This recipe came from a Ukrainian Cook Book. My son who is a vegetarian loved it You may also make soy balls instead of patties for a variety. I added more bread crumbs than the recipe called for. I added crumbs till the mixture no longer felt sticky. I used my blender to mash the beans. You can serve these patties without the mushroom gravy accompanied on a bun. I doubled the recipe. I made 12 good size soy patties. I'm going to make it again and next I'll try adding grated carrot, and oatmeal. I'll let you know how it turns out.
From weight watchers website. This is yummy. Not your traditional falafel, but fantastic for not being deep fried and much healthier this way.
Note: If your chick pea mixture is too dry to form nice patties (which seems to happen with some of the canned chick pea brands) then just add some liquid to them to help them bind together, such as tahini, lemon juice, oil or water.
I went through a veg phase, and this was a staple. I'm back to being an omnivore, but I still make this once a week or so. It's great topped with a little cheese (regular or soy) and a chunk of cornbread.
If you're a Weight Watcher, this is 3 points for a 2 cup serving.
If you're a die-hard carnivore, you can add ground meat, but I think it's much fresher and tastier without.
I love falafel and it's so easy to make. We used to have a falafel hut in our town but it went to be replaced with all you can eat curry! Since then, I have been trying to recreate many of their imaginative falafel dishes.
These are quick and easy to make you can count this as one of your five a day and they can be frozen as well.
This is a lower fat alternative to chili. It is nicely seasoned, tastes great on a cold winter day and freezes well. This makes a delicious meal served with cornbread or crusty rolls. As this makes quite a bit, I usually put it into 2-quart containers, cool and freeze. The night before I am going to serve it, I put it in the refrigerator and allow it to defrost. Then heat and enjoy!
This recipe was originally posted by Zenith. She is no longer active at Recipezaar, but I was and am a huge fan of her recipes, many of which are healthy and low-fat. I've made a close version of this before and it is good. Here are Zenith's original comments: "A quick and easy vegetarian chili. I don't remember where I got this recipe, but I've made it several times, sometimes trying different kinds of beans."
Tried this the other day and loved it! If you use a couple of 8 oz. packages of diced tofu, found in the produce section of your grocery store, and bottled minced ginger, this goes together in no time. A rice cooker does a great job with brown rice, too, and will keep the rice warm until serving. A quick, healthy dish from Cooking Light.
Fibre packed, vegetarian nutritionally complete meal. I used a mix of yellow and green split peas, instead of green lentils, the kidney beans can be substituted with any other type beans also. Can be reheated in microwave, next day for lunch at work. from the local newspaper through The Canadian Press.
I just love lasagna! This one is great - it's loaded with vegetables... and cheese! I love the spinach in this dish! I adapted this from a recipe from BH&G Biggest Book of Italian Recipes. I made it as directed in the recipe (in a spingform pan - which looks great when you have company over!) but you can bake it in a 13x9 baking dish.
Fiddling around in the kitchen, I was looking for a protein rich snack prior to working out. This sandwich was the result and seemed worth posting. If you think it sounds strange consider the delicious and popular appetizer of baked brie in puff pastry and dried fruit. This is a deconstructed and reconstructed version for one. My version used reduced fat ingredients, but you can use the full fat versions if you like.
I love this dish, Depending on how I'm feeling i either use egg or sweet chili sauce to coat the tofu prior to covering with the panko.
My favourite sauces to serve with it are Recipe #179186 and Recipe #24158.
Prep/cooking time does not include draining time!