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Arsenal of Meatless Meals 
Sep. 20, 2010 7:39 am 
Updated: Oct. 5, 2010 6:54 pm
In my ongoing attempt to eat healthier and reduce my grocery bill, I have accumulated a bunch of recipes that are vegetarian or easily made so. I thought I’d post this on a Monday in case you need ideas for your Meatless Monday dinner tonight! What I like about these recipes is that they are vegetarian but not noticeably so – in other words, they still feel like main dishes, even if there is no meat in them. They are also easily made meatFUL, with some grilled chicken or ground beef, if I need to stretch them further or if I’m craving something less healthy. They are easy-to-make weekday meals, and they use common ingredients for the most part. Here is a new vegetarian’s arsenal of Meatless Meals.

My Creamy Garlic Penne, great with some garlic bread and a spinach salad.

Peanut Butter Noodles, which I make into a main course with some added vegetables.

Zucchini Cakes with Dill Pasta and corn or green beans.

Penne with Baked Tomatoes and some garlic bread.

Pita Pizzas and ceasar salad.

Veggie Burgers with grilled peppers and homemade baked fries.

Vegetarian Chili – my boyfriend makes this, invents something new every time and it’s always fantastic! Served with garlic bread.

Rosemary Garlic Potato Soup with crusty bread and a spinach salad.

Vegetable Fried Rice (made with brown rice) and grilled vegetables.

If we want something lighter we’ll make Fancy Grilled Mozzarella Sandwiches.

Sweet Potato Burritos with fresh homemade salsa, and raw fruit and veggie slices on the side (usually avocado and mango).

Stuffed Zucchinis or Stuffed Peppers (we also like peppers stuffed with rice, cream cheese, salsa, garlic, and Italian seasoning – so good!).

What are your favourite Meatless Monday meals?
Sep. 20, 2010 10:14 am
Good grief spending the better part of 10 years I have lots lol. Tofu Keema, Spaghetti Squash I, Moong Dahl, Black Bean and corn Quesadillas, Vegetarian Jambalaya, ....seriously I could go on for a LONG time!
Sep. 20, 2010 10:54 am
My new favorite-
Oct. 5, 2010 6:54 pm
Spinach Enchiladas! I love peppers so I add them in with the garlic.
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About Me
I'm a 22 year old novice cook - I live with my boyfriend in a small apartment with a teeny kitchen. Right now I'm trying to eat healthier and cut some meat out of my diet - I'm writing a blog about cooking my way through a vegetarian cookbook! I love trying new recipes, and adjusting them to suit my tastes.
My favorite things to cook
I love BBQing, making casseroles, and putting together any kind of soup. I'm also trying to get into baking - my kitchen is tiny so I have to use simple recipes, but I love making muffins and cookies to share.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was little my mom taught me how to make brown sugar syrup for our homemade pancakes - everytime she made pancakes at home, I would make the sauce to go with them.
My cooking triumphs
Lasagna Day - My first ever dinner party in my apartment, I made spinach salad, stuffed mushrooms, lasagna from scratch, and apple crisp. It was a hit with my friends, I got so many compliments!
My cooking tragedies
When I was in high school I decided to make some cinnamon buns, but the only recipe I could find was a huge batch, so I cut it in half. However, when I went to mix the ingredients, I found myself adding the full amount of some but only half of others, and I couldn't remember how much of each I'd already done. I tried cooking them anyways, but they were terrible!
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