12-02-2008, 07:45 PM
I am trying to incorporate more veggies in my diet and get away more from the "meat and potatoes" mentality that I was raised on as well as my hubby. I think it would greatly aid in my weight loss journey since I am a bit stuck. However I am just simply clueless when it comes to veggies, what they even look like ex: exotic and not so common veggies and how to tell if they are good at the supermarket and how to cook them and basically everything. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions on some cookbooks that are focusing primarily on veggies and a more vegetarian way of life. Personal recipes would be appreciated.
12-02-2008, 08:09 PM
I was just sharing a couple of suggestions with another lady who doesn't cook much yet; doesn't like many veggies or fruits; and is trying to be vegetarian as well ...
Of course any type of veggie stir-fry with a bit of cooked rice mixed in is great; good veggies for that are: mushrooms; red, white, or green onions; r/y/g sweet peppers; kniblet or baby corn; all kinds of shredded cabbages; diced carrots; celery; sweet peas and pods; regular and cherry tomatoes; zucchini; broccoli & cauliflower. Use a bit of olive oil and light seasoning and soya sauce; stir in cooked rice and just heat through.
I also suggested a large baking pan or dish of roasted veggies like: chunks of sweet potatoes, onions, mushrooms, celery, carrots, parsnips, turnips, baby new red or white potatoes, sweet peppers, zucchini, tomatoes, any cabbage, green and yellow beans, and so on. I bake my veggies in a little broth, but water with a little seasoning is fine too.
I find that soups and sauces help make some dishes taste better too; esp pasta dishes mixed with cooked veggies like layered potato and veggie scallop or pasta casseroles. You can just experiement to see which you like best; you can make your lasagna and just put in a layer of cooked broccoli with a creamy soup; or a layer of sliced zucchini with a tomato sauce and so forth. Lots of ideas out there.
12-03-2008, 08:29 AM
There is a Food section of this forum you might like to check out. There is a Vegetarian forum with recipes that might be a great place for you to browse. :)
12-04-2008, 07:14 AM
There are also two blogs that have had lots of veggie recipes...Escape from Obesity and PastaQueen. Lyn on Escape from Obesity has a whole list of different veggie recipes, also with pictures and some experimentation with different foods.
12-04-2008, 10:53 AM
This is a sticky from the Vegetarian forum:
My recommendation would be the following:
Vegan with a Vengeance
Yellow Rose Recipes
Vegetarian cooking for everyone