Category - Main Courses

A common complaint about vegetarian cuisine is that there are “no main courses, just side dishes.” Nothing could be farther from the truth. Aside from the fact that probably 90% of recipes can be made vegetarian by leaving out or substituting for whatever meat they contain, there are a number of traditional recipes that do not include meat. (Linguistic note: In American English, “entree” refers to a main course, but in French, “entrée” means “appetizer” or “starter.”)

Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage rollsNormally filled with a mixture of ground beef and rice, cabbage rolls are a staple in Eastern Europe and a favorite in many other countries. Try these vegetarian cabbage rolls stuffed with rice and vegetables for an equally tasty main course.

Calzone

A calzone is a turnover or pocket made with pizza dough and filled with veggies, cheese, and pretty much anything else you put on pizza.

Caramelized Tofu

Caramelized TofuTofu with a spicy-sweet coating, fantastic with celeriac purée or mashed potatoes.

Carrot-Onion Quiche

A quiche makes an easy, satisfying main course. This colorful carrot-onion quiche looks and tastes great with a side of dark green vegetables or salad.

Cashew Curry

This vegetarian curry is rich, filling, and delicious, and can easily be made vegan.

Cashew Seitan

Cashew seitanI was never a huge fan of Chinese food, but one dish I did like was cashew chicken. With some tinkering, I came up with a quick and easy seitan version.

Cauliflower Gratin

Cauliflower gratinA fluffy gratin featuring cauliflower, somewhat reminiscent of quiche but lighter and egg-free.

Celeriac Leek Gratin

Celeriac Leek GratinEarthy celeriac is livened up by oniony leeks to make a wonderful fall gratin.

Cheese Enchiladas

Cheese enchiladas are very rich and filling, but if you’re a cheese lover like me, they’re one of the best dishes to get your fix.

Chicken-Fried Tofu

Chicken-fried tofuBreaded and fried tofu is a delicious vegan answer to fried chicken.

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