(Closed) Converted vegetarian seeking recipes

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m not vegetarian, but I do make the occasional vegetarian meal. Here are some of my favorites:

 

Grilled Garden Pasta

http://www.bhg.com/recipe/pasta/grilled-garden-pasta/

 

Skillet Gnocchi

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/skillet_gnocchi_with_chard_white_beans.html

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

http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/cheese_spinach_stuffed_portobellos.html

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

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 # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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 🙂

Good luck!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

bump (I want to be able to find this later 😉

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have several recipes ( Fiance 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.

thanks! 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Here are some of my favorite vegetarian dishes:

meals:

eggplant parmesan

mushroom risotto

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.

sides:

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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!

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