If this is the first time that you are trying out vegetarian cooking, chances are that you are feeling a bit nervous, not because you cannot cook vegetarian dishes but you feel that you may not be able to bring in as many varieties of vegetarian meals as you were used to when meat was allowed.
This is one of the most common predicaments of first-time vegetarians as they have this inner fear that vegetarian cooking is like having to live with the same meals or snacks every day of your life.
Not only is vegetarian cooking filled with amazing varieties, but the best news is that most of the vegetarian dishes are extremely simple to cook. Even the ingredients are all available in any grocery shelf and all you have to know is what to cook when. You can relax once you know what is to be cooked for the next meal and have planned your cooking in advance.
Vegetarian Cooking: How I Got Started
Though it is a fact that there is no dearth of variety when it comes to cooking vegetarian dishes, the problem that I faced was to locate the source where I could procure the recipes of such cooking. This is the way I got started:
Search amongst friends and family who are fond of vegetarian cooking and are willing share some easy recipes for vegetarian meals and snacks.
Tap sources like Mom, Aunt or Grandma to access their recipe secrets for vegetarian meals.
Get to read vegetarian recipe books from as many countries as possible.
The last resort is of course the internet – as there are some amazing sites (countless actually) that can introduce you to some delicious vegetarian cooking from all over the world.
In fact, there are some Asian countries like India (where I’m from), Thailand, etc, where a large section of the population are vegetarians by birth. So the varieties are endless. Then there are famous Italian vegetarian recipes to which anyone familiar with Italian food would agree that they are simply irresistible.
Some of the sites that can completely change the way you look at vegetarian cooking include: