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'm trying to identify a cookbook I once had. Difficulty: I remember almost nothing about it. [more inside]
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]
I will be in Charleston, South Carolina on Thanksgiving Day as a tourist. I am a vegetarian. Help. [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
Vegetarian cooking on the quick, in advance [more inside]
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]
Vegetarian parenting, infant edition. [more inside]
Elegant, healthy, protein-filled vegetarian recipes for the complete novice. I am cooking challenged! [more inside]
What can I use as a vegetarian substitute for duck pan juice so that I can make a tasty fruity sauce for my halloumi? [more inside]
a vegetarian and a pescetarian looking for recommendations on how best to entertain, lodge, and feed ourselves for 24 hours in Quebec's Eastern Townships! We'll be there towards the end of July.
I'm going to a potluck-style picnic in a couple weeks and I'm taken with the idea of doing a Bahn Mi bar – what's your favorite recipes for making your own Bahn Mi sandwiches that would translate well to the outdoors? I've never made my own Bahn Mi before and I want to do a meat and a vegetarian filling so ideas for both very welcome!
LionessIndex (my wife) and I will be heading north from San Diego to Yosemite in early July, via Rte. 395 (yes we have air conditioning). My wife is vegetarian, I am an omnivore but will gladly eat non-animal-product stuff. Where can we stop for meals? [more inside]
Favorite places to eat, drink, or entertain yourselves in Niagara Falls? We'll be there in July; we will have a car and passports; arriving and leaving through upstate New York, but staying in a hotel in Canada. The last Ask.Me about eating in Niagara Falls is from 2005, so I figured I'd ask again. [more inside]
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]
The best veggie burger I've ever had was The Nut Burger at Beaver's Ice House in Houston, Texas. And, while it tasted great, fell apart easily and didn't stand up to the usual burger mode of eating. I thought, hey, I can do this at home. Help me create the best veggie burger recipe ever (constraints and specs inside) [more inside]
Your very best salad dressings and salad recipes needed! [more inside]
Lowering carbs as a vegetarian with many diet limitations – this seems impossible and I'd love to hear how you navigate it. [more inside]
What can I say in response to purposefully dense remarks about my diet? [more inside]
Give me your best mushroom based recipes! Please? [more inside]
I'm vegan and planning a trip to Paris. What staples, if any, should I bring to round out meals I'll be making in the vacation rental where I'll be staying? [more inside]
Southeast Asia travel advice desired. Where should two vegetarians who speak English go for a 5 day vacation in mid December? [more inside]
I'd like to suggestions for 1-2 interesting (not necessarily exhaustive) cookbooks that feature vegetables/beans prominently with gorgeous photography that I can work through this summer and next year. [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]
Help me become vegan! [more inside]
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!
What are some good, EASY vegetarian recipes I can freeze, TV dinner-style? [more inside]
Veggie sausages vs. meat sausages: Which is healthier? [more inside]
Vegetarian restaurant with (sour) Flemish red in the San Francisco South Bay area? [more inside]
Can vegetarian "gelatine" be eaten before a colonoscopy? [more inside]
Question for vegetarians: what are your favorite recipes/meals to cook for meat eaters? [more inside]
Vegetarian. Depressed and lethargic. Psychiatrist suggested eating meat again. Is this something I should seriously consider? [more inside]
Mountain View (CA) has tons of restaurants, that to my untrained eye, are confusingly similar. I want to explore some of the rarer cuisines here, but most seem pretty veg un-friendly. Where here actually has good veg-friendly food? As an anti-example: the Shabu Shabu place offers veggies & veggie broth, but it's not terribly compelling. I want places that actually seem to like vegetarian cooking.
I've been vegetarian for a week and I feel awful. Should I give up now or stick it out? [more inside]
Seeking yummy vegetarian entrees that don't need to be eaten immediately after cooking. [more inside]
What's the best way to ease into unhealthy eating? My SO is joining the Navy. He is vegan and not just vegan, but a "I only eat whole foods" type and knows this just isn't going to happen once he goes in. [more inside]
I'm considering eating meat again after more than a decade of being a vegetarian. I'm looking for blogs or long articles about going back to meat after a significant period without it. I'm looking for people talking about why the change happened and how they re-acclimated themselves to meat. I would also welcome articles about people who struggled with it but stayed vegetarians anyway. [more inside]
Looking for info on Loving Hut vegetarian restaurants. AKA, "Did my friend join a cult?" [more inside]
Help us have an awesome (and vegetarian friendly) vacation in Savannah! [more inside]
Why is my TVP dark? [more inside]
[vegetarian-filter] What are some good fake-meat crumbles that don't taste like beef? [more inside]
I'm headed to Dallas, TX, this weekend. I'm vegetarian. Where should I eat? I will be in the downtown area with no car. [more inside]
Vegetarian biryani. Do you know a superamazing recipe for it? [more inside]
My 10 year old wishes to eliminate meat from her diet. I know in general of protein susbstitutes for meat, but not so much how to prepare them, or how much, etc. Please recommend your best sources of information, recipes, & insights into how to best help her do well in this regard. [more inside]
Does a vegetarian “cook’s illustrated” book exist? Recipes that I can follow exactly with guaranteed results. Help my head stop spinning in deciding between Deborah Madison, Madhur Jaffrey, Moosewood, etc. Personal experience with these authors appreciated. [more inside]
Is it safe to eat peanut butter while pregnant? [more inside]