What's Your Favorite Vegetarian Dinner?

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  1. Carol Cook

    Carol Cook Active Member
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    Mine has to be stuffed artichokes... I know the traditional way is to stuff them with bread crumbs and garlic and onion and cheese.. but being on Weight Watchers I stuff mine with Couscous... I prepare the couscous using chicken broth, dried onion, garlic, lemon zest and lemon juice. Each artichoke gets stuffed with one cup of stuffing.. I drizzle a little olive oil over the top instead of using grated cheese.. and a big artichoke will be a whole meal... for 10 WW points.. I will usually serve another veggie along with it.. Tonight it's going to be fresh asparagus cooked very lightly in the broth with the artichokes..
     
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    Pinto beans and cornbread is always good.
     
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    Beans and cornbread is one of our favorite meals, too, @Sheldon Scott . Bobby likes ham, and there is always a hambone left over afterwards; so we make a pot of beans with the leftover ham.
    I like to add collards or kale into the beans while they are cooking.
    It is not vegetarian since it has the hambone in there to flavor it; but I would lke it just as well if it were made without the ham, personally.
    Soups are more of a winterime meal for us; and in the spring and summer, we are likely just have something as simple as watermelon for a meal, especially when it is really hot.
    Mostly, I have low-carb foods; but beans are one of the slow-digesting carbs and do not spike blood sugar, or cause hunger-cravings for me; so as long as i do not have those a lot, I am fine with it.
     
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    My neighbors were huge gardeners. In the summer they would have what they called "garden dinners"... which consisted of everything they were growing at the time.
     
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    How about this Veggie Train... :) My son-in-law's Mom brought this to our Easter dinner yesterday. A little funny tid bit about my son-in-law's Mom...she and I are both named Barbara Lynn! :)

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    Straight from the garden:

    Baked potato, purple hull peas, fried okra, corn on the cob, collards(or any greens), beets, asparagus, hot peppers, onions, radishes, carrots, cabbage. tomatoes.

    Any combination or some of all the above.
     
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    Ever eat left over corn bread crumbled into cold buttermilk? THAT is a really good supper.
     
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    I realized I've become way more of a vegetarian these days, although I do still eat some non-red meats. I didn't do it with the intention of being a vegie, just happened. So I have some faves now, that have no meat in them at all.

    The one I like, and is much less fancy than what the rest of you are describing, but it's a wrap. I love to cook black beans, jasmine rice (tried the brown jasmine, and really like it). I saute red onions, baby spinach, and whatever else is in the fridge, lol! Broccoli, oh, and love zucchini! Sometimes I will use a package of Tofu (comes baked already) instead of the rice. There is a Roasted Garlic one I love, or Sesame Ginger. I am learning to use seasonings/spices more, so I'll throw in grated garlic, ginger, a little, lite soy-sauce.

    I usually stuff the large, flour tortilla so full I have to super-glue to close it, just kidding;) I also add some hot salsa over the top, or sometimes I'll put it inside the wrap. I always heat the shell in the oven while I'm sauteing too:)

    I make a lot of stir-fries too, but the above is probably my fave vegie dinner.
     
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    Wow, to have my own garden! Sometimes it's exasperating to try and find, good vegetables at a grocery store. During the Spring and Summer though, there will be the Farmer's Market, yeehaw!!
     
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    I go straight for these at "get-togethers", and I try not to hoard the ranch-dressing;)
     
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    I love corn-bread, the real deal, you know;) I know I should try baking the real "real deal" but haven't tried, so far;)
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    recipe_135.jpg This is the real deal corn bread in Louisiana. :) And it's yummy!
     
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    The biggest secret to making a good corn pone is a cast iron skillet and self rising corn meal..
     
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    Yep.. the real deal for sure!! It's beautiful isn't it?
     
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    Yes indeed! :D
     
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    Sorry, but I just can't stand that jiffy mix. To me it doesn't even taste like cornbread.
     
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    Ok, no bashing what my mother used to feed us kids. I don't think I've actually "ever" used Jiffy Mix. I am happy for you that have your own gardens and are good cooks:) I fall short, and this is going to cause trouble, I see it coming, wait for it!! I've used Krusteaz, and I'm so ashamed:(
     
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    Jiffy mix is sweet... and tastes ok if you like sweet cornbread. IMO Cornbread is not supposed to be sweet.. real cornbread is supposed to be savory and eaten with black eyed peas, pintos.. or greens with pot liquor pored over it.. Maybe some diced sweet onion on top too.. YUM.....
     
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    Jiffy Mix is an insult to the palate of any true southerner.:D
     
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    Us folks is jus tryin to edjucate you Denise. My Aunt Jemima can solve all your cornbread problems. ust get a bag of her self rising cornmeal mix and follow directions. Warning: she does offer an option of adding a bit of sugar....Don't do it.
     
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    k sheldon, thanks fer bein so k'and. Ah do boil water real good, and momma al'ays tole me din't need no sugar cuz I 'as so sweet al'riddy;)
     
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    Well, I'm from the South too, jus South of Roseburg Oregone, and it wasn't no insult to me since I was hungry:D and I 'et what was put in front of me, or nuttin.
     
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    Gotta git a real good seasoned cast iron skillet.
     
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    My favorite vegetarian meal? Yeah, my wife mentioned a couple but what my wife does not know is that....I...Bobby Cole, am a devout vegetarian. Yes, I am a vegetarian,......at least......by proxy for the most part.

    Just about all of my most favorite dishes are comprised of those food stuffs that were at one time vegetarians. My beef, pork, and venison were all vegetarians which can't be said for the chickens or fish for they do slip once in a while and eat worms and bugs but they can be forgiven their trespasses and be called vegetarians too ....by proxy.

    Yup, life is great when you're a 100% certified and bonafide vegetarian (by proxy).
     
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    I love spanish rice and refined beans! I add some vegetables like onions and cabbage to our spanish rice dish. I add string cheese and cheddar cheese to my refined beans. We have a mixed fresh veggies of manoa lettuce, carrots, cucumbers and sometimes spinach. Sorry, but mine is from the package and can.
     
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