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Ettie’s Eats: Vegetarian Chickpea Stew

… one of my go-to dishes. It’s simple but still requires a fair amount of technique, which gives me a sense of accomplishment once I have a big bowl of stew in front of me. The flavor is subtle; the texture is smooth and creamy; and the result warms your soul. So here is to three wonderful years and to many more adventures ahead. I hope you will continue to follow along. To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, please click on the link below: Source: Ettie’s Eats: …

5 Easy Overnight Vegetarian Breakfasts

By Livestrong.com | August 30, 2015 It’s not often that anyone has an hour in the morning to spend whipping up a great big balanced breakfast. But a nutritious meal is possible even when time is a rare commodity. These recipes are designed for anyone with little time to fix a morning meal – or who prefers the snooze alarm to satisfying bites. But you can hit that snooze button if you wish and still start the day on a healthy note with big flavor. In fact, some of these recipes require as …

10 popular vegetarian biryani and pulao dishes – The Times of India

… one whistle and open the lid to get lovely yellowish Saffron rice. Serve hot with deep fried onions, mint sprig and cashew on top. – Sweet Pulao: Put slight turmeric powder in basmati rice after washing and soak it for a couple of minutes. Cook it well and make sure the rice does not break. Take ghee in a pan and put whole cardamom, cloves, cinnamon sticks followed by the nutmeg. When flavor starts coming out add the yellow rice and mix well. Put lots of sugar to make it taste sweet. Put …

Meatless Monday: An elegant vegetarian burger – Entertainment & Life – providencejournal.com – Providence, RI

By Kristen Hartke, The Washington Post | July 6, 2015 Former “Top Chef” contestant Spike Mendelsohn’s Prez Obama Burger is the most popular burger at his Good Stuff Eatery restaurants. The original is laden with applewood bacon, Roquefort cheese and horseradish mayo. This vegan version by Todd Gray, chef-owner of Equinox, is a testament to the flavor and texture that can be achieved with alternative ingredients. It has a triple shot of low-fat protein in quinoa, black beans …

How to Cook Tofu Without Getting Bored – Bon Appétit

By Rochelle Bilow | July 1, 2015 Whether you’re totally meat-free or just go vegetarian a day or two a week, there’s a lot to love about tofu. It’s a perfect blank canvas, and we’re not referring just to its beige color. Whether you use creamy, silken tofu for salad dressings and desserts (it’s very blend-able) or firm and extra-firm varieties for stir-fries, sautés, and grilled dishes, we’ve got 31 awesome flavor combinations to doctor up your tofu. Silken Tofu: Dressings Silken …

Lentils add protein and heartiness to vegetarian meals

Stefanie Angstadt – Thought for Food | April 22, 2015 Lentils are one of those great foods that are healthy and filling. As someone who eats a little meat, sometimes, depending on where it’s from, I have come to depend on lentils for a source of protein, flavor and heartiness in my cooking. Lentils are one of the earliest foods known to humans, and perhaps they’ve stuck around because of their outstanding health benefits. They contain cholesterol-lowering fiber, help manage blood-sugar …

6 Simple, Healthy Ways to Lower Your Food Bill – DailyFinance

… week. You won’t have to spend much time cooking, and your total meal costs will come to as little as $1 to $2 a meal.​ You can use black beans to make tacos, burritos, quesadillas or veggie and black bean bowls. You can also garnish with cheese and salsa as you’d like. If you’re not a fan of black beans, substitute pinto beans or combine the two for added flavor combinations. 2. Make Your Own Hummus One pound of dried chickpeas also costs about $1.50. Soak these overnight, …

5 foolproof vegetarian main dishes from around the world

By Johnathan L. Wright, RGJ | April 28, 2015 Vegetarian cooking, as it began to move into the mainstream in the 1970s, “was an exercise in compromise and substitution,” writes Christopher Kimball, the America’s Test Kitchen eminence, in “The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook,” a new collection of 700 recipes tested and presented with ATK’s usual rigor and cheerful obsessiveness. Many early approaches relied heavily on cheese and cream for flavor, considered …

Mapo Tofu Goes Vegetarian – NYTimes.com

… is complex in flavor, the preparation is surprisingly simple. And even a novice cook can pull it off. It may take a trip to an Asian grocery to obtain the few required ingredients, but some supermarkets can provide them, too. Fermented black beans are necessary, but just a tablespoon. The spicy red fermented broad bean paste from Sichuan Province called doubanjiang is the other key ingredient. (A small jar of each will keep indefinitely in the fridge.) Spring for Sichuan peppercorns, too; their …

Vegetarian Mock Chopped Liver – Kosher Recipes & Cooking

By Kenden Alfond | March 29 ,2015 This plant-based version of chopped liver dip makes a lovely addition to your holiday meal. Mushrooms and walnuts give this dip a unique flavor that everyone will enjoy. Serve with crunchy, fresh celery and matzo crackers. To continue reading this article and to access the recipe, click on this link:  via Vegetarian Mock Chopped Liver – Kosher Recipes & Cooking. …

Chef Wendell shares vegetarian recipes from his new cookbook | WISH-TV

… does he believe some of the flavored waters in the stores are harmful?  Preservatives-Potassium Sorbate-shown to cause changes in human DNA and stress the immune system Sodium Benzoate is a rocket fuel that forms the carcinogen benzene when combined with citric acid, a natural preservative. (Vitamin C) Stabilizers-Propylene Glycol, an ingredient in anti-freeze and used to de-ice airplanes, is used in one brand to ensure the flavor remains consistent throughout the entire bottle. It may cause …

A perpetual quest for the perfect veggie burger | The Japan Times

… out of the many places I’ve yet to try, there’s a perfectly juicy, hearty, flavor-packed burger waiting for me. And believe me, I’ve not given up the quest for “The One.” In the meantime, there is of course one other plan of action when you’re hankering for a hearty burger: make it at home. It’s surprisingly easy to do, even for the kitchen-averse. Recipes tend to be quite forgiving, allowing for approximations and substitutions. I managed to slop together burger patties in no time …

Vegetarian Lasagna Goes Green – NYTimes.com

… greens range from pale to dark, but whatever their intensity, they are emblematic of the season. Leaves and shoots are finally pushing up from the earth. We eat them with glee, not only for their life-affirming and tonic qualities, but also because they are delicious. Spinach, dandelion, mustard and turnip greens are all wonderful lightly steamed or simply wilted in olive oil. A whisper of garlic and a suspicion of crushed red pepper complement but do not mask their flavor. I don’t like to …

10 Vegetarian Sweet Potato Recipes to Make for Dinner

By Erin Alderson, Posted March 13 2015 With spring produce coming into season, you may be tempted to ditch what’s left in your kitchen and start fresh. However, if you’re like me and always overload on sweet potatoes, you may have a few still hiding in your kitchen, ready to make one of these delicious vegetarian meals! Sweet Potato Feta Dinner Skillet via A Couple Cooks One skillet dinners are always top on my list for quick, go-to meals. This sweet potato skillet is packed with flavor and …

Vegetarian stuffed peppers become a layer in ‘broken’ lasagna – Food & dining – The Boston Globe

By Sally Pasley Vargas, GLOBE CORRESPONDENT  MARCH 10, 2015 Stuffed peppers. Sweet bell peppers and squash, punctuated by piquant olives and feta, come together in a riot of color in this vegetarian supper. While the stuffed peppers bake, toast some to sprinkle on top to add another layer of texture and flavor. The peppers meet again in a baked dish of “broken” lasagna noodles with tomato sauce. Regular ruffled lasagna noodles work well here (don’t bother boiling first). They’re layered …

‘Test Kitchen’: How To Make Vegetarian Dishes Pop With A Little Umami | 88.9 KETR

By Editor, Posted March 10, 2015 Just because a meal is vegetarian doesn’t mean it can’t be “meaty.” One trick to heighten the depth of flavors in plant-based dishes? Use ingredients that offer a pop of umami, say Bridget Lancaster and Jack Bishop of America’s Test Kitchen, who have released the new cookbook The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook. Umami (which means “delicious” or “yummy” in Japanese) is the name of the savory flavor in meat and …

Review: Little Beet Table turns healthy eating into chore – NY Daily News

… process, he also managed to turn healthful eating into a chore. Elegant-sounding plates like grilled beets with pumpkin seed-almond granola ($13) look more like rations at a sanitorium in Pyongyang; a few desultory beets almost seem embarrassed to be sitting on boring breakfast cereal that adds nothing but dental distress. Roasted sunchokes and baby leeks ($14) resemble a Soviet-style bowl of potatoes; luckily, the vegetable’s deep, earthy flavor makes up for its grim appearance. To finish …

Ecocentric | Happy Chinese Lunar New Year – Share a Vegetarian Hotpot!

… strong.” Shape is important as well. Long noodles equal longevity of life. The circular round shape of the sesame ball dessert represents centerdness and balance, and its sweet flavor is believed to bring a sweetness to the New Year. Its red color is symbolic too, red being the color of good luck in Chinese culture, obviously it is meant to bring good luck. To finish reading this article, click on this link:  via Ecocentric | Happy Chinese Lunar New Year – Share a Vegetarian …

Lent Recipes: 10 Fish And Vegetarian Dishes That Are Full Of Flavor For The Holiday

… Good Friday and each Friday during the season of Lent. This is why we’ve compiled a series of vegetarian and fish recipes, so you and your family can follow this tradition with flavorful dishes. Good Housekeeping’s Salmon with Lentils and Orange-Basil Dressing: This is a fancy option that’s packed with nutrients and flavor, with a sweet and tangy touch that your whole family will like. Try it here! You can also go with some, Spicy Shrimp Fajita Quesadillas: Their name says it all. Most of …

6 Tips for Tastier Vegetarian Food

Cooking great vegetarian food is not rocket science. In fact, some of our favorite chefs—like Yotam Ottelenghi—embrace a veggie-forward menu, proving that we don’t need meat for flavor or substance. Whether you’re a full-time vegetarian, a fan of Meatless Monday, or begrudgingly eat your greens, there are a few tricks of the trade for making meat-free meals more satisfying. 1. Embrace Alterna-Protein This (hopefully) goes without saying: A vegetarian meal needn’t be comprised …

Inspired Vegetarian Swap-Outs | Ali Rosen

Becoming a vegetarian — or even someone who just wants to eat less meat — can often mean giving up beloved items. But Karen Page, the author of The Vegetarian flavor Bible, thinks that the trade-offs don’t have to be so extreme. She believes that for almost all flavors there can be substitutes that are often indistinguishable from the originals. She even has swap-outs for vegan items as well. So to learn what items can replace ham in a split pea soup or beef in a taco, watch …

63 Hearty Vegetarian Recipes That’ll Fill You Right Up

In a world with mores kinds of vegetables than minutes in a day, the possibilities for delicious vegetarian meals are limited only by the imagination. If variety is the spice of life, then vegetables certainly jazz things up. Naysayers of plant-based diets may argue that vegetarian dishes lack a little something — whether it be nutrients (no, y’all), flavor (nope) or the ability to keep hunger at bay (enough already). Vegetarian dishes embrace every flavor under the sun, and one of …

Seasonal Chef: Gluten-Free Spicy Vegetarian Chili

… contain gluten, so I simply switched them for Lundberg Wild Rice Blend. This chili is not only filling and healthy but has a nice mole flavor. Don’t let the ingredient list dissuade you;  most of them go in a blender and then added to the pot. This spicy gluten-free vegetarian chili cooks in under an hour, and tastes even better the next day. Click on the link below to read the full article and access to the recipes. via Seasonal Chef: Gluten-Free Spicy Vegetarian Chili. …

Recipe Revamp: How to Make Any Recipe Vegan or Vegetarian: Food Network | Healthy Eats – Food Network Healthy Living Blog

You’ve been perusing recipes and finally found THE ONE you’ve been searching for. (Sometimes it can be as hard as finding THE ONE.) Problem is, the recipe needs to be vegan. Have no fear! We’ve put together our recipe-revamp cheat sheet that offers five easy substitutions to turn any recipe into a vegan or vegetarian one. Instead of: Chicken or beef broth Use: Vegetable or mushroom broth Vegetable broth has a lighter flavor and works well in recipes that call for chicken broth. If you want …

seMissourian.com: Features: Recipes so packed with flavor, you won’t even notice they’re vegetarian (01/04/15)

My dear friend Cheryl Mothes is trying to help us all start off the New Year on a healthy note after all of the very rich foods we have eaten over the holiday. She has contributed a few vegetarian recipes for us to try. I have tried several of the recipes she has given me and they are all delicious. She always says they are so packed with flavor you won’t even know they are vegetarian, and she’s right. Give these recipes a try to kickstart your New Year. Pleae click on this link if …

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes That Prove This Mighty Machine Isn’t Just For Meat

… like slow-cooking meat, slow-cooking vegetables will draw out flavors and turn your dishes incomparably moist. The slow cooker is a great way to imbue extra flavor in your vegetarian soups and stews, but the possibilities don’t stop there. You can make everything from caramel  to spinach and artichoke dip  with the thing. It’s sort of a miracle-maker. Winter is the perfect time to experiment with slow cooking. There’s nothing more satisfying than returning home from a long …

6 Vegetarian Crock-Pot Recipes So Good, You’ll Gladly Skip The Meat | Bustle

… vegetarian, whether by choice or just because, opens your tastebuds up to a whole new flavor palate. They’re full of fresh spices and combinations, like butternut squash and curry, and quinoa with poblanos. Vegetarian meals are exciting, bursting with color and spunk, full of personality. But what sets these heavenly mealtime menus apart from the rest isn’t just the fact that they’re meatless, it’s the fact that they’re the kind of recipes that I like to call dump-n-dash: Dump …

Need protein? Try these tips | Sandusky Register

… is offering tips for doing so without compromising protein intake or flavor: • Take advantage of the fact that many restaurants and food businesses are responding to the trend by offering new menu items specifically balanced to meet the nutritional needs of those who are seeking better protein options. • Make smart substitutions. It will be hard to commit to reducing meat from your diet if you don’t make substantive substitutions. Eating a salad? Opt for dark leafy greens, like kale and …

Chatting with Karen Page, Author of The Vegetarian Flavor Bible: Food Network | Healthy Eats – Food Network Healthy Living Blog

When it comes to cooking for your palate, you can count on husband-and-wife duo Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg’s flavor Bible. The tome not only received an award from the James Beard Foundation, but was named one of the 10 best cookbooks of the past century by Forbes. Now Page and Dornenburg are back, but this time they’ve gone vegetarian. Their 554-page reference book, The Vegetarian flavor Bible, uses the same approach to plant-based cooking as their bestseller. In addition to the …

Aglaia Kremezi: Mediterranean Vegetarian Feasts

… certainly have more than a dozen pictures to show for it. Like so many Mediterranean cooks, Aglaia isn’t a vegetarian, but vegetables dominate her cooking, as they do the healthy cooking of Greece and the rest of the Mediterranean. She points out in her introduction that though the variety of vegetables may be limited, there are so many different ways to cook them and flavor them, that they are never boring. The point is learning that the same zucchini can make such different dishes when it is …

Vegetarian tagine recipe will make believers out of carnivores | The Miami Herald

Since I grew up in a half-Sephardic household, traditional Jewish foods meant to me something different from what they meant to my mainly Ashkenazi Hebrew school classmates. Sephardim are Jews that settled in Southern Europe and Northern Africa after the Diaspora . Ashkenazi Jews are from Eastern Europe and Russia, and they make up the vast majority  of the American Jewish population. As opposed to heavily Russian-influenced  Ashkenazi fare, Sephardic food takes on a Mediterranean flavor, …

Make the most of summer sweet corn with these 10 vegetarian recipes : TreeHugger

In North America, corn is in season all summer long and into the early fall. You can add its sweet flavor to a wide range of dishes, from main courses to desserts. Although corn syrup has earned a bad reputation as an added sugar, fresh sweet corn is full of vitamin A, vitamin B3 and fiber. Below, you’ll find some of our favorite ways to enjoy this summer staple. Simple spices Fresh corn on the cob can be so good that it doesn’t need any fixings, but simple spices can dress up this classic …

Silk Road Vegetarian: Central Asian Flavors in Your Kitchen

… historic trade routes connecting East Asia to the Middle East, and picked up on all of the spices, traditions, and flavors along the way. Despite my own Hungarian ancestral background, the flavors in Dahlia’s book fit my taste bud’s flavor profile perfectly, my mouth was watering at the opportunity to go home and try out the recipes. Related Pilaf with Kidney Beans and Carrots How I Came to Cook Indian If the thought of trying your hand with a blend of spices, like curry, cardamom, and …

Try Vegan Nut Butter to Support a Vegan or Vegetarian Diet

One of the healthier life choices people can make, at least when it comes to food, is to go vegan. Although a vegan diet may not appeal to everyone, it can be a path to healthier living. Once Again Nut Butter’s selection of delicious and healthy vegan nut butters can add vitamins, minerals, and rich, decadent flavor to a vegan diet. Like vegetarians, vegans don’t eat meat, but they also don’t consume other products that come from animals, like eggs or dairy products. A vegan diet consists …

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