Which standard recipes, with meat as a key ingredient, have clear vegetarian analogs? Examples, to be clear: for every hamburger, there is a veggie burger (eggplant, cauliflower, etc). Chili con carne becomes chili sin carne. For meatloaf there is Neatloaf. What else should I be thinking of? "Buy fake meat" is not heading in the right direction; "google 'vegetarian [meaty food]'" is a realistic suggestion but which foods?
posted by whatzit
on Aug 22, 2014 -
I'm a vegetarian who is trying to lose weight. Unfortunately, I never bothered to gain cooking skills so I don't really know what normal dieters do to feed themselves during the week. Recipe suggestions, por favor? [more inside]
posted by cosmicbeast
on Aug 20, 2014 -
So I can actually cook, and pretty well. It's the rest of the logistics of getting food on the table (meal planning, figuring out how to make balanced meals, even grocery shopping) that I struggle with. I need help learning to feed myself better than the frozen foods aisle can! [more inside]
posted by Tamanna
on Jul 17, 2014 -
Cooking for a group of 12 foodies whilst on vacation, three of whom are strict vegetarians. The other 9 people have expressed the desire not to eat vegetarian food all week. So I'm looking for entree recipes that A: can have meat added on separately at the end, but are also satisfying sans meat B: are easy to make for a large group aka not very time-intensive/time-sensitive/complicated and C: are super-duper tasty. Unimaginative casseroles aren't going to cut it, here. Difficulty: no appliances available other than stove and a BBQ.
posted by egeanin
on Jun 4, 2014 -
15 of us are planning our annual weekend trip in a few weeks. I'm responsible for menu planning. We have a variety of different dietary restrictions, and I'm looking for ideas for great meals that can feed these people. [more inside]
posted by linettasky
on May 4, 2014 -
I've started eating vegetarian, but I've really been missing meat. Recently I ate mock duck at a chinese resturant and it was delicious. I looked up it's ingredients and found out it is made of wheat gluten. I looked up how to make wheat gluten at home and came across this article
. I tried using this to make wheat gluten, but the end result looks unappitizing. Without being too crude, it looks like excriment. I attempted a couple of times to shape the gluten to be more like that of a strip of chicken or similar meat, but the shape would't hold and no matter how I shaped it the gluten ended up lumpy and slightly tubular.
I assume there must be a way to form wheat gluten I make into a more appealing shape. How do I go about doing this?
posted by ArthurBarnhouse
on Mar 31, 2014 -
I love cooking, but it's been a while since I've cooked on a regular basis (besides throwing together ingredients for salads and pastas) and even longer since I put together a proper meal with courses. I'm a pretty decent cook (and I have a list of favorite blogs, like Smitten Kitchen and 101 Cookbooks) but nothing's clicking, and I want recipes that are complicated and fun and delicious for a change of pace! And so I turn to you, AskMetafilter: help me find awesome, vegetarian, delicious, adventurous dishes to usher in 2014. [more inside]
posted by jetlagaddict
on Dec 29, 2013 -
I need help finding some really easy, uncomplicated one-pot Thanksgiving recipes! I'll be hosting an orphan's potluck for 4-8 people at my place this year and I need to provide a couple dishes. Problem is, I'm a notoriously shitty cook which means I never cook which means I have a really understocked kitchen. And I'm kinda poor. [more inside]
posted by greta simone
on Nov 18, 2013 -
I have been tasked with cooking or baking something for the regular themed potluck at my husband's workplace tomorrow. The theme this time is (American) Southern cooking, but I don't cook or eat meat so this is a cuisine to which I have paid zero attention previously. What should I make that would come out nicely if done vegetarian? [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure
on Aug 31, 2013 -
I'm looking for some delicious, filling vegan, gluten-free breakfasts and lunches that are relatively low-starch and don't use too many fake meats. [more inside]
posted by lunasol
on Jul 6, 2013 -
Does anybody use whey protein powder to cook anything savory, especially any dinner dishes? I realize this is a longshot question, but web searches haven't turned up much of anything.
And again, I'm looking specifically for any successful recipes that use the whey protein powder, rather than fresh whey. Thank you, o hypothetical kitchen wizards!
posted by DeWalt_Russ
on Mar 29, 2013 -
I'm currently omnivorous, but have recently enjoyed some vegan meals. I'd like to learn to cook vegan, but have no idea how to build a vegan pantry. [more inside]
posted by magstheaxe
on Mar 5, 2013 -
I recently recieved as a gift this beautiful 3 quart Le Creuset saucier
. It's about 10 inches wide and 3 inches deep. It's enameled iron. It seems too fancy to use like any old pan. Are there specific dishes I can prepare only with this type of cooking tool? Vegetarian only please.
posted by Jason and Laszlo
on Feb 21, 2013 -
I'm well aware that this opinion is not shared by everyone, but I really like Jamie Oliver's style of cooking (and, I confess, presentation on tv): simple ingredients (but the best you can get), big flavours, lots of fresh herbs, very informal. The thing is, he's not that big on vegetarian recipes, and I'm making an effort to *not* eat meat 3 or 4 times a week, so could you recommend a vegetarian Jamie Oliver please?
Note: I googled this phrase and google came up with Simon Rimmer, but I was kind of underwhelmed.
posted by Skyanth
on Jan 16, 2013 -
I think my diet is affecting my mood. What should I cook to perk up my mood? [more inside]
posted by LSK
on Nov 25, 2012 -
My lunchtime staple is a bowl of black/kidney/pinto beans or lentils and brown/white rice, couscous, or quinoa with some type of vegetable mixed in. However, I get bored with the same sauces and seasonings (usually barbecue sauce, peanut sauce, salsa, or just plain with some onion and garlic) and am looking for new ideas. Must be vegetarian (dairy and eggs okay) and bonus points for *cheap* store bought sauces/dressings or homemade from ingredients I might already have in the pantry. I'm not a picky eater and am not concerned with fat/calories.
posted by sunshine37
on Nov 2, 2012 -
I drink nondairy milks (mostly almond, some soy) and eat tofu. When I have made these things in the past, I have enjoyed the results but ended up with a lot of dirty dishes. A friend recommended the Soyajoy G3
, which is a countertop electric appliance that heats and grinds the nuts/beans (previously
in 2005, about an earlier model). Does anyone have experience with electric soy/nut-milk makers?
posted by catlet
on Oct 7, 2012 -
Elegant, healthy, protein-filled vegetarian recipes for the complete novice. I am cooking challenged! [more inside]
posted by 3491again
on Aug 13, 2012 -
RecipeFilter: Sometimes I'd like to prepare a nice meal for one or two friends (usually meat-eaters) and myself (pescetarian). I need a couple recipes to keep on hand that will satisfy everybody. [more inside]
posted by ista
on May 29, 2012 -
I'll be spending Passover on my own somewhere with next-to-no Jews. I have no access to Kosher meat and a very limited supply of Matzo (no meal/farfel, etc.) and any packaged goods. Where are all the awesome, easy, vegetarian Passover recipes? [more inside]
posted by csjc
on Apr 4, 2012 -
Passover meal all planned for my family, I am making brisket, matzoh ball soup and gefilte fish. Only problem is I want to include two dear friends who are vegetarian and one of them is stictly no dairy! Since I will be so busy cooking everything else, I want to find a FAST EASY entree recipe I can make for them-- no meat, dairy or flour--would love a make ahead casserole like matzoh lasagna, but everything good seems to have cheese! If you have a recipe that fits the bill, PLEASE share!
posted by Lylo
on Mar 24, 2012 -
Question for vegetarians: what are your favorite recipes/meals to cook for meat eaters? [more inside]
posted by cairdeas
on Feb 24, 2012 -
Seeking yummy vegetarian entrees that don't need to be eaten immediately after cooking. [more inside]
posted by feets
on Feb 6, 2012 -
What is the best time and temperature for baked tofu? Every recipe I read seems to differ wildly on those factors. I've made some that has worked, and some that hasn't. The one time I got it just right I forgot to make a note of which recipe I used.
I like it crispy on the outside but still a bit soft inside. Thoughts?
posted by furiousxgeorge
on Dec 26, 2011 -
What are the essential spices to have around for cooking modern, eclectic/internationalized vegetarian food? [more inside]
posted by threeants
on Nov 29, 2011 -
I made pumpkin puree last Wednesday with the hopes of turning it into a pie. Alas, my sister brought the pie so I still have the puree in my fridge. I want to use it up - any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Elly Vortex
on Nov 29, 2011 -
I want to ship a holiday food package to my broke, vegetarian, home-cook friend. I need specific recommendations from cooking vegetarians and people on extreme budgets as to what items would be most appreciated. [more inside]
posted by xo
on Nov 13, 2011 -
My friend is becoming a U.S. citizen! Help me find a VEGETARIAN cookbook to give her that reflects U.S. foodways. (Besides Moosewood, which she already owns.)
posted by thinkingwoman
on Oct 21, 2011 -
After seven years of vegetarianism, I'm opening up myself to eating meat every once in a while. I can tell you how to work with lentils, press tofu, and caramelize anything until the cows come home, I don't even know how to pick out a good cut of meat, much less what to do with it!
Beyond recipes, I'm looking for suggested reading, tips, etc on selecting cuts of meat, working with meat for flavoring (when and how you use different fats, etc), and other pointers. Assume I know most cooking techniques that would apply to non-meat ingredients, but any meat-specific techinques would be great! [more inside]
posted by silverspeak
on Oct 5, 2011 -
What are your favorite recipes from Yamuna Devi's Lord Krishna's Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking? [more inside]
posted by 6and12
on Sep 21, 2011 -
Any recommendations for very easy low-carb ovo-lacto vegetarian snacks or meals other than egg dishes or tofu stir fries?
posted by shivohum
on Sep 6, 2011 -
[cooking filter] Simple but awesome vegetarian (or pescatarian) recipes using a Le Creuset french oven? [more inside]
posted by perkinite
on Aug 18, 2011 -
Give me your best vegetarian appetizer/hors d'oeuvres recipe using baby asparagus! The catch: it should go well with sour beers. [more inside]
posted by booknerd
on Apr 14, 2011 -
Please point me and my boyfriend to your best resources for vegan/vegetarian cooking instruction for absolute beginners. [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco
on Sep 14, 2010 -
What are your favorite vegetarian recipes that make use of textured vegetable protein (TVP)?
posted by furiousxgeorge
on Sep 10, 2010 -
I'm looking for a dish native to New Zealand that's suitable for taking into work and sharing with colleagues, some of whom are vegetarian and vegan. Something that isn't very British (the office is in the UK, so that would make it less interesting) but not necessarily Māori. [more inside]
posted by BinaryApe
on Jun 12, 2010 -
My mom is going vegetarian. My father is a meat & potato kinda guy. Help me come up with plans and strategies that will won't make either one miserable. [more inside]
posted by julen
on Apr 29, 2010 -
A friend just shared her recipe for "Friday Chili," which requires 5-10 minutes per day, starting Monday, to yield a steaming pot of chili for dinner Friday night. I love this idea. Can anyone else share incremental recipes that spread out the effort of preparing a meal over several days? Bonus points if they're vegetarian friendly. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Jan 19, 2010 -