Post # 1
I am food-obsessed and LOVE to cook. I think it’s even more fun to cook vegetarian and I’m always on the lookout for new recipes. Even if you aren’t a vegetarian, are there any meatless recipes you’d like to share?
In a recent effort to feel healthier, I decided to cut meat out of my diet. I was a vegetarian for 7 years, right up until a few years ago. So, I have a bunch of cookbooks – Moosewood, Linda McCartney, etc – but would love for you guys to post your favorites to make/eat.
Post # 3
@reginaphalange: I think I could have written this, I was literally just googling for veggie recipes. I was a veggie for 7 years (!) and recently started eating meat again but I’m considering going back to it. I’ll have my eye on this thread!
Post # 4
I will start. Here is something I made last night:
- Prepare 1 box of tabbouleh (I use Near East) as directed on the box, set aside
- Slice 1 large eggplant in half, drizzle with olive oil, and roast at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
- Take the eggplant, scoop out and cut up the insides (keeping the outer peel whole to use for later), combine with tabbouleh
- Add whatever seasonings you want to the mixture. (I usually add 2 cloves of minced garlic, 1 tbsp lemon juice, pepper, a handful of crushed walnuts, and feta cheese)
- Spoon mixture into emptied eggplant halves
- Top with bread crumbs and feta cheese
- Return to oven and bake 10-15 additional minutes (until browned)
Post # 6
Yay can’t wait to get home and share some of my recipes. Stuck at work right now but definitely will share some when I get home tonight.
Post # 7
Also, the other day Fiance was talking about how much he LOVES falafel. I love to make it, but I usually just use a mix. If anyone has a good homemade falafel recipe (or even a preferred mix to tell us about), that would be amazing.
Post # 8
I made this yesterday and really liked it. The only modifications I made were that I didn’t use the butter and oil the recipe called for. Instead I made some chicken broth, whisked some flour into it for some thickness, and poured that over the top. Very yummy.
Post # 9
I haven’t made it yet but I reaaaaalllly want to try this baked falafel recipe: http://pickyeaterblog.com/2010/01/13/healthy-falafel-recipe/
Post # 10
@ahavah: Excellent. I am definitely making this.
@blayne7: I love a good veggie casserole. I think I’m going to try it and add some cauliflower.
Post # 11
This is a concoction I threw together myself, so my measurements aren’t quite measured. But it’s pretty darn tasty
1/2 package vermicilli style rice noodles
1/3-1/2 pack of extra firm tofu (use more if you really like tofu)
2 medium sized zucchini, halved and then sliced to make small quarter chunks
Large handful of chopped brocolli
2 large handfuls of baby spinach
Heat some sesame oil in a large pan or wok, add tofu and zucchini until tofu is brown and zucchini is mostly tender.
Meanwhile, steam brocolli in a double steamer, remove when mostly tender. Keep water boiling in the pot.
Add spinach and a splash of water, cover until spinach is wilted.
Add brocolli to the mixture in the pan, and add vermiccili rice noodles to the boiling water. Stir the mixture in the pot until the vermicilli is cooked through (should only take a couple of minutes.
Add drained noodles to mixture in pot and mix thoroughly.
Serve mixture topped with a small drizzle of sesame oil and a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
Post # 12
@awakemysoul: Mmm I love inventing new vegetarian dishes.