Post # 1
D.H. and I have decided to cut all red meat and pork from our home, and also to limit the amount of poultry and fish we consume and I’m in need of some recipes! We are also trying to limit eggs, are limited to cheese and yogurt for dairy, and D.H. is allergic to soy. Share your favorites!
Post # 2
What an awesome endeavor! Ive been a vegetarian longer than not at this point 😝
What types of food do you like to eat?
Post # 3
I wish I could be either vegan or even pescatarian but my husband refuses. I make this recipe at least once a week and it does well with any kind of fish tbh. I don’t even pan sear the fish, I just wrap it in tin foil and bake it. Doesn’t even need seasoning because the sauce is so flavorful. We never get tired of it.
Seared Mahi Mahi With Zesty Basil Butter
Post # 4
emmzsea : Ive wanted to do this for a long time but D.H. has always been a huge meat eater, so I’m thrilled! He just came to me and said he decided this is what he wanted to do. We eat pretty simply, but we’re big on spice/flavour. Like to use lots of veggies as well. Marinated and bales fish or chicken with pasta, veg, and salad is a go-to, so we’ll keep that one for when we do eat meat. I also love making flavourful casserole type dishes that are packed with veggies because they’re so easy, but I need to learn how to make those without meat. I’d like to try some veg or vegan main dishes, but I’m not quite sure where to start with food that’s filling enough for D.H. Ive done black bean tacos and lentil and brown rice bowls with veggies for myself before so I’ll try those, but I need more ideas.
younikkitome : I’ve wanted to for years, but D.H. has always been a huge meat eater and I wasn’t going to make 2 dinners so I just ate a little of the meat we cooked. He randomly decided to do this abd surprised the crap out of me, so there is hope! lol That fish looks amazing. We will definitely try that, thanks!
Post # 5
This is one of my FAVORITE and most frequent dishes, and it’s vegan:
Cashew Sauce over Spaghetti Squash
1 large bag of cashews
diced tomatoes (fire-seared or otherwise seasoned is the best)
1/2 cup water
add whatever other seasonings you like (but nothing serious. Stick with Mrs. Dash kind of stuff)
Mix all in a blender. It can be thicker or thinner depending on how many tomatoes you add
Cook and “dig” out the spaghetti from the spaghetti squash and throw the sauce on top. I like to get crusty bread to dip into it, make a full artichoke to dip, and add in seared edamame or asparagus.
Easy and really, really tasty.
Post # 6
Okay, I’ve raided my Pinterest for some of my FAVORITE vegetarian recipes. Hopefully this gives you a good jumping off point. I also usually fall back on Mexican food because it’s SO easy to make your favorites but just substitute veggies and/or black beans for meat! And don’t get discouraged by veggie burgers. Sometimes it can take a while to find one you like, but there are so many kinds I promise you’ll find a good one!
One of my favorite vegetarian meals to make is Thai red curry. Super simple and I’ll link the red curry paste/ recipe. The nice thing is you can pretty much throw in whatever veggies you want to add, so it feels pretty hearty. It’s also great with shrimp thrown in. Especially over rice (or quinoa for extra protein!)
Creamy dill pasta with salmon
This is a fun cheesesteak alternative: https://teaspoonofspice.com/grilled-mushroom-cheesesteaks-and-recap-of-mushroom-tour-trip/
This crock pot enchilada chili is one of our absolute favorites. So much flavor and it reheats great. And who doesn’t love a crock pot meal? We have it at least once a week during the fall 😂
Post # 7
This sounds awesome. Definitely gonna give it a try!
Post # 8
This is my fave pasta to cook at home. Quick, easy, delicious!
The whole site is good for veggo dishes though.
Post # 9
Thanks everyone! Can’t wait to try all these out.
Post # 10
I’ve been vegan for a few years so I have a ton of recipes I can share. What do y’all like to eat?
My favorite taco recipe that I make at least once a week:
-Dice up some potatoes, boil, and then lightly pan fry with whatever seasoning you like (I use nutritional yeast, chili powder, salt, paprika, and cayenne pepper)
-Serve the potatoes on corn tortillas with black beans, corn, lime, avocado, tomatoes, and cilantro
To make it a little more nutritious, I’ll make it into a bowl or salad instead, with spinach.
Post # 11
I’ve never ate a lot of meat (simply because I don’t like the taste) though I do eat a serving of chicken most weeks; my fiance however, is a lifelong vegetarian and I never cook meat for myself at home. We definitely aren’t vegan though, quite a few of our meals contain cheese. Our staple meals include basic things like grilled cheese sandwiches, cheese tortellini, burritos made with refried beans (buy fat-free or vegetarian as a lot are made with lard – depending on how strict you are with vegetarian meals) and black bean burgers. We tend to eat of lot of soups as well, with beans or lentils as the main source of protein. Then there are the easy things to make vegetarian – pizza & pasta – you can use veggies and spices that I think actually add more flavor than meat anyway!
You mentioned casseroles with lots of veggies – that is totally my thing! I use fake meat products though, which not everyone is on board with – it is a processed food product and some people dislike the texture. I’m quite used to it now though and like that it can just be easily substituted for ground beef in so many recipes. My favorite brand is Boca ground crumbles, though I assume it is soy based which unfortunately isn’t an option for your husband. Beyond Meat is a brand that does make some good meat alternative products and I believe their fake ground beef is soy-free. We also keep frozen veggie patties or veggie “chicken” products on hand for a quick snack. We use the meat alternative products to make tacos as well though it’s also easy just make bean tacos.
Good luck! Like I mentioned earlier, I’m not a vegetarian and honestly have no desire to be! I enjoy a random serving of meat every now and again and I don’t really think there is anything wrong with it – the environmental, ethical and health benefits of not eating meat are still significant when just reducing the amount of meat one consumes! I have learned so much about vegetarian diets in the past several years though and being more conscious about it I’ve actually branched out and tried different foods at restaruants rather that are actually more enjoyable than meat!
Post # 12
Have mostly given up dairy once again and don’t really eat meat/fish, so will try out the recipes suggested here!
Post # 13
Oh She Glows has tons of delicious recipes!
Post # 14
lovelyruby : That sounds delicious. We love tacos lol Really I’m up for anything but D.H. would prefer to try recipies that use meat subsititues, whether we make them at home or use store bought ones. I’m thinking like casseroles with lentils/beans/quinoa instead of meat, veggie “meatballs” with pasta, stuff like that.
rubberducky : D.H. is really interested in meat substitutes if we can find some that aren’t soy based. Thanks for the brand suggestion! I agree thtat any amount of mindful eating helps. I have endometriosis and really need to cut out red meat and dairy completely, though D.H. might still enjoy some cheese. We both grew up in the south so really never learned to cook much beyond a meat, veg, starch meal, so this will be an sdventure!
tobeornottobe7 : Thanks!
Post # 15
I’ve been vegetarian for over a decade now! One of my favorite things to make for holidays is a “meat”loaf, although it does contain egg! I use 1 can of red lentils, 1 can of chickpeas, a few carrots, 1 onion, oats (just until texture looks right…sorry, I wing it!), and 1 egg. And just a pack of regular ol’ meatloaf seasoning, because I’m sort of lazy LOL. Just mash all the ingredients together and bake in an oiled loaf pan at 400 degrees for 45-ish minutes (but sometimes it takes a little longer.) I’m not going to say it taste just like meatloaf, because I don’t like meat, so that would be pointless for me…. but it IS good! Especially if you cover it in your favorite glaze…Mmmm. It saves me from eating nothing but side dishes while everyone enjoys meaty entrees!