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    Any vegitarians here?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by LordKyleOfEarth, Jun 18, 2009.

    I'm looking for some good Veg recipes. I eat meat, but am looking for some tastey ways to add more vegitables to my diet. Fire away herbavores!
     
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    Allrecipes.com has a great section of vegitarian/vegan recipes.
     
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    Mmm, to accomodate for my eating habits, my mom often makes fried chicken salad and just doesnt put the chicken in mine --or sometimes, I just get a chicken substitute.

    Probably not very good for your diet, but Mom also makes fried zucchini *drool* often. It's the perfect way to make something healthy, totally awful for your diet. Meh... They're generally better than french fries, at least. Roasted tomatos are lovely. I enjoy macaroni and steamed broccoli with cheese. :love:

    I make this dish with peppers... a friend told me about it, so I dont know if she just made it up or not, but here's the recipe. Has about 25 calories / serving.
    Ingredients:
    • 1/4 red bell pepper, thin slices
    • 1/4 green bell pepper, thin slices
    • 1/2 small onion, thin slices
    • non-stick cooking spray
    • Lots of minced garlic (like, a tablespoon)
    • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

    Directions:
    Get a big skillet, spray it with a good amount of cooking spray, then saute the garlic for about 2 mins on medium heat, pushing it around constantly. Add the veggies and salt and pepper, and extra cooking spray if needed, then turn heat up between med and med-high and saute until softened but still a little life left.


    Every vegetable tastes good steamed, I swear.

    I'll get back to you when I know more. I generally eat vegetables raw or steamed or boiled, sans receipe, just because I like them that way.
    AllRecipes is a good place to go, though. We usually go there if I need to figure out how to substitute something.

    You could always try V8 though. ;) I have it every so often. Not at the top of my 'to-do' list, but it's not too bad.
     
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    What kind of recipes are you looking for? I make several vegetarian pasta dishes. I also use meat substitutes in several recipes. I make a good beans and rice dish. Let me know what you want. Everything I make is, as my sister puts is, "ghetto cooking." Which just means cheap and easy.
     
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    Sounds great! I'm looking for anything really. Aside from 'just veggies' or eggplant parmigian, my view of veg cooking is to smoother stuff in a tomato sauce.
     
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    Do you have any good vegetarian lasagna recipes? I hate regular lasagna, but vegetarian is delicious!
     
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    I have vegetarian recipe for lasagna, but it isn't with veggies...just lots of tomatoes and cheese. I bake raviolli's more than I make lasagna though.
     
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    Mmmmmm, ravioli...

    Could you send me your lasagna recipe? The lack of veggies does not concern me...I'm allergic to most of them, anyway. :)
     
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    Lasagna Recipe

    I am ghetto so I start with jarred marinara sauce...two jars
    Put in big pot on stove
    Add 2 cans diced tomatoes (or two fresh tomatoes if you prefer)
    Add "Italian Seasoning" to preference (or Oregano and Rosemary if you prefer an unblended spice)
    Add a good sprinkling of garlic salt
    Add a medium sized tub of cottage cheese or romano or both if you prefer
    Cook on medium heat on the stove until well blended and melted
    Should turn slightly orange from the cheese

    In the meantime...boil up the lasagna noodles and drain

    Take lasagna dish (9 by 13 inch glass baking dish)

    Pour layer of sauce at bottom

    Lay out a layer of lasagna noodles

    Add layer of sauce and sprinkler shredded Cheddar and Jack Cheese

    Add layer of noodles

    Repeat until dish is filled. Make sure sauce is on top then add a last layer of cheese

    Bake at 400 until hot through and cheese is melted...about a half hour...but keep checking to make sure the noodles and cheese don't burn at the edges
     
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    Thanks, 'Mina! :)
     
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    Welcome...the raviolli is basically the same except you can skip all the layer crap and just throw it all in the baking dish together
     
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    No fried eggplant in the lasagna?
     
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    I HATE eggplant
     
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    i'm a moral vegetarian, have been for over a dozen years now, after a lifetime of cooking and eating just about anything that moved... i've too many yummy recipes to post here, but if you email me, i'll be happy to pass some on...

    easier still, is to browse what comes up when you google for 'vegetarian recipes'...
     

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