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Michelle_M 08-06-2010 10:31 AM

Calling all vegetarians and vegans!
 
So, we are omnivores over here, but eat too much meat and too few whole foods.

I'd like to eat healthier by eating less meat and more whole foods.

I was wondering if some of you might be willing to share your favorite main dishes, so that maybe 2x-3x a week I could do a vegan or vegetarian meal for dinner.

My husband would not be willing to give meat up completely. When I suggested a few meatless nights, he looked at me like I had just said something completely crazy! So I'd like to find some dishes that my carnivore would be willing to "settle" for. LOL

Someone has already suggested burritos with black beans and sweet potatoes, which sounds really yummy... as well as a "mexican style" black bean and rice dish to be eaten as is or as a burrito stuffing.

I have also heard tomato and avacados on tortillas for a vegan quesadilla.

A few times a week, for lunch I give my kiddos crackers, cheese and fruits/veggies. And they LOVE peanut butter, so they usually have at least one peanut butter sandwich a day.

So.... please post your favorite recipes here... .and if you have carniverous husbands, who love a particular meatless dish, I'd love to see that too.

Thanks!
God bless!

GreenDahlia 08-06-2010 10:45 AM

Re: Calling all vegetarians and vegans!
 
My husband LOVES these black bean burgers and actually prefers them over burgers made with meat http://www.democraticunderground.com...&mesg_id=17651

We do pancakes and waffles at least once a week

Mac and "cheese" http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=31729.0

Mexican food, pasta, and rice are all easy to base meals around.

Casseroles are also good and easy to make
http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=16758.0
http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=6867.0

As you can see, I love vegweb! Some things are very good and some are not. It's fun to try new recipes.

Michelle_M 08-06-2010 11:26 AM

Re: Calling all vegetarians and vegans!
 
the black bean burgers look awesome. Thanks so much for your ideas!

God bless!

LoveThyScent 08-07-2010 03:29 PM

Re: Calling all vegetarians and vegans!
 
My hubby said that when I went vegetarian 11 years ago. He was a bloody steak guy. Well a few years later he went veg lol.I refused to cook him any meat too, he did it all himself haha. You can't go wrong with a great veggie stir fry that is our main food for dinner every night. I love it with tofu though!

3rockstars 08-07-2010 03:34 PM

Re: Calling all vegetarians and vegans!
 
http://www.food.com/recipe/Va-Voom-Veggie-Burgers-38532

http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=27266.0

3rockstars 08-07-2010 03:35 PM

Re: Calling all vegetarians and vegans!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Michelle_M (Post 10912572)
So, we are omnivores over here, but eat too much meat and too few whole foods.

I'd like to eat healthier by eating less meat and more whole foods.

I was wondering if some of you might be willing to share your favorite main dishes, so that maybe 2x-3x a week I could do a vegan or vegetarian meal for dinner.

My husband would not be willing to give meat up completely. When I suggested a few meatless nights, he looked at me like I had just said something completely crazy! So I'd like to find some dishes that my carnivore would be willing to "settle" for. LOL

Someone has already suggested burritos with black beans and sweet potatoes, which sounds really yummy... as well as a "mexican style" black bean and rice dish to be eaten as is or as a burrito stuffing.

I have also heard tomato and avacados on tortillas for a vegan quesadilla.

A few times a week, for lunch I give my kiddos crackers, cheese and fruits/veggies. And they LOVE peanut butter, so they usually have at least one peanut butter sandwich a day.

So.... please post your favorite recipes here... .and if you have carniverous husbands, who love a particular meatless dish, I'd love to see that too.

Thanks!
God bless!

if you are going vegan, be careful with the tortillas because a lot of them have animal fat/lard in them.

Michelle_M 08-07-2010 05:52 PM

Re: Calling all vegetarians and vegans!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FaeryGnomeHome (Post 10922003)
if you are going vegan, be careful with the tortillas because a lot of them have animal fat/lard in them.

Yeah, another vegan I've been communicating with mentioned that to me, so I actually checked the brand that I typically buy, and they are made with vegetable shortening. Thanks for thinking to give me the tip though!

God bless!

LoveThyScent 08-07-2010 05:59 PM

Re: Calling all vegetarians and vegans!
 
I've never seen tortilla's with lard, but yuck lol

3rockstars 08-07-2010 06:34 PM

Re: Calling all vegetarians and vegans!
 
agreed, disgusto. but you'd be surprised. :giggle:


how bout this recipe? Looks awesome but I've never tried it. Can't wait until those chilly winter days!

http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=31406.0


This one I have tried and it's fabulous! Maybe as a side dish with the meat as the main dish for the carnivores and this is the main dish for the veggies?

http://happyfoody.blogspot.com/2006/...d-lentils.html

Michelle_M 08-08-2010 04:00 PM

Re: Calling all vegetarians and vegans!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GreenDahlia (Post 10912689)
My husband LOVES these black bean burgers and actually prefers them over burgers made with meat http://www.democraticunderground.com...&mesg_id=17651

We do pancakes and waffles at least once a week

Mac and "cheese" http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=31729.0

Mexican food, pasta, and rice are all easy to base meals around.

Casseroles are also good and easy to make
http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=16758.0
http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=6867.0

As you can see, I love vegweb! Some things are very good and some are not. It's fun to try new recipes.

I'm making the black bean burgers for dinner for myself tonight. Can't wait to try. I only have dried beans, so I soaked then last night and they are cooking right now.

I MAY have to wait and do them tomorrow...but hey, that's fine too:)

Thanks!

kismetbaby 08-08-2010 04:34 PM

Re: Calling all vegetarians and vegans!
 
This is one of my all time fav vegan recipes--great with a green salad. Maybe not the most kid friendly depending on how picky your eaters are, but a definite adult pleaser. I've been a vegetarian for a decade my hubby is *almost* there. :)

http://www.food.com/recipe/Mujadarra-351669

Also check out vegetariantimes.com

Michelle_M 08-08-2010 04:51 PM

Re: Calling all vegetarians and vegans!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kismetbaby (Post 10929013)
This is one of my all time fav vegan recipes--great with a green salad. Maybe not the most kid friendly depending on how picky your eaters are, but a definite adult pleaser. I've been a vegetarian for a decade my hubby is *almost* there. :)

http://www.food.com/recipe/Mujadarra-351669

Also check out vegetariantimes.com

Ty. That looks really good!
And thanks for the website suggestion!

puppyloven 08-08-2010 06:37 PM

Re: Calling all vegetarians and vegans!
 
That sounds really good. I am going to give that a try! Thanks!

Quote:

Originally Posted by kismetbaby (Post 10929013)
This is one of my all time fav vegan recipes--great with a green salad. Maybe not the most kid friendly depending on how picky your eaters are, but a definite adult pleaser. I've been a vegetarian for a decade my hubby is *almost* there. :)

http://www.food.com/recipe/Mujadarra-351669

Also check out vegetariantimes.com


LoveThyScent 08-08-2010 07:57 PM

Re: Calling all vegetarians and vegans!
 
Those bean burgers sound so good, hoping hubby makes them tonight lol

Michelle_M 08-08-2010 09:09 PM

Re: Calling all vegetarians and vegans!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LoveThyScent (Post 10930213)
Those bean burgers sound so good, hoping hubby makes them tonight lol

We'll be having them tomorrow night. The beans didn't cook in time, and I have an extra 5 yr old here tonight, so I wasn't in the mood to do the extra work, or listen to hungry kids whine at me. LOL

I fed them Chicken Nuggets (all natural), but with it I gave them raw carrot slices, grapes and string cheese.... so still pretty healthy.

God bless!

Leocaligirl 08-08-2010 10:24 PM

Re: Calling all vegetarians and vegans!
 
Let's see, I make whole wheat pasta with homemade sauce with a ton of veggies in it.
I make all kinds of salads. Taco, greek, veggie and pear & gorgonzola are a few that I love. I love homemade soup and grilled veggie sandwiches.

ArronDalesMama 08-09-2010 10:17 AM

Re: Calling all vegetarians and vegans!
 
We are in love with Vegan sloppy lentils.

http://fatfreevegan.com/blog/2010/03/23/sloppy-lentils/

Ever since I tried Lentils with this recipe I make just about everything that had ground beef with lentils. I heart lentils.


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