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20 To Die For Vegetarian Recipes

20 To Die For Vegetarian Recipes

Maybe it’s just me, but I get super annoyed when restaurants or functions offer incredibly crappy vegetarian options, particularly when there are so many delicious recipes out there. Thankfully this trend is starting to change, but I still occasionally see a sad looking vegetarian lasagna or people’s plates at weddings. So let’s prove just how awesome a meat-free lifestyle can be by checking out these incredible recipes.

Breakfast

1. Almond Sweet Potato Biscuits with Mushroom Gravy

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    Chow down on this amazing Southern inspired breakfast vegetarian style.

    2. Baked Egg and Avocado Tostadas

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      Avocado is a vegetarian’s best friends. Not only is it one of the most delicious things on the planet, it’s incredibly versatile. You can have it in a tostada for breakfast, and then pop some into a smoothie or dessert. Now excuse me while I go and make this immediately.

      3. Black Quinoa Corn Muffins

        Okay, I know quinoa is one of those trendy super foods everyone is eating at the moment without thinking of the exploitation surrounding the South American farmers who are cultivating it. However, if you’re willing to look you can find it locally grown and can therefore have delicious, guilt-free muffins!

        4. Breakfast Tacos

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          Eggs and beans, baby! It makes me sad this isn’t more of a thing in Australia, unless you count baked beans. Also, whoever invented breakfast tacos is a god.

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          5. Moroccan Vegetable Tagine

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            I’m not sure why, but I’ve always considered tagine to be a breakfast food. Maybe it’s something about the mixture of sweet and savory? Regardless, you can definitely have this delicious dish at anytime of the day, but personally I want to get to this bad boy as early as possible.

            6. Mushroom Crepe Cake


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              So apparently we no longer have to choose between cake and crepes and combining the two makes it a socially acceptable breakfast recipe. I for one am darn excited about this.

              7. Southwestern Tofu Scramble

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                Because you can’t have breakfast recipes without including a scramble! This is completely vegan friendly and looks delectable.

                Mains

                1. Beet Bourguignon

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                  A vegetarian twist on a classic that was made famous by Julia Childs. This recipe proves you don’t need meat to make a hearty, rich stew. And for those who are worried about the flavor of the beets taking over, fear not! That mostly comes from when they’re canned or pickled. Fresh beets have a far more subtle flavor that won’t override your palate.

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                  2. Mint and Mango Zucchini Spaghetti

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                    You can’t get much healthier than this recipe, which makes it great for those who aren’t into going heavy on the carbs at dinnertime. I’d never really thought of pairing mint with mango, but this looks absolutely divine.

                    3. BBQ Tempeh and Sweet Potato Sandwich


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                      I just need to hear the word ‘barbecue’ and I’m on board with pretty much whatever is going on, at least in a culinary sense. Tempeh makes a fantastic substitution for meat in a BBQ situation because it’s quite substantial and filling. I also like the addition of the sweet potato as a healthier option than the regular starch-tastic kind.

                      4. Chili Polenta Pot Pie

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                        Is there anything more comforting than pot pie when the weather starts cooling down? Since I’m in the southern hemisphere and will be heading into winter soon, I’ll be getting all over this.

                        5. Aloo Gobi

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                          For those who haven’t heard of it before, Aloo Gobi is a traditional Indian cauliflower curry and it’s absolutely to die for. It’s perfect for all of you vegetarians who enjoy a bit of spice in your life.

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                          6. Vegetarian Wellington

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                            Another vegetarian take on an old classic. This recipe is perfect to take along to any of the major holidays, or to just have at home as a treat for yourself.

                            7. Sweet Potato and Quinoa Chili

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                              I couldn’t do a post about vegetarian dishes without including this beauty. For one thing, my friend Katie would have killed me (I’m pretty sure she is its biggest fan). Secondly, it is so amazingly delicious and filling. It’s a must-have winter staple. The best thing is you really can throw is any extra veggies that you want. It’s chili, after all!

                              Snacks, Sides, Soups and Salads

                              1. Peanut Soba Spring/Rice Paper Rolls

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                                This light, healthy and delicious dish is perfect as a side, snack or even lunch. I can’t imagine they would last very long at a party, either.

                                2. Baked Spinach and Artichoke Dip

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                                  Gosh darn I love me some cob loaf. Put it in front of me and I may actually stab anyone else who tries to get near it. This remains true for this much healthier and 100% vegan version.

                                  3. Kale Chips

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                                    A healthier option than potato or even sweet potato, kale chips give you that satisfying crunch with far fewer calories. If would also recommend adding a small amount of fancy salt (such as chocolate or truffle) if you have any.

                                    4. Creamy Lemon Barley Salad with Asparagus and Peppered Almond Feta

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                                      Yes, apparently all of those delicious things can in fact be in one salad. Mind = blown.

                                      5. Bloody Mary Minestrone

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                                      You guys should have learned by now if I can find a way to incorporate booze into a place where it traditionally doesn’t belong, I will. In addition to the vodka, the soup seems to be a lovely winter staple that I can’t wait to try.

                                      6. (Not) Sausage Rolls – Lentil Pastry Rolls with Preserved Lemon & Mint

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                                        What a fantastic snack or side, particularly to take to a party! The lentils make for a great filler for the rolls, whereas the lemon and mint make it fun and zesty!

                                        Featured photo credit: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c8/Aloo_gobi.jpg via Aloo Gobi

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                                        Last Updated on January 25, 2021

                                        What Should I Do Today? 30 New Things To Do Today

                                        What Should I Do Today? 30 New Things To Do Today

                                        It’s always fun to do something new, but often we fall into the trap of spending our weekends the same way.

                                        If you’re stuck in the same old routine, it might be time to try something new.

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                                        What should I do today? No ideas?

                                        Everything listed here is something you can easily do no matter where you live, and even on a tight budget! Try out one of these 30 new things today, you’ll be happy you did.

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                                        Try Out These 30 New Things To Do Today

                                        1. Visit a suburb in your city that you’ve never been to before, or somewhere you haven’t explored much.
                                        2. Learn ten phrases in a new language–what about Japanese, Italian or Portuguese?
                                        3. Listen to a genre of music you haven’t tried before–perhaps Jazz, Punk or Blues?
                                        4. Have a picnic in your local park complete with a packed lunch and your animal friends.
                                        5. Start a daily journal to write your thoughts in.
                                        6. Try a new cuisine–what about French, Lebanese or Korean?
                                        7. Visit your local library and borrow some books for the weekend.
                                        8. Plant some flowers in your garden. If you don’t have one, try an indoor potted plant.
                                        9. Visit a local museum or art gallery and view their latest exhibition.
                                        10. Learn a new skill–what about sewing, gardening or cooking? You’ll be surprised what you can learn in an afternoon.
                                        11. Say hello to a neighbor you don’t usually talk to.
                                        12. Make a card for a friend and send it to them with a handwritten note.
                                        13. Learn how to cook a new dish for dinner. We all get tired of eating the same thing, why not try making something new?
                                        14. Re-read an old favorite book. Don’t leave it gathering dust on your book shelf; get it out and read it all over again.
                                        15. Research the culture of a different country online–what about India, Guatemala or Sweden?
                                        16. Go for a walk or bicycle ride around your neighborhood.
                                        17. Watch a classic film like Casablanca, The Godfather or The Wizard of Oz.
                                        18. Make a photo album of a recent holiday you took. Don’t let your memories get lost on your computer hard drive; make a special keepsake album of your trip.
                                        19. Visit your local farmers markets and pick out some fresh produce. Farmers markets are full of delicious fresh fruit, veggies and more. Find your local market and take a visit.
                                        20. Plan a day trip to somewhere outside your city–it might be the seaside, mountains or another city!
                                        21. Check out what community events are running in your area and attend one.
                                        22. Make a birthday present for a friend. Handmade gifts are personal and much more special than anything you could buy from a store.
                                        23. Attend a play at your local theater. Support your local theater and have a fun night out at the same time.
                                        24. Volunteer with your local nature conservation society to plant some trees. Conservation societies are always looking for helping hands; do your bit and plant some trees.
                                        25. Be a tourist in your own city and visit all the popular tourist sites you’ve likely never been to (don’t forget your camera!)
                                        26. Call a friend you haven’t spoken to recently and have a good long chat.
                                        27. Put on your favorite song and dance your heart out. You might be surprised at how much fun you have!
                                        28. Invite some friends over for a BBQ. There’s nothing better than an afternoon spent with good friends and good food.
                                        29. Try out a new form of exercise like Pilates, tennis or swimming.
                                        30. Organize a clothing swap with your friends. You’ll have a great time, and save some cash and the environment all at the same time!

                                        Now that you’ve read my list of 30 new things to try today, my question for you is, “what new things will you try today?”

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