(my recipe box, from One Canoe Two)
We’ve been… what would you call it? Soft? Semi? Sort of? Vegetarians for a few weeks now.
We eat meat from time to time, but mostly stick to veggies and beans and lots of fruit. Maybe that’s not vegetarian at all. I guess it’s just sort of omnivore with vegetarian leanings.
There’s a health component. I don’t really know one way or the other if eating less meat is good or bad, but the way I cook meat usually involves things like butter-sauteed mushrooms and cream sauces and cheese stuffings. So, yes. Skipping on all of that in favor of a salad (even if it does have a tablespoon of mayo) probably isn’t so bad for my ever-expanding middle.
But, the real reasons are financial. The cheapest, freshest produce near us is in bulk, and it never makes sense to buy, say, three heads of romaine if they won’t be eaten before they start to turn brown. But, if I make every meal out of mostly vegetables, it makes sense to buy loads of them. We eat them all. We save money. This is a good situation.
I’m still figuring out what flavor combinations work together so I can wing it on my own, so for now, I’m very recipe reliant. Here are some of our recent favorites:
Black Bean Salad from AdriennEats
Roasted Eggplant Soup from Smitten Kitchen
Chipotle Sweet Potato Black Bean Tacos from Naturally Ella
White Bean Ragout from Bon Appetit
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What are your favorite recipes this summer?
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