If you love Pizza, why not try… Pissaladière
(Vegetarian Times)
I can’t believe how difficult it is to find a vegan pizza recipe online with a pretty picture to match! Thankfully, I finally found this French, lattice-looking pizza made with sweet onions, roasted red peppers and kalamata olives. Even if you want to create a different vegan pizza topping, you’ll be pleased to find a quick dough recipe included that ‘takes under two minutes to mix and knead’.
View recipe at Vegetarian Times

vegetable-spiced-riceIf you love Fried Rice, why not try…
Vegetable Spiced Rice
(Nadia French, photo by Andrew Young)
Take-away fried rice is often greasy and laden with all the things you don’t want, but if you try to keep a supply of this healthy rice in your freezer, you’ll always have a tasty meal on hand. It would also be wonderful for a work lunch. There isn’t an egg in sight and you can choose to omit the plain yogurt at the end also if you wish.
View recipe at Taste Australia.

spicy-thai-tofu-with-red-bell-peppers-and-peanuts-featuredIf you love Thai take-out, why not try…
Spicy Thai Tofu with Red Bell Peppers and Peanuts

(Bon Appetit, Rozanne Gold and photo by Con Poulos)
Spice up your tofu repertoire with this Thai recipe which includes fresh ginger, garlic, lime juice, basil and dried crushed red pepper. Enjoy with jasmine rice or noodles.
View recipe at Epicurious

curried-red-lentil-stew-with-vegetablesIf you love Indian take-out, why not try…
Curried Red-Lentil Stew with Vegetables

(Gourmet, photo: Romulo Yanes)
Make your own nutritious Indian curry at home with this wonderful recipe. Red lentils and vegetables such as carrots, spinach and peas make this a scrumptious and satisfying main meal served with basmati rice.
View recipe at Epicurious.

portobello-and-pineapple-teriyaki-veggie-burgersIf you love a Burger, why not try…
Portobello and Pineapple Teriyaki Veggie Burgers
(Whole Foods Market)
Imagine if you could get fabulously healthy and delicious meat-free burgers such as this at the drive-through! I’m sure you would see more than one Prius in the queue! The combination of portobello mushrooms and pineapples make these burgers super juicy and flavoursome.
View recipe at Whole Foods Market

If you love a burger with fries, why not try…
Garlicky Oven Fries

(Vegetarian Times)
What’s a burger without fries? One bite of these garlic, parsley-coated potato wedges and you’ll be hooked!
View recipe at Vegetarian Times


  1. I always listen carefully to any alternatives and check the comparison table, if you know what I mean.
    Especially when it’s about food and products.

  2. Thank you Tara for these great recipes.I spend ages searching for ideas for food like this to have with friends after work.

  3. Definitely worthy list of dishes, but talking about Garlicky Oven Fries – at the end of the day it’s fry potato… how could that be considere as vegan/healthy?.. (that’s just rhetorical, u know)

  4. Nice job! That’s a real alternatives list which I’ll use a lot in the nearest future. Thanks for sharing!

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