Vegetarian Recipe

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If you're looking for ways to start the vegetarian lifestyle, these great websites with vegetarian recipes can help!

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http://www.gourmetrecipe.com/recipes/diet-choices/vegetarian-recipes

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Vegetarian Recipe

  1. 1. Vegetarian RecipesNowadays, with the advent of globalization and mass media, even the eating habits ofpeople have evolved into a variety of lifestyle practices. More and more haveembraced vegetarianism not only due to cultural factors or religious belief butbecause of the health benefits it confers.Increasing studies show that consuming more fruits and vegetables and less meatreduces the incidence of many diseases including different types of cancer, heartdisease, diabetes and obesity. Other overall health benefits include a strengthenedimmune system, the lowering of cholesterol levels and weight loss.The influence of Hollywood’s vegetarian celebrities has also triggered people to tryout this way of eating. Little do they know that aside from a professional culinaryteam, these showbiz personalities most likely have the help of fitness trainers, beautyexperts and other professionals? However, one does not have to employ a personalchef to be able to enjoy great tasting flavorful vegetarian dishes at home.Explore and take your pick from a variety of meatless dishes for everyday enjoymentto festive food for special occasions that appeal to all ages. Savor a fabulous feastfrom simple no-cook dishes with only a few ingredients to more challenging complexdishes involving different components and multiple stages of cooking.Contrary to popular belief, dishes devoid of meat can both be tasty and complete inmacro-nutrients, most especially protein and micronutrients like vitamins andminerals (calcium and iron). Surprisingly, amino and omega fatty acids which mostpeople think predominantly come from meat and fish can be sourced from plants.A challenge faced by those exploring going meatless is the seemingly lack ofingredients they can use. However, with a little imagination and creativity, a virtualparade of dishes can be crafted from the abundance of fruits, vegetables, nuts, seedsand healthy oils from the plant kingdom–from appetizers to soups, pasta, entrees,sandwiches, desserts, snacks and drinks.One very important factor that individuals who are turning vegetarian is to seek theadvice of health professionals who can guide them in a sensible and sustainable eatingplan that provides adequate and complete nutrients. It is also recommended,especially those who are considering becoming vegan (a diet completely devoid of allanimal products including dairy, eggs), to get counsel from those who have gonethrough the path and experienced the various effects of the transition.
  2. 2. Romano Bean Casserole with WinterSquash and MushroomsServings: 6Preparation Time: 30 minutesCooking Time: 1 hourRecommended Wine: Pinot NoirDifficulty Level: EasyIngredients:2 tbp vegetable oil, 1 tbp each (dried) savory and sage, 1 tbp tamari, 1 small onion orshallot (diced), 3 cloves garlic (minced), 1 C winter squash (butternut recommended),diced, ½ C parsnip, diced (choose skinny parsnips when possible), ½ C celeriac, diced, 2C cooked romano beans (tinned and well-rinsed is okay), 2 C assorted mushrooms,sliced or diced as you desire, 1 C veggie broth/white wine, Additional oilPreparation Instructions:Preheat the oven to 350F. In the glass measuring cup, blend the oil, tamari and herbs.Allow to stand while you prepare the vegetables. Wash, peel and chop the vegetablesaccording the directions. Oil the casserole dish using the additional oil, then add theroot vegetables to the dish. Dress the roots with the mixture in the glass measuringcup. Toss until lightly blended. Add the beans the mushrooms and toss again. Pour thebroth/wine over everything, and put the lid on the casserole dish. Bake for 1 hour oruntil squash is tender and pierce easily with a fork. Serve over steamed barley,couscous, or corn bread, and enjoy.
  3. 3. Stuffed Delicata Squash for TwoSeasonality: October-DecemberLocation: Ottawa (Eastern Forest Region)Delicata is a favourite of mine for stuffing, as it’s the perfect size for a meal for two.The flesh is sweet and flakey, and combines deliciously with the mellow flavours ofapple, cabbage, and pumpkin seeds.Servings: 2Preparation Time: 1 hourCooking Time: 1 hourRecommended Wine: ReislingDifficulty Level: AverageIngredients:½ C raw barley, 1¼ C vegetable broth, 1 delicata squash, split down the middle, seedsremoved, 1 C shredded red cabbage OR kohlrabi, 1 C chopped apple, 6 creminimushrooms (diced), 1 small yellow onion (diced), 1 clove garlic (minced), ½ C pumpkinseeds(hulled), ½ C tart apple juice, 1 tsp prepared mustard, ¼ C cooking oilPreparation Instructions:Preheat the oven to 400F. Place the delicata halves, cut-side down on a well-oiledcookie sheet and bake for 1 hour. In a sauce pan, combine the raw barley and thevegetable broth, bring to a rolling boil, then allow to simmer for 20 minutes. While thebarley cooks, wash and prepare the vegetables as indicated in the ingredients list. In asmall bowl, combine the apple juice, mustard and cooking oil. During the last 10minutes of baking the squash, combine the barley, cabbage, apple, mushroom, onion,garlic, pumpkin seeds, juice, mustard, and cooking oil in a large skillet. Sauté lightlyuntil onion is translucent and apples are soft. Set aside. Remove squash from oven,being careful of the steam. Flesh should be tender and easily pierced with a fork. Setthe squash halves, cut-side up, on serving dishes and fill each half with the barleymixture until they are well-filled. Serve and enjoy!
  4. 4. Grilled VegetablesAdapted from a recipe from Kroger. Easy-to-make and delicious to eat, these grilledvegetables are the perfect accompaniment to your next cookout.Servings4-6Preparation 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 tastePreparation 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.Placeprepared 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.OTHER LINKS:green vesperfortified wine crosswordpizza varietiesmake a cake mix bettermaking cake mix better

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