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Newly Vegitarian!

Posted by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 3:23 PM
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I'm just looking for some great recipes that my whole family can enjoy too! Something that meat lovers would also enjoy if I just added some meat to their plate..
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goddess99
by Michelle on Jan. 16, 2013 at 6:41 PM

This is a great vegetarian side I just made. It was very good.

http://www.cafemom.com/group/107096/forums/read/17917658/Onion_and_Mushroon_Quinoa

SweetLuci
by Luci on Jan. 16, 2013 at 7:26 PM

 This is really meaty tasting.

 

Mushroom Ragu

2 cups onion, diced
2 cups bell pepper, diced
2 T. olive oil
2 T. garlic, minced
1 - 10z. pkg. baby bella mushrooms, washed, cut in half, and sliced
1 - 8 oz. pkg. shiitake or button mushrooms, washed, cut in half, and sliced
1 - 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 bay leaf
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 t. crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 cup freshly chopped basil
1/4 cup freshly chopped parsley

In a large saucepan, saute the onion and bell pepper in olive oil for 3 minutes to soften. Add the garlic and saute an additional 2 minutes. Add both types of mushrooms and saute for 5 additional minutes. Add the crushed tomatoes, bay leaf, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes, and stir well to combine. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender. Add the basil and parsley and simmer an additional 5 minutes. Taste and add additional salt and pepper, if needed. Serve as a sauce for pasta, polenta, grains, or main dishes.

SweetLuci
by Luci on Jan. 16, 2013 at 7:27 PM

 

Portobello Mushroom “Hamburger”

Salt and pepper to taste
2 Tablespoons thyme
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 cup merlot or other red wine
1/2 cup olive oil

8 Large portobello mushrooms, the size of hamburger buns
4 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Additional salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup roasted red bell pepper, peeled and chopped
4 Tablespoons additional olive oil
8 hamburger buns, cut side toasted or grilled
Blend together salt, pepper, thyme garlic, and wine. Whisk in olive oil. Place vinaigrette and mushrooms in a sealable plastic bag. Marinate at room temperature for several hours, turning frequently. In small saucepan, blend together balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and red pepper. Whisk in additional olive oil. Remove mushrooms from marinade. Combine remaining marinade with balsamic vinaigrette. Simmer 2 to 3 minutes. Grill or sauté mushrooms 2-3 minutes on each side. Place mushrooms on bottom half of buns. Spoon some of the vinaigrette on the top half. Place top half over mushrooms and serve.

SweetLuci
by Luci on Jan. 16, 2013 at 7:29 PM

 

Broccoli & Rice

1 c. raw rice

3 c. water

1 tsp.salt

1 pkg. chopped broccoli

1/4 c. onion, chopped

1/2 c. celery, chopped

1 small jar Cheeze whiz

1 can cream mushroom soup

1/4 to 1/2 c. milk

Cook rice, water and salt 15 minutes. Drain. Cook broccoli and drain. Brown onion and celery in 2 tbsp. butter. Add cheeze whiz, soup, milk, and milk. Blend all together and bake at 350 for 40 minutes.

Kimberly954
by on Jan. 16, 2013 at 8:10 PM

i am so bad about that kind of thing. Even my salads need meat.

KaylaMillar
by Kayla on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Bump. We love meat to much to give it up.
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caro100
by Member on Jan. 16, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Are you still going to eat dairy and eggs or are you going totally vegan?  Any of the marinaras lend well to meat while leaving you to go meatless.  I would also start getting whole wheat pasta, because it will help you to get more of your protein.  Tuscan beansoup can be made with vegetable broth. I think it needs the parmesan cheese though.   Ratatouille is also a vegtable dish that many people use as a main dish.

AimSnapHolz
by on Jan. 17, 2013 at 2:20 AM

PINTEREST! We do Meatless Monday, and we have found so many recipes on Pinterest we can't wait to try!

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