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#1 Old 11-30-2015, 04:07 PM
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Different ways to use ingredients.

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(if you have seen my one on depression, you can tell im trying hard to keep distracted!!)

I was wondering, what kind of recipes to make. It seems like lots of vegetarian food is similar?

Beans/veg/chopped toms cooked for a while & served with rice or couscous.

Is there anything else to do with these ingredients?! Im stuck for ideas.
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#2 Old 11-30-2015, 05:10 PM
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The longer I'm veg'n the more foods I seem to eat!
I'm really frugal on food too, I've let up recently, but still make some really cheap dishes.

It seems once I started to see all food vegetarian I could just cancel the meat and switch to beans, lentils, nuts---whatever seemed the right fit.
It's easy to sub chickpeas, mushrooms and beans, lentils both red (mushy) and green or brown (hold their shape), tofu is my favorite, tempeh

I swear- try this recipe for tempeh sausage--
tempeh sausage-easy

Soups can all be made veg'n
Casseroles can all be made veg'n.
In the early days I remember how foods just felt - lacking- esp when I gave up dairy. After some time I found myself using what others think of as weird combinations, but are incredible
Nutritional yeast and Braggs amino acids
Cumin tasting foods with dill pickles
Just topping grains and veggies with peanuts
Playing around with sauces

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I still like to get into food discussions with omnis and give my interpretation.
Maybe we should have a thread like - veg this dish
Any thing you used to make a lot?
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I could go on and on but I don't want to overwhelm you. See the photos in my link below of the many many different dishes I have experimented with over the years. They are just a drop in the bucket, a little sample of what I eat. I think I have something like fifteen vegan pancake recipes I have tried now lol. And I love them with fruit compote, or vegan almond cream cheese.

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#5 Old 12-02-2015, 03:30 PM
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thanks a lot for the suggestions, will go through this week and write some ideas down.
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#6 Old 12-06-2015, 12:15 PM
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Here are some easy ones - you might like some of them:

Sandwich: Sliced avocado and tomato on toasted wheat bread, with mustard

Whole-wheat spaghetti with canned veg chili

Burrito: Canned veg refried beans, canned corn (rinse before use), thinly-sliced celery in a whole-wheat tortilla, with lots of salsa

Oatmeal with some mashed tofu added

Red-skinned potatoes, steamed, boiled, or microwaved. Eat with some ketchup or a little salt


“Under the twinkling trees was a table covered with Guatemalan fabric, roses in juice jars, wax rose candles from Tijuana and plates of food — Weetzie's Vegetable Love-Rice, My Secret Agent Lover Man's guacamole, Dirk's homemade pizza, Duck's fig and berry salad and Surfer Surprise Protein Punch, Brandy-Lynn's pink macaroni, Coyote's cornmeal cakes, Ping's mushu plum crepes and Valentine's Jamaican plantain pie."

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It's funny, I just posted a pic of some produce I cooked up because it would soon go bad. The big question.... what to do with it?

Just be creative! Let your mind roam with possibilities!

Had to save the produce! LOL I figured why not a quick stir-fry to preserve things just a tad longer.... Minced garlic, sliced onion, shredded carrot, strips of orange & red bell pepper, sliced mushrooms, lightly sauteed in olive & sesame oils. Now what to make with it.... could top off some already-made couscous, could toss with already-made pasta, diced tomato & fresh basil... most likely will become a wrap filling with hummus, baby spinach, tomato, and couscous balls!
Here's a couple links I emailed a woman earlier today (her daughter is vegetarian, unsure what to cook when she visits)....

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