Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Web Site of the Week:

Need to know what do to with those wilting scallions, blackening bananas, or squishy avocados? Sure, you can look in the indexes of all your cookbooks (and be completely starving by the time you find a recipe doesn't require a trip to the store), but you could instead save a ton of time and logon to vegweb. is web 2.0 at its vegan best. It's got a ton of recipes -- all vegan (so you don't have to check out ingredients) -- and all searchable. Granted, the recipes are posted by random people, so no guarantees that everything is delicious, but recipes have user comments and ratings (a lot like so you can see what others' think before you preheat the oven. Many of the recipes come with photos, too, so you can see what the finished product is supposed to look like.

And while the vast recipe collection is what vegweb is best known for, other goodies can be found here. Articles, links, shopping, and veg friends are other main areas of the site.

To get the site's full benefit, sign up for a user account. It's free! Simply create a username and password, and once you're logged in you can make your own and check out others' profiles, change your layout, and mess with all sorts of preferences. My personal favorite feature, though, is the ability to organize recipes. You can store your faves in My Recipe Box, choose recipes to automatically create My Grocery List (how easy is THAT!?), and plan your week with My Meal Planner.

Sometimes I just go on there to browse recipes for inspiration. They're not all necessarily healthy, but it's a fabulous community for vegan sharing.

My vegweb user ID is veganRD - see you there!

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