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Long gone are the days when vegetarian cooking meant a couple of crunchy cookbooks and very few resources. Vegetarian cooking has been elevated to sophisticated cuisine, with sites all across the Web dedicated to the pleasurable pursuit of meat-free eating. Hurray! At Care2 we take our wholesome, all-vegetarian Food and Recipes pretty seriously—seriously with a lot of passion and pleasure. Find over 1500 recipes for creative vegetarian ideas, including vegan desserts and gluten-free recipes right here. Or take a look at some of our favorite vegetarian sites listed below.
101 Cookbooks. We love this "recipe journal" written by Heidi Swanson for its wholesome, fresh, and modern vegetarian recipes. She has a great take on natural ingredients, and her recipes are a nice departure from more standard vegetarian fare.

International Vegetarian Union. Find news and views on vegetarianism from around the world, in many languages!

North American Vegetarian Society. This nonprofit organization founded in 1974 sponsors a yearly vegetarian summerfest and has worked with fast food restaurants to promote vegetarian alternatives. Site has links, recipes, book reviews, and more.

Scientific Basis For Vegetarianism. Read an interesting analysis of the implications of a vegetarian diet on cancer rates. Locate vegetarian restaurants around the world. With this site as your guide, you'll be ready to eat Tofu in Thailand, Greens in Germany or Wheat Grass in Wales.

Vegetarian Food Pyramid. Check out this vegetarian rendition of the traditional recommended foods pyramid.

The Vegetarian Resource Group. A non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public on vegetarianism and the interrelated issues of health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger. In addition to publishing the Vegetarian Journal, VRG produces and sells cookbooks, other books, pamphlets, and article reprints on their website.

The Vegetarian Site. Visit this vegetarian portal for news, analysis of vegetarian and animal rights issues, recipes, etc.

Vegetarian Times. The on-line version of the print magazine. They have a great searchable database of over 10,000 vegetarian recipes.

VeggieDate. Just what it sounds like--a place to meet that special veggie somebody.

Veggie Global. This site seeks to promote vegetarianism and animal welfare. The world's most definitive listing of vegetarian needs, leisure, and other services to satisfy your interests. Look for inspiring campaigns to join, or read in-depth top stories about social issues, nature, and the environment.

Veggies Unite!. Here you can find all aspects of a vegetarian lifestyle through comprehensive information on topics such as cooking, gardening, animal rights, health and nutrition. Numerous food recipes and veggie poetries are included on this site, which is constantly being updated with new vegetarian-minded news and events. This is a full scale Vegetarian Portal. An excellent place to start your search for anything vegetarian related: recipes, celebrities, discussion boards, weight loss tips, expert advice, etc.

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