Vegetarian Recipes For Men (and women) Part 4

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.


Hearty Potato Mushroom Casserole

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

1 tbsp canola oil

1 10.5oz can cream of mushroom soup

10.5oz of water (mushroom can full)

4-6 Russet potatoes

1 medium size onion, coarsely chopped

1 garlic clove, coarsely chopped

1 celery stalk, coarsely chopped

1 large carrot, coarsely chopped

1 tsp black pepper

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut up potatoes (skin on if preferred) in to 1- 11/2 inch cubes. Combine all ingredients in casserole pan making sure all ingredients are thoroughly mixed and covered in soup and water. Bake covered in oven at 350 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until potatoes are cooked and liquid has thickened. Makes 4-6 servings.

Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and the next thing you know all the fish are all extinct.

Hombre Soyrizo Breakfast Burritos

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

10 flour tortillas

6 eggs with or without yolks or egg replacer

1 package of taco seasoning

1 medium onion, coarsely chopped

1 jalapeno pepper, coarsely chopped

1 clove garlic, coarsely chopped

2 tbsp canola oil

Cheddar cheese to taste

Salsa to taste

Thaw Crumbles, set aside. Saute onion, jalapeno pepper, and garlic in canola oil until onion is transparent. Add eggs and scramble with onion mixture until eggs are cooked. Add taco seasoning and Crumbles and cook until everything is thoroughly heated and mixed. Spoon egg and Crumble mixture on to tortilla, top with cheese and salsa is desired. Fold in to burrito. Makes 6-10 servings.

During a free speech rally, a stampede of happy peaches rolls through the crowd. Shocked, one man asks another man chanting alongside him, "What’s going on with all these peaches?"

Puzzled he looks around, thinks about the situation and then exclaims, "I’m not sure but I think they thought we were chanting ‘Free peach, free peach!"

Protein Powerhouse And Rice

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

2 cups of cooked brown rice

6 eggs with or without yolks or egg replacer

1 medium onion, coarsely chopped

1 garlic clove, coarsely chopped

1 large carrot, coarsely chopped

1 green pepper, coarsely chopped

2 tbsp canola oil

2 tbsp soy sauce

Thaw Crumbles, set aside. Cook rice, set aside. Saute onion, garlic, pepper, and carrot in canola oil until onion is transparent. Add eggs and scramble until eggs are cooked. Add Crumbles and brown rice and stir together with soy sauce. Heat thoroughly. Makes 4-6 servings.

A boy is sitting in school one day and he looks very sad. His teacher asks, "What’s wrong?"

He looks in to her eyes and sighs, "I have a dysfunctional family."

The teacher replies, "Why do you say that? Are they hurting you, doing drugs, fighting all the time?"

The boy cries, "No, they eat meat!"

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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