Vegetarian Recipes For Men (and women) Part 3

As men, we tend to crave hearty food, the meat and potatoes kind of food momma used to make. But what happens when for one reason or another, we decide to become or have to become a vegetarian? How are we going to get that kind of stick to your ribs feeling we got from a juicy steak or a plate of fried chicken? Well, by making the foods we usually enjoy with only one or two vegetarian substitutions that’s how. Substituting soy for meat doesn’t sound very hearty but once you put it in my delicious recipes, you will almost not even notice. I say almost because no soy product perfectly matches real meat but some sure come close and taste great. So try my recipes. Once you find the ones you like most, you’ll have some satisfying dishes that will make you wonder why you ever ate meat in the first place.


Stuffed Potatoes- Pizza Style Baby

1 12oz package of Morning Star Farms Crumbles or your favorite soy product

6 large baking potatoes

½ tsp oregano

½ tsp basil

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1/4 tsp pepper

½ tsp salt

3 tbsp ketchup

2 tbsp soybean oil

2 large tomatoes, chopped

1 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped green pepper

3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Scrub potatoes and pierce with fork. Microwave at high for 10 minutes. Wrap in foil and let stand 10 minutes. Thaw Crumbles, set aside. Saute onions and peppers in soybean oil, add Crumbles with the basil, oregano, pepper and salt- simmer several minutes. In a 2 quart casserole dish mix tomatoes and ketchup, then add the Crumble mixture. Microwave for 4 minutes. Remove potatoes from foil and slice each lengthwise, down the middle. Place on a plate, lift and flake center of potatoes with a fork and spoon Crumble mixture over the potatoes. Top with mozzarella cheese. Heat in microwave for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is slightly melted. Makes 6 servings.

Two hippies are talking inside a Whole Foods Mart when one said, "The last time I did acid, I dreamed I was rolling around naked in an orange orchard."

The other guy asked, "Oh really? What kind of acid was that?"

The first man replied, "Citric."

Mach 1 Veggie Loaf

1 12oz package of Morning Star Farms Crumbles or your favorite soy product

2 tbsp sesame oil

1 medium sized onion, finely chopped

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

1 20oz can chick peas (drained and puree)

1 celery stalk, finely chopped

1 large red bell pepper, finely chopped

½ cup grated carrots

½ cup grated zucchini

1 tsp sage

1 tsp basil

½ tsp thyme

½ tsp oregano

1 tbsp chopped parsley

Egg replacer for 2 eggs (optional)

Dash of soy sauce

½ tsp black pepper

Thaw Crumbles, set aside. Heat oil in skillet and saute the onion and garlic until tender, add Crumbles and simmer for 5 minutes. In a large bowl combine all ingredients. Pack into an oiled 81/2 by 41/2 by 21/2 loaf pan and bake in an oven at 350 degrees for 50 to 60 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes and unmold onto a serving platter. Makes 4-6 servings.

A homeless looking man is sitting in an ally next to the dumpster behind a well known steakhouse when a young lady walks by and notices him eating something. Curious, she asks, "What are you eating?"

"A steak! That dumb restaurant just threw this perfectly good steak in the trash. Mmmm," he mumbles enjoying his find.

Disgusted the young lady says to the man, "Oh, you shouldn’t eat that, it could be spoiled and will make you sick or worse."

The man thinks about what she said then takes another bite. Through a mouth full of flesh he says, "Honey I’ll take my chances. My stock just tanked, I lost my 401K, and I was fired from my job. The way I see it, I’ve got nothing else to lose."

Sexy Chick Peas on Top

1 12oz package of Morning Star Farms Crumbles or your favorite soy product

1 15.5oz can of chick peas, drained

1 14.5oz can of Italian tomatoes

1 large onion, coarsely chopped

1 garlic clove, finely chopped

1 green pepper, coarsely chopped

1 tbsp Italian seasoning or any combination of oregano and basil

1 tsp black pepper

2 tbsp olive oil

Any amount and variety of pasta.

Thaw Crumbles, set aside. Saute garlic, onions, and green pepper in olive oil until onion is transparent and pepper is soft. Add Italian seasoning, black pepper, and tomatoes and simmer for 2 minutes. Add crumbles and simmer for 2 minutes. Add drained chick peas and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve over pasta of your choice. Makes 4-6 servings.

Meat eaters are weapons of mass destruction.


DISCLAIMER: Ladies, please do not take offense to any of the food names, jokes, or anything else in this article. These are merely recipes to encourage more men to become vegetarians and perhaps lose that beer belly. Now what women doesn’t want that?

 

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