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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Vegetarian and Soy Free Dinners

Yes, I want to eat meat from grass-fed, pasture-raised animals. No, I can't afford the price very often. One solution seems to be incorporating more meatless meals. I tried vegetarian (almost vegan) for a few months because of health reasons and discovered my body is not meant to follow a vegan or vegetarian diet. It's great for some people, and it's not for others. I'm in the latter category. However, that doesn't have to stop me from having some vegetarian meals.

The only meatless meal my husband and I have regularly is vegetable soup, and I'm ready to find other meals to try. There was 1 catch on my search, though. I wanted soy-free as well. Have you priced soy, tofu, and meat-substitutes? Their price isn't much better! And I would want organic since most other soy is genetically modified. Also, I'm laying off of soy to see if that helps any with my hormone issues. So far, so good.


Fortunately, the Internet is a wonderful network of foodies and creative cooks who don't need meat (or soy) in every, single dish. The majority of these are egg-free, as well.

Pasta and Quinoa
1. Pumpkin Thyme Rigatoni from Whole Living
2. Hearty Vegetable Lasagna from AllRecipes
3. Pasta with Marinara and White Beans from Real Simple
4. Easy Cheesy Veggie Salsa Mac from Mom Foodie
5. Warm Cauliflower and Israeli Couscous Salad from Oh My Veggies
6. Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables from Dishing Up Delights
7. Festive Fall Quinoa from Mom Foodie -- with peppers, onion, sweet potato, and sun-dried tomatoes

Soups and Stews
8.Winter Lentil Soup from Carrots n Cake
9. Moroccan-Style Vegetable and Chickpea Stew from The First Mess
10. Roasted Tomato and Rosemary Soup with Kale and Potatoes from Food52
11. Bean Soup with Kale from All Recipes
12. Creamy, Light Potato Soup (except without bacon) from My Recipes
13. Roasted Butternut Squash Soup from Chow
14. Hearty Potato Minestrone from Simply Potatoes
15. Mixed Bean Chili from London Bakes

Salads
16. Inside Out Chinese Spring Roll Salad from Better Recipes
17. Autumn 3 Bean Salad from Internet Cooking Princess
18. Peach, Feta, Pistachios and Romaine Hearts with Lemon Dill Vinaigrette from Internet Cooking Princess
19. Spiced Eggplant and Cucumber Salad from A Couple Cooks
20. Heirloom Tomato and Nectarine Salad from Vegetarian Times

Sandwiches
21. Grilled Pesto, Mozzarella, and Tomato Sandwich from Joyful Homemaking
22. Wild Mushroom Melt Panini from Panini Happy
23. Farmer's Market Vegetarian Quesadilla from All Recipes
24. Mexican Grilled Cheese Sandwich from Bakeaholic Mama
25. Grilled Vegetable Wrap from Vegetarian Times

Vegetables
26. Asparagus and Tomato Bake from Grandma's Kitchen
27. Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpeas with Orange Cumin Dressing from In Pursuit of More
28. Ratatouille from AllRecipes
29. Rustic Ratatouille with Chickpeas from Self
30. Vegetable Goulash from Grandma's Kitchen
31. Burrito Bowl from A Couple Cooks
32. Roasted Potato Salad with Dijon and Goat Cheese Dressing from Mom Foodie

Other
33. Vegetarian Tacos from Taste of Home
34. Grilled Pizza with Pesto, Tomato, and Feta from Eating Well
35. Portabella and Kale Pizza with Roasted Garlic Sauce from Oh My Veggies
36. Garlic Mashed Potato Pizza from Simply Potatoes

What's your favorite meatless meal?

This post is linked with A Humble Bumble's Healthy Tuesday.

1 comment:

Kerry Fountain said...

What a great list! I need to add some more meatless meals to our menu but I always struggle. We too need our meat protein for health reasons but I know we could do some other things as well.

Thank you for sharing on A Humble Bumble's Healthy Tuesdays Blog Hop. I hope you will join us again next week.
Kerry from Country Living On A Hill