What's Your Favorite Vegetarian Dinner?

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  1. Denise Happyfeet

    Denise Happyfeet Very Well-Known Member
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    yes, I do. I've used one most of my adult life, and I agree they are the best. Neve
    Hi Krissttina, I'm always glad to see you post:) I would be very interested in your recipe;) I love rice, but I have never had Spanish Rice.

    I thought of you today when my gal-friend that lives on Kauii sent some pics of her orchids etc., on Facebook:)

    This recipe of yours sounds yummy, and I would just "wrap" it in one of my flour tortillas. I'll have to look up Manoa lettuce, don't know what that is, yet;) And did you mean refried beans? I know what those are for sure;) hugs, denise
     
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    from http://andreasjanitzki.de/assets/manoa-lettuce.
    In supermarkets locally we buy them for 3.29 to 4.99 depending when they are in season and if we've been getting enough rain. This is a very delicate lettuce that melts in your mouth. Lighter in flavor than your butter lettuce almost looks like butter lettuce too.
     
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    Oh wow, that looks yummy!! I've learned the greener the better;) We must get it over here on the mainland. I'll have to check. Also, I remember having Pineapple when I was in Hawaii. I DO remember because it was beyond anything I'd tasted on the mainland, soooooo delicious!! I guess I should be cooking some supper soon;) This is making me very hungry, LOL!!
     
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    I remember that sometimes in the summer, my mother would serve corn on the cob.. That was it.. just corn.. I thought it was a marvelous treat... but thinking back, we didn't have a lot of money and corn was cheap... Still.. It was a great meal.
     
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    I love corn-on-the-cob, nothing better, than the real deal;) I like to cook it in foil, w/butter and some seasonings over a campfire (pit) when I go to camp:) They say corn is the enemy because it doesn't digest well, WELL, I don't care, it tastes so good;)
     
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    What a wonderful memory your post brought back for me, @Carol Cook ! In the summertime, my mom would buy corn in the whole gunnysack full size. I think it only cost her a few dollars for that huge bag of corn.
    We would slice fresh tomatoes, and boil the corn, and that was what we ate for dinner. It was an AWESOME meal, and one of my favorites in the summer.
    There was a farmer family who were friends with our family, and that is where we bought the corn. They would pick it fresh when we were driving out to their farm to pick it up; so it was always much fresher and better flavored than the corn you buy at the grocery store is.
    When the peaches were ripe, mom would get those at the fruit stand, and sometimes we had the fresh corn, and then fresh sliced peaches for dessert.
     
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    Guess I was privileged we had steak and ribs and meat every night, my father didn't think it was a meal if meat wasn't involved. He lived to be 93.

    Fridays we had fish, even though we didn't go to church on most Sundays we still observed the fish on Friday rule, lol.

    I really never knew what it was like to be poor, I'm not bragging because by monetary standards I'm probably poor now but I enjoy reading the stories of how some of you struggled but were happy. :)
     
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    I don't know that they still do it, but one night every fall, in Marinette, Wisconsin, most of the downtown businesses and organizations would have grilled corn on the cob, prepared on outdoor barbecues, for free. Nothing else. That is the only times that I have ever had grilled corn but it sure was good.
     
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    Grilled corn is the BEST, Ken. I love it the Mexican way.

    I also prefer white corn to yellow but for grilling, yellow is best.
     
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    My dad farmed. Sometimes he grew sweet corn, but more often he grew a white corn that we referred to as "cow corn" because it was usually used as animal feed. I don't know what variety of corn it actually was. We also ate some of that corn while we were growing it, and I think I was the only one in the family that preferred the cow corn to the sweet corn.
     
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    When my daughter was working a summer job to have extra money for college she worked for a company that tested safe pesticides and they grew corn and she would bring some home and you didn't even have to cook it that's how fresh and good it was.

    They also had a few animals there, and she would feed a baby lamb a bottle and wanted to bring it home.

    She also bought home a litter of kittens once and they all had bad diarrhea and my husband said if we don't get rid of those kittens by the next day, he would.

    So, we finally found a no kill shelter that took them all...there were 5 I think.

    One place we went to was a shelter run by a woman and it was a nightmare. It was a house and it was full of cats
    And stunk. I bent over to pet one kittie and before I knew it one had jumped on my back, scared the heck out of me, also kind of hurt me with the claws...I was a little worried and hoped her cats were all ok.
     
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    Yes mam, we were poor. I remember having lawn stew for supper a few times. It was pretty good too but it was really good when we could find the sweet tooth grass and add to it. Dad especially liked it when he could put those funny looking spiky leaves in it from the field next door to us.
    Seems like we got just as tired after that as when we had the turkey that mama shot one year and spent 30 days in jail for. It looked like a spotted owl to me but she told the police she thought it was a turkey. Yep, some great meals then!

    Why, we were so poor that instead of real toys we'd make some up and play a game with it. Like: toe ketch.
    1 or more could play but for the solitaire version I'd sit in a chair with my bare feet on the floor and wait for my big toe to move and then try to ketch it.
     
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    Poor Bobby! :( The horror!

    I wasn't referring to you, but I would never say being poor meant you couldn't spell.

    I was talking about Denise and Carol's childhood.
     
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    Only playing Chrissy, only playing. Actually though, we didn't have very much but we always ate extremely well.
    Up yonder in a couple of posts, corn was mentioned and I adopted "fried corn on the cob" from a country Cajun recipe I had in our restaurant. Deep fried corn on the cob, a little season salt, garlic, celery seed and cayenne.
    I have also introduced it to the Westin hotel chain and the Hyatt. Folks just can't get enough of it when they try it!
     
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    I'm sure ....I've never had it fried but have had it with various spices. There's really a lot you can do with corn besides butter and salt.


    Maybe not lawn stew but dandelion salad was popular a few years ago. I did have a neighbor in Cary, Illinois who made dandelion wine. It was pretty good.
     
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    I actually don't go for vegetarianism because I relish the taste of meat and fish. But there is a time when we observe "no-meat-week" for religious purposes. The Lenten season culminates in the Holy Week where Good Friday is inside it. That's the time that I enjoy eating vegetables only. And my favorite is broccoli and cauliflower, fried together in either margarine of butter. We eat that with rice but sometimes I eat the vegetables only when we have bought quite a lot. However, I can only eat that food in one day (lunch and dinner) but no more on the next day for my stomach wouldn't take it anymore.
     
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    Vеgеtаblе Hаkkа nооdlеs аrе аlsо mоrе соmmоnly knоwn аs Vеgеtаblе сhоw Mеin. This is а pоpulаr Indо-сhinеsе dish. Vеgеtаblе hаkkа nооdlеs соnsists оf stir fry nооdlеs with а vаriеty оf vеgеtаblеs оf yоur сhоiсе. This is а quiсk аnd еаsy rесipе tо mаkе. Hаkkа nооdlеs is а dеliсiоus аnd flаvоrful dish аnd vеry pоpulаr with strееt vеndоrs. This аlsо mаkеs а grеаt hоmеly dinnеr mеаl.
     
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    I know of no such thing.:confused:
     
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    I adore a good veggie lasagna. ALso, frittattas and omlettes made with all vegetables are good. Probably my favorite veggie meal is an Indian meal called Shahi Paneer. It is kind of a pureed spinach with cubes of cheese I think in it. Actually, not totally sure what the cubes are, lol. Anyway, it is good! I like a lot of veggie meals mac and cheese, beans and rice, There are lots of them honestly. I don't have a problem with veg cuisine, although I can not do a full conversion, I have tried...and I like meat!
     
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    I just love Chinese vegetable egg rolls, Chinese vegetable Chow Mein, with a little soy sauce. Vegetable soup heated and put over mash potatoes or rice. Rice and pasta are favorites of mine. I can boil some pasta, drain it and put a little mayo, salt, pepper and a can of drained peas over it, Be a happy camper. Take any fresh vegetables, dipped in Tempura batter, deep fried for snacks. Of all things my fond memories of my cousins in Mobile, Alabama. My aunt would make mush at night, with a towel over it on a platter. The next morning she would slice off mush and pan fry it. I liked mine with a little Black Strap Molasses. You can buy mush in a roll, that can be sliced and pan fried. It's alright but of course doesn't have the memories.:)
     
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    It sure is a beauty, with honey along with red beans and killer rice. Another thing I miss from my southern visits are, Boiled Peanuts. Oh there is just to much I hold near and dear to my heart.:)
     
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