Saturday, 7 July 2012

Recipe Card, Episode 2

While I myself am not a vegetarian, we are a vegetarian household. Rich told me when we started dating "no meat in the house" and I'm not a huge meat eater, so it wasn't really a problem for me to just make vegetarian and vegan meals at home.
So although I didn't really intend this to be a "vegetarian friendly recipe card" that's just the way it's turned out!
These are some of my very favorite, tried (and tried and tried) and true meals that I love, and are a huge hit at home.  And best of all, they are all pretty quick and easy!
I do think that anyone can cook, you just need to take your time, and having a cooking partner always makes things much less complicated.  Give it a try!
*These recipes are not my own, I've taken them from various internet homes. I've linked to all appropriates sources.*

Vegan Lasagna with Spinach and Mushrooms Via Yummy Vegan Dinners

I cannot say enough about this lasagna. It's DELICIOUS and totally vegan. And I've tested it on some meat eaters and they loved it too. The tofu-as-ricotta filling is one of the best uses of tofu I've found.  Yum.  (Note: this is one of the only "labor intensive" recipes I've included here. It's not hard, per say, but it is alot of steps).

This salad is far and away the best salad I have ever had, either at home or in a restaurant. I could go on and on about it, who knew you could be so excited by salad? I've made this repeatedly at home, it's been teenage boy approved, and I've made it numerous times for guests. Unfortunately, you do need a food processor in order to make the dressing. If you don't have one, go out, buy one and then make this salad. It's that good. 

Now I know what you're thinking, I said these were all vegetarian friendly and turkey is not on the menu for a veg. But I just substitute the turkey with equal amounts of ground round and follow the same steps.  I also omit the salsa in this recipe.  Who wants salsa in their chili? I think it's weird. But to each their own.  And the sour cream and cheddar cheese toppings are option, so skip 'em or buy vegan friendly alternatives like we do! This makes a big batch of chili, but I still have to make a double batch. Richard is a chili eating machine. 

Honey Corn Bread Via All Recipes

What goes with chili better than cornbread? NOTHING. So there.  If you're not comfortable with using cream in this recipe (Lindsay fact: I hate cream, I think it's icky) you can just substitute for regular milk. Or, vegan friendly milk if you prefer. If Rich is a chili eating machine, I am a corn bread eating machine.

Now I'm hungry. Nom.

1 comment:

  1. I so just got mega hungry from reading this post! Awesome tips thanks for sharing Lindsay!!