Veggie recipes for the partial vegetarian

October is Vegetarian Awareness month. I tried complete vegetarianism out for awhile and it wasn't for me (my omnivore cravings were just too strong). But I still believe there are a lot of advantages to even a partial vegetarian diet: Eating less meat can be healthier, easier on the environment, and more economical. Plus, since I don't buy meat every day, when I do buy it I can afford to pay extra for meat from animals that were raised humanely on a natural (vegetarian!) diet. Let me share a few of my favorite veggie recipes because, of course, eating vegetarian can also be delicious.

Spicy Soba Noodles with Shiitakes and Cabbage

Quinoa with Grilled Zucchini, Garbanzo Beans, and Cumin

White Beans with Roasted Tomatoes

Curried Red Lentil Stew with Vegetables

Also, be sure to check out our feature on vegan musician Moby.

How often do you go a day without meat? What are your favorite vegetarian and vegan foods?

Megan O. Steintrager is a senior editor at She has worked as a writer and editor at Epicurious since the late '90s. Steintrager holds a master's in journalism from New York University with a concentration in Cultural Reporting and Criticism, and has taken numerous cooking classes at New York 's Institute for Culinary Education and the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Health. She has worked as a writer and editor for, Restaurant Business magazine, and, and has been published in Self, Brides, and Time Out New York, among other print and online publications.


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