VegetarianHomeRokuA family vacation does not necessarily mean a break from cooking. In fact, if you rent a vacation home, have a second home, or stay with friends or relatives, you might find yourself cooking even more.

What you might not have is cookbooks.

Last summer, my brothers rented a beach house in the Hamptons, and we frequented the local farmer’s markets and specialty food stores for incredible produce, and fishing boats for the freshest fish imaginable.

Then we had to wing it.

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Now there is iFood.tv and its new Vegetarian Channel. What I love about the Vegetarian Channel is that I don’t have to see hunks of raw meat as I browse through recipes. A lot of my cookbooks are not just vegetarian cookbooks, and the full color meat photography can turn a vegetarian’s stomach.

You can watch iFood.tv free through Roku, Google TV and other platforms. It is also a free iPhone or Android app.

The app is easy to use and can be sorted by ingredient – say, the corn looks particularly good, or you have a hankering for kale. You can also find kid-friendly recipes, healthy options, and browse recipes by cuisine, or meal time.

The videos are also rated for novice to expert cook, so teen or tweens learning to navigate the kitchen can use them.

You might even find yourself using it at home, when trying to come up with something interesting for lunch.