Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What Can You Feed #Vegetarians?

Well, this, for one thing. We had this last night.

Pierogi stuffed with potato and cheddar (bought frozen), covered in peas, carrots, celery, and onion, and lavished with vegan margarine and chopped fresh parsley.

If you need it to be vegan, get potato and onion instead of potato and cheese.

Charlie, who seldom pays much attention to food, made a point of saying how much he liked it!

Please, omnivores, do me a favor and don't make your vegetarian/vegan relatives eat before they come, or graze on the garnishes, or wonder if the vegetables are cooked in animal fat. Make some delicious vegetarian/vegan dishes that are worthy of being main dishes, and let everyone know what's meaty and what isn't. As an omnivore with vegetarians/vegans I care about, I know how easy it is. 'Kay? Thanks!

Now, get out from between me and that turkey!

Marian Allen
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Sarah Glenn said...

Gwen's recipe for orzo with spinach and pesto. You can substitute vegetarian broth for vegans, such as my sister-in-law.

Orzo, uncooked, 16 oz
Spinach, fresh, 12 oz
*Pine Nuts, .25 cup
Garlic, 3 clove
Basil, 4 tbsp
Chicken Broth, 2 cup (8 fl oz)
Onions, raw, .5 cup, chopped
Olive Oil, .25 cup


1. Cook pasta according to package directions.

2. In a two quart saucepan bring 2 cups of chicken broth to a rolling boil. Add chopped herbs (garlic and basil), chopped pine nuts, and chopped onion and allow to boil for 5 minutes.

3. Turn off heat and stir in olive oil and fresh spinach.

4. Add the pesto to cooked orzo and mix well before serving.

Number of Servings: 8

Marian Allen said...

And what do you do with the spinach and onions? Is it a soup? I are confused. It all sounds good, though. :)

Sarah Glenn said...

Another potential group that could use this recipe: thyroid cancer patients.

Gwen originally didn't use the chicken broth at all. This was one of the dishes she devised when she was on the low iodine diet. We both wound up liking it!

Sarah Glenn said...

To answer the question: it all gets stirred together, and the orzo bogarts the fluid. It becomes a yummy pasta dish.

Marian Allen said...

BWA-ha-ha-ha-haaaa! Bogarts the fluid! ~gives Sarah a high five -- and I do mean high~