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Old 10-01-2009, 12:28 PM   #16  
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I like black bean chili, or maybe chili made with morningstar crumbles.

burritos, tacos, etc with black beans or morningstar crumbles

black bean sloppy joe, brown rice....

zucchini, sweet potato, onion stir fry with sweet and sour sauce....

and one of my faves right now (I've cut out cheese and eggs) is a veggie pita pizza.

I put sauce on it then sprinke with extra spices (basil, oregano, crushed red peppers) and then saute fresh mushrooms, green onions and red peppers in olive oil and sprinkle with garlic salt then throw that on the pizza and sprinkle with some nutritional yeast (has a kind of cheesy taste) but if you dont' have it it's fine without as well. TONS of flavor. very yummy!
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:45 PM   #17  
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My favorite blog has a lot of good recipes:
hxxp:// blog. fatfreevegan. cxm/

Also, there are lots of good cookbooks. Vegan with a Vengeance and Veganomicon are my favorites. They generally don't require a lot of 'specialty' product.

Other than that, curried lentils (actually tamarind lentils from Veganomicon) over basmati rice is one of my favorite meals.

I don't miss eating animal products at all. I love my food!
Wow that's actually a great link! Tons of great recipes. thanks for that
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Old 10-03-2009, 02:58 PM   #18  
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beans and anything. I love my beans. i don't get gas either. i think it has to do with being used to eating them. Recently I have been making vegetable stew where the liquid is thickened with pureed beans. To die for. I love any kind of stir fry too but it has to be good rice like jasmin or basmati.
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Old 10-05-2009, 09:43 PM   #19  
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Originally Posted by giselley View Post
beans and anything. I love my beans. i don't get gas either. i think it has to do with being used to eating them. Recently I have been making vegetable stew where the liquid is thickened with pureed beans. To die for. I love any kind of stir fry too but it has to be good rice like jasmin or basmati.
LOL, me too. I don't know that I ever would have considered becoming vegetarian if I didn't love beans so much. Being vegetarian just seemed kinda natural considering beans were already usually my first choice.
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Old 10-06-2009, 03:52 AM   #20  
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My absolute favorite meal is spicy tempeh chili. I saute onions, garlic, sweet peppers, one jalapeno pepper, and an entire package of tempeh(I crumble it with my fingers) in some olive oil until the veggies are no longer crunchy. Then I add the spices (I use one chili man chili seasoning packet and then I add a LOT of extra chili powder, hungarian hot paprika, hungarian sweet paprika, cumin, etc.) and let that cook for one more minute before adding two regular sized cans of tomato sauce. Both tomato sauce cans then get filled 3/4 way with water and added to the mix. I let that simmer for 30-45 minutes on medium heat, and usually half way through I'll put in a square of vegan dark chocolate to make the chili smoother when eating. At the last five minutes of cooking, I add a can or two of Bush's hot chili beans until the beans have been heated and then I've got a delicious pot of vegan chili.

The tempeh, though the absolute best base for this kind of chili IMO, can be substituted with frozen and thawed extra firm tofu, meatless meat "crumbles" (I've seen several brands of this sort of thing at non-health food stores), etc. if you don't have tempeh available to you, though I recommend anyone to find some just to make chili with it, lol.

Anyway, I love to eat this chili with some nutritional yeast sprinkled on top and a side of fruit for a protein-packed, extremely nutritious and fulling meal. Yum.

You should check out - Tons of vegan recipes on there, a good deal of them not requiring any specialty foods.

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Old 02-26-2010, 06:59 PM   #21  
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I rely heavily on Gimmee Lean. I use it at least once a week in 2 dishes.. the sausage style and the beef style are both amazing. One of my favorites is shepherd's pie. I brown some beef style crumbles or gimmee lean (but you could just as easily use beans), throw in some land's end gravy (it is low in fat and cal), cream style corn, and some veg all. I make the mashed potatoes with water or broth and some salt and pepper. That way you are not getting all that fat...

Every time I cook something I make extra and throw it in the freezer. I have an infant and a 2 year old so if I have nothing planned for dinner, grabbing something from the freezer is so much better than ordering pizza.

I wanted to recommend the french onion soup from Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker. yum...
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