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Vegetarian shepherd's pie with sweet potato

"Making the decision to go veggie is a big one, but in 2013, it doesn't need to mean missing out or eating bland and boring food. With more and more people becoming vegetarian every year, the food market has changed, launching new products that make everyday cooking so much easier for a vegetarian.

From Tofurkey to Facon and even Linda McCartney prawns - you'd be hard pressed to not find a veggie substitute to use to create your favourite meat, chicken or fish dishes. As a vegetarian of 18 years, I know a thing or two about meat-free cooking and the ways to make the most out of simple ingredients.

I've found that I can still enjoy almost all the dishes I loved before, just by making a few smart swaps. Saved in my online recipe book is this Quorn sausage casserole - a great winter mid-week dinner and family favourite. When takeaway cravings set in, I whip up a simple dhal served with rice and poppadums or homemade pizza topped with artichokes and courgettes. And for vegetarian pasta dishes, a jar of pesto in the cupboard is life saver when you want a 10-minute dinner - just chuck in your favourite choice of veg and you're away.

So, whether you've decided to cut back on meat for moral, health or financial reasons - we've got 860 delicious recipes that won't leave you missing meat for a second."

Charlotte Gunn, Acting Editor

Psst! Check out our collection of 50 tasty vegetarian recipes

  • A rich, savoury main course that will delight both vegetarians and meat eaters alike, these walnut, broccoli…

    Serves: 6

    Total time: 1 hr 40 mins

  • Traditional Middle-Eastern falafels are perfect served in a pitta with hummus and salad, and this healthy lunch…

    Serves: 4

  • Spice up your coleslaw with our Morroccan-style slaw. Mix spices and chilli to red onions, peppers and cabbage…

    Serves: 6-8

  • Making your own curry powder from scratch in this recipe gives the most wonderful authentic and rich flavour.…

    Serves: 4

    Total time: 2 hrs 40 mins

  • Making guacamole at home is not as hard as you might think. The classic Mexican dip is so much tastier if you…

    Serves: 6

  • This tofu dish tastes absolutely divine - thanks to the combination of oyster sauces, spices, mushrooms and…

    Serves: 2

    Total time: 15 mins

  • You won't miss the meat in this tasty pie with filling lentils and healthy veggies all combined in a nice…

    Serves: 6

    Total time: 1 hr 30 mins

  • These crispy sweetcorn fritters take minutes to make and are loved by kids and grown-ups. The best thing is you…

    Makes: 8-10

    Total time: 20 mins

  • We love a big bowl of chilli in the colder months when comfort food is needed and this recipe is one of the…

    Serves: 4

    Total time: 35 mins

  • Do you find you run out of ideas for meat-free meals? Our four week meal planner is full of ideas! So if you're…

  • This borlotti bean and kale soup is light yet filling, making it the perfect meal for any time of the year.…

    Serves: 8

    Total time: 35 mins

  • This flavourful frittata is perfect for a light and easy family lunch. Or serve with sautéed potatoes and green…

    Serves: 4

  • These tasty tarts take just 5 minutes to prepare and are so simple to make. Most of the ingredients can be…

    Serves: 6

  • Sweet summer carrots, warm ginger and aromatic coriander – bring on the very tastiest vegetarian burgers around…

    Serves: 4

    Total time: 45 mins

  • Combine chickpeas, spring onions and breadcrumbs to make these delicious vegetarian nibbles that are ideal for…

    Makes: 16

    Total time: 35 mins

  • If you're looking for something different to make for dinner tonight these burgers should do the trick. These…

    Serves: 8

    Total time: 40 mins

  • Traditional Middle-Eastern falafels are perfect served in a pitta with hummus and salad, and this healthy lunch…

    Serves: 4

  • Spice up your coleslaw with our Morroccan-style slaw. Mix spices and chilli to red onions, peppers and cabbage…

    Serves: 6-8

  • Making your own curry powder from scratch in this recipe gives the most wonderful authentic and rich flavour.…

    Serves: 4

    Total time: 2 hrs 40 mins

  • Making guacamole at home is not as hard as you might think. The classic Mexican dip is so much tastier if you…

    Serves: 6

  • This tofu dish tastes absolutely divine - thanks to the combination of oyster sauces, spices, mushrooms and…

    Serves: 2

    Total time: 15 mins

  • You won't miss the meat in this tasty pie with filling lentils and healthy veggies all combined in a nice…

    Serves: 6

    Total time: 1 hr 30 mins

  • These crispy sweetcorn fritters take minutes to make and are loved by kids and grown-ups. The best thing is you…

    Makes: 8-10

    Total time: 20 mins

  • We love a big bowl of chilli in the colder months when comfort food is needed and this recipe is one of the…

    Serves: 4

    Total time: 35 mins

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