Vegetables, grains and other forms of meat-free proteins can make wonderful meals when you have the right roadmap to prepare them. For our friends who exclude all types of animal products from their diets, we've assembled our favorite vegan recipes that provide all the right guidance.

Our favorite recipes use mainly tofu, seitan, tempeh and legumes in place of meat -- and of course are also packed with vegetables. And the most important part is that they all have lots of flavor. Whether you've been adhering to a vegan diet for many years, or are just making the switch, these recipes are sure to inspire you to get cooking.

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  • Veggie Burgers With Pomegranate Ketchup

    <strong>Get the<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/veggie-burgers-with-pomeg_n_1061058.html" target="_hplink"> Veggie Burgers with Pomegranate Ketchup recipe</a></strong>

  • South Indian Mushroom & Peas Curry

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/south-indian-mushroom-peas-curry/" target="_blank">South Indian Mushroom & Peas Curry recipe</a> by Veg Recipes Of India</strong>

  • Spiced Chickpea Crepes With Soybean Paneer

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/01/spiced-chickpea-crepes-wi_n_1313734.html" target="_hplink">Spiced Chickpea Crepes with Soybean Paneer recipe</a></strong>

  • Lemony Quinoa Salad With Shaved Vegetables

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/lemony-quinoa-salad-with-_n_1058524.html" target="_hplink">Lemony Quinoa Salad with Shaved Vegetables recipe</a></strong>

  • Wintry Mushroom, Kale And Quinoa Enchiladas

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/20888-wintry-mushroom-kale-and-quinoa-enchiladas" target="_blank">Wintry Mushroom, Kale, and Quinoa Enchiladas recipe</a> by Gena Hamshaw via Food52</strong>

  • Green-Lentil Curry

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/green-lentil-curry_n_1058427.html" target="_hplink">Green-Lentil Curry recipe</a></strong>

  • Penne With Sweet Summer Vegetables

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/18440-penne-with-sweet-summer-vegetables-pine-nuts-and-herbs" target="_blank">Penne with Sweet Summer Vegetables recipe</a> Gena Hamshaw via Food52</strong>

  • Grilled Tofu Steaks With Piquillo Salsa Verde

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/grilled-tofu-steaks-with-_n_1058470.html" target="_hplink">Grilled Tofu Steaks with Piquillo Salsa Verde recipe</a></strong>

  • Punjabi Dum Aloo

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/punjabi-dum-aloo/" target="_blank">Punjabi Dum Aloo recipe</a> by Veg Recipes Of India</strong>

  • Quinoa Salad With Sugar Snap Peas

    This simple spring salad works well as a side dish or main since the quinoa is packed with protein. Fresh snap peas and toasted pumpkin seeds offer lots of texture. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/quinoa-salad-with-sugar-s_n_1058636.html" target="_hplink">Quinoa Salad with Sugar Snap Peas recipe</a></strong>

  • Tempeh With Apricots And Capers

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/tempeh-with-apricots-and-_n_1061279.html" target="_hplink">Tempeh with Apricots and Capers recipe</a></strong>

  • Sweet And Spicy Grilled Tofu With Cabbage-Carrot Slaw

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/sweet-and-spicy-grilled-t_n_1057194.html" target="_hplink">Sweet and Spicy Grilled Tofu with Cabbage-Carrot Slaw recipe</a></strong>

  • Radish Sambar

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.vegrecipesofindia.com/radish-sambar-mullangi-sambar/" target="_blank">Radish Sambar recipe</a> by Veg Recipes Of India</strong>

  • Stir-Fried Vegetables With Lemongrass

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/stir-fried-vegetables-wit_n_1058719.html" target="_hplink">Stir-Fried Vegetables with Lemongrass recipe</a></strong>

  • Sprouted Mung Bean Saute

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/18462-sprouted-mung-bean-saute" target="_blank">Sprouted Mung Bean Saute recipe </a>by viblanco via Food52</strong>

  • Rice Noodles With Asian Pesto

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/rice-noodles-with-asian-p_n_1059589.html" target="_hplink">Rice Noodles with Asian Pesto recipe</a></strong>

  • Pot-Roasted Eggplant With Tomatoes And Cumin

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/pot-roasted-eggplant-with_n_1058626.html" target="_hplink">Pot-Roasted Eggplant with Tomatoes and Cumin recipe</a></strong>

  • Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/19408-vegan-lentil-shepherd-s-pie-with-parsnip-and-and-potato-mash" target="_blank">Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie recipe</a> by Gena Hamshaw via Food52</strong>

  • Miso-Glazed Tofu With Pan-Seared Shiitakes And Asparagus

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/miso-glazed-tofu-with-pan_n_1057195.html" target="_hplink">Miso-Glazed Tofu with Pan-Seared Shiitakes and Asparagus recipe</a></strong>

  • Fava Bean And Fennel Soup

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/29/zuppa-di-fave-e-finocchio_n_1311878.html" target="_hplink">Fava Bean and Fennel Soup recipe</a></strong>

  • Tofu, Veggie And Sesame Fried Rice

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/tofu-veggie-and-sesame-f_n_1057201.html" target="_hplink">Tofu, Veggie and Sesame Fried Rice recipe</a></strong>

  • Black Bean-Chipotle Burgers

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/15/black-bean-chipotle-burge_n_1151669.html" target="_hplink">Black Bean-Chipotle Burgers recipe</a></strong>

  • Bean, Corn And Squash Stew

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/bean-corn-and-squash-ste_n_1058226.html" target="_hplink">Bean, Corn and Squash Stew recipe</a></strong>

  • Mustard-Crusted Tofu With Kale And Sweet Potato

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/1066-mustard-crusted-tofu-with-kale-and-sweet-potato" target="_blank">Mustard-Crusted Tofu with Kale and Sweet Potato recipe</a> by Anitalectric via Food52</strong>

  • Lentil Burgers

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/lentil-burgers_n_1062535.html" target="_hplink">Lentil Burgers recipe</a></strong>

  • Quinoa And Tofu Smoked Salad

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/quinoa--smoked-tofu-sala_n_1056438.html" target="_hplink">Quinoa and Smoked Tofu Salad recipe</a></strong>

  • Open-Faced Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches With Creamy Celeriac Sauce

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/22/open-faced-grilled-eggpla_n_1373858.html" target="_hplink">Open-Faced Grilled Eggplant Sandwiches with Creamy Celeriac Sauce recipe</a></strong>

  • Vegan Migas

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/vegan-migas_n_1062472.html" target="_hplink">Vegan Migas recipe</a></strong>

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