The Links and Cookbooks Page
Vegetarian and Vegan Web Sites
Vegan Cooking - Lose the Eggs, Milk and Butter. If you like the taste and texture of dairy, this site has ideas for vegan replacements.
Simple Vegan Recipes. Vegan recipes that are easy to follow, tasty and healthy. They also have a cookbook available for purchase.
VegOnline.org. We strive to provide our readers with insightful and practical information regarding all things vegetarian, from recipes to lifestyle to nutrition.
VegWeb - Over 6,000 vegan recipes. Recipes, products, coupons, links to other vegetarian pages. Also has Vegetarian Personals.
Vegetarian Resource Group. Extensive information on vegetarian and vegan cooking and lifestyles, incl. recipes, nutrition info, guides on traveling and more.
VegPeace.org . Subtitled, "Raw Food Recipes, Vegan Nutrition, Nonviolence". If you're interested in raw vegetables and grains as a significant part of your diet, this site is worth checking out. It has nutritional information, recipes, and strong arguments for a non-violent philosophy for being vegetarian.
Natural and Organic Foods
- Bob's Red Mill - good quality grains and beans.
- Azure Standard - Quality bulk and natural foods. Good source for rice, beans, seaweed, organic foods.
- Gold Mine Natural Food - Organic macrobiotic foods, which means a good source of quality organic brown rice, other grains and beans, seaweed, soy sauce.
- Quality Natural Foods, - formerly Mountain Ark Trading Co. Good source of bulk beans, grains, natural foods.
- Maine Coast Sea Vegetables - An excellent source for a wide selection of sea vegetable products. (We have an article on cooking with sea vegetables to help you gett started.)
Spices and Chiles
- ChileGuy.com - A wide selection of different chiles.
- The Spice House - Spices and chiles at reasonable prices, good quality and fresh.
Foods from Other Cultures
- Namaste.com - Good source for things Indian, including foods
- hotdishes.com - a SriLankan and Indian Grocery online.
Vegetarian Friendly Sites and Other Resources
Top 50 Food Security Blogs.. This page has links to blogs covering food regulations, policies, world hunger, and overall issues that our food laws are faced with. Worth checking out if you like to be aware of the quality of the food you are buying and eating.
EFFA (Equal Footing for Animals). EFFA is an organization/philosophy that promotes the good treatment of animals and vegetarianism.
Animalific.com. Animalific.com is a portal with videos that raise awareness about the mistreatment of animals all around the world, as well as videos that promote love and compassion towards animals.
If you have problems with any of these links, Please let me know.
Thse are sorted in roughly the order I recommend them, with the most essential at the top.
- Jaffrey, Madhur, Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian. New York, Clarkson Potter, 1999. My favorite cookbook. Very detailed and comprehensive, gives vegetarian cuisine from around the world. If I were to keep only two cookbooks, they would be this one and Lord Krishna's Cuisine.
- _____________, Madhur Jaffrey's World of the East Vegetarian Cooking. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1983. Paperback and less expensive than the above book, with recipes from India and the Near and Far East.
- Devi, Yamuna, Lord Krishna's Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking. E. P. Dutton, 1987. THE book on Indian vegetarian cooking.
- ____________, The Best of Lord Krishna's Cuisine. E. P. Dutton, 1991. A less expensive paperback selection of recipes from the above book.
- Madison, Deborah, Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. New York, Broadway Books, 1997. A kind of vegetarian Joy of Cooking, basic and comprehensive. Unlike many American vegetarian cookbooks that overdose on milk and cheese, she uses some dairy without relying heavily on it.
- Colbin, Annemarie, The Natural Gourmet: Delicious Recipes for Healthy, Balanced Eating. New York, Ballantine, 1989. Colbin uses the Chinese Five-Phase categories to address balancing meals. (If you are interested, I talk about that in my free email cooking course.) I find her system very useful.
- Holmin, Dalal, and Maher Abbas, From the Tables of Lebanon: Traditional Vegetarian Cuisine. Summertown, Tennessee, Book Publishing Company, 1997. The recipes are very simple and very good. They rely heavily on olive oil, so adjust amounts to your own preference.