Recipes for Vegetarians (and Vegans Too)

Best of 2008

Even though most of us who write for The Kitchn are omnivorous, we all are trying to eat less meat and more vegetables. We enjoy vegetarian dishes quite a lot, and the vegetarians among us (Emily, Joanna) have brought new resources to our tables. We also want to be vegan-friendly, here at The Kitchn, and we've provided a list of vegan-friendly recipes in our roundup below. Some are ready to go, and others need just small tweaks (leave out the butter, the cheese) to be vegan.

Plenty more vegetarian cooking coming in January; we're very excited in particular about some bean-centric cooking we have for you. Until then, read on for a gallery of some of the best vegetarian and vegan recipes we published this past year.

Many of our pasta recipes can be made vegetarian: just leave out the bacon or sausage or other meat. Check out our roundup of pasta recipes from 2008.

Vegetarian

Cous Cous Salad with Winter Squash and Cranberries
Leeks Braised with Wine and Garlic
Homemade Thin Crust Pizza
Homemade Calzones
Zucchini and Asparagus Strata
Spring Lemon Risotto with Asparagus and Fiddlehead Ferns
Spinach Pesto Pasta with Fresh Peas and Mushrooms
Eggplant Caponata Sandwiches with Mozzarella
Arugula with Orzo and Garden Tomatoe
Curried Vegetable and Chickpea Stew
Spaghetti Squash with Ricotta, Sage, and Pine Nuts
Sweet Potato and Tempeh Stew
Warm Wheat Salad (Or, Reverse Tabbouleh)
Cipollini and Mushroom Tart
Lemony Ricotta Pasta with Basil
Egg, Arugula, and Herb Tartine

Vegan-Friendly

Tofu Stir-Fry with Snow Peas and Mushrooms
Cold Peanut Sesame Noodles
Savory Kabocha Tofu Pie
Pasta with Butternut Squash, Sage, and Pine Nuts
Rich No-Cream Wild Mushroom Pasta Sauce
Thanksgiving Tofu Loaf
Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Dumpling Squash
Brown Rice with Winter Squash and Cashews
Kale and Potato Gratin
Fresh Shell Bean and Sage Spread
Baked Summer Squash
Braised Radishes (Again) - This Time with Rice Vinegar and Mint
Vegetable and Mint Summer Rolls with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Sunflower Date Cookies
Vegan Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream
Roasted Apricot Ice Cream with Almond Praline Ripple

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