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A Few Vegetarian Recipes

Updated on January 30, 2010

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2 favourites- Bob Ewing photo

vegetarian chili

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sliced tofu, Bob Ewing photo
sliced tofu, Bob Ewing photo

vegetarian recipes

 

You can move to a vegetarian diet much simpler than you may think. If you do not want to make the move all at once then do so gradually. 

Start with on meal a day, which one is up to you. 

Breakfast: 

 

This may be the easiest. A dry cereal, such as Cheerios or Shredded wheat, with a bit of honey (optional), some seasonal berries (blueberries, raspberries Strawberries) or a handful of raisins pour on some rice or soy milk add a slice of organic whole wheat or seven grain bread and a smear of peanut butter and you are set. 

A smoothie is another great and easy to make vegetarian breakfast choice 

Breakfast Smoothie; 

Ingredients

1 cup soy or rice milk, use skim milk if you prefer

4 ice cubes

1 tsp wheat germ

1 banana I freeze bananas just for smoothies.

¼ cup seasonal fruit (I usually use berries but any fruit will do)

1 tsp organic cocoa powder (optional)

A dash cinnamon

 

Preparation: 

Put ingredient in blender and blend until smooth. 

Pour in large glass and enjoy. 

Lunch: 

Never underestimate the possibility of the sandwich. The right bread choice when combined with fresh ingredients can make a complete meal that is great to take to work or school. 

If you have a thermos you can take a soup or stew for lunch. Once you know how to make a simple vegetarian stock it all begins to fall into place from there. 

Vegetarian Soup Stock: 

Ingredients:

4 celery stocks, sliced

1 medium cooking onion slice

6 cups of water

Dash of sea salt.

Preparation;

Add water to soup pot

Add vegetables and sea salt

Bring to a boil, let cook for one hour

Drain in colander

To turn this into soup put the stock into a soup pot and add diced carrots and a handful of rice and you are set. 

If you have a slow cooker, the possibilities grow. They are worth the few bucks because they can save you time and money as well as providing you and yoru family with some great vegetarian dishes.

 

Supper: 

The stir fry is another cooking style that was meant for vegetarians. Simple dice or slice the vegetables of your choice toss them into a hot wok and within minutes you have a dish that can served with rice or noodles. 

Tofu Stir Fry:

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Equipment:

Steamer

Fry pan or wok

Sharp knife

Ingredients:

1 block 225 g, firm tofu, diagonally sliced

2 small carrots diced

1 medium onion diced

1 cup broccoli sliced.

Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Butter ( 1 tsp).

Preparation:

Add butter to fry pan or wok

Let melt

Add tofu

Put sliced broccoli into steamer on high.

After tofu begins to brown, flip.

Add carrots and onions

Cook 4 minutes.

Broccoli is ready when tender

Salt and pepper taste. 

There is nothing tricky to vegetarian cooking and the variety of recipes and foods that are available will delight you, so go ahead enjoy. Start small and grow as you learn.

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    Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick

    You are welcome and thanks for stopping by.

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    Clara Ghomes 8 years ago

    Nice Recipes. Thanks for sharing:)

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    Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick

    That is certainly motivation. Thanks for stopping by.

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    St.James 8 years ago from Lurking Around Florida

    I will definately try these out...I'm slowly making the conversion, since I'm dating a vegan.

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    Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick

    That is good news Mike, improvising is what make cooking fun.

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    Mike Kage 8 years ago from New Hampshire, New England, USA, North America

    Bob, I put together the chili in the video, with a few minor adjustments using what I had on hand. I added a 16 Bean soup thing, etc. It was outstanding! Even my carnivore son was pleased! Thanks for the Hub.

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    Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick

    You are welcome and thanks for visiting.

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    solacemoon 8 years ago from Illinois

    Thanks for all the info !

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    Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick

    Thanks Katherine and that reminds me I need a new steamer.

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    Katherine Baldwin 8 years ago from South Carolina

    Hi Bob, you left out steaming vegetables! Now you can add to your hub. A long time Southern vegetarian meal consists of fried okra, fresh creamed corn, sliced tomatoes and green beans. This one goes back generations in my family. Your recipes look great and I'll give them a try.

    Katherine

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    Mike Kage 8 years ago from New Hampshire, New England, USA, North America

    Thanks for the clarification, Bob.

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    Bob Ewing 8 years ago from New Brunswick

    Thanks Mike, my name is in the photos because I take them. I think being able to use your own photos improves the hub but it is not necessary. You do need permsission to use anyone else's work though.

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    Mike Kage 8 years ago from New Hampshire, New England, USA, North America

    A good Hub, Bob. My daughter is what I call "loacto-ovo' vegetarian, and this information has helped me think of new ways to prepare something she'd eat. I'll make the chili this week.

    Also, I noticed your name on the photos. Is this a 'best practice' for hubbing, or just your way of doing things?