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Vegetarian Food & Cooking

See also: Vegan Food & Cooking

Selected Books

Andoh, Elizabeth
Kansha: Celebrating Japan's Vegan and Vegetarian Traditions
TX724.5.J3 A525 2010
Japan culinary authority Elizabeth Andoh offers more than 100 carefully crafted vegan recipes from Buddhist temple cuisine, macrobiotic cooking, dishes rooted in history, and inventive modern fare.
Bharadwaj, Monisha
India's Vegetarian Cookery
TX837.B495 2006x
The regional varieties of healthy and inspiring recipes of India have yet to be discovered and here Monisha strives to put this right. Encompassing the recipes from North, South, East and West, this is an inexhaustible and indispensable guide offering the most delicious of vegetarian recipes.
Bittman, Mark
How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food
TX837.B5284 2007
This is the vegetarian version of Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything, a comprehensive work that tells you everything you need to know about cooking.
Cooking Light Way to Cook Vegetarian
TX837.C59895 2010x
This "Complete Visual Guide to Healthy Vegetarian Cooking" has more than 700 images showing you how to prepare over 150 dishes as well as cooking tips and nutrition information.
Gavin, Paola
Mediterranean Vegetarian Cooking
TX837.G345 2005
These recipes, traditional and modern, are from Croatia and Albania, France, Greece, Italy, The Middle East, North Africa, Spain, and Turkey.
Goldbeck, Nikki & David
Enemy of the Steak: Vegetarian Recipes to Win Friends and Influence Meat-Eaters
TX837.G624 2007
With more than 300 recipes for appetizers to desserts, breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, this book includes practical tips and advice on weight loss, disease prevention, and other important topics.
Kneidel, Sally Stenhouse
Veggie Revolution: Smart Choices for a Healthy Body and a Healthy Planet
TX801.K57 2005
More and more people interested in social consciousness are making deliberate dietary choices, and vegetarianism, in particular, is the ultimate form of grassroots activism and a good choice for sustainability.
Madison, Deborah
Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
TX837.M23618 2007
Often considered the single best vegetarian cookbook around.
Madison, Deborah
Vegetarian Suppers from Deborah Madison's Kitchen
TX837.M2355 2005
Simple vegetarian meals for quick evening suppers.
The Meat Free Monday Cookbook
TX837.M4778 2012x
Try becoming vegetarian just one day a week. This book of menus and recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner for every Monday of the year might just convince you. The weeks are grouped into Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter to take advantage of seasonal produce. This is not quick and easy cooking but it sure looks and sounds awfully good!
Oser, Marie
The Enlightened Kitchen: Eat Your Way to Better Health
RM236.O84 2002
This vegetarian cookbook is also available for download online.
Ottolenghi, Yotam
Plenty: Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London's Ottolenghi
q TX837.O88 2011x
Ottolenghi, British restaurateur and author of the Guardian's New Vegetarian column, is not a vegetarian himself but draws on his Middle Eastern background for inspiration. Read more on NPR.
Shulman, Martha Rose
Mediterranean Harvest: vegetarian recipes from the world's healthiest cuisine
TX837.S322 2007
This is a good introduction to vegetarian cooking of the Mediterranean with an introductory chapter on ingredients and chapters on breads, sauces, appetizers, soups, etc.
Stuart, Tristram
The Bloodless Revolution: A Cultural History of Vegetarianism from 1600 to Modern Times
TX392.S86 2007
Originally published in England as "Bloodless Revolution : Radical Vegetarians and the Discovery of India", this well researched book traces vegetarianism in Europe from the 17th to the present time.
Vegetarian Times Cooks Mediterranean
TX837.V4267 1999x
"More Than 250 Recipes for Pizzas, Pastas, Grains, Beans, Salads, and More" from the editors of Vegetarian Times magazine.

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Web Sites

  • Blogs
    Below are some vegetarian/vegan blogs
    • Albion Cooks Blog
      "Here you'll find healthy and delicious vegetarian recipes that use fresh ingredients, taste great, and are easy to prepare."
    • VeganYumYum Blog
      Lovely food photography and vegan recipes with links to other vegan sites.
    • VegBlogs
      VegBlogs fetches the latest vegan blog posts from around the web to help you find stories and podcasts that interest you.
    This site from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) offers recipes and a free vegetarian starter kit, as well as information on the issues prompting a vegetarian lifestyle.
  • FARM (Farm Animal Reform Movement)
    FARM (Farm Animal Reform Movement) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, public-interest organization advocating plant-based (vegan) diets for animal protection, environmental sustainability, and optimal health.
  • In a Vegetarian Kitchen with Nava Atlas
    Cookbook author Nava Atlas offers a selection of vegetarian recipes.
  • Meatless Monday
    Meatless Monday is a health initiative is to reduce consumption of saturated fat by at least 15% by 2010 and increase the consumption of whole grains, fruits and vegetables in order to help prevent heart disease, stroke and cancer. However, they encourage the consumption of fish.
  • MSN Money: Go vegetarian to save money
    Staples such as rice, corn and beans can make trips to a grocery store less expensive. But the biggest savings may come in health-care costs years later.
  • North American Vegetarian Society
    Founded in 1974, the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS) is a non-profit tax-exempt educational organization focusing on supporting its members and other vegetarians in general and o informing the public about how vegetarianism benefits humans, other animals and our shared earth.
    • World Vegetarian Day: October 1
      Founded in 1977 by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS), World Vegetarian Day kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month in October.
  • Regina's Vegetarian Table
    Although this TV show has been discontinued, this website has an archive of the show and its recipes.
  • The Vegetarian Resource Group
    vegetarian and vegan recipes, nutrition information, cookbooks, Vegetarian Journal excerpts, vegetarian travel information from a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger.
  • Vegetarian Times
    Offers features and articles from the magazine and allows you to search for a recipe from back issues.
  • Albion Cooks Blog
    "Here you'll find healthy and delicious vegetarian recipes that use fresh ingredients, taste great, and are easy to prepare."
  • VeganYumYum Blog
    Lovely food photography and vegan recipes with links to other vegan sites.



Pittsburgh Region

Last updated Tuesday August 28 2012.