"Meaty" vegetarian balls. Try taking them to a Pot-Luck dinner and watch the suprised faces when the diners find out there's no meat in them. Also great in spaghetti sauce or meatball Stroganoff. 1/25/07 Editor's Note: PETA has a list of vegan products, and Lipton Onion Soup Mix is vegan. www.petaworld.com/accvegan.asp
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!
Always on a quest to find a good veggie burger. This is untried but looks very good. From Cooking Light. Per serving: 354 calories, 8.8 g fat, 19.3 g protein, 50.7 g carb, 9.8 g fiber, 15 mg cholesterol; allow 45 minutes for chill time.
In my search for something my vegetarian teenage daugher will eat, I ran across this recipe in the Jan/Feb 2005 Cooking Light. I sauteed the onions and jalapenos so they would be softer. Now, you might ask what to do with the leftover chiles and adobo sauce once you open the can. Try freezing them in an ice-cube tray. Remove frozen cubes from tray, cover in plastic wrap, and store in a zip-top bag in the freezer. Use cubes to flavor chili or next time you need it in a recipe.
Frozen hash browns are great to have on hand and pair well with the feta cheese and spinach. For a new twist next time, try a combonation of broccoli and sharp cheddar or swiss cheese. The recipe comes from cooking light.
A recipe I clipped several years ago from Cooking Light magazine that my family enjoys very much. This is a very different tasting red sauce and is fairly quick to prepare. This is a great sauce to make when you find out you have last minute dinner guests arriving as it is fast & easy, yet elegant. I take a veggie peeler and slice off thin peels of fresh Parmesan cheese as a garnish on top and stick a sprig of rosemary in the top of each portion. If I have any fresh basil, I also shred a few leaves and sprinkle some over the top. Crusty bread is a must with this. Doubles well.