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A guide to easy vegetarian recipes

With the high incidents of obesity and the increase in heart disease these days, vegetarian recipes have gradually taken off. Now, even die-hard carnivores have taken to the notion of going 'vegan'. This article provides you with some quick, easy and more importantly, delicious vegetarian recipes that will leave you filled but not bloated and uncomfortable. Let's get cooking!

Vegan recipes

Vegan recipes Vegetarian bean dip Ingredients 3 cloves garlic 2 16 ounce cans of your choice of beans 3 tablespoons of lime juice 2 tablespoons of olive oil 2 tablespoons of fresh basil (chopped) 1 tablespoon of fresh thyme ( chopped) 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper Method In a food processor or blender, combine all the ingredients and blend until the basil and thyme are coarsely chopped. Serve chilled or on sandwich for a filling lunch or dinner idea. Vegetarian mozzarella/basil panini Ingredients A loaf of French bread/ Sourdough bread Mozzarella cheese Tomatoes Fresh basil ( minced) Olive oil Method Preheat the grill or panini iron to medium. Cut the bread on a bias. Slice the tomatoes thinly and the cheese to a 1/4 inch thickness. To assemble the panini, place the cheese on top of the bread followed by a single layer of tomatoes, then add a 1/2 teaspoon of fresh basil and top with bread. Lightly brush with olive oil and grill for 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until the cheese melts and makes the sandwich gooey and a totally to die for vegan meal. Vegetarian lasagna Ingredients 1 onion chopped 1 6 oz can of tomato paste 1 can of crushed tomatoes 5 oz of cheese 2 teaspoons olive oil 16 oz no-boil lasagna 2 cloves of garlic 3 tablespoons basil 1 tablespoon thyme 2 tablespoons oregano 1 bundle of spinach A few bay leaves Salt and pepper to taste Method Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Use olive oil in a skillet to saute onions and garlic for about two minutes. Add basil, thyme, oregano, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, spinach, bay leaves , salt and pepper to taste and allow to simmer for ten minutes. Begin to layer the lasagna in an oven proof casserole dish. Add a layer of sauce, a layer of cheese then a layer of lasagna. Keep adding layers until done. Add a final layer of cheese and bake until the top turns brown/ 30 minutes.

Vegan recipes online

Vegan recipes online There are lots of good food websites that feature veggie food. Some of these are Easyveggiemealplans.com, Easyvegetarianrecipes.org and Theeasyvegetarian.com.

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