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Can anyone recommend any yummy vegetarian meals for the family?

asked by Edith Roberts almost 6 years ago
11 answers 783 views
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added almost 6 years ago

Ratatouille pasta...zucchini, onions, japanese eggplant, canned or fresh tomatoes, peppers, garlic, etc. in a hot saute pan with a little olive oil. S&P to taste, thin with veggie stock. Cook then add your favorite whole wheat pasta shape (I like DeCecco fusilli) and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese if you'd like

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added almost 6 years ago

Vegan or vegetarian? We often have spinach lasagna. Even members of our family who say that they don't like spinach love it. Just add fresh or frozen (drained) spinach to the ricotta mixture.

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added almost 6 years ago

Here is a simple and delicious dish. Vegan Yum Yum has lots of good ideas:
http://veganyumyum.com...

This gratin is terrific, will convert everyone to eggplant:
http://www.finecooking...

I like this mushroom dish with a cucumber salad:
http://www.food.com/recipe...

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added almost 6 years ago

I should have mentioned the recipes here on food52.com
http://www.food52.com/recipes...

Plugging vegetarian into the search bar turned up a bunch of possibles. There was also a lentil contest last week so tons of lentil recipes here too.

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I think Ina Garten's mushroom lasagna is good. I also love Julia Child's ratatouille - so delicate. Make sure you double her recipe.

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Grilled, sauteed, or roasted veggies (onions, mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli, etc.) in whole wheat tacos with DIY toppings such as hot sauce and salsas, grated cheese, shredded lettuce or cabbage, sliced tomatoes.

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Try a south Indian vegetarian Thali meal all recipe can find here http://www.food52.com/cooks...

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Family favorites when my kids were young (enjoyed by all): refried beans, tortillas, plate of cut or shredded carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes....; salsa, avocado, sour cream -- assembled by each person, often topped with sprouts. Similar meal with hummus and pita, veggies, tahini sauce, hot sauce... or anything compatible. The bean recipes were from Diet for a Small Planet. We also enjoyed pizza nights (all home made), or subs (sectioned crusty French bread with whatever... dressed with oil and vinegar).
It doesn't have to be a big production!

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added almost 6 years ago

We're huge fans of Rick Bayless' Braised Greens Tacos: http://www.seriouseats...

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I recently bought some frozen falafel to try out and it was a big hit, with homemade hummus, cucumber, tomato, tahini sauce, all in warmed pita halves. Next time I will try homemade falafel.
My kids are carnivores who don't like beans, and I prefer to eat low-dairy vegetarian, so we don't have a lot of middle ground! I make puffy omelets, cheese ravioli, burritos (pork or chicken for them), homemade pizza. Sometimes I make lasagna with seasoned/mashed tofu instead of ricotta, but please don't tell them ;)

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added almost 6 years ago

make a bolognese sauce but use lentils instead of ground beef, it's so healthy and delicious! start with onions, grated carrot, celery and garlic, and when they start getting soft add your canned tomatoes, salt, pepper, marjoram, and any other herbs you want to use. Add your lentils and bring to a boil, then simmer it until the lentils are soft.