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New vegetarian recipes request

Hello! It's been a while since the community has been really active, so I thought I might ask for a little bit of help. I'm trying to impress a boy (doesn't it always start that way?) who is a vegetarian. I'm looking for recipes so I can cook for him on a semi-regular basis. The archives have been great, but does anyone have more?

ALSO, here's the challenge: when you post a meal, what drink do you think goes best with it?

Thank you so much for all your help! Happy cooking! Happy eating!

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sueg
Jul. 14th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
Do you have any vegetarian cookbooks? I used to use the Moosewood cookbooks a lot when I was vegetarian. I'm feeling a little pathetic that I can't come up with anything better than that.

Oh, I know, you should buy some Swiss Chard at a farmer's market. Saute the stems in olive oil and garlic until they start to get soft, then add the leaves and saute them for a long time more until it's all tender. You might want to add some water. This is good plain, or with a light parmesan cream sauce. It's just a side dish, but what a side dish.

Also, start roasting all your vegetables with olive oil, garlic and a sprinkle of herbs (except for the swiss chard, which you will saute) and they will seem fancier. Although roasting is not always awesome in summer, depending on your air conditioning situation.

OH OH and get portabello mushrooms and marinate them in balsamic vinegar, olive oil and garlic and then put them on the grill. NOM NOM NOM. I also saw a recipe the other day for grilled shiitake mushrooms. I think they were marinated in soy sauce, ginger, garlic? and oil. Looks nom nom as well.

Obviously, my main tip is that you should always have a lot of fresh garlic on hand and that you can cook everything with it.

I drink water with everything myself, pretty boring. Sometimes carbonated water when I'm feeling wild. Although there was a time I suppose I would have served everything with red wine, or good beer. I'll go ahead and recommend a Summit IPA with the mushrooms, because that sounds really good for a summer day.
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