooking vegan and vegetarian foods. Nom Nom on the foods here! :D

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ibidii ibidii

    I will have to make some lenses on my daughters awesome home cooking vegan and vegetarian foods. Nom Nom on the foods here! :D

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/StephanieMangino11 StephanieMangino11

      That would be wonderful! Can’t wait to see the recipes!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/StephanieMangino11 StephanieMangino11

      That would be wonderful! Can’t wait to see the recipes!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Deannamay Deannamay

    Great lens. Makes me hungry just looking at the food.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Deannamay Deannamay

    Great lens. Makes me hungry just looking at the food.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Deannamay Deannamay

    Great lens. Makes me hungry just looking at the food.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/TheCreative TheCreative

    These recipes look delicious, thanks for sharing them!

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/StephanieMangino11 StephanieMangino11

      Happy to do it. :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/TheCreative TheCreative

    These recipes look delicious, thanks for sharing them!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/graceonline Kathryn Grace

    Thank you so much for featuring my biscuit recipe/pic in this article. I am honored. I love sharing recipes on GoodVeg, as well as finding new ones to try–so keep ‘em coming, everyone. Getting good food pics is always a challenge and the biggest reason i don’t post more recipes. For example, those biscuits are a lot fluffier to pull apart and eat than that picture shows, but I just could not get one that made a great picture. I have several other recipes ready to post on a lens, if I can ever get a photograph that looks appetizing enough to publish with any of them. Thanks again for the feature. That guac looks fabulous.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/graceonline Kathryn Grace

    Thank you so much for featuring my biscuit recipe/pic in this article. I am honored. I love sharing recipes on GoodVeg, as well as finding new ones to try–so keep ‘em coming, everyone. Getting good food pics is always a challenge and the biggest reason i don’t post more recipes. For example, those biscuits are a lot fluffier to pull apart and eat than that picture shows, but I just could not get one that made a great picture. I have several other recipes ready to post on a lens, if I can ever get a photograph that looks appetizing enough to publish with any of them. Thanks again for the feature. That guac looks fabulous.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/StephanieMangino11 StephanieMangino11

      You’re welcome, Kathryn. Thanks so much for creating so many excellent recipes. :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/WeeCatCreations WeeCatCreations

    I’ve made mozzarella with a rennet made with a fungus, not the lining of a calf’s stomach; so even cheese may be okay for lacto-ovo vegetarians.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/WeeCatCreations WeeCatCreations

    I’ve made mozzarella with a rennet made with a fungus, not the lining of a calf’s stomach; so even cheese may be okay for lacto-ovo vegetarians.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/PeacefulHeather PeacefulHeather

    Those biscuits look fantastic. I am not a vegetarian and never though I would like anything vegan either, but my sisters friend made me some vegan orange, cranberry scones and they were FANTASTIC!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/PeacefulHeather PeacefulHeather

    Those biscuits look fantastic. I am not a vegetarian and never though I would like anything vegan either, but my sisters friend made me some vegan orange, cranberry scones and they were FANTASTIC!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/melaniekaren melaniekaren

    oh, oh, oh, I did not know that about some cheeses! -something I should really know. -nice article! :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/melaniekaren melaniekaren

    oh, oh, oh, I did not know that about some cheeses! -something I should really know. -nice article! :)

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/srwilliams srwilliams

    Thank you — this lens has my gears turning in a new direction.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MissNikkiSays MissNikkiSays

    Yum, yum yum!!!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/artbyrodriguez artbyrodriguez

    I’m really enjoying vegetables more and more. There are so many inviting recipies.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/artbyrodriguez artbyrodriguez

    I’m really enjoying vegetables more and more. There are so many inviting recipies.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/emmajo emmajo

    I find that many people eat vegetarian without realising that it is.. when its not labelled as vegetarian its amazing -

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/emmajo emmajo

    I find that many people eat vegetarian without realising that it is.. when its not labelled as vegetarian its amazing -

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Arachnea Arachnea

    I have some ideas for lenses and hope to post them today.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Arachnea Arachnea

    I have some ideas for lenses and hope to post them today.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MSchindel MSchindel

    I’ve shared some of my vegan and vegetarian recipes on GoodVeg and have found some really awesome meatless recipes by other lensmasters, including those fabulous-looking fluffy, cheesy whole wheat biscuits by lensmaster Kathryn Grace that I’m really looking forward to trying. Thanks, Stephanie, for making GoodVeg Magazine such a terrific resource!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MSchindel MSchindel

    I’ve shared some of my vegan and vegetarian recipes on GoodVeg and have found some really awesome meatless recipes by other lensmasters, including those fabulous-looking fluffy, cheesy whole wheat biscuits by lensmaster Kathryn Grace that I’m really looking forward to trying. Thanks, Stephanie, for making GoodVeg Magazine such a terrific resource!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/JDJ JDJ

    looks tasty!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/JDJ JDJ

    looks tasty!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/0ctavias0fferings 0ctavias0fferings

    Worth thinking about

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/0ctavias0fferings 0ctavias0fferings

    Worth thinking about

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/DeniseMcGill DeniseMcGill

    Mmmmm. Nice.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/DeniseMcGill DeniseMcGill

    Mmmmm. Nice.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Snakesmum Snakesmum

    Love hummous and avocados so this sounds great!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Snakesmum Snakesmum

    Love hummous and avocados so this sounds great!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/sha-ron sha-ron

    Have never tried guacamole

  • http://www.sharisphotos.webs.com/ Shari

    I wouldn’t know where to start with this. I’m a die hard meat eater.

  • http://www.sharisphotos.webs.com/ Shari

    I wouldn’t know where to start with this. I’m a die hard meat eater.

  • http://www.sharisphotos.webs.com/ Shari

    I wouldn’t know where to start with this. I’m a die hard meat eater.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/KitandCaboodle KitandCaboodle

    I do believe I’ve learned a little more about vegetarians. Thanks for the insight. Maybe I can come up with a recipe or two that fits.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/KitandCaboodle KitandCaboodle

    I do believe I’ve learned a little more about vegetarians. Thanks for the insight. Maybe I can come up with a recipe or two that fits.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/tok2gman tok2gman

    Sounds good!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/tok2gman tok2gman

    Sounds good!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Lewisgirl Lewisgirl

    i don’t eat as much meat as I used to and I eat a mainly vegetarian diet. So, yes I have lots of vegetarian cookbooks and recipes.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SuzyShopping SuzyShopping

    I’m not a true vegetarian – but I do just love all vegetables, so this is great!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/SuzyShopping SuzyShopping

    I’m not a true vegetarian – but I do just love all vegetables, so this is great!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MaryMorgan MaryMorgan

    Delicious – vegetables, yum yum!

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/MaryMorgan MaryMorgan

    Delicious – vegetables, yum yum!

  • http://www.portatil-bateria.com/ aswaha yah

    i love chinese food !

  • http://www.portatil-bateria.com/ aswaha yah

    i love chinese food !

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Titia Titia

    I make a lot of dishes with meat that could well be served without the meat. Problem is I always forget to take pictures when I make them.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Titia Titia

    I make a lot of dishes with meat that could well be served without the meat. Problem is I always forget to take pictures when I make them.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/crystalwriter crystalwriter

    I’m so glad you wrote this lens. I never considered contributing simply because I’m not a vegetarian. Now that I’ve read this, it makes sense to me that even carnivores can submit their breads, sides, and desserts. Now if I can only remember to take pictures of food more often.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/crystalwriter crystalwriter

    I’m so glad you wrote this lens. I never considered contributing simply because I’m not a vegetarian. Now that I’ve read this, it makes sense to me that even carnivores can submit their breads, sides, and desserts. Now if I can only remember to take pictures of food more often.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/crystalwriter crystalwriter

    I’m so glad you wrote this lens. I never considered contributing simply because I’m not a vegetarian. Now that I’ve read this, it makes sense to me that even carnivores can submit their breads, sides, and desserts. Now if I can only remember to take pictures of food more often.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/favored1 favored1

    Doing some research for new ideas.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ebook-maniac ebook-maniac

    it is not good reading such articles when one is hungry :-))
    nice work

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/ebook-maniac ebook-maniac

    it is not good reading such articles when one is hungry :-))
    nice work

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/charlino charlino

    Sounds wonderful. I have a lot of vegetarian recipes to share.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/charlino charlino

    Sounds wonderful. I have a lot of vegetarian recipes to share.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/teriann teriann

    Since my Mother has been fighting her cancer through changing her eating, vegetarian recipes have become more of an interest and I’m on the look out for them everywhere I hang out. Thx.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/teriann teriann

    Since my Mother has been fighting her cancer through changing her eating, vegetarian recipes have become more of an interest and I’m on the look out for them everywhere I hang out. Thx.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Connyjasper Connyjasper

    I love organic food! It tastes so much better than food that was treated with chemicals.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Connyjasper Connyjasper

    I love organic food! It tastes so much better than food that was treated with chemicals.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Anonymous831 Anonymous831

    Love guacamole.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Anonymous831 Anonymous831

    Love guacamole.

  • http://www.kizi4game.com/ Kizi 4

    This article is absolutely amazing! Lots of great information and inspiration, both of which we all need

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/jasmine-awan-39 jasmine-awan-39

    Oh goodness gracious! That Heavenly Guacamole Hummus looks divine!!! #munchies – Jasmine Awan

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