Welcome to Veg World: For all things vegetarian and vegan

Veg World provides information and advice for vegetarians and vegans everywhere

Whether you're a long-standing vegetarian, or are just thinking of changing to a meat-free diet, you'll find all the information you need here.

Veg World is an information service, run by a group of vegetarians and vegans in Britain and the United States. Our aim is to provide advice and support for vegetarians and vegans throughout the world, and in particular those who are new to the vegetarian way of life.

New vegetarians start here

If you are thinking of switching to a meat-free diet for the first time, be sure to read our top ten tips for new vegetarians.

Looking for recipes?

We have recipes for hundreds of interesting and unusual vegetarian dishes, ranging from quick snacks to celebration dinners. Our focus is on healthy eating, but we're not averse to the occasional culinary luxury.

Be sure to browse our full list of recipes. You're sure to find something you like.

And if you need help measuring ingredients - and especially converting between cups and ounces or grams - take a look at How much does a cup weigh? It will tell you all you need to know.

Vegetarian and pregnant?

You don't need to give up your vegetarian diet when you become pregnant, provided you pay attention to some vital nutrients. Check out Janey Macleod's insightful article.

Famous vegetarians

George Bernard Shaw

If you were to list every famous vegetarian, you would fill a large city's phone book. Here are a few particularly notable ones.


This month on Veg World

Essaouira, Morroco

Fruit and veg on sale in Essaouira, Morroco
Photo © Ruth Lewis

Understanding different types of lentils
If you're confused by the different types and colors of lentils, read on. It's all a lot easier that you think.

Cooking with garlic
Learn how to buy and store garlic, and how to use it in your kitchen. Discover its therapeutic properties.

Is it safe to reheat leftover rice?
You don't need to throw out leftover rice, provided you follow these simple safety guidelines.

This month's top recipes

Pad Thai

Easy Vegan Pad Thai
A healthy make-over for this highly popular Thai dish.

Classic Nut Roast
A great vegetarian standby - easy enough to make midweek, impressive enough to serve to dinner guests.

Cranachan
This traditional Scottish dessert makes a superb ending to any meal.