About Vegetate
Main Entry: veg·e·tate
Pronunciation: \ˈve-jə-ˌtāt\
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): veg·e·tat·ed; veg·e·tat·ing
Early 17th century: from Latin vegetat- ‘enlivened’, from the verb vegetare, from vegetus ‘active’, from vegere ‘be active’
Date: 1605

intransitive verb a : to grow exuberantly or with proliferation of fleshy outgrowths b: to produce vegetation

Welcome to Vegetate! I started this blog as a way to showcase the vegan cooking that my husband I spend a good part of my weekend enjoying.

Friends and relatives have often asked me what I eat since I am vegan. I’ve usually told them “Everything but animal products.”, which leaves all of the fruits, vegetables, grains, and legumes in the world at my disposal, and that is more than enough.

Taking photographs of the meals that I created using the plethora of amazing vegan cookbooks out there and showing them to my loved ones proved to be a more effective answer to that question.

I decided to take this one step further by creating the vegan cooking & food blog that you are now viewing. To this blog I’m adding photographs of the meals that I have lovingly prepared at home, along with the names of the cookbooks that the recipes were derived from, recipe reviews, and cooking tips.

Cookbooks don’t always have photos of every recipe, so I wanted to share pictures of my meals with you in case you were wondering how a recipe from a particular vegan cookbook without a photo might turn out if you prepared it at home.

Please check back often, as this is an ongoing project that will be updated regularly.

If you’d like to learn more about the vegan cookbook that I used a particular recipe on Vegetate, as well as where to purchase it, click on the Vegan Cookbooks button at the top of this page.

If you’d like to learn more about vegan organizations, vegan blogs, and vegan products please click on the Vegan Links button at the top of this page.

To read the story of my transition to veganism, click here.

I have also been a featured guest contributor in Vegansaurus, Colleen Patrick-Goudreaus’ The Joyful Vegan: Stories of Transformation (blog post and podcast), and on Vegan Mainstream.

Thank you very much for taking some time out at Vegetate. I hope to see you here again soon!

Warmest Wishes,
Linda Kocsis

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    • Hi Purple Cobwebs (what a great pseudonym!),

      Thank you for the great comment and for following Vegetate, I really appreciate it.

      I am sure your dishes turn out beautifully, too! 🙂

      Best Wishes,

  1. now following your blog. great recipes. people with open minds grow; those with closed minds do not [grow]. thank you for your open-mindedness and insight. please excuse my typing as i have a broken arm in a cast. i left a similar comment but think it did not get done somehow. forgive me if this is in duplicate.

    • Wow, thank you SO much DeliciouslyNell! I really appreciate your nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award, that was really thoughtful of you. 🙂 I will definitely participate. Thanks again, you just made my day! 🙂

    • Hello The Bruges Vegan! Thank you so much for your nice comments. You just made my day and I am very glad we have connected. I just love your blog, it is fantastic! I really look forward to following you on your vegan adventures. Bruges is a wonderful city! I have only been to Europe once, and then I visited Belgium and The Netherlands. That was a wonderful vacation that I will never forget. Greetings to you from California, USA!

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