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    Help! Looking for Great-tasting vegetarian recipes

    Chef #598161
    Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:55 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    I'm trying to go vegetarian at least for 1/2 of our meals each week.
    I started trying vegetarian meals 3 weeks ago, initially my husband went along without too much resistance. He enjoyed the spinach lasanga and didn't mind the stovetop barbequed lentil dish I made, but hated most of the others. I found that I threw away far too much food in the last two weeks.
    I'm looking for some vegetarian recipes that have been successful in your home.
    My husband is a fussy eater, who loves roast beef, roast pork, get the picture. He hated the tofu stir fry, the fettucine no-fredo recipe and many others. He's not a fan of pasta, but will eat it occasionally. His doesn't like list includes anything with curry, canned tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, hummus....on and on. As you can imagine this isn't going to be an easy change to make in our meal plans.
    Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:32 pm Groupie
    Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:40 am
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    magpie diner
    Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:47 am Groupie
    That's quite a tough list you have to work with - but good for you making this change despite the challenges. It's always trial and error for the first little bit. My husband is a meat-eater...and while he's not fussy about what he eats, you can tell he thinks something is "missing" icon_smile.gif My saving grace is that he grew up eating tofu (granted, usually tofu in meat dishes), but he's OK with it.

    Maybe try things like veggie shepherd's pie....use TVP or veggie crumbles (ie Yves veggie ground round) for the meat base. There are two versions in this list....hope they help!

    Chinese Bourbon Tofu
    Vegan Gnocchi With Tomato Cream Sauce
    Quinoa, Sweet Potato and Peppers
    Bell Pepper Cream Cheese Pasta
    Black Bean and Sweet Potato Chili (Vegetarian)
    Veggie Burger Shepherd's Pie
    Mushroom and Barley Soup (Crock Pot)
    Grilled Portabella Mushrooms
    Veggie Oat Burger
    Portabella Mushroom Bake
    Couscous With Herbs and Lemon
    Spring Noodle Stir-Fry With Asparagus and Walnuts
    Greek Orzo Salad With Chickpeas & Artichoke Hearts
    Moroccan Phyllo Rolls
    Jachtschotel (Meat and potato casserole) (made with TVP/veg crumbles in place of meat - "schmeat & potatoes" !!
    Grilled Vegetable Po'boys
    Crock Pot Vegetarian Minestrone Soup
    Vegan Moussaka (a lovely dish, but time consuming)
    Rice Stuffed Sunburst / Patty Pan Summer Squash
    Vegan Bean Cassoulet
    Chef #598161
    Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:58 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Thanks everyone for the suggestions, I see a couple in each list that should work, can't wait to give them a try.
    Sat Mar 19, 2011 2:34 am
    Forum Host
    Great to hear, that we could give you some ideas. I hope your hubby will enjoy those dishes youll choose. Fingers crossed. icon_smile.gif
    If you like, let us know how everything turned out.

    Pale Rose
    Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:43 pm
    Experienced "Head Chef" Poster
    I'm facing the same situation in my house. Thank you for this thread!
    Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:42 am
    Forum Host
    Hey Pale Rose wave.gif

    Im so happy to hear that youre finding this thread helpful! icon_biggrin.gif If you have any other questions, just ask, were always happy to help! icon_biggrin.gif

    Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:36 pm
    Regular "Line Cook" Poster
    So many good options out there. One of my very favorites to make is a veggie lasagna. You can simmer your tomato sauce (whichever you choose to use) with your meat substitute and add herbs to flavor it to your liking. Layer the noodles (I suggest not using those oven ready ones, instead, buying regular and boiling them yourself in advance) with sauce, ricotta/egg blend (egg for binding), sliced zucchini, mushrooms and yellow squash, mozz Italian blend cheese and fresh spinach leaves. You can eat as little or as much as you want after its made. The rest holds well. You can even freeze it in portions! I've made vegie lasagna for my family before and even though they were unsure at first, they LOVED it.

    You could also try meat sub- stuffed peppers. There's tons of good recipes for regular stuffed peppers that you can adapt. Flavorful and great!
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