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Baked Falafel

Reviewed: Jan. 10, 2012
I had an awful falafel at a high end restaurant last weekend and thought to myself "allrecipes.com can do better than this" and sure enough, this recipe pulled it off. I found like other reviewers that they did fall apart but that was remedied by making a more fine chop in the processor instead of a coarse chop. I followed the directions to a T but doubled it and stuffed it inside pita pockets with red onion, spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes and tzatziki for a vegetarian gyro. I also misted the patties with olive oil before baking so they didn't dry out at all. My recipe for tzatziki: seed and grate 1/2 q cucumber and blot with paper towel, dust with coarse salt and let sit for 10 min. Combine 1tbsp minced garlic, 1 1/2 c greek yogurt, 1 tsp fresh mint, 1/2tsp dill, 1-2tbsp olive oil and half a squeezed lemon. Add cucumber and refrigerate for several hours for flavors to full merry. I think this was by far the best falafel I've ever had. Thanks so much for the recipe! Awesome!
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Stuffed Peppers My Way

Reviewed: Aug. 14, 2011
Delicious! Being vegetarian never tasted so good! I did as other reviewers suggested and lightly brushed with oil before roasting; only needed 20 min. Also added mushroom, corn for color, veggie meat crumblers (will do beans next time) and a couple tablespoons of homemade tomato sauce just because it became too dry with all the extras I added. I think regular onion would work if you didn't have green and a lot of different cheeses could be used too. I doubled the recipe but will halve the salt next time. I also think any pepper would work, not just green. Great versatile recipe - thanks!!
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Meatless Loaf

Reviewed: Jan. 29, 2012
I wish there was 1/2 stars so I could give it 4.5. The only reason it's not a 5 is because it fell apart and I made slight changes. Like the other fantastic reviewers noted, the soup mix would've been too much so I used half a packet. Also used 2 pckgs Smart Ground from the fridge section instead of frozen. I've tried both and neither hold together. Also used sunflower oil instead of veg and added sauteed onion, garlic and grn. pepper instead of powder. Glazed with 3/4 c ketchup, 1tbsp mustard, 1 tsp worsh. sauce, 2tbsp brown sugar. I served on a bed of mashed red potatoes (5 potatoes boiled and mashed, 1/2c mayo, 1/2 c milk, 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tsp salt) and a side of steamed carrots. Very hearty meal, will definitely make again. I'd love suggestions on how to make it hold together better.
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Cheesy Sausage Zucchini Casserole

Reviewed: Jan. 16, 2012
Do not hesitate to turn this into a healthy dish. I used a box of Morning Star vegetarian sausage patties, whole wheat rotini instead of rice and fat free shredded cheddar cheese instead of cheese goo. It turned out fabulous. I also used fresh mushrooms, one fresh tomato and one can diced (to keep enough liquid) and added garlic, lots of oregano, minimal salt cause the sausage has it. Only cooked it for about 10 minutes since everything was already cooked. Just needed to melt the cheese on top. You could even go vegan and make this with soy patties and no cheese or vegan cheese. It was so versatile, filling and delicious - a definite keeper for the rotation.
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Traditional Style Vegan Shepherd's Pie

Reviewed: Jun. 25, 2011
Delicious Comfort Food! After 8 years of marriage my husband finally converted to vegetarianism and asked to have this instead of turkey at Thanksgiving - delicious!! I changed the recipe to use what I had on hand and did use real dairy but it still turned out fabulously! Absolutely 5 stars!
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Spanish Rice Bake

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2012
I wish there was 4.5. I've made this twice now and use instant rice instead, which works out fine (leave out water and brown sugar) and instead of chili sauce I add tomato sauce with green chiles since chili sauce isn't vegetarian. I use the veggie beef crumblers but the rest is as written. I will add corn next time and green onions instead of cilantro, just because we love green onions. We eat this as our main dish and I make sweet corn bread to go with it from this site that's fantastic! http://allrecipes.com/recipe/golden-sweet-cornbread/ Thanks for the great recipe!
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Veggie Lasagna Rolls

Reviewed: Jan. 25, 2012
Excellent twist on a classic dish. Next time I will use zucchini instead of broccoli. I also used whole wheat noodles in an attempt at making it more healthy which worked well. I ended up way too much veggie mixture for the allotted space in the pan, so I used the noodles that broke to make second smaller casserole with sauce, noddles, veggie mixture, more noodles and sauce on top. It was nice because now I have dinner for another night this week already prepared. Was really good with Italian bread and I will add a side salad next time too. The only down side was rolling the mixture into the noodles and transferring it to the pan - messy! Tasted great though. Thanks for the recipe!
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Garden Veggie Pizza Squares

Reviewed: Feb. 19, 2012
Is a 5+ with these modifications: 1/2 packet of ranch like others have mentioned but I added a couple tablespoons each of light sour cream and mayo. This makes it much easier to spread and the flavor is fantastic! If you're taking this to a gathering I would recommend doubling the recipe but as written is good for just the family. Soooo good!
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Penne with Spicy Vodka Tomato Cream Sauce

Reviewed: Jan. 21, 2012
What's really nice for me about this recipe is that you can substitute real sausage for Morning Star vegetarian sausage. I halved the recipe and still used a bit less oil and red pepper than suggested but the whole can of tomatoes. Don't worry about the cream curdling, it does fine. Tasted great but I can see using half and half instead of heavy cream to make it healthier. Whole wheat pasta would probably work too. Thanks for the recipe!
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Seven Layer Dip II

Reviewed: Aug. 21, 2011
Best dip ever! I don't like sour cream or olives but this was delicious as written. I made it with Wholly Guacamole just because avocados in the mid west are expensive - turned out so good I almost just ate it with a spoon. Will definitely make again and again - thanks!
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Veggie Pot Pie

Reviewed: Jul. 3, 2011
This recipe is great because of it's versatility. I should have used what I had on hand (peas instead of green beans and broccoli instead of cauliflower). As other reviews said, it is soupy but if you let it cool after baking, a lot of it is absorbed and that extra broth is needed. One thing that a novice like myself wont know is to bring it to a boil after adding the starch mixture to help it thicken. Luckily my hubby directed me to do this. I also used chicken broth just to get the real pot pie flavor. My carnivore husband said it's the best pot pie he's ever tasted. Great recipe!
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Creamy Spinach-Stuffed Portobellos

Reviewed: Feb. 13, 2012
I'm so glad I read the reviews before cooking this because a whole can of soup would've been too runny. I used crm of mushroom soup instead of celery and it worked out great. I don't think this is a stand alone meal, though. A side of potatoes or rice would work well. Will definitely make again.
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Vegetarian Moussaka

Reviewed: Jan. 28, 2012
Judging by the other reviews I must've done something very wrong. The veggies were mushy, the flavor was bland and it took forever. I definitely won't be trying this one again.
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Mock Tuna Salad

Reviewed: Jan. 19, 2012
Followed the recipe exactly and this is delicious! I've been vegetarian for 15 years so I think this tastes like tuna salad. My husband just converted a year ago and says it doesn't taste like tuna but we both agree this recipe is fantastic on toast or saltines. Nice job - thanks for sharing!
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Vegetarian Meatloaf with Vegetables

Reviewed: Nov. 7, 2011
I've been vegetarian for 16 years so I don't really remember how meatloaf tastes, but this is a great tasting recipe that my husband who just recently became vegetarian said does indeed taste like meatloaf. The only issue is it does fall apart and I'm not sure how to correct that problem. I followed the directions exactly except used the 1/2 c ketchup, 2 tsp mustard and 4tbs brown sugar topping instead of tomato sauce. I found that the extra salt called for in the recipe makes it a bit too salty. Both my kids liked it so it gets 5 stars from me, but I would've given it a 4 for taste and texture. I also used mashed potatoes and steamed carrots to save cooking time so it ended up only needing 30 min. total. Overall, good winter time recipe, very savory.
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Baked Ziti

Reviewed: Aug. 5, 2011
I had to give this 5 stars because my picky-eater kids loved it! I didn't have Ricotta so I used cottage cheese instead and just 1 egg. I also used fake meat (vegetarian) and homemade Italian tomato sauce Since I didn't have the extra juice from real meat, I only cooked it for 30 minutes total. I did the math and including Italian bread and sauce from scratch it cost $12.96 and we have lots of leftovers for lunch tomorrow. So much better than the $65 we pay at our favorite Italian restaurant. Great recipe, will definitely make this for years to come. Thanks!!
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Lentil Rice and Veggie Bake

Reviewed: Jun. 5, 2013
Hubby requested this be added to the rotation :) Such a delicious dish for us gluten free vegetarians (aka weirdos - lol). I used wild rice and red lentils cooked in homemade veg broth, used more carrots and zucchini and used a 15oz can of tomato sauce instead of 8 (maybe this is why others said it was dry). Kids added moz cheese to theirs and liked it. Thanks for posting this recipe!
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Golden Sweet Cornbread

Reviewed: Feb. 14, 2012
Made as written except used a little less sugar and sunflower oil instead of veg. oil. Turned out nice and moist - now a family favorite, even for my picky kids. Thanks for the recipe! I made it with the spanish rice bake from this site (only made it vegetarian using frozen crumblers) Great meal and pretty cheap too.
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Rice Balls a la Tim

Reviewed: Feb. 4, 2012
"Definite keeper" was my hubby's response. Followed recipe except used instant rice (couldn't tell) and made it vegetarian using Morning Star crumblers. Also added 1/2 minced onion. Next time I will add bell pepper and maybe shredded zucchini to give it a healthy element. I love what another reviewer did by putting them in zucchini boats. Sounds so good! But was really good as written, not bland if you add salt and pepper or Italian seasoning with the meat and had no problem with them holding together. Thanks for the recipe!
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Amish Yumazuti

Reviewed: Jan. 30, 2012
As a vegetarian I'm always looking for a versatile ground beef casserole as it's easily substituted with frozen vegetarian crumblers. I'll make this again but the following changes: I found the cheese unnecessary so I'll omit that. I didn't use crm of chicken as it has chicken bits so I used only crm of mushroom. I will double that next time and add milk. For some reason the tomatoes felt out of place. Next time I'll use something that absorbs the flavor of other ingredients like zucchini and mushroom instead of overpowering tomato flavor. And also keep the no yolks pasta so it's a little healthier. Great base recipe for this veg head!
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