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You do not have to eat a lot of meat, cheese and dairy products to have delicious flavorful meals. Included here are some favorite recipes. I hope to continue to add more with the seasons.  Most are meat and dairy free.  The "Creamy" recipes are dairy-free, I use soy products instead of dairy. Soy milk, almond milk, cashew milk and coconut milk are all great alternatives to dairy milk, and there are soy alternatives to sour cream and cream cheese.

Perhaps my favorite and most often used cookbook is Vegan Fire & Spice: 200 Sultry and Savory Global Recipes by Robin Robertson. It is a flavorful reference for global vegan cuisine.

Plus, a really great Vegan Blog today with lots of great recipes:

I use a lot of fresh herbs to add lots of delicious low calorie, low fat flavor. Luckily, for much of the year I can get herbs from the garden. But fresh herbs have been making their way to our supermarkets more and more, so add them all year long and don't skimp! Also, try making things spicy for more flavor.

These are recipes for people who like to cook and to eat. They usually involve a fair amount of chopping, but the actual cooking goes fairly fast. I hope you enjoy them.


Lentil Salad

Green Bean Salad (Vegan)

Pasta Salad (Vegan)


Butternut Squash and Kale Soup (Vegan)

Easy Bean Soup (Vegan)

Hot and Sour Soup (Vegan)


Sesame Noodles (Vegan)

Sesame Green Beans (Vegan)

Greens with Tomatoes and Lime (Vegan)


Fusilli with Mushroom, Broccoli and Lemon Gremolata(Vegan)

General Tso's Tempeh (or Tofu) (Vegan)

Thai Flavored Noodles and Vegetables

Vegetable Frajitas (Vegan)

Falafel Wraps (Vegan)

Mushroom Stroganoff (Vegan)

Kung Pao Vegetables with Tempeh (Vegan)

Bread (Vegan)

Oatmeal Bread

Easiest Bread in the World revised 12/24/11

Pizza Dough

Desserts (Vegan)

Pistachio Ice Cream

Banana Ice Cream

Chocolate Sauce

Orange Marmalade Oatmeal Cookies

For great Desserts I also have two Vegan cookbooks to recommend:
"Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World" and
"Vegan Cookies Invade your Cookie Jar",
both by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero.
Available at

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