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Old 09-05-2006, 10:40 AM   #11
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This one is a staple at out house:

Pasta Mexicana
From Nava Atlas' "Vegetarian Express"

Box of spiral pasta (rotelle or rotini)
About 1 - 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion -- halved and thinly sliced
1 to 2 cloves garlic -- minced
1 medium green bell pepper -- cut into thin strips
1 medium red bell pepper -- cut into thin strips (I usually just use 2 green peppers because red peppers are so much more expensive)
28 ounces can of crushed tomatoes
Can of pinto or red beans -- drained and rinsed
1 can corn kernels
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
(I usually end up using more spices, especially the cumin)
salt -- to taste
Grated cheddar cheese -- optional

Bring water to boil in a large pot and cook the pasta at a steady simmer until done.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a deep, heavy saucepan. Add the onion and garlic and saute over medium heat, covered, until limp, about 4 minutes. Stir once or twice during that time. Layer the bell pepper strips over the onion and cover.
Saute for another 3 minutes or so without stirring, then stir and saute, uncovered, for another 2 minutes.

Add the remaining ingredients except the grated cheese and bring to a simmer, then simmer gently while the pasta cooks.
When the pasta is done, drain it well and combine in a large serving container with the sauce. Toss well to combine. If desired, top with grated cheese

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Old 09-05-2006, 11:43 AM   #12
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Do you use agar agar? You can easily use that for anything needing gelatin, jello etc.
I've heard of agar, but never knew what it was for.
Have you ever made jello with it?
I used to be able to buy vegan jelly (jello) in England, but they stopped making it. Not popular I guess.
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:51 AM   #13
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Sorry I have been sick and dealing w/ sick kids so I haven't had time to pull out my recipes. Here are a couple that we eat on meatless nights.

BTW there have been a few threads started on Beans and stuff, you might seen if there are any recipes there that you might like to try. HTH, sorry it took me a while
That's OK...
I appreciate your time. Thank you for some great ideas
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Re: Looking for new Vegetarian Recipes; Meat Eaters Welcome

If you like pasta I have a really awesome stuffed shells recipe made with ricotta, tofu and carrots. It's easy to make and no one would ever even realize its veggie! LMK if you want it.
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:29 PM   #15
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If you like pasta I have a really awesome stuffed shells recipe made with ricotta, tofu and carrots. It's easy to make and no one would ever even realize its veggie! LMK if you want it.
Yes please. I've always wanted to try making my own stuffed shells. Share away.
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this is for four servings.

12 jumbo pasta shells
1/4 cup shredded carrot
1 green onion, sliced (2 tbsp.)
8 ounches silken tofu, drained
1/2 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (2 oz)
1/2 cup shredded mozzerlla cheese (2 oz)
1 egg white
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
and then you need a large jar of pasta sauce unless you prefer to make your own.

cook pasta according to package directions, drain. rinse with cold water. drain and set ashilw. meanwhile, in a small saucepan cook carrot & green onion in a small amount of water till tender, drain.

for filling, in a medium mixing bowl mash tofu with a fork. stir in carrot mixture, ricotta, cheddar, and half the mozzerella, egg white, salt, and pepper. set aside.

stuff each cooked pasta shell with about 1 rounded tbsp of filling. place shells in an ungreased 2-quart square baking dish. pour sauce over shells. cover and bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes, or till heated through. sprinkle with remaining mozzerella.
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Thank you, thank you...
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We're not vegetarian, but even my huge meat eating DH loves this as a meal and it's uber simple.

Cook plain rice
Heat up a skillet screaming hot, add a touch of olive oil, toss in a bag of stir fry veggies. Cook till tender then add teriyaki sauce. stand back as it bubbles furiously and let cook till teriyaki sauce is cooked way down. Serve veggies over rice. Mmm... everyone likes that here
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Re: Looking for new Vegetarian Recipes; Meat Eaters Welcome

here are some of my meatless recipes. sorry for typos, doing this fast.

FETTUCCINE ALFREDO SAUCE

4 ounces cream cheese
1/2 cup parmesean cheese
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup margarine
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp garlic powder
8 ounces fettuccine or egg noodles cooked
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg (optional)

Mix all of the ingredients except the nutmeg ina saucepan. Cook over low heat until melted. Toss with hot noodles, veggies. Sprinkle nutmeg on top.


PARMESEAN CORN CHOWDER

2 cups water
2 cups diced peelied potatoes
1/2 cup sliced carrots
1/2 cup celery
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all purp. flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 cups milk
1 can cream corn
1 1/2 cups shredded parmesean cheese

In a large saucepan, combine the first 5 ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12 - 15 minutes or until veggies are tender. Do not drain.
Meanwhile in a small saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth; gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir into the veggie mixture. Add corn and parmesean cheese. Cook 10 minutes longer or utnil heated through.

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Old 09-09-2006, 11:20 AM   #20
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Re: Looking for new Vegetarian Recipes; Meat Eaters Welcome

Corn-Broccoli Casserole (from the tightwad gazette)

1 can corn, drained
1 can creamed corn
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
4 eggs, beaten
3 cups frozen broccoli, thawed and chopped into 1/2 inch chunks.
1 small onion, minced ( I just use onion powder as I don't like onions)
2/3 cup milk
1 sleeve saltines, crushed
2 tbsp butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine first 7 ingredients and 3/4 cup of saltine crumbs. Pour into a large casserole dish. Combine remainin crubs with butter and use to top casserole. Bake uncovered for 40 minutes, or until firm.
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