Post # 1
about a month ago i became a vegetarian. I am running out of ideas for meals. FI is having a hard time with this because, he is not a vegetarian, and although i still make him meat,he says that “veggie stirfry, black bean burgers, and salad is getting old. What can i make that will make us both happy? what about crockpot recipes?
Thanks for your help!!
Post # 3
I’m not vegetarian, but I do make the occasional vegetarian meal. Here are some of my favorites:
Grilled Garden Pasta
this is also easy to convert into a mexican-ish version: use black beans, use mexican-blend shredded cheese, use plain diced tomatoes and some chili powder, and I top with cubed avacado
Cheese & Spinach Portobello Mushrooms
Post # 4
I love the website http://www.101cookbooks.com. the recipes are simple and incredibly delicious. Enjoy!
Post # 5
Try stuffed peppers with rice, marinara sauce, cheese and chopped mushrooms (and any other vegetable you want)
You can cook a portobella mushroom in a skillet with some spices and then eat it like a steak with some BBQ sauce
Veggie kabobs on the grill with zucchini, eggplant, squash, peppers
Post # 6
they all look and sound yummy, thanks and keep them coming!!!
Post # 7
Try vegweb.com. I think they’re mostly vegan, but will obviously work for vegetarians as well. It will provide you with TONS of ideas!
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Post # 9
I was a vegetarian for about 10 years (and now eat meat for health reasons), and I know how easy it is to fall into a rut!
Have you tried Heidi Swanson’s recipes? She has two books, and blogs at 101cookbooks.com
Veganyumyum has some great stuff, too, although it’s a little more complicated sometimes.
When I make vegetarian stuff now, it’s usually along the lines of vegetarian bean chili (in or out of a crockpot), quiche, whole wheat pizza, roasted kale salads (with a whole grain like wild rice), or the old standby: smartdogs and veggie burgers on the grill 🙂
Post # 10
bump (I want to be able to find this later 😉
Post # 11
I have several recipes ( FI is a chef and we made a small cookbook for work) plus i have several friends that are dont eat meat.. i dont want to bogg down this page.. if anyone wants they can send me their email addy or inbox it to me and i will forward them several. [email protected]
Also, let me know if you eat seafood or not.
Post # 12
I made this last night –> http://www.marthastewart.com/315061/couscous-salad-with-roasted-vegetables-a
And actually, I made it with less oil (used cooking spray instead of 2T of oil to roast the veg) and didn’t miss it, and added some diced avocado for healthy fat. Would be lovely with some feta in it.
Post # 13
Here are some of my favorite vegetarian dishes:
flatbreads/tarts w/ toppings like carmelized onions, goat cheese, fennel, sundried tomatoes, lemon zest, olives–whatever combinations sound good to you
quick soups/stews–basically some variation on sauteed garlic/onion; canned chickpeas or white beans, canned tomatoes, spinach/arugula/cabbage, + whatever herbs/spices you’re in the mood for. Finish w/ a little olive oil and serve with good bread.
quinoa with pine nuts, lemon, raisins (or pretty much anything you want to put in there)
roasted brocolli (toss w/ olive oil and salt, roast at 500 for about 15 mins–till there’s some browning and crispiness–finish w/ lemon juice and shaved parmesan). This works great w/ cauliflower and brussels sprouts, too.
garlicky kale/swiss chard/spinach
polenta or grits
Post # 14
Pastas can easily be made vegetarian, and a lot of the time in Mexican food you can substitute meat for beans or even refried beans. Indian food is great too because a lot of it is traditionally vegetarian. Potato bakes are great and easy to make as well.
Good luck, I hope you stick with it!