Welcome to Easy Cheesy Vegetarian!
Here, you'll find all sorts of simple vegetarian recipes. If any of the following apply to you, you've come to the right place:
- You're a new vegetarian who needs some easy recipes to help you get used to vegetarian cooking.
- You're a long-time veggie who is looking for some new inspiration.
- You're a meat-eater who also loves meatless meals.
- You're a meat-eater who doesn't currently eat vegetarian food very often, but you want to start cutting down on your meat intake.
(and if none of the above apply, you're welcome here anyway!)
This is a place of no judgement - whether you've never eaten meat in your life, or your only experience with vegetarian food so far has been the occasional margherita pizza, I'm glad you're here!
Read on if you'd like to find out more about the site, about my recipes, or about me (Becca)!
About Easy Cheesy Vegetarian
I started the blog (which was formerly called Amuse Your Bouche) in 2011 to give me something to do while I was looking for a new job.
It was originally a place for me to document my attempts at cooking, both successful and unsuccessful! Over time, running the blog became my full-time job, and it is now a huge collection of over 900 vegetarian recipes, and a great resource for vegetarian food lovers.
You'll find all sorts of vegetarian recipes here, including quick weeknight dinners, family friendly crowd-pleasers, simple lunchbox ideas, and even a few Sunday afternoon labours of love.
About my simple vegetarian recipes
Most of the vegetarian recipes I share here are simple and straightforward, and full of flavour. I cook by three main principles:
- I don't believe in using weird or hard-to-find ingredients just for the sake of it - it's perfectly possible to create a tasty vegetarian meal using just ingredients from your local supermarket, or even things you'll already have in the house. It's very rare you'll find me using an ingredient that you can't find easily.
- I'm also pretty lazy, so I cut corners where I can - I try to avoid creating tons of dirty dishes (one pot recipes are my favorite!), and I don't like recipes that add extra cooking steps for no real reason. If a task is unnecessary, I just won't bother.
- I love food! Which means I don't do tiny portions of fussy food. I like good, hearty meals with lots of flavor (and often lots of cheese!). Casseroles, pasta bakes, curries, stews - this is the kind of food I love.
I’m Becca, and I’ve been a vegetarian for just over 20 years. I became veggie at the age of 9, because I knew I liked animals, and didn’t like the thought of eating them. I think at first I partly just wanted an excuse to be stubborn about something, but as I grew up I realised it was something I really believed in. When I went away to university, I taught myself to cook, and the rest is history!
I'm 30-ish years old (how many years can I say this for?), and I live in Hertfordshire, UK, with my husband, our two young daughters, and our tiny (seriously, she's really tiny) dog Pip.
My husband and I are both self-employed, so our life is a bit chaotic and we don't really have any sort of schedule to speak of, but we wouldn't have it any other way. He's a drummer (and also runs his own function band empire!), and I run this blog for a living.
I’m a maths geek, lover of ska punk and musical theatre in equal measures, and rom-com addict.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any comments or questions!