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I know that there's a couple other vegetarians and vegans around, so I wanted to share this blog: I Love Vegan - Healthy Vegan Recipes, Tutorials, Reviews & Food Blog that has some great ideas for foodies. I started following her on Tumblr a few weeks ago. For those of you that like your meat, you may still find this of value, as she basically just reiterates healthy living that's cost efficient.

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I was going to add that if you've never tried a full vegetarian or vegan plate of food -- try this blog because it's much more than salad! And there's so many great recipes out there that taste wonderful and are filling. I like to do at least one or two of these meals per week for the entire family, and my husband and daughter eat well.

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I must have missed this thread.

I'd also recommend Post Punk Kitchen | Post Punk Kitchen | Vegan Baking & Vegan Cooking

One of the best things about it is they review veg*n cook books and lots of people cook from them and post their results. There is a great food porn section, in case you don't know what stuff is supposed to look like.

The site owner is Isa Chanda Moskowitz, who is a vegan cookbook diva. I have 3 of her books, including a cupcake book that will make you put on 20 lbs just looking at the pictures.

Be warned - I don't think they have a lot of vulgarity, but they use a lot of euphemisms and can be very earthy. They also tend toward the lib side. Sometimes you just have to scroll fast.

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Bini, I am looking for sites where I can find healthy vegan recipes. You know, sometimes there is this misconception that all vegan is healthy and it is not the case. Can you tell me of any sites besides the one you already recommended? Thanks.

Hi Suzie,

Dr. Fuhrman's recipes are quite healthy at this link:Online Library | Healthy and Delicious Recipes | DrFuhrman.com

Unfortunately the vast majority require a membership to his site, but there are currently some that you can view and may find useful.

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Bini, I am looking for sites where I can find healthy vegan recipes. You know, sometimes there is this misconception that all vegan is healthy and it is not the case. Can you tell me of any sites besides the one you already recommended? Thanks.

Oh sorry, so late.

I am going to try this spicy vegan potato curry at home tonight.

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I love vegetables. In fact I had a a wonderful baked potato the other night with my 22oz. bone-in ribeye from Elway's. Melted some butter on it, and I was in heaven. Oh, and I had a wedge salad featuring a huge chunk of lettuce smothered in Bleu Cheese and topped with a couple slices of bacon. mmmm, mmmm, good! Definitely recommend it, meat without veggies is a little bland.

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Bini, I am looking for sites where I can find healthy vegan recipes. You know, sometimes there is this misconception that all vegan is healthy and it is not the case. Can you tell me of any sites besides the one you already recommended? Thanks.

Check out this cookbook: The Silver Spoon New Edition: Phaidon Press: 9780714862569: Amazon.com: Books

It's not all vegan, or even aimed that way, it's Italian.

With apx 1500 pages, and 3-4 recipes a page... There are literally thousands of recipes.

Being "real" Italian, it means that in addition to meats/seafood, each "common" vegetable also gets it own section (common in Italy, so radicchio, broccoli raab, and artichokes ... Right along wih peas, carrots, cauliflower).

It's separated both by type (soups, antipasti, pasta, veg, dessert, etc.), as well main ingredient... Be it eggs or rabbit, squash or asparagus.

Most dishes are 3-5 ingredients... Although some are show stopper complex... That's not really the Italian ethos. Which is to focus on quality & simiplicty. LOL and to make today's dinner into part of tomorrow's, and tomorrow's, and tomorrow's. Until it's time to throw all the leftovers in a lovely kale & white bean ribolata, or tomato based bread soup, or a mushroom based... Yeah. You get the point. In fact, most of the few complex recipes are really calling for leftovers to be out to use.

For the dishes that aren't vegetarian, the vast majority are easy to make vegan/vegetarian. Substituting coconut cream or veggie stock for cream or meat stock, for example. Some require creative tweaking (instead of tuna & caper stuffed tomatoes, using a veggie filling... But I've gotten more good ideas from things I DONT use, than the frustration of one more thing that won't translate well. Like using a caper and lemon spiked protein based mousse in cherry tomatoes. I can't remember if that one was a creamy bean & bread, or leftover lentil soup I fluffed.). Word to the wise, though, the cream of carrot soup is to die for. Just wow. A lot is phenom (I've yet to come across a bad recipe), but that was one I made for the kids -thinking I'd hate it-, and then had to make a second batch.

My ex was (mostly) vegetarian, and my bestie is (mostly) vegan. I cook out of here constantly.

* The English translation used to run well over $100. It's really the Italian bible of cooking. It dropped to $50 a few years ago, and now can be had for $30 :D :D :D. Best. Cookbook. Ever.

Q

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I would like to say yuck to this thread, and probably would, but after turning 50 this last week I joined AARP and there was a rather interesting article on their website on Bill Clinton and his turning vegan. Apparently he has reversed his angina, and his biomarkers have improved substantially. I truthfully never liked him much as president, but he does seem like a pretty amiable guy. So, good luck to him.

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I am looking for sites where I can find healthy vegan recipes. You know, sometimes there is this misconception that all vegan is healthy and it is not the case. Can you tell me of any sites besides the one you already recommended? Thanks.

Suzie, my favorite healthy vegan cookbook is actually a "raw food book" by two teenagers, no less. They came up with some great concoctions! I just bought my second copy (one for my kindle this time) :) You don't have to be a "raw fooder" to appreciate these recipes!

Eating Without Heating by Sergi and Valya Botenko

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I want to suggest low fat vegan Lindsay Nixon's 'Happy Herbivore' books. LEAF: Low Fat, Everyday, Affordable & Fast Recipes | Happy Herbivore. Most of the recipes are very simple. She has an international book and just came out with a 'light and lean' book, though I don't know why you'd need it as her other recipes are pretty light and lean. I use her 'Everyday' book quite frequently. There are a few recipes on her website and she has a FB page.

Forks Over Knives | Official Website is a good general resource with recipes, though the recipes come from a variety of people and vary in their difficulty.

Finally, I love Engine 2 The Engine 2 Diet. The guy is a former firefighter and triathlete (his father is a famous heart specialist and also a low fat vegan). The foods appeal to men, there's a lot of TexMex (he's out of Austin), and the recipes are generally simple. I like that he calls his plan 'plant strong' rather than low fat vegan - you don't feel like you've sinned if you had a piece of chicken (OK, maybe it's a little sin if you worry about how chickens are raised in this country, but you don't have to go to confession for it).

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Trying to get more veggie but have a nasty stomach/digestion ailment.  Gotta cook all my vegetables WELL or the stomach rebels.  Any ideas?

 

Also curious as to why tofu is as expensive as a T-bone steak?

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