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Old 11-23-2008, 02:40 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by B'sgirl View Post
We go without meet once or twice a week usually. We often just have a vegetables stir-fry, bean burritos, Spanish rice, meatless pasta, salad, pancakes/waffles, or I like to make a layered dish with hash browns, eggs/cream cheese blended, cheese, green onions and tomatoes. It's really pretty easy and it is good for our budget!

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B'sgirl... that layered dish sounds great! Care to share the recipe???

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Old 11-23-2008, 02:45 PM   #22
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Eliminating meat one day a week was the starting point for my eventual one year journey of being a vegetarian. I finally went back to meat on Thanksgiving when my kids couldn't believe I'd pass up the holiday turkey. So right they were.

I ate lots of legumes, pastas, and vegetables cooked all sorts of ways. Cheese was always a big part, too. And I agree, soy products are not the way to go. Either eat the meat or just pass .

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Old 11-23-2008, 02:48 PM   #23
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We do pasta night and that usually ends up being cheese tortellini with bearnaise sauce. MMMMMM. Lets see, what other meatless things do we do...

- perogies
- borscht
- gnocchi
- potato pancakes
- potato balls (same as the pancakes only boiled not fried)
- fried rice with veggies and egg
- breakfast for dinner (pancakes, french toast, dutch babies, eggs etc)
- mac n cheese
- cabbage rolls (the kind with no meat, just grain stuffing)
- fried mushrooms in gravy on toast
- grilled cheese and tomato soup

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Old 11-23-2008, 03:02 PM   #24
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I use portobello mushrooms to fill in for meat in spaghetti/lasagna sauce once in awhile, just for something different. Also you could make bean, lentil or yellow/green split pea soups using a ham flavored boullion base; just make sure you don't add any additional salt. Another meatless meal is quiche.
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:44 PM   #25
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There is another thread on here where someone is looking for what to do with lentils. They are delicious and filling and would be a great way to eat without meat.
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:51 PM   #26
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Sounds like an excellent excuse to eat Fettucini Alfredo Sattie.
Matter of fact that's a good I idea I think I'll go meatless tomorrow!
(but not fatless)
Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:54 PM   #27
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Cheese or veggie pizza
Veggie lasagna or any other pasta dish which can be done meatless
Eggplant parm
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Old 11-23-2008, 05:19 PM   #28
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A large grilled portabello makes a great burger-like sandwich. Just slap it on a bun with cheese, sliced tomato and condiment of choice...I would go for Heinz 57.
Or make a sandwich of grilled tomato and cheddar cheese on Texas toast.

Eggplant is known in Italy as "poor man's steak". There's grilled eggplant, breaded and fried eggplant...etc.

Fry up assorted vegetables (peppers, carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, onions, mushrooms, etc.) in tempura batter and serve with pineapple sweet and sour sauce and rice.

Have vegetable chop suey.

Make a big chef salad using hard-boiled eggs, cheese, and/or nuts for protein.

Fix pancakes or waffles.

Saute a big mess of cabbage or greens in olive oil with onions, plenty of garlic, S&P, and add a couple cans of diced tomatoes, juice and all. serve with cornbread.

And then there's the old depression era stand-by...oatmeal.
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Old 11-23-2008, 05:46 PM   #29
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Get a good vegetarian cook book I have both of these and they are very good books you can get them cheaper used. Look inside these books on Amazon as well.

Amazon.com: Fields of Greens: New Vegetarian Recipes From The Celebrated Greens Restaurant: Anne Somerville: Books

Amazon.com: The New Moosewood Cookbook (Mollie Katzen's Classic Cooking): Mollie Katzen: Books
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:56 PM   #30
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Here are some of my favorites:

Eggplant parm
Pizza margarita
Fish and chips
Clam chowder and Ceasar salad
Egg foo yung and fried rice
Grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup
Cheese ravioli and marinara sauce


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