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post #1 of 6
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Hi Mama's..

What are you favorite vegetarian recipes?


post #2 of 6
This does use dairy, and it's not especially healthy, but better than the average potato soup anyway:

Chunky Sweet Potato Soup

4 sweet potatoes
8 cups water
1/3 cup organic butter
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup organic half and half
1 cup cashews
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dash thyme
1/8 tsp pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Wash, pierce and wrap in foil the sweet potatoes; bake them for 45 minutes. Cool the potatoes until they can be handled. Dice them into medium-sized chunks. Add to the water on the stove and then add all other ingredients, stirring well. When it nearly boils, reduce the heat to a strong simmer for 1 hour.

Optional additions: 1 celery rib, chopped / garlic cloves, minced / chicken broth / 1 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter / 1 (1 1/4-inch) cinnamon stick


Our favorite:

Chimi Changas

1/2 cup brown rice, cooked
1 15 oz can black beans
2 cup any kind of cheese, shredded (optional)
white wine
1 onion, diced
1 lb. mushrooms, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
5 cloves garlic, pressed
1.25 Tablespoons cumin
2 Tablespoons oregano
2 teaspoons salt
a few shakes of black pepper
a good shake of ground cayenne pepper
olive oil
10" flour tortillas

Cook rice in advance. In a large pot combine the rice, black beans and cheese.
Saute onion in a few tablespoons of white wine. Add in mushrooms, then add in peppers, and finally add garlic near the end. Don't let the peppers get too soft. At the very end add in the spice mixture: cumin, oregano, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper.

Poor the onion/mushroom/pepper mixture into the pot with the beans/rice/cheese and heat through on med-low.

In another pan heat about 1/4 to 1/2 inch olive oil (medium-low).
Warm the 10" tortillas in the microwave until soft (layer one paper towel and two tortillas up to a total of ten tortillas - heat 45 seconds to 1 minute).

Place a large spoonful of the mixture on a tortilla and fold up.* Secure with toothpicks or cotton string (optional). Place folded side down in the hot oil. Brown each side (3-5 minutes). Serve on a bed of lettuce and tomatoes topped with guacamole, sour cream and salsa.

* With a spoonful of the mixture, make a line in the center of the tortilla. Fold the side nearest you over just past that line, then fold over the right and left sides (so the line of stuff won’t fall out either end). Roll it up in the direction of the initial fold (away from you).
post #3 of 6
Iwearredsocks- your recipes look great. By the way, a while back you posted a recipe for vegan icecream with coconut milk and dates. I made it (without the strawberries) for my DD’s tropical themed birthday party last weekend. It was so good and a huge hit!

My favorite recipe is a basic- beans and green rice

Cook 2 c. dried beans (black, pinto, red, any kind you want) until tender, drain.
Make a big pot of brown rice (I use about 2 c. uncooked short grain) using vegetable broth in place of water. To the uncooked rice add 1 bunch of finely chopped kale or collards, 1 clove of minced garlic, and an extra ½ cup of vegetable broth. Cook as you normally cook rice.
In a big pan or dutch oven:
Sautee 1 diced onion, 2 cloves minced garlic in 1 table spoon olive oil until browned
Add 1 large can (about 3 ½ c.) diced tomatoes and the beans
Add 1T ground cumin (or add 1T cumin seed with the onions and garlic above)
.Simmer about 15 minutes, partially covered.
Remove from heat
Add one small bunch of chopped cilantro
Add the juice of 1 lime
Add 2 TB olive oil (if desired)

Serve with sliced oranges.
post #4 of 6
I found some wonderful recipes on M.O.M. website:


And I would love the recipe for the ice cream (minus the strawberries too, DD is allergic).
post #5 of 6
Thanks for that recipe. Sounds like a great way to sneak in some greens!
post #6 of 6
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Thanks for all the recipe ideas Mama's!

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