Looking for full of flavor vegetarian recipes?
You’re in the right place!
Hi, I’m Traci!
Welcome to Vanilla And Bean!
I’m the blogger, recipe writer, and picture-taker behind Vanilla And Bean. Here you’ll find flavorful vegetarian recipes with a focus on whole foods, seasonal eating, from-scratch baking, sourdough, sweets (naturally sweetened too), and cocktails.
I believe anyone can incorporate more veggies into their diet simply by trying new recipes and shifting habits. Read on to learn more about what you’ll find on Vanilla And Bean!
What Does Vegetarian Mean?
While this word can take on several meanings, here at Vanilla And Bean, it means plant-forward recipes that also may include dairy and/or eggs (Lacto-Ovo vegetarian). Since vegetarian includes vegan too, you’ll find lots of recipes that fall in this category as well.
There are several reasons why people turn to vegetarian cooking and eating, whether it’s to reduce their environmental impact, for health, animal welfare, and/or to support a family member, diet is very personal. Thing is, it doesn’t have to be all or nothing. There are many ways to ease into a vegetarian lifestyle full time if that’s where you’d like to be.
Some people start by working meatless Monday into their routine for example. Others split their vegetarian eating with vegan food. Some are weekday vegetarians, others, at home vegetarian or vegan. I eat about 60% vegan, 40% vegetarian food, and very occasionally I’ll have seafood. But there are no rules. The best way to find out what works for you is to learn about vegetarian cooking and try new recipes!
According to a 2018 Gallop Poll, 5% of US adults consider themselves to be vegetarian. In 2020, 23% reported eating less meat in the past year than they had previously.
What Types of Recipes are on Vanilla And Bean?
I share a variety of vegetarian recipes, all without meat, fish, chicken or pork. I do not claim to share quick recipes (very rarely), but my recipes are always flavorful, easy to follow, made with whole foods and from scratch baking ingredients. You’ll find these types of recipes on Vanilla And Bean:
- Vegetarian and vegan
- Dairy full and dairy free
- Cocktails and mocktails
- Egg full and egg free
- Gluten full and gluten free
- Sugar full and naturally sweetened
One of the struggles I hear from Vanilla And Bean visitors is that they’re looking for vegetarian or vegan recipes that satisfy everyone in their omnivorous family. So I created a shortlist of recipes Vanilla And Bean readers tell me are family-friendly:
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Looking for Sourdough Recipes?
I started sharing sourdough recipes on the blog after years of practice, with many fails, triumphs and learning opportunities along the way. If new to sourdough, start with my easy DIY Sourdough Starter recipe. Then, explore more:
Gluten Free Sourdough
A few years ago I went through a gluten free trial. I’m happy to say I’m eating gluten again, but while I was off gluten I developed gluten free sourdough recipes that have become maker favorites:
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If you’ve made it this far, thank you for your interest. I hope you’ll grab a cup of coffee or tea and explore the blog a bit. With over 400 recipes on Vanilla And Bean, I’m sure you’ll find something new to love! I can’t wait to connect with you!
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