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I'm having a hard time coming up with meal ideas. I tend to eat the same things over and over and I want to try something new. Being vegetarian is hard when you can't eat gluten, dairy or soy. I gave in and started eating meat again not to long ago, but I just can't do it anymore. So I thought you wonderful mama's might be able to help. Thanks.

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This is one of my fave recipes right now.

http://operabuffo.blogspot.com/2009/...not-vegan.html

I do tweek the spices/add corn and have a salad on the side to up the veggies. But it's so simple and oh so yummy.

What about an enchilada casserole. You could use masa(corn) tortillas with refried beans/onions/veggies/corn/tomato sauce or salsa. Layer it like a lasagna.

Acorn squash stuffed with quinoa, veggies and chopped nuts

Potato chickpea curry on millet

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This is one of my fave recipes right now.

http://operabuffo.blogspot.com/2009/...not-vegan.html

I do tweek the spices/add corn and have a salad on the side to up the veggies. But it's so simple and oh so yummy.

What about an enchilada casserole. You could use masa(corn) tortillas with refried beans/onions/veggies/corn/tomato sauce or salsa. Layer it like a lasagna.

Acorn squash stuffed with quinoa, veggies and chopped nuts

Potato chickpea curry on millet
Your suggestions they all sound so great. That recipe does look yummy and I really like the simplicity of it. Thanks.

Tanya

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subbing since we are GF too.
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Here's a recipe I've been using from http://www.habeeb.com/lebanese.recipes.index.html:
I skip the sieve for a chunkier soup and add the juice of 2 lemons when I add the onions

Lentil Soup
SHOURABAT 'ADAS

3 cups lentils
1/2 cup rice (optional)
1/2 cup samneh, or other shortening (I use coconut oil)
1 cup chopped onions
1 1/2 tsp. salt
Water

Another good old fashioned soup is this one developed, of necessity, by Lebanese mountain villages when their winter diet consisted mainly of those foods which they dried in the summer and stored in earthenware jars or homespun sacks for winter eating.

Soak lentils in cold water overnight. Wash and pick over. Place in pressure cooker with water to cover them about an inch. Cook under pressure for 15 minutes. Pass the-soup through a sieve or food mill. Add water to desired consistency. Fry onions in hot fat until brown and add to soup. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add salt. Serve thick and hot with squares of crisp fried bread.

To prepare in open kettle: Wash lentils. Pick them over. Boil until soft. Pass through sieve or food mill. Add fried onions and salt. Add more water if necessary and simmer for 10 minutes.

To either method, add cooked rice if desired (one half cup before cooking). Dried pea soup may be prepared in the same way but omit rice.
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I've only been at this for a couple of weeks, but I've found that a lot of Lebanese recipes are good vegan, GF/DF options. In addition to the lentil soup, we've eaten hummus with veggies, garbanzo beans with cumin and sea salt, baba ghanoush, mujadra (lentils with rice topped with carmelized onions). For recipes that call for bulghur, I've been substituting quinoa.

Looking forward to getting more ideas from y'all!
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Thanks ChasingPeace for the suggestions. I never really thought of trying different ethnic foods. I'm sure there are a lot of other cultures that have similar diets.

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I made this Celery Root Soup thickened with cashew cream last night & it was awesome, I also served a salad with it great dinner! I'm going to have left overs for lunch!

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butternut squash soup
curried chickpeas
chickpea/zucchini fritters
roasted veggies
lentil soup
black bean soup
buckwheat waffles
millet porridge
hot buckwheat cereal
sauteed bananas in coconut oil and maple syrup (served over coconut ice cream)
rice pasta with different sauces

do you eat eggs?
popovers, muffins, etc.

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This thread may help...

http://mothering.com/discussions/sho...highlight=free
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You guys are awesome. There are such great ideas here. I can't wait to try out some. Thanks for the help.

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