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Delicious Vegetarian Cooking

Discussion in 'Tilted Food' started by genuinemommy, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. snowy

    snowy so kawaii Staff Member Donor

    SmartGround is basically flavored TVP. I can do that myself, and it costs less :)
     
  2. martian

    martian Server Monkey Staff Member

    Location:
    Mars
    I made vegetable stew last night because I accidentally bought too many potatoes. It came out quite nice and there are leftovers for lunch today. I'm thinking I'll do a vegetarian chili as well this week at some point.

    We're down to eating meat maybe twice a week these days. Vegetarian is just so much healthier (and cheaper) that I find more than that hard to justify.
    --- Double Post Merged, Jul 12, 2017, Original Post Date: Jul 12, 2017 ---
    Probably because they look like giant testicles.

    Unrelatedly, I am thinking about trying my hand at some shiitake burgers. A chain restaurant in my town does them -- pretty much just bread the head of a shiitake, fry it, put it on a bun with toppings. It's really good but I think I could do them cheaper if not also better at home.
     
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  3. Wildmermaid

    Wildmermaid Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    Are the shitakes you have big like portobellos? When we have them around here they are quite small, but have good flavor. My fella makes us smokey mushroom burgers he salts then, pops them in a mesh strainer, and then on top rack of charcoal grill for 20 min.
    Loved fried mushrooms as a kid and I'm curious about the fried shitake burger, as have never seen them like that!
     
  4. martian

    martian Server Monkey Staff Member

    Location:
    Mars
    Oh, maybe they were portobellos after all. I'd have to double check, I may have gotten a wire crossed. I just know they were tasty, and remember thinking I could probably make the same thing at home for less.
     
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  5. Wildmermaid

    Wildmermaid Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    Regardless they sound really tasty!
    Friends are making venison fajitas and having a fire pit tomorrow so I'm bringing a veggie appetizer. We'll eat a bit before we go then bring homemade salsa and guacamole. I found these, and can't wait to make them! tacito salads ~ mini taco salad appetizer bites - Healthy Seasonal Recipes
     
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  6. Wildmermaid

    Wildmermaid Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    The Fuzzy fellow is going shopping for ingredients, something weird is happening in my left leg and I can't go. I'm making a lime crema to go w/ the mini taco salads, adding pinto beans (maybe), and just in case he's picking up scoop style tortillas in case I blow it on the shells. Cooking shows have taught me always have a back up plan. lol.
     
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  7. martian

    martian Server Monkey Staff Member

    Location:
    Mars
    @Magpie made tasty vegetarian pad thai tonight. I haven't had good pad thai since I moved out of the city, so that was a nice surprise.

    I still have too many potatoes but they're dwindling. We're going to a pig roast this weekend, @Magpie is making black bean brownies to take with us. I might do a potato salad as well, time permitting. The pig is obviously not vegetarian (I mean, it might have been, but the people eating it won't be) but that doesn't mean our contributions can't be.
     
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  8. Wildmermaid

    Wildmermaid Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    We usually show up with vegetarian dishes as well to parties. Black bean brownies sound really interesting! What kinds of potato salad do you like to make?
    --- Double Post Merged, Jul 19, 2017, Original Post Date: Jul 19, 2017 ---
    Fuzzy made quick panzanella with constellation tomatoes, kalamata olives, thai basil, bread toasted on grill, w/ fresh mozzerella, a touch of balsamic and grilled artichokes tonight. Our second time having something similar in a week, but I swear it is becoming comfort food he loves it, one of our kids does, one does not, and i think it may have replaced penne & cheese in my heart.
     
  9. Remixer

    Remixer Middle Eastern Doofus Donor

    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    No idea if this counts as cooking, but I've recently been really into a version of cucumber salad of which I make a batch pretty much every week.

    - 1/2 cup white vinegar
    - 1/2 cup water
    - 4 tbsp raw sugar
    - 1 tsp salt
    - ground black pepper to taste

    Mix all of that in a big bowl, then throw in 2 very thinly sliced cucumbers, 1 finely chopped onion, and 1 less finely chopped red capsicum.

    Let it all get lightly pickled in the fridge for 3-4 hours, drain almost all of the liquid, throw in 1 can of sweet corn kernels and mix well.

    If you love crunchy, sour and pickled stuff, this concoction is highly addictive.

    At least to me. SO hates it.
     
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  10. Wildmermaid

    Wildmermaid Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    Pacific Northwest
    Nice! Sounds like it works as a quick pickle maybe? Is that how it tastes? :)

    We make one with diced cucumber and avocados with a tiny bit of sour cream (or greek yoghurt) sprinkled with black toasted sesame seeds. It is a favorite in our house!
     
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  11. Remixer

    Remixer Middle Eastern Doofus Donor

    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    Yeah, it is a quick pickle. A couple hours is great to get that pickled, crunchy texture going. The sourness of the pickled veggies with the sweetness of the corn kernels goes really well together. And all of it is super crunchy, so I can't get enough of the stuff. I mean, I like to chew on ice cubes when it's hot out....

    I've heard of cucumber salads involving sour cream before but never tried it. Gonna make sure to give it a go in the coming weeks.
     
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