Meatless Meatless Meatless
So March is over, Lent is officially over, but after spending 40 days meatless, Brad and I have decided we LOVE it. I personally feel that I'm never sickly full, am more than satisfied, and never have to worry about where my food is coming from. (Did anyone hear about pink slime?!?!?! EW!) So, while we're not meat free, we are meatless. We will eat meat when someone is cooking it for us, we will eat meat if it comes direct from the source (i.e. a friend's grass-fed cow, Grandpa's lamb, etc), and we will eat fish (I couldn't fathom giving that up!).
So...what have we been eating?
The absolute best has been Vegetarian Times's Sweet Potato Black Bean Enchiladas. We seriously can not get enough of these! http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe/sweet-potato-black-bean-enchiladas/
Lentils are surprisingly quite delicious especially in this lentil casserole. http://www.everyday-vegetarian-recipes.com/lentil-recipe.html
Quinoa is so versatile like in this Roasted Broccoli Salad http://blog.belovedgreen.com/2012/03/roasted-broccoli-quinoa-salad.html
and as Quinoa Burgers http://eatingwelllivingthin.wordpress.com/2010/11/01/love-my-quinoa-burger/
Eggs are always a good bet such as in this super easy frittata (I added a can of drained Rotel once and it was AMAZING) http://allrecipes.com/recipe/green-chile-frittata/detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Thumb&e11=chile%20frittata&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Home%20Page
Portabella Mushroom Lasagna Rolls were delicious (but time consuming) http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/portobello-lasagna-rollups-recipe/index.html
Peanutbutter Noodles are a definite go-to (this sauce is delicious as a dipping sauce for tuna too) http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ellie-krieger/aromatic-noodles-with-lime-peanut-sauce-recipe/index.html
And what about tofu you ask? Well, it's not a favorite around here, but I did make Tofu Parmigana and it was "edible."
If you are trying to go meatless, I'd save tofu for the pros and try some of these other recipes I've given you. I promise you won't be disappointed with any of them!