A few great websites for beginners and which we recommend to restaurant chefs to get some basic ideas.
Homemade seitan–can be used to replace ground beef, roast beef slices, cubes for kebabs or just about any beef or chicken use. This is an extensive tutorial video from Miyoko which shows you exactly what to do. Once you make the basic dough, you can use it for anything.
Vegan.com (information/guidance pantry lists, products, reviews)
Vegan Outreach (performs outreach mostly on college campuses and has a mentor program, click bottom right of homepage)
Recipes – there are thousands of vegan recipe sites online, some have very simple recipes, others are more gourmet.
Plant Based On a Budget has basic, low cost recipes
Post Punk Kitchen is another excellent choice for those with medium level cooking skills, a favorite of vegans everywhere. Chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz, created PPK “in my cramped Brooklyn kitchen in 2003. The idea was simple: a fun cooking show to give vegans something to watch. And, hey, let’s throw some bands in. We also started a website (this website!) to support the show and to foster a vegan cooking and baking community, where we could submit recipes, share ideas and maybe gossip a little bit.” She is the author of a number of cookbooks for a range of skill levels.
One Green Planet is a good resource and posts a handful of recipes every day on Facebook.