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How to Modify Any Restaurant's Menu to be Vegetarian

How to Modify Any Restaurant’s Menu to be Vegetarian

Sometimes it can present quite a challenge to find good vegetarian options at the average restaurant.  Don’t let yourself feel deprived! Look instead at all the things you can have rather than those you cannot. Here are a few ideas that you may find beneficial for modifying meals that are not necessarily listed as “Vegetarian” on...
Indian Eggplant Stew with Spiced Basmati Rice

Indian Eggplant Stew with Spiced Basmati Rice

When the craving for Indian flavors hit this recipe is a home made solution.   It’s relatively easy, considering how many layers there are to Indian flavors.  It’s worth investing in these Indian spices as you will then be ready to whip up a taste of India anytime.  A hint about adding the spinach to this...
Vegan Lemon Pudding

Vegan Lemon Pudding

Pudding is usually made with cow’s milk or soy milk. Here is yet another alternative using Amazake as the base. Amazake is a fermented sweet rice drink with the texture of milk. It is a creamy base for custards, puddings, and frosting. Agar agar, or kanten, is a gelatin like food eaten for generations in...
Kashi Candy

Kashi Candy

Believe it or not, this candy is actually good for you! Packed with raw, unsalted, shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas) dried fruit, and Kashi (puffed whole grain cereal), it is a good source of vitamin E, protein, and fiber. Brown rice syrup provides the “glue” that hold the candy together and adds a hint of sweetness....
Bean Uncheese Spread

Bean Uncheese Spread

The pimento is what gives this yummy dip the yellow hue and delicious smoky flavor.  This healthy dip looks like cheese sauce but has none of the cholesterol and less fat.  In addition it’s packed with fiber and protein.  It can be covered and stored in the refrigerator for up to one week and will...
Avocado and Papaya Salad

Avocado and Papaya Salad

If you’re someone who feels that salads are just a great delivery mechanism to get the dressing into your mouth then this is the ultimate recipe for you.  A handful of simple greens (or whatever you happen to have) creates the backdrop for the creamy team of buttery avocado and juicy papaya.  It’s a taste...
Greens With Citrus Garlic Sauce

Greens With Citrus Garlic Sauce

This recipe uses a cooking technique called “blanching.” When you blanch vegetables, they retain their color, crunch, vitamins and minerals. The dark leafy greens are cooked briefly in boiling water and then submerged in ice water to stop the cooking process. It is a great way to cook a lot of vegetables and then store...
Asparagus in Phyllo with Creamy Sauce

Asparagus in Phyllo with Creamy Sauce

Yup, another phyllo recipe.  Here at Tasty and Meatless we love phyllo and you could too.  Take courage and try it, soon you’ll be layering the flaky sheets like a pro.  This  filling is very simple, making this dish quick to whip up but will get you oohhs and aahhs from your friends. Serves four...
Crunchy Chinese Salad with Glazed Tofu

Crunchy Chinese Salad with Glazed Tofu

This dish is an extravaganza.  It may have many parts to it, but the glazed tofu and delicious dressing can be made in advance, which cuts down on assembly time.  Each bite of this salad is a party in the mouth.  The crunchy bits satisfy my inner child while I’m getting all the nourishment I...
Bean and Brown Rice Salad

Bean and Brown Rice Salad

This delicious and healthy salad is full of fiber and minerals!  Serve over a bed of leafy greens for some added raw nutrition.  This is a great meal for a potluck as it is easy to make in large quantities and is hearty.   It also makes a versatile dish for leftovers, just scoop some in...
Eggplant Caviar with Pita Crisps

Eggplant Caviar with Pita Crisps

There’s nothing fishy about this caviar!  Velvet eggplant with roasted garlic and herbs, mmmmMMMM!  According to Chef Nitai, who invented this recipe, the seeds of the eggplant kind of look fish eggs.  You can watch him demonstrate on video how to make this yummy appetizer.  The complete recipe is below. Eggplant Caviar 2 eggplants 1...
Fruit Crisp With Nuts

Fruit Crisp With Nuts

I’ve always loved fruit desserts the best (even more than chocolate).  This recipe can be whipped up quickly when the sweet tooth hits, you just have to wait out the baking.  It’s a good way to get your apple a day and even is delicious cold the next day.  If you think you don’t eat...