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