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Wednesday 24 Sep 2014

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Varied veggie dishes now more popular than meat, finds

Vegetarian main dishes are now more popular than meat ones, according to new evidence from At the start of Vegetarian Week, the country's most popular recipe website has revealed that its vegetarian main course collection has now overtaken meat dishes as its most visited, with people trying increasingly sophisticated recipes. is the leading food recipe website in the country, with over two million unique users, so the findings are a good indication of current food trends in the UK. There are a host of exotic dishes in the highest-rated vegetarian section including spiced carrot and lentil soup, crispy Greek-style pie, one-pot mushroom and potato curry and roasted butternut squash with goat's cheese.

According to Andrea McGinniss, editor of "A growing number of people are eating less meat, especially midweek, and their tastes are quite adventurous. Our website shows an increasingly sophisticated and diverse range of food options, far from the veggie stereotype of boring salads or pasta and sauce. The vegetarian recipe section [] is the second most popular on the site, after chicken, proving the growing appetite for meat-free dishes."

The highest rated vegetarian dishes are:

  1. Spiced carrot and lentil soup -
  2. Spicy root and lentil casserole -
  3. Creamy courgette lasagne -
  4. Veggie shepherd's pie with sweet potato mash -
  5. Crispy Greekstyle pie -
  6. Carrot and coriander soup -
  7. One-pot mushroom and potato curry -
  8. Broccoli and blue cheese soup -
  9. Roasted butternut squash with goat's cheese -
  10. Pizza margherita -

Vegetarian Good Food is on sale now, priced at £3.40

About is the country's most popular food recipe website with more than 6,000 triple-tested recipes and two million unique users. It is the official site of BBC Good Food Magazine.

About Good Food magazine
Good Food is the UK's market- leading food magazine, selling 323,171 copies a month. Each issue is packed with over 100 recipes for everyday meals, easy entertaining and dishes from celebrity chefs. Every recipe is tested by the Good Food cookery team.

Toby Hicks

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