Vegetarian recipes and info

Tag - garlic

Garlic has tons of flavor, is good for your heart, and supposedly makes you taste bad to bugs. What more can you ask for? Here are some of my favorite recipes to help you get more garlic into your diet.

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soupThis classic Italian soup is always vegetarian, and if you leave off the parmesan cheese it’s vegan.

Tomato Garlic Sauce

Tomato-garlic sauceA rich, garlic-heavy sauce that goes especially well with pasta, eggplant, and strong cheese.

Pistou Sauce

PistouPistou is the French version of pesto – the only differences are that there are no pine nuts and the Parmesan cheese is commonly replaced with coarse salt, making it safe for vegans.

Garlic Bread

Garlic breadI eat bread with nearly every meal, especially soup, salad, and pasta (obviously I’m not a low-carb diet fan). Plain French or Italian bread is wonderful, but nice hot garlic bread can be a real treat.

Baba Ganouj – Roasted Eggplant Dip

Baba ganoujA classic Middle Eastern dip made of roasted eggplant. Delicious!

Roasted Leek and Carrot Soup

Roasted Leek and Carrot SoupRoasting is one of the easiest ways to get tons of flavor out of just a few ingredients.

Tuscan Bean Dip

Tuscan bean dipThis elegant bean dip is known as fagioli in fiasco, or beans in a bottle. Traditionally made in Tuscany in a Chianti bottle cooked in embers in a brick oven, this modern version is creamy and delicious.

Hummus

Hummus recipeHummus, or houmous, is an Eastern Mediterranean dip, very common in Lebanon, Egypt, and a number of other countries. A heavenly blend of chick peas, garlic…

Red Lentil Soup

Red lentil soupRed lentils turn into golden mush when cooked, but they taste divine, especially in simple recipes like this red lentil soup from Syria. Just a few ingredients bring out all the flavor you need for a hearty and delicious vegetarian / vegan red lentil soup.

Roasted Vegetables

Roasted vegetablesRoasting vegetables brings out all kinds of flavor and depth. There’s no set recipe – just toss a few of your favorite veggies with oil and salt and roast!

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