I cook pretty much like I swim: I enjoy it, I flail gloriously, I make a huge mess and the results? Hit or miss. People think since I cook a lot (almost every meal I make is from scratch and I try to eat out only once a week) that means I’m a good cook. I am not a good cook. A passable cook who gets lucky with a great recipe on occasion would be more accurate.
The Hall of Fame
Women’s Health Magazine – They have an awesome recipe finder, that while not specifically vegetarian, has an amazing number of healthy ways to trick your veggies out. This month’s issue has an awesome 4-page spread of veg porn that kept me entertained in the Denver airport for at least half of my FOUR HOUR LAYOVER after getting bumped (yeah, I’m talking to you FRONTIER). Start here to vamp up your veggies. Plus you can trust them to be healthy.
Fat Free Vegan – One of the first sites I tried out when I went vegan and the only one I have stuck with (word to the wise: PETA’s recipe site? Sucks. It’s full of saturated fats, processed crap and propaganda). Even though I’m no longer vegan I still love this site. It never gets boring and every. single. recipe. I’ve tried here has turned out truly awesome. Plus the commenters give awesome tweaks. This recipe for cherry walnut banana muffins is one of the few “staple” recipes I always come back to.
Allrecipes – You just can’t beat this site for comprehensiveness, search capabilities & wacky concoctions. I love it so much I have considered naming my next child after it. (Kidding womb! Stop cramping!! And no I’m not preggers. Wow, how did we get into this territory? Ahem.)
And, in case you are curious, tonight’s dinner was Not-Your-Grandmother’s-Vegetable-Soup (we called it Borscht growing up but whatever). My husband, possibly the least picky eater on the planet – bless him, said it was “not bad” and ate two bowls. My children only ate it after aforementioned hubby told them it was made from dragon berries and cooked with dragon breath. But they did eat it. I’m calling it a success.
Hopefully this gave you a few ideas! Thanks for the questions – please let me know your favorite recipe sites!