Chicken salad, tuna salad, chopped liver, parmesan cutlets, moussaka, taco salad, sloppy joes, hot Italian sausage, tacos, burritoes, haggis, fish & chips, crabcakes, meatballs, picatta, sushi, clam chowder, fishsticks, cacciatore, breakfast sausage patties, a wide assortment of "meat"loafs and burgers and more... ALL WITHOUT MEAT! Who woulda thunk?
I got this recipe from Veggie Life Magazine and it is great. If you use molasses in this recipe, use 2/3 cup coffee and add 1/3 cup water. chipotle chiles are smoked jalapeno peppers, available dried or canned (often these are in adobo sauce). You can find this at Wal*mart or at Mexican markets.
This recipe came together by accident to curb a pregnancy craving, but it's fast become a favorite. The cutlets/patties freeze well and make a quick lunch when you're on the go. You can use TSP(textured soy protein) or TVP(textured vegetable protein), which can be found at some progressive supermarkets and at most health food stores.
For those of you who have never tried it, tempeh is a made from fermented soybeans that have been pressed into firm cakes. It has a "nutty" and meaty texture, and, like tofu, it absorbs flavors of surrounding ingredients really well. Tempeh is a very popular "meat" alternative for vegetarian cooks. The first step in this recipe has you poach the tempeh in boiling water, which mellows out the flavor a bit, and makes it a bit more digestible. This is yet another recipe from, my favorite: The Vegetarian Meat and Potatoes Cookbook.
High in fiber and protein, low in fat, easy and really yummy! I've always thought meatloaf looks and smells so delicious and savory so, as a vegetarian, I decided to make a no-meat version! This is basically our favorite meatloaf recipe but with cooked mashed lentils instead of ground meat. The result is a very tasty dinner!
This lentil sauce is for the "after ski, sledding" type of cold winter day where you want some comfort "stick to the ribs" kind of meal. Serve with a light green salad and Ho Boy, Do ahead and warm up just before serving
My children actually *beg* for these, and even my vegan-suspicious parents and sister had to admit they liked them. The original recipe is from the "Lean, Lucious, & Meatless" cookbook. I usually omit the cayenne and paprika and decrease the onion (I'm the only onion-lover in the house) and add ground flax and occasionally wheat germ, whatever. We eat it in pitas, on bread, with cheese, BBQ sauce, ketchup or tahini. I even stir-fry/scrambled it once when it didn't get sticky enough to make patties and served it over rice and they wolfed it down that way. We eat it quite a bit, especially during Lent. :o) Do make sure to cook it slowly enough to get really sticky or it will be very hard to keep the patties together when you flip them. It will keep several days in the fridge, chilling until you need it (prep time does not include chilling; not completely necessary in my experience, but helpful). The patties reheat well, too.