You guys. It's so hot. I have guests coming and I don't want to be baking vegetable gratins or stirring risotto or God forbid melting cheese onto anything. Help me think of hot weather vegetarian dishes that have plenty of protein and work for company, ok? Stuff that is served cold and ideally doesn't take much (or ideally any) heat to prepare. I've already thought of: gazpacho; deviled eggs; watermelon-feta salad; pitas with hummus and Israeli salad. Maybe that's my menu right there. But there must be more options. Tell me what you would make. Thanks!
posted by fingersandtoes
on Sep 11, 2013 -
I'm looking for a nice restaurant that will suit a vegetarian and someone who really, really wants good seafood in Newport, RI. (+ a few other questions!) [more inside]
posted by good day merlock
on Sep 11, 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 a vegetarian with several severe food allergies and I'd like to hear your suggestions for restaurants in Toronto. [more inside]
posted by kate blank
on Aug 26, 2013 -
I'm making pide for dinner tonight. I am sick of my regular fillings - what do you put in your pide? I am especially looking for vegetarian fillings. Thanks!
posted by smoke
on Aug 25, 2013 -
Call me a cheater vegetarian. I love vegetables and grains, and I love the juice and rendered fat from meat. The meat flesh, eh, I can live without. Most of the meat flesh I cook I feed to my cats and crows. Got recipes? Got tips for extraction of meat flavors knowing that the meat may be discarded?
posted by maggieb
on Aug 17, 2013 -
My sister just had a baby two weeks ago and is breastfeeding, and I'm taking over cooking dinner for her, her husband, and me while I'm visiting. I'm looking for quick-ish, iron-rich vegan meals I can make for them that I can also make extra of to freeze for when I'm not around. Also taking suggestions for brands and types of pre-cooked meat that are healthy, good, and commonly available. [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs
on Aug 7, 2013 -
A friend of mine is going to move to Sweden next month. I would like to give him a book with vegan/vegetarian Swedish (or Scandinavian) recipes. The book can be in English, German or Swedish.
PS. In relation to this question what is the best place to buy Swedish books. It seems like there is nothing like Amazon over there.
posted by jfricke
on Jul 30, 2013 -
I take flights long enough to include meals six or eight times a year, and most of the time my request for a vegetarian meal doesn't come through. Anyone else experience this? Or have any tips for avoiding it? [more inside]
posted by Levi Stahl
on Jul 24, 2013 -
Where's the best place to have a (vegetarian/vegan - friendly) brunch before an early afternoon Twins game?
posted by platitudipus
on Jul 13, 2013 -
I think I may be the most difficult shoe-buyer ever. I want them to be 1) vegetarian (no leather) and 2) actually supportive and good for my knees and feet or able to hold supportive orthotics such that they become that way. This generally gets me a small selection of flat boots, oxfords, and sneakers, with the odd casual/sporty mary-jane thrown in.
I'd like to have more than just boots to go with dresses/skirts (particularly for the summer or for really dressy dresses), but I thought it was an impossibility and had moved on with my life. But lo, I just
discovered the brand Orthaheel
, and they have cute flat vegetarian orthotic sandals! Why oh why did the world hide this brand from me until now?! Do you know of other brands or specific shoes that will expand my shoe cuteness? [more inside]
posted by vegartanipla
on Jul 7, 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 -
My dad and cousin are visiting tomorrow— what's a good vegetarian-friendly restaurant in Brooklyn or Manhattan where we could get a table for three around 7pm today on short notice? It should be pretty nice and quiet. Dirt Candy would be perfect, but it looks like we're too late to get a table for tonight.
posted by yaymukund
on Jun 10, 2013 -
One of us can't eat gluten or nightshades (peppers, tomatoes.) One of us is a vegetarian and doesn't eat seafood, and one will eat meat but not seafood. None of us care about cocktails or wine lists. What are some reasonably-priced (aim for under $40/person, will consider more), no-reservations, sit-down, casual/smart casual restaurants that we all might enjoy? Bonus points for a menu also excluding peanuts/peanut oil, extra super bonus points for Richmond/Sunset area.
posted by blnkfrnk
on Jun 4, 2013 -
I'm a (nominal) vegetarian for environmental reasons. But I do like the taste of meat. Somewhat of a practical compromise is that I allow myself to eat pest species, or animals that are culled then sold for good reasons.
So I wouldn't mind eating some Kangaroo because they are being culled anyway, and they have a small environmental footprint. But in general, I'm not sure what is pest/culled for environmental reasons. My Google-fu has failed me here.
What are some sources of meat/poultry/seafood that are suitable for a environmentally conscious diet? I'm not averse to eating things shipped from different parts of the world.
posted by butwheresthesushi
on May 28, 2013 -
Help! My foolproof plans for Eurovision party food have come to nothing. [more inside]
posted by Wylla
on May 14, 2013 -
What are great portable, ready-made, high-protein, low carb, tasty, and savory rather than sweet vegetarian processed food items?
posted by shivohum
on Mar 30, 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 -
To my surprise, I will have one Saturday in Seattle very soon. I will be staying in downtown and reliant on public transportation.
posted by Frowner
on Mar 15, 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 have finally made seitan from scratch (rather than just buying Field Roast), using one of the baked seitan methods. It was GREAT and astoundingly easy! I am now contemplating the many, many flavor profile possibilities that seitan has to offer. Do you have a special spice mix, marinade or preparation method? I'm all ears! (Er, eyes, I guess, since this is a text-based medium.)
posted by rednikki
on Feb 16, 2013 -
I am looking for ideas on how to achieve an Atkins/low-carb diet without meat, soy, fish or eggs. Possible? [more inside]
posted by AppleTurnover
on Jan 27, 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 have a long wish-list of holiday destinations, and I would like to edit it down a bit. Which countries are difficult or impossible for vegetarian/vegan travellers? And which ones are terribly hard but worth making an exception for?
posted by dontjumplarry
on Jan 10, 2013 -
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]
posted by PorcineWithMe
on Jan 6, 2013 -
I'm looking for romantic end-of-the-world themed activities. Movies to cuddle during, food to make and eat, music to dance to, alcohol to drink. [more inside]
posted by lesli212
on Dec 3, 2012 -
Recommend me some good, veggie oriented or diet friendly finger foods for a holiday party. [more inside]
posted by Feantari
on Nov 29, 2012 -
Does anyone have the recipe for fruit cake from The Vegetarian Epicure
? (I can't remember if it's from Book 1 or 2.) [more inside]
posted by angiep
on Nov 26, 2012 -
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 -
He has to limit salt. I have to limit cholesterol. We are both vegetarians. Where can we eat? Looking for both general restaurant ideas and Toronto-specific ones. [more inside]
posted by JoannaC
on Nov 22, 2012 -
For years, McCormick Hunter Sauce was my preferred gravy mix packet for holiday meals. It has been discontinued. Can you recommend a good vegetarian brown gravy mix? [more inside]
posted by Morrigan
on Nov 18, 2012 -
African Cuisine: I remember two awesome things I ate on a festival years ago. I want to make them myself. Problem: I don't know what exactly it was. Do you? [more inside]
posted by MinusCelsius
on Nov 5, 2012 -
I'm staying with a family in Kenya who have requested we make them an Australian meal one night. Problem is, what's an Australian meal? There's more restrictions inside that further complicate our choice of food. [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish
on Nov 5, 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'm trying to identify a cookbook I once had. Difficulty: I remember almost nothing about it. [more inside]
posted by jlibera
on Oct 24, 2012 -
I've recently got hooked on oil painting and in trying to be more vegetarian about it I'm looking for recommendations for synthetic brushes which replicate the stiffness of hog bristle brushes. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by merocet
on Oct 20, 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 -
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]
posted by embrangled
on Oct 6, 2012 -
Give me your recipes containing lime! Or lemon or tamarind! Certain restrictions may apply. [more inside]
posted by Frowner
on Oct 2, 2012 -
Carnivores of Mefi, please help this long-time vegetarian make a smashing dinner for her beloved's birthday! I did see this
askme, but I would not consider myself an experienced cook and I really only need one knockout meal (though I will check those resources out!). If you were a meat-eater that did not like pork products or seafood, what would be a great special meal that a regular ol' girl could whip up with a few hours of preparation (and a not-huge bankroll) that would make your day? [more inside]
posted by PaulaSchultz
on Sep 24, 2012 -
My lady is at home prepping for a small fondue party that we are hosting this evening (less than 10 people) while I am stuck at work and unable to help. Beer, cheese, and dipping accouterment have been purchased. What can I pick up on my way home from work that would serve as a fantastic side dish? [more inside]
posted by justjess
on Aug 18, 2012 -
Elegant, healthy, protein-filled vegetarian recipes for the complete novice. I am cooking challenged! [more inside]
posted by 3491again
on Aug 13, 2012 -