Recipe Round Up Vegetarian (& sometimes vegan) Style
I do love meat, but sometimes a sister has to give it a rest. And many readers have said, “FOCUS ON THE VEGGIES, GENEVIEVE!” Totally. You are right. And it might be that I skipped lunch, but doing this research has uncovered some of the most interesting, beautiful vegetarian and vegan cooking blogs. Here are a few, with a smattering of recipes that work well with what’s growing right now.
My favorite blog: The First Mess
This blog’s author has a garden of her own, and her breathtaking photos bring to life her fresh and delicious original recipes. Her veggie burger is supposed to be phenomenal.
Kale only gets sweeter as the weather cools, and it’s our last chance for eggplant. . . Also enjoy garlic in this recipe.
This bread salad mixes tomatoes, shallots, peaches, basil in a balsamic vinaigrette.
Roasted summer vegetables mixed with herbs and quinoa — a great way to use what’s in your fridge and get your protein too (thanks, quinoa, for being a complete protein!).
Includes yellow squash or zucchini, corn, garlic, onion and herbs. Good for lunch or dinner.
A simple meal of veggies (you could top this with an egg for breakfast salad bowl, and substitute a great deal of these ingredients for what you have in your fridge).
Solid! Beets as a main dish. Julia would be so proud. Includes garlic, onion, carrots, fresh herbs, and lentils (a great local product of Montana).
Easy, simple Asian inspired dish of Garlic Soba and zucchini noodles (have I mentioned how you should get yourself a veggie spiralizer?
Great seasonal combination of green peppers and corn, along with come fresh cilantro.
Other Vegetarian Recipes that Caught My Eye. . .
Side note on pesto:
A little on how to make 11 kinds of pesto from Saveur — I feel like I am turning green, there is so much basil out there to make into pesto. . . And before you know it, the frost will nip that little basil.