March 29, 2010

Meatless Monday Recipes

Meatless Monday is a nonprofit organization that's committed to encouraging people to give up meat one day a week, for their health and the health of the planet. Click here to find out what it's all about. If you sign up to participate in Meatless Monday, you'll receive a weekly email packed with recipes that might make you consider going meatless even more often. It's a lot easier to eat less meat when you know how to cook easy and delicious vegetarian meals.

I've got some great reader recipes for you today:

First, Amanda from Sweet Madeline recommends this pizza dough recipe from The Pioneer Woman. Amanda says they eat a veggie pizza at least once a week with either Follow Your Heart or Daiya (faux cheese), and it's an easy recipe that always garners compliments. That sounds like a great vegan alternative.

Next, "gteamhj" says she's rediscovered the joys of canned beans with a dinner of red rice, black beans, red pepper, cilantro, and hot pepper sauce on corn and flour tortillas. I second the excellence of beans, canned or dried. I love just about any of them.

Alea from Premeditated Leftovers suggests a baked potato bar for Meatless Monday. She tops hers with leftover cooked vegetables. She also shares this pasta recipe for an easy lunch to serve with a salad. Alea says the recipe is very flexible, and she likes to change the veggies depending on what's in season.

Beth at Saving Money While Eating Clean says one of her favorite meatless meals is lentil soup and she offers this recipe. I agree that lentil soup is a delicious and inexpensive meal, and it's also easy to make.

And finally, Frugal Kiwi believes there are a world of vegetarian options available, and one of her faves is Sweet Corn Chickpea Fritters, which is gluten-free since it uses chickpea flour instead of wheat flour. I know some of you will be happy about that option. Yum.

Thanks readers for all your terrific ideas! Pretty soon we won't be eating meat at all, since I'm collecting so many great meatless recipes. If YOU have an easy meatless recipe you'd like to share, please tell us about it in the Comments section and I'll include it in the next Meatless Monday recipe post.

4 comments:

frugalgravy said...

I like canned beans, diced tomatoes, corn, spices and Mexican hot sauce on Navajo tortillas.

Simple in France said...

I like the sound of a baked potato! mmm.

Also, I recommend crepes filled with spinach and mushrooms, quinoa salad with apples, carrots and raisins or sourdough pancakes.

Yarg! I just ate dinner and I'm hungry again.

Ellen said...

Your Meatless Monday roundup is still a favorite feature of your blog for me. ;o)

Potato bars are so easy, and you can mix it up by doing sweet potatoes (yams) instead of regular ones.

Frugal Kiwi said...

Thanks for the mention Angela. I do love my sweet corn fritters. I've also been doing a zucchini version that is similar- substituting two or three grated zucchinis and a chopped onion for the tinned sweet corn. I also add a good dose of my hoarded (can't get it in New Zealand) Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning. Frugal Man pretty much demanded a batch the other day. High praise!