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]
I bought 2 pounds (the smallest size I could find) of plain whole milk yogurt, not realizing that there was an almost-empty container in the fridge. So now I have all this yogurt with a best-by date of August 5. What are your favorite ways to use it? I'm especially interested in vegetarian main dishes (bonus points for using CSA-type veggies), but would also like ways to pair it with chicken or fish.
Due to being really busy at work, being sad about something in my personal life, and having just moved and not yet finished unpacking or making space for myself in the shared kitchen, I'm having a problem with food/having no appetite, and I can't (don't want to) cook much at the moment. Basically eating has become a giant chore and nothing seems good. To help get through the next week or couple of weeks, I would like your suggestions for the best tasting vegetarian convenience foods and super easy recipes that you know of. [more inside]
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]
It's cold and dark in the UK winter and I wish to feast on warming, comforting savoury pies. Can you share your favourite vegetarian recipes please? Fussy eating details below. [more inside]
I always have trouble finding good things to eat for breakfast, but I suddenly remembered tofu scramble! Lots of protein, not sweet, can be made ahead, and capable of many variations. Perfect.
So please tell me, what's your favorite version? [more inside]
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]
How do I cook the best turkey (and) and fixings meal for just myself (for a whole weekend)? I'm basically going to put on some Abba, and eat like crazy this weekend. So tell me how I can make the best Thanksgiving turkey and sides! Oh, this is anonymous because I am a vegetarian for moral reasons. Also, I prefer to limit it to just one type of animal, so no bacon wrapped shrimp. Probably no bacon wrapped shrimp. Recipes of good sides preferably not using just turkey.
What recipes do you have for the leftover pulp from a juicer? [more inside]
Who do you follow on Twitter to find new vegan and vegetarian recipes? [more inside]
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!
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.
So, I'm planning to start eating meat again after 25 years as a vegetarian. I visited the farm
, bought the meat and brought it home. Now what? [more inside]
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.
I commute by bike, and ever since my commute tripled in distance, I've been coming home tired and hungry and and wanting to EAT ALL THE PROTEIN. Can you recommend some tasty, high protein vegetarian or pescetarian meals which I can either prepare in advance or throw together in the 20 or so minutes before severe post-workout hungry-crankiness sets in? [more inside]
Give me your recipes containing lime! Or lemon or tamarind! Certain restrictions may apply. [more inside]
Elegant, healthy, protein-filled vegetarian recipes for the complete novice. I am cooking challenged! [more inside]
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]
How can I save my spongy seitan? [more inside]
Vegan sushi (maki) ideas wanted. Tips for my first attempt at this are also welcome. [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for freezer-friendly recipes with lots of vegetables and less grains/carbs. [more inside]
We're having a Halloween party, and I'd like your suggestion for scary side dishes
- with some specific issues to address inside. [more inside]
One of my coworkers lost his spouse this week, 24 hours after she gave birth to their baby. At work we created a sign up sheet for us each to bring food to him over the coming weeks/months. Today I found out that he's both lactose intolerant and vegetarian. Please give me your best recipes (for 4-6 servings and up) that fit this criteria. [more inside]
VegetarianDietFilter: Please help me stock my fridge with pre-cooked and/or raw meals and meal components for a vegetarian trying to kick processed/junk foods ... and who doesn't like tofu, seitan, or hummus. [more inside]
Help my sanity - share your grainless vegetarian recipes! I can't tolerate any grains, rice, oat, barley, wheat, corn, quinoa, etc. This means that traditional "gluten free" replacements are out of the question. I'm starting to hit the wall in terms of being able to deal with it, and I need some variety in my diet! Right now, I'm avoiding eating because it's so disheartening, and I want the joy back in meal times. A sample of what I eat currently under the fold. [more inside]
We received six jalapeño peppers in the CSA share this week. What should we do with them? Caveats: vegetarian and gluten-free. Dairy's fine. [more inside]
What are your favorite vegetarian recipes that make use of textured vegetable protein (TVP)?
Help me with some cheap, high protein, vegetarian recipes that can be eaten cold while I'm cramming for exams and don't have time to go home for dinner... [more inside]
Going to be vegetarian by necessity soon. Teach me cheap and amazing recipes! [more inside]
I am cutting down on pork, carbs and red meat. I would like my new diet to lean towards vegetarian meals.
I can't handle spicy food and it seems like most of the recipes I keep finding are spicy and/or have curry. I also do not eat fish/seafood. [more inside]
Vegetarian recipe filter: I have 17 oz of dried porcini mushroom pieces in my freezer. All I can think of to do with them is soup and risotto. I'd love some more ideas or recipes. [more inside]
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]
I'm looking for vegan-friendly cooking recipes that includes marijuana. [more inside]
Vegetarian pu-pu platter suggestions? [more inside]
What do I do with dried black eyed peas? [more inside]
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]
Give me your best vegetarian pressure cooker recipes. [more inside]
VegetarianFilter: Give me your best veg taco recipes and tips! [more inside]
My family isn't doing presents this year. Instead, each of us will cook a spectacular feast for the others during the upcoming holiday break. I want to cook a Japanese feast!! Difficulty: must be vegetarian. [more inside]
Give me your favourite vegetarian cookbook that has illustrations of simple but delicious meals, and offers the nutritional information for each meal. [more inside]
How actively do vegetarians avoid eating gelatin? [more inside]
Mostly vegetarian diet with some meat, lots of fruits and vegetables, few carbs, no dairy. Is there a name for this type of eating, and where can I get recipes? [more inside]
What should we cook for dinner tomorrow? We're vegetarians, bored of curry, chilli and pasta with sauce. [more inside]
Overlap between Mark Bittman's cookbooks? [more inside]
What are some good recipes that me (vegetarian) and s.o. (lactose-intolerant) can enjoy? [more inside]
Is there a vegetarian equivalent to Bon Appétit or Gourmet Magazine? [more inside]
I need the recipe for Whole Foods' miso onion soup. Like... now. [more inside]
Has anyone got any good vegetarian recipes for winter? I'm not a vegetarian, but I'm teaching myself to cook more meat-free meals for environmental reasons. I did ok during summer, but now that the weather's turned cold, I'm finding it harder. Tell me your favourites! [more inside]
What [vegetarian or fishy] foods can I grill? [more inside]
As a multi-decade ova-lacto-pesca-vegetarian, I am bored to tears with my diet. Help me revitalize my meal planning/diet. Meat is still not an option. [more inside]