10/1 World Vegetarian Day (challenge)

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Registered: 07-21-2008
10/1 World Vegetarian Day (challenge)
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Thu, 10-01-2009 - 2:31pm

Hey everyone, it's World Vegetarian Day! According to VegNews Daily:


Today is World Vegetarian Day, so let your veg flag fly. Founded in 1977 by the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS), World Veg Day kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month, an educational campaign designed to spread the word about the ethical, environmental, and health benefits of a veg lifestyle. October 1 marks the beginning of a 30-day celebration, full of lectures, parties, potlucks, and festivals in North America and around the globe.


How about a quick mini-challenge?


I challenge you all to cook a vegetarian meal today!


Here are some ideas:



  • baked potatoes with all the fixens - except meat, of course!

  • spaghetti, ravioli, baked ziti, veggie lasagna


  • mac & cheese with steamed veggies on the side

  • pasta with white sauce and broccoli

  • homemade pizza



What are some of your favorite meatless meals? Share them here! You can also find ideas of the Vegetarian Cooking board!

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Thu, 10-01-2009 - 3:16pm

My parents are Vegetarian so I'm used to cooking meals without any meat.

 

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Registered: 07-21-2008
Thu, 10-01-2009 - 4:41pm

Mmmm...thanks for the ideas Reena!

I just made lentil tacos for the first time the other night and they were so good. I went the easy route and just mixed the cooked lentils with taco seasoning, lol.

I'll have to try it with black beans next time. How do you cook them and what types of spices do you add?

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Registered: 10-27-2004
Thu, 10-01-2009 - 5:24pm

If you pop on over to Vegetarian Cooking, we have a whole folder dedicated to recipes - you'll find lots of great ideas there!

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Registered: 07-21-2008
Thu, 10-01-2009 - 6:58pm

Sweet Potato Burritos!? I have a sweet potato sitting her just begging to be cooked. I'll have to check that recipe out. Maybe I'll try it tomorrow for lunch!

Thanks for the ideas Karen!

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Registered: 10-27-2004
Thu, 10-01-2009 - 7:11pm
They are so good!

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Registered: 05-15-2009
Fri, 10-02-2009 - 4:19pm

I cook them the busy mom's way-- I open

 

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