"Real" Vegetarian Recipes - VeggieBoards

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 Old 10-14-2010, 06:22 PM
Earthbound's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 15
Okay, i am making out the grocery list for the week, this will be the first time in 2 months and we struggled with meals because i have a hubby who doesn't like beans (unless there hidden) and an 18 month old so my meals have to be "real" meals like casseroles,soups,etc... i dont know how else to put this without sounding stupid :P but yeah i think you get it..So far all i have on the list is vegetable dumpling soup and broccoli Casserole :/
Earthbound is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 Old 10-15-2010, 04:26 PM
Super Moderator
silva's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: U.S.A.
Posts: 8,688
I recently discovered Better than Boullion NO beef base, and NO chicken base. They're soup base concentrates in little jars you can find in a natural food store-just make sure you get NO, and it says vegan because they make regular meat bases! Anyway, they really add a great seasoning- that "umani" thing. Pretty low sodium too. I've used the no beef for french onion soup and neither of my teenage boys could tell-they liked it better.
Gardein chik'n anything is terrific. Morningstar chik'n grillers are good too, I've used both in things like fettucini (sp)
I just tried Tofurky Keilbasi. They were on sale at $3.99 for 4 links (1 lb. I think) I only needed to use one chopped up as flavor. I carmelized two onions, added water to deglaze with a teaspoon of no beef, then added saurerkraut, boiled potatoes and one chopped tofurky. That was amazing- I used to use butter beans.
Does he like falafel? Indian or mideastern dishes? Stir fries? Bean burgers?

Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good
silva is online now  
#3 Old 10-15-2010, 06:16 PM
gabby_ouimet's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 51
you could try a vegetable lasagna?
gabby_ouimet is offline  
#4 Old 10-16-2010, 01:41 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 1,726
Pasta topped with veggies and marinara sauce or sauteed onions and garlic is pretty simple. Also, pesto is great on pasta and on things like grilled veggie sandwiches.
PTree15 is offline  
#5 Old 10-17-2010, 12:40 AM
delicioso's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 2,945
vegweb has a lot of good recipes
delicioso is offline  
#6 Old 10-17-2010, 04:28 AM
IamJen's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 19,134
Do you think you could get your hubby/munchkin to do lentils or chickpeas? My nanny charges poo-poo lentils if they can see them, but I use orange/yellow ones all the time in spaghetti sauce and they have no idea, gobbling it up. Lentil burgers (or bean burgers) can be pretty omni friendly too.

Some other possibilities:
vegetable lasagna with cheese or tofu-ricotta (mashed silken tofu with some herbs/spices, lemon and salt)
veggie chili with beans or TVP/mock meat
fajitas with vegetable and seitan strips
falafel with hummus, bread, veggies
vegetable stew (thick gravy) with mashed potatoes...you could probably hide some lentils in here
mock egg-salad, made with mashed tofu
"tuna" casserole works well with green lentils, if the man can take them
bbq sandwiches with seitan (for a pulled pork or chicken sort of idea) or soymeat or again, lentils (sorry) for a sloppy joe texture
couscous, with roasted veg, olives, sundried tomatoes, chickpeas...whatever floats your boat. you can get wholegrain couscous too

What does your husband like to eat, meat-dish wise?

The ones I pity are the ones who never stick out their neck for something they believe, never know the taste of moral struggle, and never have the thrill of victory. - Jonathan Kozol
IamJen is offline  
#7 Old 10-17-2010, 05:12 PM
Earthbound's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 15
Thanks for all the advice i appreciate it!

Hubby will eat like pureed beans, i will puree them and put them in soup and sauces and he cant tell i think its just a "if i can see them" thing....the little one will eat beans whole so he is okay its just hubby, also we do eat dairy products so that might help broaden our recipes.

The biggest issue is i am allergic to Tofu and the meals hubby would eat were like the basic chicken breast,rice,veggie
Earthbound is offline  
#8 Old 01-26-2011, 03:39 PM
jernord's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 56
Here's a hearty and delicious dish anyone will enjoy: Mushroom Barley Casserole

also ...

Japanese style vegetable stew is a tasty 'real' food as well.

For the best, healthiest, cheapest and most delicious vegetarian recipes on the web, check out The Cheap Vegetarian @ www.thecheapvegetarian.com
jernord is offline  
#9 Old 03-07-2011, 10:57 AM
jernord's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 56
Indeed. I strive for veganism however, I cant say I always hit the mark ...

Speaking of 'real' vegetarian recipes, has anyone ever heard of or perhaps makes kefir?

Kefir is a beverage that you make by adding kefir 'grains' to a mixture of sugar, water and dried fruit. The kefir grains eat the sugar and fruit producing bubbles and substances that are apparently really good for you. Kefir can be made with milk or water. I make the water variety,... (striving for veganism here). Kefir is delicious, the grains apparently last forever and eventually multiply: unlimited kefir.

Here's a link to Kefir Online, they have quality grains.


For the best, healthiest, cheapest and most delicious vegetarian recipes on the web, check out The Cheap Vegetarian @ www.thecheapvegetarian.com
jernord is offline  
#10 Old 03-17-2011, 04:34 AM
Percy10's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 5
I am not pure vegetarian but looking forward for this particular recipe "vegetable lasagna".Any one here have the recipe do share it with me.If you have any link or video do post it here.
Thanks in advance for this.
apopka boot camp
Percy10 is offline  
#11 Old 04-17-2011, 05:58 AM
Mettleramiel's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 7
If you buy some imitation ground beef like this brand http://www.yvesveggie.com/products/d...round-original it opens up countless possiblilities! Sloppy joes, shephard's pie, ravioli, tacos, beef stroganoff, spaghetti and meatballs, all of the tings your hubby probably used to eat!
Mettleramiel is offline  
#12 Old 10-23-2011, 06:51 PM
Veggie Regular
QiTian's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 299
Hey there are a lot of really great vegan recipes on this blog:

Including 2 vegan lasagne recipes:
QiTian is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the VeggieBoards forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off