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

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

Top vegetarian recipes for Christmas

Vegetarian Christmas recipes

Photo © Thomas Rola

Cashew and mushroom roast
The perfect choice for a celebration meal.

Mushroom Crisp
An impressive dish which is easier to make than it looks.

Stuffed Eggplant
Succulent eggplants, a delicious mushroom and almond filling, a rich tomato and herb sauce: an impressive combination.

Tiramisu (the easy way)
A particularly simple way of preparing this highly indulgent Italian dessert.

Chocolate Nemesis Cake (Gluten-Free Version)
A wonderfully rich cake that the family will love.

Cranberry sauce
Trivially easy to make at home.

Also this month:

Ten tips for new vegetarians
Thinking of switching to a meat-free diet? These tips will help you get started.

How to make a perfect cup of tea - British style
Britain perfected the art of tea-making. Time for the USA to catch up?

 

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