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Old 02-26-2009, 02:19 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Luvs2Cook View Post
Now that Lent is here.....
anyone care to share any "meatless" dinner recipes?
Hi, I am giving up couple of things for lent for the next 40 days. I never done it before and didn't know that one shouldn't eat meat!. I wouldn't mind that though, as I love vegetarian meals.

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Old 02-26-2009, 06:59 PM   #22
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Here is my most recent meatless meal. Dish has an Indian influence.

Eggplant and Lentils

Ingredients: Roasted Eggplant, Roasted Garlic, Onion, Ginger paste, Tomato, Dried Chilies, Fresh Chili, Water, Salt and Pepper.

Spice mix: Cumin, Cheyenne pepper, Turmeric, Garam Masala,

Eggplant was chared on the grill. Skin removed and pulp chopped and mixed with Roasted Garlic.

Lentils were soaked and cooked until just tender then added a little salt.

Cook onion and ginger paste until onion starts to brown.

Add tomato and spice mix

Cook on a low heat until it is a mush and starts to dry out.

Add eggplant, lentils, water, salt and pepper.

Cook until reduced to a thick paste (Keep stirring). As you stir breakup eggplant. Serve with rice or bread.

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Old 02-26-2009, 07:31 PM   #23
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Fahriye, I think fasting is a personal thing. You do what you can. Some religions don't eat meat during lent and some don't. It's not about the food, or it would just be a diet.
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:56 PM   #24
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Making this tonight:

Pasta Shells with Roasted Vegetables & Feta Cheese

1 small red pepper, cored and cut into 1-inch dice
1 small yellow pepper, cored and cut into 1-inch dice
1 small green pepper, cored and cut into 1-inch dice
2 medium tomatoes, cored, seeded, and cut into 1-inch dice
1 medium onion, cut into 1-inch dice, separated into sections
2 celery ribs, thinly sliced on the diagonal
5 cloves garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons pine nuts
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 pound small pasta shells
20 kalamata or other black olives, pitted and cut in half
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup feta cheese, finely diced or crumbled
1 lemon, cut in eight pieces and seeded

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. Bring large pot of water to boil.

3. Toss cut-up peppers, tomato, onion, celery, garlic, basil, oregano, and pine nuts with 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large bowl; transfer all to large rimmed baking sheet and spread out into a single layer; roast for 20 minutes, tossing occasionally, until the peppers are tender.

4. While vegetables are roasting, cook pasta according to package directions until al dente (tender but still chewy); drain thoroughly and return to pot; add roasted vegetables and remaining two tablespoons of olive oil and toss.

5. Add feta cheese, olives, salt to taste, a generous amount of freshly ground pepper, and the juice of to of the lemon; toss and serve immediately with additional lemon pieces on the side.
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Old 02-26-2009, 07:58 PM   #25
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I get some of my favorite vegetable / meatless dishes from here. Some of my favorites are the Ratatouille, Teriyaki Tofu and Wild Rice with Fruit and Almond. Yummy!

Vegetable Recipes

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