Let’s face it, meat is becoming more and more expensive, seems like every few months. Once you get used to the price, BOOM, the price jumps up even more. You may have been thinking of cutting back some on the meat anyway to save some money, but not really fond of just having an all vegetarian type of a diet.
There are many vegetarian recipes that meat eaters would absolutely love. You will not only be getting more variety in your diet, but eat better meats that are higher quality in smaller portions will also help reduce the cravings of having to eat meat all the time. Ready for something different?
Vegetarian Recipes for Meat Lovers
Portabello mushrooms are a great alternative to a burger. They are juicy and can be marinated to keep the mushroom-y taste to a minimum.
There may not be any noodles or meat, but the eggplant lasagna is still delicious especially when fresh eggplant is used.
This is a great dish that can be eaten anytime of day. Make ahead of time and you can warm it up at your convenience. Fresh or canned sweet potatoes can be used.
4. La Pappa Maritata
6 to 8 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup (approx.) extra-virgin olive oil
2 or 3 fresh sage leaves, minced
2 pounds fresh, ripe Roma tomatoes peeled and diced, or 2 16-ounce cans whole or crushed tomatoes
1 lb loaf day-old bread, preferably a rustic Italian-style loaf
salt and pepper
small bunch fresh basil, torn just before use
1 egg per serving
Float bread in a large bowl of water to soak through. In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, gently cook garlic and sage in olive oil until soft and translucent. Add tomatoes and cook over medium heat for a few minutes. Lift bread out of bowl and give it a good squeeze to eliminate as much water as possible. Add bread to tomato mixture. Cook over low heat, stirring often, as bread falls apart and “soup” becomes creamy, approx. 20 minutes. Tear basil leaves and add to the pot. Adjust salt and pepper to taste. Take off heat. (If you think you won’t be serving the entire pot, set aside the amount you won’t need.) Break the eggs, one at a time, into the pot just as it has been taken off the heat. Give a good stir after adding each egg. Serve with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil.
Serves approx. 8Modern Day Mom
What’s a vegetarian meal that meat eaters in your family enjoy?