Recipes to inspire people
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There are wonderful recipes all over the web, and some great leaflets and booklets too. Here are some ideas of where to start, including catering guides.
for all occassions
- Losing your veginity recipes - my favourite recipes website. Simple, straightforward and delicious for catering or home delights!
- Simple Vegan Recipes - a wonderful starting point for the novice cook with simple recipes of few ingredients
- Special Guests - completely vegan site to help anyone to cater for veggies, vegans and people on special diets, with great guides on converting any recipe and where to buy what. Plus listings of veggie caterers for your big events and weddings.
- Vegan Campaigns recipes - proven at free food fairs.
- VeggieSnow recipes, ideas for ingredients to buy and how to veganise almost any recipe
- Really simple meal ideas here on ActiVeg
- IVU recipes
- Recipes from Viva!, Animal Aid and the Vegan Society
- Living Foods raw recipes to really stretch your imagination and taste buds
- gluten free recipes at the fat free vegan website and at the Vegan Society
- weight loss and figure maintenance - the Skinny Bitch - excellent ideal weight book that is completely vegan.
special event recipes
- Christmas - at the Vegan Society
- Pancake night (Shrove Tuesday) - at the Vegan Society
- Celebration cakes - at the Vegan Society, at Veggie Snow
Recipes to download & print
- ActiVeg downloadable leaflets - including gluten free and yuletide recipes from the Vegan Society
- Vegan Campaigns downloadable guides which include great recipes
Recipe leaflets and booklets
Get in touch with them to order some. If you can donate to cover their postage & printing costs and continuing wonderful work, so much the better.
There's a wonderful array of vegan recipe books out there to cover all kinds of cuisine and cooking methods, including raw. The Vegan Society shop is a great place to start.
- The Cake Scoffer by Ronny
- Vegan by Tony Weston & Yvonne Bishop (now Bishop-Weston) - sublime cooking. So popular that it has sold out almost everywhere, but is being reprinted in May 2007. Try the re-sellers at Amazon.co.uk and for signed copies go to the vegan cookbook website.
- the Tofu cookbook (just watch out for the honey in the ingredients in some recipes - swap for a syrup) - sample recipe and to buy.
- Vegan with a Vengeance and Veginity
- Vegan Cooking for One
- Basic vegan catering guide - one size fits all by Highland Veggies
- Veggie Snow catering guide - and useful for anyone, especially the vegan ingredients conversion table to help you veganise your favourite recipes.
- Vegan Catering Guide for care homes from the Vegan Society.
Author: Sophie Fenwick-Paul
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