Every day is meatless for me, but thought I'd share a couple of recipes with you in case you'd like to try some meatless meals, too.
Yesterday I was going to make a stew to eat over wild rice, but decided to turn it into a soup instead. I never measure and don't often follow a recipe. You can't really go wrong with soup if you are using ingredients and seasonings you know and like. Sometimes I'll read through many recipes, figure out what I have on hand and then just make it up as I go.
White Bean, Spinach and Wild Rice Soup
Saute 6 cloves of minced garlic, a small chopped onion, small tomato and Italian seasoning in olive oil. Add about 6 cups of vegetable broth, a can of drained white beans, a bunch of fresh or frozen spinach. I always add extra garlic powder, even when I use fresh garlic. Sea salt & black pepper to taste. Boil and then simmer until the spinach is done. I cooked a pot of wild rice separately so put two big spoons of it into the soup, then squeezed in the juice of one lemon and stirred through before serving. Adjust seasoning as needed. Served with toasted multicereal bread and a fresh spinach salad.
Today, I made vegan shepherd's pie.
The recipe is from the blog Minimalist Baker.
I've made many of their recipes and have always been pleased with the results.
(Though, again, I don't always follow the recipe to a tee and usually always add extra spices.)
We had broccoli on the side.
My husband just had surgery and requires a fiber rich diet and the best sources for fiber are beans and legumes, vegetables, fruits and whole grains. He had a tendency to moan and groan just a little bit as he sometimes felt like I was depriving him with my plant-based diet; but I think he may just be coming around to my way of thinking now.
Health and Happiness,