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Quick and Easy Recipes

Updated on February 9, 2012

Welcome to My Recipe Lens

I love collecting and sharing recipes with others as well as developing new recipes for my family and friends. As a busy mom, I prefer quick and easy recipes that I can prepare with the children. It's important to involve kids in the cooking process, to encourage their creativity, and teach them healthy food habits. Our family happens to be vegetarian, so many of the recipes on this lens are healthy, and meatless.

I welcome your food related comments and questions. I'd love to hear about your favorite recipes, too.

Please do me a favor and take a moment to rate this lens. If you enjoy this lens, I'd really appreciate it if you would tell your friends about it, too.

Books About Cooking and Baking

Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book
Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book

If you can only have one cookbook on your shelf, this should be it. It has good basic instructions for novice cooks, and wonderful wholesome recipes for all. I love this 3 ring binder version, because you can remove the pages to clip to your fridge while working, and you can add your own clippings and family recipes, as well.

Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes
Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes

This is a fantastic book. I received this for my birthday last year, and it is one of my favorites. The recipes are delicious, exotic, and easy to make.

Vegan with a Vengeance : Over 150 Delicious, Cheap, Animal-Free Recipes That Rock
Vegan with a Vengeance : Over 150 Delicious, Cheap, Animal-Free Recipes That Rock

I just received this cookbook for my birthday and I would highly recommend it. The book is full of great classic dishes made vegan style, and quick to prepare. It also features beautiful photos and easy instructions.

Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World: 75 Dairy-Free Recipes for Cupcakes that Rule
Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World: 75 Dairy-Free Recipes for Cupcakes that Rule

Yes! This book is loaded with amazing vegan cupcake recipes. I received this for Mother's Day and it's a wonderful excuse to make cupcakes all the time :)

Vegan Lunch Box
Vegan Lunch Box

Really cute ideas for vegan lunches on the go.


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Fun Cookbooks

Veggie Meals: Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Meals
Veggie Meals: Rachael Ray's 30-Minute Meals

This is a great source of quick and easy, healthy recipes. It's a nice book for vegetarian Rachael Ray fans, and none of the recipes are too complicated or exotic.

Vegetarian Celebrations: Festive Menus for Holidays & Other Special Occasions Tag: Updated Ed...
Vegetarian Celebrations: Festive Menus for Holidays & Other Special Occasions Tag: Updated Ed...

This is a great book with vegetarian meal ideas for every major holiday, and smaller celebrations, too.


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    fcinternetmarketing 4 years ago

    Great Recipes.

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    I love recipe info especially when they provide good tasty recipes I would love to use at my famous dinner parties so all my friends can think I'm some kind of chef lol love the info I found some quick fish recipes @

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    Affstar767 5 years ago

    I have to try one of these recipies! They sound amazing,bless you!

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    LynetteBell 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

    I had a look at the ice cream bread...sounds interesting

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    anonymous 5 years ago

    My mouth is watering for something...anything here!

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    miaponzo 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing all these links and recipes with us! Blessed!

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    Wilson-Eli 5 years ago

    Great lens! I have been looking for new easy healthy dinner recipes. These look amazing! I know what I am making for dinner tonight. Thanks!

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    hlkljgk 5 years ago from Western Mass

    i have to get going on some of these

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    aquarian_insight 6 years ago

    Thank you for this lens. My mother has recently decided to become a vegan and is trying to find variety in her food. I will be sharing your recipes with her.

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    Tarra99 6 years ago

    yummy...thanks for sharing!

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    WeirdStuff 6 years ago

    Thanks, great help for people like me! :))

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    norma-holt 6 years ago

    A special blessing for this lovely lens and it is featured on April Fool's Day Blessings, Hugs

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    spritequeen lm 6 years ago

    These are some great ideas!! Being on a special diet, myself, (allergic to wheat) I know how tricky it can be to find quick & easy meals! Angel blessed!

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    rlivermore 6 years ago

    Yum! I'm lensrolling this to my vegetarian sandwich recipe lens.

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    eclecticeducati1 7 years ago

    As a busy mom, I am always in the market for more "quick and easy" recipes. Thanks! Great lens!

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    JanieceTobey 7 years ago

    I visited some of your recipes on your blog and they look fabulous! I might have to try that pumpkin bread sometime soon!

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    Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

    Thanks for the links! I am always looking for new vegetarian recipes!

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    Adriana 7 years ago from New Market

    Great recipes. We are not complete vegetarians, but I never cook meat at home, so I got some good ideas here.

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    Petalm 7 years ago

    Great recipes. I also have a quick and easy recipe squidoo lens!

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    ChrisDay LM 7 years ago

    fun AND nice!

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    ShamanicShift 7 years ago

    This is a tantalizing lens -- glad the recipes are quick and easy!

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    Julianne Gentile 7 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

    @mannasugar: Thanks, that's one of the dishes I'm bringing to Christmas dinner tomorrow.

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    Julianne Gentile 7 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

    @KokoTravel: Thanks! Let me know what you think of them, if you do!

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    KokoTravel 7 years ago

    Quick and easy... and good recipes... I need that AND some time... nice recipes, I will have to make time to try some of them!

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    mannasugar 7 years ago

    The vegetarian pastichio looks dilescious....

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    livingfrontiers 7 years ago

    Recipes are the wealth of health, don't you think? Thanks for the veggie recipes, they are great!

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    anonymous 7 years ago

    I'm not a vegetarian, but I like to eat as many vegetables as I can for good health, so I'm always on the look out for new recipes. You have so many delicious sounding meals on your lens and links I can't decide which I want to try first.

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    capriliz lm 7 years ago

    Your Vegetarian Pastichio looks delicious!

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    Linda Jo Martin 7 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

    Thanks for the recipe ideas. You're pastichio looks amazing!

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    Suzie-Shine 8 years ago

    Two words attracted me to this lens 'easy' and 'quick' plus, of course, I knew you were a veggie. Thanks for all of the info. Easy and quick sounds perfect!


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    anonymous 8 years ago

    Great lens! You have fabulous ideas for vegetarian recipes. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us. Five Stars!!!!

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    CoolFoto 8 years ago

    Thanks for your visit today and lensroll. I already gave this lens 5* on an earlier visit, so, it's a lensroll, today. BTW I lived in Solon, Ohio for 5 years.

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    Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

    Welcome to the Culinary Favorites From A to Z group. Don’t forget to come back and add your lens to the link list so that it will appear on the group page!

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    CoolFoto 9 years ago

    Great lens, your pictures make the recipes good enough to eat! Gave stars and lensroll to my chilli con carne lens.

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    anonymous 9 years ago

    you are my life savior! i needed some recipes real bad :) gotta cook :) RATED 5

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    kevmarket 9 years ago

    Love the Lens - I love the fact that you have taken the time to put together a great site for easy healthy recipes. If you get the chance check out my Easy Healthy Recipes blog

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    Lee Hansen 9 years ago from Vermont

    Yippee a veggie lens with easy recipes! Thnx for making this 5* lens. Our family will love this.

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    Mihaela Vrban 9 years ago from Croatia

    As a working mother, it's always great to find some new recipes for quick preparation! 5* and faved!

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    dyllen 9 years ago

    Your lens would be a super addition to the 'Soups - Great Food - Recipes and Chefs' Group

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    Please consider adding it, we would be pleased to welcome you!

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    thomasz 9 years ago

    Interesting lens. Nice info.

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    debby2859 9 years ago

    You have some great recipes.

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    chloecavanaugh 10 years ago

    ***** I'm getting hungry, thanks to this wonderful lens!


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    appleandstar 10 years ago

    What a great lens.... thanks for sharing! Everything looks so good!

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    Saturna 10 years ago

    Very nice lens. The Egg Foo Young regipe looks delicious. Thanks for the heads up on Rachael Ray as well.

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    marasco2001 10 years ago

    Nice lens! Thanks for sharing your vegetarian recipes!

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    ShellHarris 10 years ago

    Thanks for joining my Recipes Galore Group. A founding member should have privileges, so 5-stars for you. Plus, I used to have two ferrets, so I can appreciate the cause.

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    Gordon N Hamilton 10 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

    Very professional looking and informative Blog - even to a confirmed carnivore! Hope to read more soon.

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    l-may 10 years ago

    Great lens and blog :) Check out my Chicken Soup lens :)

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    Cathy-W 10 years ago

    Hi, Great lens! Some good information here! 5 stars!

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    Vicki 10 years ago from USA

    Nice lens. Yummy! Can't wait to check out all the links. 5 stars! ~Vicki~

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    JStar 10 years ago

    I really liked your Lens! Lot's of great resources

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    Robin S 10 years ago from USA

    Nice lens! 5 stars!

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    surfsusan 10 years ago

    Fine recipe lens - yes definetely a 5 star performance ;-)

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    CollectorsCottage 10 years ago

    Another great 5-star lens, Genglo! I'm an animal lover too, so I make lots of vegetarian dishes and I'm always looking for good recipes. Yours look great and I'm definitely going to try them out. Thanks!

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    Julianne Gentile 10 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

    Thank you so much!

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    Classic LM 10 years ago

    Wow! That looks yummie! I voted 5*s for you!

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    Susan1 LM 10 years ago

    I love your recipes! Thanks for the great info! 5 stars for you!