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Great vegetarian meals

Great vegetarian meals

Lentil Soup with Coconut MAKES: 4 servings TIME: 11/2 hours, largely unattended I use regular brown lentils here, but you can use red lentils, which actually cook faster, or the more traditional split pigeon peas, also known as tavoor dal (available at most Asian and...

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Vegetarian meal recipes

Vegetarian meal recipes

Korean Mushroom Soup MAKES: 4 servings TIME: 30 minutes or a little longer Korean mushroom soup can be as simple as precooked mushrooms, water, sesame oil, and soy sauce. This is a little more complex, substantial, and flavorful, but not much more work. 1/2 ounce...

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What is a vegetarian diet

What is a vegetarian diet

Kombu Dashi MAKES: about 2 quarts TIME: 15 minutes Dashi is the building block of Japanese cuisine and usually flavored with dried bonito (a tunalike fish). But this variation is just as traditional. It may have roots in Japan’s Buddhist vegetarian tradition, but I...

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Best vegetarian dishes

Best vegetarian dishes

Kimchi Soup with Tofu MAKES: 4 servings TIME: 25 minutes If you’re the type of person who gets wildly overambitious at Asian markets, loading up your cart with more kimchi, Korean chile paste, and miso than the average Korean family goes through in a month, this...

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Best vegetarian meals

Best vegetarian meals

Jook MAKES: 4 servings TIME: about 21/2 hours Jook—also called congee or rice gruel—is a Chinese “porridge” (it’s thinner than most), a breakfast item that’s also terrific served as a soup in the afternoon or evening. It is truly astonishing how much...

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Tasty vegetarian recipes

Tasty vegetarian recipes

Green Tea Broth with Udon Noodles MAKES: 4 first-course or 2 lunch servings TIME: 15 minutes In Japan, one often eats udon noodles with the liquid they were cooked in to enjoy both the flavor and the nutrition left behind by the noodles. Sometimes the starting point...

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Low calorie vegetarian recipes

Low calorie vegetarian recipes

Glazed Carrot Soup MAKES: 4 servings TIME: 45 minutes You can glaze any vegetable that’s starchy and sweet enough to convert a little cooking liquid into a syrupy coating, and nothing works better than carrots. Other root vegetables, like turnips, parsnips,...

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How to go vegetarian

How to go vegetarian

Gazpacho MAKES: 4 servings TIME: About 20 minutes No one can definitively say what gazpacho is—you see it with grapes, with almonds, even with melon. This basic recipe is what you probably expect when you hear the word gazpacho, but, as the variations show, you can...

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Vegetarian foods

Vegetarian foods

Garlic Fideo Soup MAKES: 4 servings TIME: 30 minutes Browned noodles are a real treat; one classic example is Garlicky Vermicelli or Fideo, the paellalike dish where broken strands of thin noodles are panfried before liquid and the other ingredients are added. Here I...

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Easy vegetarian dishes

Easy vegetarian dishes

Faux Pho MAKES: 4 appetizer or 2 lunch servings TIME: About 1 hour, depending on garnishes The Vietnamese meal-in-a-bowl soup known as pho is always tricky for vegetarians because fish and meat are normally included, and prominently. But there are vegetarian options,...

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