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Healthy vegetarian meals

Healthy vegetarian meals

Hummus MAKES: 4 to 6 servings TIME: 15 minutes with cooked chickpeas A Middle Eastern classic that's become a standby dip or spread in many homes in the United States, hummus has that distinctive chickpea flavor mixed with the nuttiness of tahini. Make it as nutty,...

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Easy vegetarian dishes

Easy vegetarian dishes

Chickpea Fondue MAKES: 6 to 8 servings TIME: 20 minutes with cooked chickpeas Throughout the Mediterranean, chickpeas are often pured to make rich sauces, and that's the idea behind this wonderful spin on fondue. When you cook chick-peas yourself (which is what I...

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Simple vegetarian recipes

Simple vegetarian recipes

Mashed Favas MAKES: 4 servings TIME: About 1 hour A true Mediterranean classic, a perfect use for favas, and a great mashed potato substitute, with lots of possibilities; see the list at right. Other beans you can use: limas, gigantes, or cranberry beans. 8 ounces...

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Vegetarian meal ideas

Vegetarian meal ideas

Smashed Edamame and Potatoes with Miso MAKES: 4 servings TIME: 30 minutes Any miso can be used in this recipe. White will add a bit of sweetness, the darker ones more earthiness. Be sure to salt to taste, as some miso is much saltier than others. Bear in mind, too,...

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Easy vegetarian dinner recipes

Easy vegetarian dinner recipes

Roasted Chickpeas MAKES: 4 servings TIME: 25 minutes, with cooked chickpeas Roasting cooked chickpeas in a little oil first briefly on the stove and later in the oven leaves their insides tender while adding crunch to their exterior; they make both a great side dish...

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Vegan and vegetarian

Vegan and vegetarian

Baked Beans MAKES: 6 to 8 servings TIME: About 3 hours, largely unattended It's tough to find a vegetarian version of baked beans with bacon, with that creamy texture and delicate balance of sweet and smoky flavors. Enter kelp, also known as kombu, the sea green used...

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Good vegetarian meals

Good vegetarian meals

Baked Brazilian Black Beans MAKES: 4 servings TIME: About 1 hour with cooked beans, largely unattended A tropical party dish, one you can make in large quantities and ahead of time (it will taste even better the next day). Serve with lots of rice, some warm tortillas...

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How to be a vegetarian

How to be a vegetarian

Boulangerie Beans and Potatoes MAKES: 4 servings TIME: 11/2 hours with cooked beans, largely unattended Boulangerie potatoes, a classic French dish, was traditionally baked in the local bakers ovens for hours until supper time; the potatoes became meltingly soft, and...

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Vegetarian weight loss

Vegetarian weight loss

Baked Lima Beans Parmigiana MAKES: 6 servings TIME: 40 to 60 minutes The slightly grainy texture of limas works perfectly with cheese, but you can use virtually any fresh or cooked dried bean. In any case, the trick is to make sure the beans skins have not yet burst...

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Green vegetarian

Green vegetarian

Baked Pinto Beans, Enchilada Style MAKES: 6 servings TIME: 40 to 60 minutes Like Baked Lima Beans Parmigiana, this dish is dead easy (especially if beans and salsa have been made ahead) and versatile. Serve with hot tortillas, shredded cabbage, hot sauce, sour cream,...

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