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Preparing easy vegetarian meals can be exciting if you know what to prepare. With several free and easy vegetarian recipes on the internet, you'll hardly run out of recipe to try everyday. ...

Preparing easy vegetarian meals can be exciting if you know what to prepare. With several free and easy vegetarian recipes on the internet, you'll hardly run out of recipe to try everyday.

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  • 1. Easy Vegetarian RecipesThere are already so many misconceptions about eating healthily–that it’s expensive,difficult to prepare, constrained for variety. The list goes on and on. These are prettymuch the same challenges faced by those who practise a vegetarian lifestyle with theadded “limitation” of not consuming meat, poultry, fish and seafood (and eggs anddairy for strict vegetarians or vegans).Fortunately, with the advent of mass media and social networking, there’s anabundance of information available from online sources such as websites, blogs, evenFacebook groups. What’s good is that apart from recipes and tips, there’s even afeedback mechanism in place make enquiries. Countless support groups abound insocial networking sites which share guidance and advice from those who are alreadyon the vegetarian path.The recipes provided are proof enough that vegetarian dishes are easy to prepare,delicious, satisfying and completely nutritious. Highlighting the use of fruits andvegetables, whether sourced from the farmers market, health food store or grocery,you will not run out of ideas for convenient, affordable dishes from appetizers tosoups, salads to entrees, snacks to drinks and desserts.You have the entire pantry of the earth’s bounty to play with: sweet and sour fruits ofdifferent colors, textures and flavors, vegetables from the root to the leaf and flowers,nuts and seeds all brimming with healthy fats and fiber. With simple preparation(some don’t even require cooking), convert these natural ingredients to a fresh tastingnutrient-dense dish that is sure to satisfy both the palate and the body. Vegetablessimple toss in olive oil or light dressing make a great salad while fruits in season, cutup and skewered offers a refresh palate-cleansing dessert.One thing to be conscious about is ensuring that your food is complete in macro andmicronutrients. Protein, iron, calcium and important vitamins and minerals, not tomention enzymes are all present in the plant kingdom – in fruits, vegetables, nuts andseeds. It’s a matter of balancing these all in an achievable and sustainable lifestyle.Raw food advocates encourage the consumption of foods in its raw state to be able toassimilate more of the nutrients present, cooking being the enemy of a lot of heat-sensitive nutrients.
  • 2. As in all food preparation, feel free to experiment with ingredients, adding orreplacing ingredients according to what’s your favourite and what’s available. Seasonfood with your favourite herbs and spices for added dimension.Grilled VegetablesEasy-to-make and delicious to eat, these grilled vegetables are the perfectaccompaniment to your next cookout.Servings: 4-6Preparation Time: 5 minutesCooking Time: 10-12 minutesDifficulty Level: EasyIngredients:4 medium potatoes, 12 asparagus spears, 1 large tomato, 1/2 lb. fresh green beans, 1small onion, 1 clove garlic, Olive oil, Pepper to taste, Choice of fresh herbs to taste,Preparation Instructions:Prepare vegetables: Cut potatoes into wedges; cut asparagus spears into thirds; cuttomatoes into wedges; cut beans into 1-inch pieces; dice onion; and mince garlic.Place prepared vegetables on a sheet of aluminum foil approx. 2 feet long. Drizzlevegetables with olive oil and season with pepper and your choice of fresh herbs. Wrapthe vegetables in the foil, leaving a small opening to let out steam. Place foil onpreheated grill. Cook 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • 3. Baked TomatoesSlow-baking tomatoes at a low heat gives them a caramelized taste and texture.Servings: 6Preparation Time: 2 minutesCooking Time: 2-3 hoursDifficulty Level: EasyIngredients:6 large, ripe fresh tomatoes, 6 tsp. olive oil, Coarse ground black pepper, 3 clovesgarlic, minced, 3 tbsp. chopped fresh basilPreparation Instructions:Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cut tomatoes in half horizontally. Place cut sides uponto a baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with pepper. Bake until tomatoescollapse and begin to caramelize, 2 to 3 hours. Spread garlic on tomatoes abouthalfway through baking cycle. When done, remove from heat, sprinkle with basil andserve hot, or allow cooling slightly before serving.
  • 4. Quick Veggie SoupThe use of mixed frozen vegetables makes this dish quicker than the averagevegetable soup, and the addition of low sodium bottled vegetable juice adds plenty ofextra nutrition. If desired, substitute pesto sauce for the basil.Servings: 6Cooking Time: 30 minutesDifficulty Level: AverageIngredients:1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 medium onion, chopped, 1 garlic clove, chopped or minced,32 oz. low sodium tomato-vegetable juice (such as V8), 16 oz. frozen mixedvegetables, ¼ cup orzo pasta, ½ teaspoon dried basil, Salt, Freshly ground pepper,Grated fresh Parmesan cheesePreparation Instructions:Fill a medium saucepan with water and place over medium high heat. Bring to a boil.In the meantime, heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Once warmed,add the onion and sauté until tender, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook untilfragrant. Add the tomato-vegetable juice. Bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to lowand simmer gently for 10 minutes. Add the frozen mixed vegetables. Stir. Simmer untilheated through. Once the water in the medium saucepan boils, add the pasta. Cookuntil pasta is almost cooked to the desired tenderness; drain. Add the pasta and thebasil to the soup. Cook until pasta reaches desired doneness. Season with salt andpepper. Serve the soup in bowls and sprinkle each with Parmesan cheese.OTHER LINKS:bodum thermozojirushi bb-cec20bablue blazer recipejohn dory flavorspritzer pop