Sunday, October 14, 2012

Awesome Vegetarian Recipes We Found And Love!

This weeks post is a little different! I am going to share some really great vegetarian and vegan recipes my husband I have found and love!

A plant-based vegetarian diet is healthier and can prevent diseases. According to the American Dietetic Association, vegetarians have a reduced risk of heart disease, obesity, colon cancer, adult-onset diabetes, osteoporosis, gout, gallstones, kidney stones, lung cancer, and breast cancer. A low fat vegetarian diet, combined with regular exercise, helps reduce blood pressure and can control, or even eliminate, non-insulin dependent diabetes.

1.  Baby Spinach Omelet

1/4 teaspoon onion powder 

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 

salt and pepper to taste


1.  In a bowl, beat the eggs, and stir in the baby spinach and Parmesan cheese. Season with onion powder, nutmeg, salt, and pepper.  2. In a small skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat, cook the egg mixture about 3 minutes, until partially set. Flip with a spatula, and continue cooking 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to low, and continue cooking 2 to 3 minutes, or to desired doneness. Easy enough! And delicious!

2. Mediterranean Chickpea Salad


½ lb
Broccoli, chopped (fresh is best; frozen is ok
Small-to-medium Onion, chopped, not too finely
1 tsp
Minced Fresh Ginger
3 Tbsp
Peanut Oil, a bit less if using a non-stick pan
Batter, for the seitan:
¼ cup
All-purpose Flour, rice flour, or spelt flour
2 Tbsp
1 tsp
Egg Replacer, such as energ-g
¼ tsp
Baking Powder
¼ cup
Plain Unsweetened Soy Milk
1 Tbsp
Soy Sauce
For The Sauce:
¼ cup
Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp
Rice Vinegar
3 Tbsp
Vegetable Broth
3 Tbsp
Sugar or 2 1/4 Tbs. Agave Nectar
2 tsp

In a small bowl, whisk together all the sauce ingredients and set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk all the dry ingredients for the batter together, then whisk in the soy milk and soy sauce.
Tear the seitan into bite-sized pieces, then mix in with the batter.
Heat 2 Tbs. peanut oil in a wok over medium-high heat then add the battered seitan. Fry the seitan, stirring constantly and separating the individual pieces, until it's nice and brown and crispy. This may take 8-10 minutes. Then remove the seitan from the wok and set aside.
Add the remaining 1 Tbs. of oil to the wok, then add the broccoli and onion. Stir-fry for a few minutes. Don’t let the broccoli get too soft; it should still retain its color. Add the ginger and cook for another 30 seconds. Add the sauce and cook for another 3 minutes or so until it thickens. When the sauce is almost thick enough, turn the heat to low and stir in the seitan for about a minute.
Serve over rice, or over soba or udon noodles.

This is my absolute favorite meal! I serve it over some brown rice and the whole family loves it!

I am proud to be a vegetarian and have found that there is a ton of great dishes out there! I have always been a gormet food lover and found that I have not had to sacrifice my love of fine food for a life. I have never physically felt and looked better. I'm not as tired all the time  and body feels so much healthier since I stopped eating meat several years ago.

Hope you enjoy some of the great recipes with your family! See ya next week!

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  1. Looks yummy! Though I'm a meat eater, I do make a few vegetarian dishes every month... there are lots of recipes like these where you don't even miss the meat!

    1. Great recipes, thank you for sharing! I love vegetable food a lot, but sometimes experience a lack of nice ideas. now I have some!

  2. Great vegetarian recipes ;)
    Thank you ;)

  3. Mm the garbanzo salad looks delicious!

  4. That salad looks really good. We like using chickpeas to make hummus. I'm a new follower from the Etsy Gems team.

  5. These all sound good! I've got a couple bricks of tofu in the fridge, and now I know what I'm doing with them!

  6. What yummy recipes! Thank you!
    So nice to meet you through Etsy’s Blogging Buddies Team.
    I am your newest blog follower! :) #20!

    All the best,
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  7. Great recipes. The spinach omelet looks fab!

  8. I need to start cooking! Grretings from Magicpots and the facebook treasury team.

  9. Food looks so tasty! My boyfriend is a vegan and absolutely loves chickpea salads!

  10. The tofu look so good!