Want some great vegetarian recipes but don’t know where to go? Maybe you’re looking for vegetarian Thanksgiving ideas? Well check out the 10 recipe sites below — their wealth of ideas won’t leave you disappointed!
1. Vegetarian Times
Vegetarian Times magazine is a fun read, and a terrific resource for everyone from starting vegetarians, to long time healthy-eaters. The recipes section of their website is quite spectacular.
They have so many recipes they had to include a full featured, intuitive search which includes categories such as your diet type (vegetarian, vegan, etc.), the appliance you’re cooking with, the season, and even special categories to select a holiday. If that’s not enough to get you drooling, users can rate recipes, so you’re sure to find good ones.
What better place to find vegetarian recipes than a site entirely devoted to it? While Vegetarian Times may be slightly quicker and more intuitive for quick recipes, VegCooking is more full featured, with shopping and dining guides, and more.
When it comes to recipes, the site has some delicious ones. Check out their seasonal article on making a vegetarian Thanksgiving feast. You won’t be disappointed!!
VegWeb is much more organic in format to most other recipe locations. Users submit recipes and photos and other users submit reviews. The recipes here include delicious entries like “Double Chocolate Oatmeal Banana Cookies” and “Vegan Banana Pancakes”. Strengths are its grassroots nature and the fact that it caters to a variety of diet types.
This site has a lot of recipes. If you can get past a garrish color scheme (at least on my browser) and are willing to dig into the less-intuitive (or at least less graphically pleasing) menus, you should find some good stuff here.
Categories of recipes include bread, beverages, vegan desserts, pastas, salads, soups, and tofu recipes.
Simply recipes is a blog headed by Elise Bauer. It has a massive list of neatly laid out recipes. When looking for a random recipes the layout works very well. Looking for a specific recipe might be slightly harder. Still, there’s just so many good recipes here, with attractive pictures, that its hard not to love this site.
The site employs several culinary bloggers, so there’s lots of fresh creativity as well.
BBC? Like the British news station? Yep! The British Broadcasting Company, interestingly has a massive culinary page filled with recipes of all kinds. To go along with Europe’s Vegetarian-friendliness, BBC Good Food indeed has a full page of vegetarian recipes filled with beautiful pictures.
The recipes are split into Dessert, Dinner Party, Main Course, Starter, and Vegan dishes. More recipes can also be found under Occasions and Cuisines, but these are not purely Vegetarian, so beware.
I admit, I’ve been a bit of an addict of The Food Network at times. Even if you don’t find cooking TV shows fun, its hard to deny their eye-catching website’s appeal. Why do I rank it this low? Well there’s pictures of meat entrees everywhere, which may turn off some. And while there’s many vegetarian recipes, including a large soy section, there’s less than some places and they’re less sensitive to special diets like veganism.
Veg Kitchen has an attractive website, easy to follow recipes and a lot of them. The only thing that I was not a big fan of, and this is pretty subjective, is the lack of images to accompany the dishes. I liked how some of the sites included tempting pictures to motivate you to embark on your culinary adventure.
Still this site is a treasure trove of some great vegetarian (and vegan) recipes.
This site wins points for creative appetizing recipes with beautiful color images. Navigation is easy as well. The only drawback that makes it less than tantalizing, is that there’s only a small rotating selection of recipes and it’s hard to navigate to past recipes.