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May 9th, 2007, 01:42 PM
Well for a start try:

Vegan Lunch Box (http://veganlunchbox.blogspot.com/)

Fat Free Vegan Kitchen (http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/)

Vegalicious (http://www.vegalicious.org/)

VeganYumYum (http://www.veganyumyum.com/)

Have Cake, Will Travel (http://havecakewilltravel.com/)

Vegweb (http://vegweb.com/)

VeganFamily (http://www.veganfamily.co.uk/kitchen.html)

VeganVillage (http://www.veganvillage.co.uk/recipes.htm)

Cat-Tea Corner (http://www.catteacorner.com/vegetari.htm)

PCRM.org (http://www.pcrm.org/health/recipes/index.html) (a fab site, full of good vegan info and studies)

May 9th, 2007, 01:49 PM
I hate the taste of soy, and tofu etc. I just tend to steer away from any recipes that originally use meat e.g. spag bol. Then you will never really need to use soy, tofu or meat substitute. Plus I drink oat milk instead of soy, I find it far nicer.

May 9th, 2007, 03:26 PM
Glad I'm not alone. ;)

Absentmindedfan, thanks for the links. I've been to a few of them, I need to check them out more. For some reason I'm attracting lots of tofu and soy sites.

Christina - what's spag bol?

May 9th, 2007, 04:00 PM
Spaghetti bolognese :)

May 12th, 2007, 02:44 AM
Thanks for all the links!

Does anyone in the U.S. have experience converting the recipes? I know my mother has baked from some of her German cookbooks for years. And I know the measures can be bought here. I have just never tried it. I'll have to ask her. Just wondering if anyone has and how hard it was.

May 12th, 2007, 03:20 PM
Thanks Absentmindedfan - some great links there :)

May 12th, 2007, 04:52 PM
Thankyou AMF. I am not really against soy/tofu, but dont eat it that much for convinience and money reasons!I eat beans/lentils/veg /soups..I did start a recipe site, mainly because I was sick of online and offline friends asking waht I ate, and was sick of Scruffyhead asking for my recipes! ;) :D

Zero Cool
May 14th, 2007, 07:41 AM
Oh man I love tofu. I try not to eat to much of it though. Here they have tofu restaurants that literally serve only tofu! A bit expensive though.

May 15th, 2007, 01:39 PM
So what's the websites, sugarmouse???? :)

Jul 24th, 2008, 10:39 PM
I'm a vegan who is happily able to consume soy, but my hubby is very very allergic to it, which can make meal planning a problem and/or a major hassle. Does anyone know of any vegan cookbooks or websites that deal mainly without the use of soy products? It would make my life a lot easier and would be much appreciated.

Jul 24th, 2008, 10:55 PM
Hi veganmom07,

FYI I just merged your thread with a couple of other threads about avoiding soy. We have loads of recipes here not using soy, and many vegans without soy allergy don't use soy at all simply because we don't need soy. What kind of soy products are these cookbooks with soy products in the recipes using?

You don't need miso, soy oil, soy margarine, soy milk, tofu or tempeh at all, so life should actually be quite easy without worrying about soy!


Jul 24th, 2008, 11:53 PM
Thanks!! I know it's easy to live without soy, it's just that I love it so much, but I also need alternatives for Stefan. (My hubby)

Jul 25th, 2008, 02:11 AM
How allergic is he? Is he in serious danger if exposed or just an annoying rash, watery eyes sort of thing? [Yes I'm clueless about soy allergies]

Could you make a large stir fry for instance, dish out two plates worth and then make a small amount of tofu, tempeh etc for yours as a topping or is having any soy on hand dangerous?

Jul 25th, 2008, 03:24 AM
He's VERY allergic. Rash all over, tongue swelling. His doctor gave him epinephrin shots just to keep with him just in case. He's also allergic to peanuts, strawberries(a lot of them), large amounts of chocolate. He's very very sensitive. It's frustrating.

Jul 25th, 2008, 08:52 AM
Hi again...
you could probably get some useful advice in this thread if you told us which soy products you actually use and want to replace with something else! :)

Jul 25th, 2008, 11:09 AM
Hi veganmom. Maybe googling "Mediterranean vegan" would be helpful to you - there are recipes and at least one book http://www.amazon.com/Mediterranean-Vegan-Kitchen-Donna-Klein/dp/1557883599 which I haven't seen but which sounds from the Amazon reports as if it may be soy-free (it says somewhere that the author leaves it up to readers whether to use cheese substitutes).

I thought of Mediterranean cooking because (fish apart :( ) it tends to be heavily based on vegetables and legumes with dairy and eggs very much optional extras. (Plus of course it's meant to be very healthy :) )

Sep 24th, 2010, 08:40 PM
I recently became vegan and I love it, however, I am very allergic to soy. Does anyone have any good vegan-soy-free recipes they would share? Thanks! :)

Sep 25th, 2010, 02:05 AM
Hi there - have you had a look in the recipes section? http://www.veganforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?3-Vegan-food-amp-recipes (i.e. the one that this is a subsection of!)

I would guess that the majority of the recipes there are soya-free - just avoid the tofu and soya areas :) Contrary to popular belief most vegans don't live off soya so you shouldn't have too many problems finding ideas.

If you are looking for particular types of recipes I would post again and people will help.

Sep 25th, 2010, 05:14 AM
http://vegweb.com is another great recipe site. I find the comments and pictures to be super useful. I'm sure you can tailor your search results to finding some soy-free.

Another option would be to look up raw food recipes. These are pretty much soy free, although some do contain tamari or shoyu (soy sauces).

Sep 26th, 2010, 01:59 AM
Thank you so much! I didn't even realize that there was a 'recipe' section here! Also, that website 'Veg web' looks wonderful! :)

Sep 26th, 2010, 02:35 AM
I love it!