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Vegetarian Ethiopian Food

Vegetarian Ethiopian RecipesThis page contains vegetarian Ethiopian recipes. Ethiopian cuisine is very vegetarian friendly.


three croquettes on white plate with hot sauce on the side

Blackeyed Pea Croquette RecipesThis page contains blackeyed pea croquette recipes. These delicious mildly spicy little croquettes are an excellent way to serve blackeyed peas.


A pan of Lentil Bolognese

Lentils BologneseWith the cost of meat rising, this is a delicious, cost-effective alternative.


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Carrot DogsThese taste just like hot dogs! They are plant based and very economical. I halved the recipe and just put mustard on with no bun.


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Soya Mince And Potato CasseroleA dish that yummy and good for vegetarians. Heat oil and fry onion and ginger and garlic. Add your spices and herbs. Add tomato, salt and soya mince, peas and cook for 10 minutes.


Beans stuffed inside a pita.

Beans in PitaMeat is getting really expensive, so here is a great alternative. I did the coriander and cumin version this time. Next time, I'll try the basil and marjoram.



Chickpeas, Olives and Bokchoy in pan

Chickpeas, Olives, and BokchoyA flavorful Moroccan inspired dish featuring chickpea, olives and bokchoy. Pairs nicely over rice or quinoa.


A plate of Vegetarian Sweet and Sour on Rice

Vegetarian Sweet and Sour on RiceThis recipe is made from TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein). Trying to make a vegetarian dish that tastes like meat can be tricky. I have found that lots of seasonings help to make it tasty. Less calories and healthier.


Coconut Squash and rice

Coconut Squash and Tofu RecipeButternut squash, eggplant and tofu are combined with coconut milk and flavorful aromatics to make this delicious vegetarian meal. It's perfect served over rice.


Crispy Fried Tofu with Scallions

Crispy Fried Tofu with Scallions RecipeAdd flavor to bland tofu by frying it brown and topping it with fresh green onions. This page contains a recipe for crispy fried tofu with scallions.


Mapo Tofu in pan

Mapo Tofu RecipeTry this vegetarian tofu bean dish with a garlic, ginger, and tomato sauce that goes great over quinoa. This page contains a mapo tofu recipe.


Tofu and broccoli with sesame seed in a bowl.

Hot Spicy Tofu and Broccoli RecipeGinger, garlic, and spices like cayenne pepper create this delicous vegetarian stir-fry. This page contains a recipe for hot spicy tofu and broccoli recipe.


Black Bean Veggie Burger in bun with tomato and lettuce

Black Bean Veggie BurgersA while back my family decided to eat a less meat and more beans for health reasons. I realized that the veggie burgers in the freezer section were too expensive for something I could probably learn to make at home, so I did a little research and came across this awesome recipe online! I toned down the spice so that the veggies and garlic could come through as well. Feel free to tweak the spices or add hot sauce to taste.


baking Rice Bean Burgers

Rice Bean BurgersThese are great and very easy to make. It is basically another way to make rice and beans, but in a patty. They hold up well in the fridge when cooked, and can last for 4 days or more. I did notice they do not freeze well because something really odd happens to rice when it's put in the freezer.


A bowl of Greek flavored spaghetti squash.

"It's All Greek to Me" Spaghetti SquashBaked spaghetti squash with Kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, goat cheese, and more combine to give this vegetarian dish a Mediterranean flavor. This page contains a recipe for making "It's all Greek to me" spaghetti squash.


mixing ingredients in bowl

Black Bean Veggie Burger RecipeBeans make a perfect based to create these healthy and mouth watering veggie burgers. This page contains black bean veggie burger recipe.


Quinoa Burgers - Quinoa Burgers on a plate.

Making Quinoa BurgersThese quinoa and vegetable burgers are a delicious alternative to meat patties. This is a page about quinoa burgers.


filled peppers

Brown Rice Stuffed PeppersThis meatless stuffed pepper recipe uses seasoned brown rice as the stuffing. It is a delicious alternative to meat based recipes. This is a page about brown rice stuffed peppers.


stuffed pepper

Black Bean Stuffed Bell PeppersThis recipe is a delicious variation on the typical ground beef stuffed peppers. This is a page about black bean stuffed bell peppers.


Rollups in baking dish.

Eggplant Roll-Up RecipesUse long eggplant slices to make these versatile roll-ups. This page contains eggplant roll-up recipes.


A plate with stuffed eggplant, greens and a slice of bread with butter.

Stuffed Eggplant RecipesThis page contains a healthy stuffed eggplant recipe. Here is a new use for eggplant in this meatless main dish.



lettuce wrap with cheese

Spicy Quinoa Lettuce Wraps RecipeThis page contains a spicy quinoa lettuce wraps recipe. Reduce the calories with these nutritious, vegetarian lettuce wraps.


Quinoa and Black Beans

Quinoa and Black Beans RecipeAn easy and hearty vegetarian side dish that is also nutritious. This page contains quinoa and black beans recipe.


served on plate with broccoli and pasta

Eggplant MeatballsYou don't need to use meat to prepare a delicious meatball. There are many veggies that can be substituted. This is a page about eggplant meatballs.


roasted vegetable wreath

Honey Roasted Vegetable WreathWe posted a tip from one of our members about attending a cooking demonstration. This is the recipe that was prepared, used with the permission of the chef. We hope you enjoy it.


Chickpea Pita Burgers

Chickpea Pita BurgersTry a meatless burger, made with seasoned chickpeas, to serve in a warm pita round. This is a page about chickpea pita burgers.


Meatless "Meatloaf" Recipe

Meatless "Meatloaf" RecipeThis page contains a meatless "meatloaf" recipe. Try this vegetarian loaf in place of a traditional meatloaf or for a special occasion. Your family and friends will love it.


A dish of mock tuna salad with garbanzo beans

Making Vegetarian Mock Tuna SaladThis is a page about making vegetarian mock tuna salad. Garbanzo beans stand in for tuna in this delicious salad.


Kung Pao Chickpeas

Kung Pao Chickpeas RecipeThis page contains a kung pao chickpeas recipe. Try this spicy, flavorful vegetarian kung pao dish.


Veggie Wrap

Veggie Wrap RecipesA quick, healthy wrap of tortilla or lettuce is delicious for any meal, and can be made with a variety of ingredients. This page contains veggie wrap recipes.


Blackeyed Pea Croquettes

Blackeyed Pea CroquettesHere is a delicious vegetarian recipe made from blackeyed peas.


Quinoa Soup

Quinoa Soup RecipesThis page contains quinoa soup recipes. A delicious, healthy vegetarian soup to enjoy throughout the year.


Vegetarian Stew

Vegetarian Stew RecipesA hearty main dish can be made with a variety of vegetables, beans and grains. This page contains vegetarian stew recipes.


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Curried Textured Vegetable Protein Recipe?Could someone please give me a recipe for a curry using TVP chunks please?


Vegetarian Soup

Vegetarian Slow Cooker RecipesThis page contains vegetarian slow cooker recipes. Delicious meat-free main dishes can be slow cooked in the crock pot.



Recipes Using SoySoy can be a delicious and healthy addition to any meal. There are many recipes that use soy and even more that can be adapted with soy as an ingredient. This page contains recipes using soy.



Seitan with Broccoli

Recipes for Seitan?This page contains recipes for seitan. A high-protein food that is made of flavored wheat gluten food. Its chewy texture makes it a good substitution for meat.


Vegetarian Gumbo

Vegetarian Gumbo RecipesThis page contains vegetarian gumbo recipes. A popular, spicy Cajun stew that can be made without meat or seafood.


Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Pepper

Vegetarian Stuffed Bell Pepper RecipesBell peppers can be filled with a variety of delicious ingredients that don't have to include meat. This page contains vegetarian stuffed bell pepper recipes.


Zucchini Parmesan

Zucchini Parmesan RecipesThere are a number of delicious ways to use these two ingredients together. This page contains zucchini parmesan recipes.


Vegetarian Pasta

Vegetarian Pasta RecipesYou don't need to add meat for pasta recipes to be varied and delicious. This page contains vegetarian pasta recipes.


Garden Salad

Inexpensive Vegetarian RecipesEnjoying meat free dishes can save you money. This page contains inexpensive vegetarian recipes.


Meatless Meatballs

Meatless Meatball RecipesThis page contains meatless meatball recipes. If you are a vegetarian or simply trying to cut back on the amount of meat you eat, you don't have to give up "meat" balls.


Lentil Burger Recipes

Lentil Burger RecipesLentils can be used as a healthy, vegetarian substitute for meat when making burgers. This page contains lentil burger recipes.


Vegetable Curry

Vegetable Curry RecipesThis page contains vegetable curry recipes. Add tasty vegetable curry to your list of vegetarian dishes.


cut meatloaf

Vegetarian Meatloaf RecipesA delicious main dish can be a meatless baked loaf. This page contains vegetarian meatloaf recipes.


Vegetarian Lasagna

Vegetarian Lasagna RecipesLasagna made with vegetables is delicious and good for you. This page contains vegetarian lasagna recipes.


Tofu on Plate with White Background

Homemade Tofu RecipesThis page contains homemade tofu recipes. Tofu, or bean curd, is made from soy bean milk and is an Asian and vegetarian recipe staple.


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Using Summer Sausage Seasoning?How can I use summer sausage seasoning in a vegetarian dish?


Quinoa in a Bowl on White Background

Recipes Using QuinoaQuinoa is an excellent source of protein and delicious in many different dishes. This page contains recipes using quinoa.


Vegetarian tacos with black beans.

Vegetarian Taco RecipesThis page contains vegetarian taco recipes. For a healthy variation on the typical beef or chicken taco, try making vegetarian tacos.


black bean burger

Bean Burger RecipesThis page contains bean burger recipes. A delicious healthy alternative to the typical beef burger is a bean burger.


Veggie burger patty.

Veggie Burger RecipesThis page contains veggie burger recipes. Veggie burgers are a great alternative to a beef burger patty. Making your own allows you to try a wide variety of vegetables when making them.


Vegetarian chili with tofu.

Vegetarian Chili RecipesThis page contains homemade vegetarian chili recipes. If you are a vegetarian or simply trying to reduce your meat consumption, you don't have to pass on chili. It is quite easy to make vegetarian chili using a wide variety of ingredients, including tofu.


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Bean BurgersA different way to serve beans.Cook beef and onion, drain. Mix in other ingredients. Spoon thickly onto hamburger buns. Broil 10 minutes, cover with bun tops.


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Recipes Using TVP?I'm interested in trying textured vegetable protein (TVP) flakes. I already use the Morningstar Farms and Boca Burger brands, but thought maybe the flakes might give me a little more bang for my buck.


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Recipes For New Vegetarians?My daughter and I recently converted to vegetarianism. Does anyone have any good, easy main dish recipes?


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Vegetarian Alternative to Gelatin?Is there a vegetarian alternative to gelatin? Does anyone have recipes that use it?


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Savory Vegetarian GarbanzosI got this recipe from the Basque lady who was my landlady at my first apartment, back in 1963. She was a wonderful cook.


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Vegetable Pate Recipe?Recipe needed for vegetable pate. Years ago, such recipe was in The Virginian-Pilot newspaper (Tidewater, VA). It contained no meat, but was the color of liver pate and tasted exactly like it. Scrumptious! Have searched in vain. It was made in a blender (before the days of food processors), but a processor would work even better.


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Easy Vegetable BakeAdd broccoli, cauliflower and beans to rapidly boiling water in large saucepan. Cook 2 minutes or until vegetables are bright in color and still crisp. Do not overcook...


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Easy Cheesy Corn BakeTry this easy cheesy, corn casserole for dinner.


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Italian Veggie BakeThis recipe is a great way to use fresh veggies. Perfect for using your garden's vegetables too.


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Summer Vegetable SpaghettiThis lively vegetarian pasta dish contains no added fat or oil, is low in cholesterol, and is good hot or cold...


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Caribbean Pink BeansMake beans without lard or other fat.


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Vegetarian Spaghetti SauceIn a medium skillet, heat oil. Sauté onions, garlic, and zucchini in oil for 5 minutes on medium heat...


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Oatmeal PattiesThis recipe can be doubled if desired. This goes well at potlucks, no one ever guesses it's not meat!


cut meatloaf

Meatless "Meatloaf"We are slowly transitioning to a more vegetarian diet in our house. My mom found this recipe for vegetarian meatloaf. It has an amazing texture and tastes great!


Quinoa Burgers - Quinoa Burgers on a plate.

Quinoa BurgersQuinoa is a great source of protein and fiber. These quinoa burgers are a great alternative to meat. They taste great and are healthy for you.


served on plate with broccoli and pasta

Eggplant MeatballsMeatless, but my husband says it tastes like meat.


lettuce wrap with cheese

Spicy Quinoa Lettuce WrapsThese lettuce wraps are full of flavor and make a great lunch or snack.


Chickpeas, Olives and Bokchoy in pan

Chickpeas, Olives, and BokchoyA flavorful Moroccan inspired dish featuring chickpea, olives and bokchoy. Pairs nicely over rice or quinoa.


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Black Bean Stuffed Bell PeppersThese stuffed bell peppers are vegetarian and so easy to make!


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Broccoli Cheese QuinoaThis recipe is the perfect pairing of broccoli, cheese, and quinoa!


Kung Pao Chickpeas

Kung Pao ChickpeasThese kung pao chickpeas are a great vegetarian alternative to the classic chicken dish. Check out this video for the step by step recipe.


Cheesy Quinoa CasseroleThis quinoa is a perfect side dish and is quick to make.


Nut Loaf

Making Nut LoafThis is a video of making nut loaf, a vegetarian alternative to meatloaf.


Corn Spoon Bread

How to Make Corn Spoon BreadThis video shows you the steps to making corn spoon bread. This recipe is easy and delicious. A great dish to bring to a potluck.


Black Bean Stuffed Bell Peppers

Black Bean Stuffed Bell PeppersThese stuffed bell peppers are delicious, nutritious and simple to make. Check out this video and make some for dinner tonight!



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Veggie Burger Recipe?Do you have a recipe for a veggie burger?


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Vegetarian Slow Cooker Recipes?My son has recently become a vegetarian and we have a couple of busy nights where it would be nice to come home to a cooked meal. Does anyone have any favorite vegetarian recipes for the crockpot? Eggs and cheese are fine.


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Recipe for Seitan?Does anyone know how to make Seitan? It's a wheat gluten substitute that can taste and feel just like any meat for vegetarians. I had it at a Philly restaurant. Great.


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Easy Vegetarian Meals for Two People?I'm looking for vegetarian recipes for one or two people that are easy to prepare and to digest. Soups, salads, and smoothies would be ideal.


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Making Your Own Tofu?Someone asked about how to save money on tofu. It has been 30 years since I last made some, and I have lost the recipe. It was in a book that I no longer have, because I can't digest soy products anymore. I did an email search and found only complicated, exotic-sounding recipes. So I am going to tell you as much as I can remember. It isn't a big deal, but you will have to experiment to get the temperature right. Don't let my vagaries stop you. It only costs the price of a pound of the dry soybeans to try this out.


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Making Vegetarian Gravy?I am a vegetarian and now that Thanksgiving is coming along, I suddenly thought, "Wait a second, what should I do about gravy this year?" I haven't had gravy ever since I've become a vegetarian. I guess I just want some gravy that doesn't contain any animal products.


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