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Vegetarian Comfort Food Recipes

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Recipes Even Meat Eaters would Love

Over the years I realized that I didn't have to give up on most comfort foods; I just had to find alternatives. That said, most of these recipes do not include meat substitutes like soy (tofu) or TVP. They are, however, easy to make, totally satisfying and great meals to serve to your meat eating friends and family.

Vegetarian Comfort Food Recipes - keep in mind, a lot of the classics have no meat anyway - think mashed potatoes, grilled cheese and tomato soup...

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© Saxton Freymann


Vegetarian Baked Beans

Banana Pudding

Brownies

Buttermilk Biscuits

Vegetarian Cabbage Rolls

Vegetarian "Chicken" Noodle Soup (optional soy)

Vegetarian Chili

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Pudding

Vegetarian Corn Chowder

Vegetarian Gravy

Vegetarian Green Bean Casserole

Vegetarian Lasagna

Mac and Cheese

Vegetarian Meatloaf*

Mushroom Risotto

Vegetarian Pot Pie

Vegetarian French Onion Soup*

Quiche

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie* (w/soy)

Vegetarian Cornbread, Apple "Sausage" Stuffing (sub Field Roast's soy-free Smoked Apple Sage vegan sausages)

Vegetable Stew


*my favorites

Vegetarian Eggplant "Bacon" Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 2 small eggplants - Japanese eggplants work best, but small Italian eggplants work, too. They should be small because the smaller the eggplant, the less seeds it has, and as we all know, bacon has no seeds.
  • Bacon Salt
  • Oil for frying - It's tempting to use olive oil, but Canola works best since you don't want vaguely olivey bacon.

Directions

  1. Peel or don't peel your eggplant. If you like your bacon more crispy, keeping the skin on will help.
  2. Slice the eggplant lengthwise, about 1/4" thick (or less). A mandolin helps.
  3. Arrange the slices in layers, sprinkling copious amounts of Bacon Salt over each one.
  4. Mix the slices about, making sure each piece of eggplant gets a good coating of Bacon Salt. Let the slices sit for about 30 minutes, up to an hour.
  5. The salt in the Bacon Salt will draw the bitter liquid out of the eggplant and imbue the slices with bacony goodness.
  6. Lightly blot each slice with a paper towel to remove the excess bitter liquid. You'll lose some of the seasoning this way, but that's okay.
  7. Pour about an inch of oil into a frying pan (preferably cast-iron) over medium high heat. (Yeah, you're deep-frying. As when using bacon itself, concern about fried foods shouldn't be your top priority). When the oil is sizzlin', drop the bacon in, a slice at a time, and cook to desired doneness.
  8. Remove to a paper towel and enjoy! The absorbent quality of the eggplant will give the final product just the right amount of greasy, fatty goodness.

Voila! Excellent on BLTs or as a side with eggs and pancakes, or crumbled over a salad, this eggplant bacon is certain to please even the most dyed-in-the-wool bacon aficionado.

[via Vegetarian Eggplant "Bacon" Recipe « The Edibility Exam]

Martha Stewart Vegetarian Recipes

50 of 'em!

Turbo-charge your health - and help the planet - just by incorporating more vegetarian meals into your diet. MarhtaStewart.com gathered vegetarian recipes that the whole family will love.

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[via MarthaStewart.com (Here are some more & more.)]

Meatloaf Muffins

Meatloaf Muffins

Meatloaf Muffins

Instead of putting your meatloaf in a loaf pan put it in a muffin tin. It only takes 20 minutes to cook that way and everyone gets a crispy end piece.

Satisfying vegetarian comfort food! Don't let the ingredients fool you; the flavor and consistency is very much like meatloaf. Kitchen alchemy at its best!

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces organic cottage cheese
  • 4 organic eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 packet Simply Organic French Onion Dip (soup) mix
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups cereal flakes (I use Nature's Path Organic Flax Plus Multibran Cereal)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In a large bowl, combine cottage cheese, eggs, vegetable oil, soup mix, walnuts, cereal and onion
  3. Spoon into pan (or muffin tin)
  4. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes (15-20 for muffins)
  5. Let rest for 5 to 10 minutes

[my recipe at Recipezaar.com]

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Gelatin

You've heard it's made of horse hooves, perhaps. But it's actually made from the connective tissues of just about any animal. So it's not meat, per se, it's the stuff boiled down from every part of the animal you wouldn't eat if you did eat meat. So, no more Jell-O, right? Yes, but gelatin pops up all over the place. Here's a list to get you started.

  • Some dairy products such as ice cream, sour cream, cream cheese, cottage cheese and yogurt.
  • Some frostings and most "frosted" products such as Pop-Tarts.
  • Candies such as gummy products (but not my beloved Jujyfruits), jelly beans, Skittles and Starburts, candy corn, and even Altoids.
  • Marshmallows (but not marshmallow crème) and items that contain marshmallows such as a Southern favorite, Moon Pies and breakfast cereals with "marshmallow bits" or frosting.
  • Jell-O, gelatin and some pudding mixes as well as some jams, jellies, and "fruit snacks."

    alternatives:

    Harvest Direct Soy Pudding Mixes Vegan and Vegetarian Cake Mix

    (Banana, Chocolate, French Vanilla, Lemon Creme)

    (Available via Dixie Diners' Club)

    Dr. Oetker Simple Organics

    - Pudding/Pie Filling Mix (Chocolate, Coconut, Mocha, Vanilla)

    (avaialable via Vegan Essentials)

    Lieber's Unflavored Jel

    Vegan and Vegetarian Baking Mixes

    (avaialable via Vegan Essentials)

    Natural Desserts Gluten-Free Vegan Jel Dessert

    (avaialable via Vegan Essentials)

    - Vegan Chocolate Mousse Mix

    - Vegan Custard Mix

  • Many medicines and vitamins, particularly those in capsule or "gelcap" form contain gelatin.
  • Some energy and diet bars (though some may list gelatin as "hydrolyzed collagen") as well as some energy/performance drinks.
  • A few margarines including the fat-free version of "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" (try Earth Balance, instead). Interestingly, the regular version of "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" doesn't have gelatin.
  • Some pre-made guacamole (really, you shouldn't be eating this stuff anyway - it's mostly filler and little avocado).
  • Planters Dry Roasted Peanuts and other roasted nuts (but not all Planters nut products).
  • Some soups and sauces.

- via Almost Vegetarian

Gelatin Alternatives

Vegetarian S'mores - With vegan marshmallows

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made with Vegan Marshmallows

Dr. Dean Ornish TED talk - The world now eats (and dies) like Americans

The Ornish Diet: What It Is

 

Benefits of a Vegetarian Diet

Vegetarian diets are usually rich in carbohydrates, omega-6 fatty acids, dietary fibre, carotenoids, folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium and magnesium. They contain lower levels of saturated fat, cholesterol, and animal protein.

Studies show that the health of vegetarians compares favourably with that of non-vegetarians. British vegetarians have lower death rates than non-vegetarians, although this is at least partly due to non-dietary lifestyle factors, such as a low prevalence of smoking and the generally high socioeconomic status of vegetarians, or to aspects of the diet other than the avoidance of meat and fish.

Notably, a vegetarian diet avoids the negative health effects of red meat. One review found that mortality from coronary heart disease was 24% lower in vegetarians than in nonvegetarians. Studies of cancer have not shown clear differences in cancer rates between vegetarians and non-vegetarians. There is evidence that vegetarians tend to have a lower body mass index, lower risk of obesity, lower blood cholesterol levels, lower homocysteine levels, lower risk of high blood pressure, and lower risk of type 2 diabetes. One large prospective study found that non-meat-eaters had only half the risk of meat eaters of requiring an emergency appendectomy.

Vegetarians are less likely to die by choking on food since the most common food to obstruct the airway is fish which caused about 4,500 accidents a year in the UK as of 1998. Meat, poultry and bones were cited as the next three most common causes of choking, followed by sweets and non-food objects. A 2007 report from San Diego in the US confirms that the most common cause of choking was on meat products.

- via Wikipedia

Vegetarian Diet Resources

Potential Nutrient Deficiencies - some specifics on vegetarian nutrition

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Poorly planned vegetarian diets can be relatively low in protein, iron, zinc, vitamin B12, calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, retinol (vitamin A), vitamin D, riboflavin (vitamin B2) and iodine. Vegans may have particularly low intakes of vitamin B12 and calcium. Nonetheless, well-balanced vegetarian and vegan diets can meet all these nutrient requirements and are appropriate for all stages of the life cycle, including during pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, and adolescence.

Protein

The typical vegetarian gets adequate protein as long as caloric intake is adequate and a variety of foods is eaten. Vegetarian diets are usually relatively low in protein, which may be beneficial.

Combining proteins

  Main article: Protein combining

" Virtually all plant foods have all of the essential amino acids; and not only are the amino acids there, they are present in more than enough quantity to meet the needs of normal adults, if you are on a calorically adequate diet." - Keith Akers

Despite a widespread belief that vegetarians must eat grains and beans within a few hours of each other in order to make a 'complete' protein which contains all 9 "essential amino acids", this has never been substantiated by research. The protein-combining theory was brought to popular attention in Frances Moore Lappé's 1971 bestseller Diet for a Small Planet. In later editions of the book, as early as 1981, Lappé withdrew her contention that protein 'combining' is necessary.

Iron

Meat, fish and poultry are the only sources of heme iron; plants contain only non-heme iron, which is absorbed less efficiently by the human body. However, cereals, eggs, legumes (including peas, beans, chickpeas, lentils and soy foods) and nuts are significant sources of iron, so a well planned vegetarian diet should not lead to iron deficiency.

A study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that while iron-deficiency anemia is not more common among vegetarians, "vegetarian children had ... reduced levels of haemoglobin and iron compared to omnivores" due "to the absence of animal iron sources with high utilizability".

Zinc

Western vegetarians and vegans have not been found to suffer from overt zinc deficiencies any more than meat-eaters. However, phytates in many whole-grains and fiber in many foods may interfere with zinc absorption and marginal zinc intake has poorly understood effects.

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 deficiency is potentially extremely serious, leading to pernicious anemia, nerve degeneration and irreversible neurological damage. A regular source of vitamin B12 is particularly important for those over the age of 50 years, and pregnant and lactating women (and for breastfed infants if the mother's diet is not supplemented).

Evidence suggests that vegetarians and vegans who are not taking vitamin B12 supplements or B12-fortified foods do not consume sufficient servings of B12 and often have abnormally low blood concentrations of vitamin B12. This is because, unless fortified, plant foods do not contain significant amounts of active vitamin B12.

It is essential, therefore, that vegetarians consume adequate amounts of dairy products, eggs, dietary supplements or foods that have been fortified with B12 (such as certain yeast extracts, vegetable stock, veggie burger mixes, textured vegetable protein, soy milks, vegetable and sunflower margarines, and breakfast cereals).

nori(Seaweed) contains B12 very abundantly. However, plant sources of B12 (or analogues) have not yet been shown to benefit humans. There is a patent for a cultivation method of a mycelium's enriching vitamin B12 of the vegetable.

Omega-3 fatty acids

Vegetarian sources of omega-3 fatty acids include flaxseeds and flaxseed oil, olive oil, walnuts, canola (rapeseed) oil, avocado, and eggs.

Vegetarian sources of omega-3 fatty acids are primarily the short chain variety and likely to have lower concentrations of the particular essential fatty acids (EFAs), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). The body can synthesize small quantities of EPA and DHA from other omega-3 fatty acids, such as alpha-linolenic acids, which are present in vegetarian sources of omega-3 fatty acids. The human body can also convert DHA into EPA. DHA supplements derived from DHA-rich microalgae are available. Whilst the human body can in theory do this conversion, in practice modern diets and lifestyles reduce the effectiveness of the conversion systems. Roughly ten times more of the short chain omega-3s must be consumed to have the same effect as the long chain form from fish oil.

While there is no scientific consensus on the role of omega-3 fatty acids, it is generally believed that they may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, lower triglycerides, stabilize mood and help prevent depression, help reduce symptoms of ADD, reduce joint pain and other rheumatoid problems and reduce the risk of dementia in older age.

Vitamin D

The human body can synthesize Vitamin D when skin is exposed to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Vegans who do not eat foods or pills fortified with synthetic vitamin D and with little exposure to the sun's ultraviolet radiation (e.g., those who don't expose their extremities for at least 15-30 minutes per day or those living at latitudes close to the poles) are vulnerable to Vitamin D deficiencies.

Vitamin D acts as a hormone, sending a message to the intestines to increase the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, which produces strong bones. Vitamin D also works in concert with a number of other vitamins, minerals, and hormones to promote bone mineralization. Research also suggests that vitamin D may help maintain a healthy immune system and help regulate cell growth and differentiation.

Iodine

According the British Journal of Nutrition there is a "potential danger of [Iodine] deficiency disorders due to strict forms of vegetarian nutrition, especially when fruits and vegetables grown in soils with low [Iodine] levels are ingested." Iodine, however, is usually supplied by iodized salt and other sources in first world countries. Additionally, it should be noted that any iodine found in animal products is sourced from plant life (see: Iodine: Sources).

Riboflavin

According to the American Dietetic Association, "Some studies have shown vegans to have lower intakes of riboflavin, compared with nonvegetarians; however, clinical riboflavin deficiency has not been observed."

- via Wikipedia

What are your favorite comfort foods?

patti-pierce-102 on February 16, 2014:

@kerryhrabstock: Hi Kerry, Have you ever tried adding a can of vegetarian refried beans to your chili? I do it all the time. It gives the chili nice body and cut the acid of the tomatoes. Trishea

TapIn2U on December 19, 2013:

Hmm..love the meatloaf muffin recipe! Can't wait to try it! Fantastic lens! Sundae ;-)

chat2vishakha on August 27, 2013:

Very interesting recipe.Thanks for sharing this post.

suepogson on July 28, 2013:

macaroni cheese, cheesy potato pie, any veg stuffed with cheese - you get the idea ... just wish I could get vegi cheese where I live

cstrouse lm on June 04, 2013:

I just bought some eggplants the other day and am going to give the bacon a try. There's a restaurant across the street from my place that sells an eggplant bacon BLT that I've always wanted to try but I guess I'll try making it at home first. Thanks for the recipes!

tobydavis on May 11, 2013:

Interesting ideas for vegetarian snacks - doing some research into them at the mo' - trying to widen my diet out a touch :-)

sue826 lm on April 09, 2013:

I just switched to a semi-vegetarian diet with the new year and I'm always on the hunt for good recipes. Love your lens. It's perfect for someone like me.

honeymishi07 on March 19, 2013:

The goal is to satisfy your hunger, appetite, and desire for certain foods while ensuring that your meals and snacks have the food variety, balance, and moderation that help you maintain, and even enhance, your health. The solutions? Quick, simple, and convenient ways to eat smart and enjoy it, especially when youâre short on time and energy!

Also check out my lens: The Best Foods for Healthy Teeth

Thank you!

Margaret Schindel from Massachusetts on February 28, 2013:

I really enjoy making "Sloppy Joes" with TVP crumbles and, of course, mac and cheese (which I've made with both dairy cheese and Daiya non-dairy cheese). Also blintzes with Morningstar Farms faux sausage and sauteed apples with cinnamon - YUM!

kerryhrabstock on January 17, 2013:

Chili and beef stew are my favorites. I'm constantly perfecting my veggie chili recipe. Haven't found a veggie way to do the beef stew.

dawnrepurposes on January 15, 2013:

Gorgeous lens! I'm getting hungary!

suepogson on January 05, 2013:

Thank you. I've recently given up meat and dairy for health reasons and have been SO BORED. These reciped are just whet I need!

PennyHowe on October 01, 2012:

Really like your idea of doing the 'meatloaf' in a muffin tin. Thanks for the great tips and Happy Vegetarian Day!

PennyHowe on October 01, 2012:

I love macaroni and cheese.

rawwwwwws lm on July 06, 2012:

I have many many vegetarian and vegan friends. I used to be pestcatarian, spelling? I am trying to go vegetarian again. Thanks for sharing, YUMY!

anonymous on June 03, 2012:

@gwhayes: you can get veggie worcestershire sauce. I think i got mine in asda but you could try health food shops

gwhayes on April 19, 2012:

"High Five" That eggplant bacon recipe is creative and sounds pretty amazing. I'll have to get some eggplant and make that!

Also, I checked out the cabbage rolls recipe and my problem there is the Worcestershire sauce makes it un-vegetarian. I just know this because my brother is a vegan, but there is anchovy in there. I don't think there is any substitute for it. Doesn't bother me as I'm not a vegetarian, but thought I'd share. I still plan on making those cabbage rolls because they sound awesome.

ian_scott on April 16, 2012:

Some great ideas here! Sometimes, I wish I could be a vegetarian... but .. I don't think it is going to happen... being originally from Northern Ireland, I'd miss my "Ulster Fry's."

Having said that, I am going to try some of your suggestions.

A meatless dish I really like includes lentils and salsa.. I'll have to go look that up and feel comforted again!

anonymous on March 20, 2012:

I plan to try the Crustless Spinach Quiche - it sounds good!

srsddn lm on March 18, 2012:

The lens reminds about large options available in food.

g6g8612 on March 18, 2012:

These recipes are really good, can you please check out my lenses, thanks

Stinkerbelle on March 15, 2012:

Can't wait to try the eggplant bacon great lens

Linda Pogue from Missouri on January 26, 2012:

I will have to try this. Though not strictly vegetarian, we have decided to eat meat less.

JenaleeMortensen on January 25, 2012:

Thanks for the meatloaf recipe. I've got a daughter who has started eating vegetarian foods, but she really loved meatloaf. Might have to try this for her.

ernad18 on January 25, 2012:

There are various types of vegetarianism too. i'm sure you are good cooker.

Holysheepskin LM on January 25, 2012:

Great options here. My comfort food has always been tomato soup!

MobileAppMan on January 11, 2012:

I have eaten many of these in Peru. Great stuff.

anonymous on January 10, 2012:

The meatloaf muffins look delish.

Thrinsdream on January 01, 2012:

Dried banana. Love it.

TopToysForKids on December 14, 2011:

I love french fries...even though I hate fast food restaurants, so usually I make my own! :)

Ezeena on November 29, 2011:

My favorite comfort foods ... any sauce with pasta. Those are my favorite comfort foods. And thanks for this lens - especially the one for vegetarian bacon.

KandH on November 27, 2011:

This is really nice - important to have such healthy recipes and tips like these which are great ways to get kids on the right track while they are growing up!

Sbrooks6401 on November 25, 2011:

@Anderotin: Two-words, paradigm shift. You must develop the reasons why the change is necessary and develop a plan. There are various types of vegetarianism too. You can find the one that fits your needs. Pescatarian is the most popular form of vegetarianism. This style is used as a stepping stone for the more specialized forms, such as flexitarian (eats meat occasionally), Lacto-ovo (does not eat any animal flesh including fish, but consumes eggs and dairy products), Lacto-vegetarian (does not eat eggs but consumes dairy products), Vegan (no meat or animal by-products such as eggs and dairy products), Raw vegan (unprocessed vegan foods that have not been heated above 115 degrees), and Macrobiotic (unprocessed vegan food, occasionally eating fish). Good luck!

Sbrooks6401 on November 25, 2011:

Your lens is GREAT! Excellent research! Thanks for the food pyramid!

Anderotin on November 16, 2011:

I'm trying to become a vegetarian. Several times and started throwing. Tell me how to give up meat.

robertsugar lm on November 15, 2011:

I am vegetarian since 15 years!

madhu2219 on November 14, 2011:

all healthy foods.. great article

desa999 lm on November 10, 2011:

I love apple pie and also lasagne. Nice lens.

earthybirthymum from Ontario, Canada on October 25, 2011:

Is Bacon Salt vegetarian? Is it smoke flavoured....

food monkey on October 24, 2011:

great stuff! nice lens!

Rose Jones on October 22, 2011:

Macaroni and cheese with organic wholewheat noodles is what comes to mind first.

timelapselove on October 18, 2011:

Vegetarian meatloaf muffins?!! Yummm!

feliciasfavs on October 02, 2011:

That is the cutest image under the Vegetarian Comfort Food Recipes section! I love it!

annseo on September 29, 2011:

Nice lens and the food seems delicious :)

I was so hunmgry now.

wilfredpadilla on September 28, 2011:

This lens makes me hungry! I love vegetables!

mermaidlife on September 26, 2011:

You're funny! I like what you said about the vegetarian bacon and how we all know that bacon doesn't have seeds!

sukkran trichy from Trichy/Tamil Nadu on September 24, 2011:

love your meatless recipes especially the meatloaf muffins. thanks for this recipe.

AnneMathews on September 16, 2011:

Interesting lens and some of these recipes look amazing. Thanks!

lillian9534 on September 15, 2011:

Those meatloaf muffins look really tasty - will have to try these.

Dancing Cowgirl Design from Texas on September 15, 2011:

Love me some bacon!! Didn't know there was bacon salt. Have to check that out, Thanks!

anonymous on September 13, 2011:

You are amazing! I love this page and I'm favoriting it so I can try these out. Thank you for making this.

pawpaw911 on September 08, 2011:

Might have to visit this lens again.

orange3 lm on September 07, 2011:

I can't wait to try the Meatloaf Muffins! Thanks for the recipe.

Echo Phoenix on August 31, 2011:

scrumpdilicious!

Bercton1 on August 28, 2011:

Delicious lens! Thanks for sharing!

alsomelbel on August 26, 2011:

That eggplant bacon looks really good and I'm not even a fan of eggplant! Fantastic lens! Rated up!

anilsaini on August 26, 2011:

nice lens

bolsen19 on August 25, 2011:

I'm not a vegetarian but I do love my veggies. Thanks for the lens.

catherinenbrooks on August 10, 2011:

Great lens.I am pure vegetarian.I love the fresh vegetable.I always eat fresh vegetarian food only.It's lens perfect for me.Good sound...

RecipePublishing on August 04, 2011:

Great comfort food.

Paul from Liverpool, England on August 03, 2011:

Vegetarian or carnivore, a Bramley apple baked with raisins, nutmeg and demerara sugar, served with custard on a winter's day fro comfort (or vanilla ice cream.in summer)

RecipePublishing on August 01, 2011:

I like this lens.

RecipePublishing on July 30, 2011:

Yummy fffffffffffor the whole family

anonymous on July 16, 2011:

These Lenses are so fantastic, those Meatloaf Muffins look wonderful!

iandrzej lm on July 08, 2011:

A bowl of cherries, raspberries, thin banana slices, double cream up to your choice and sprinkle of brown sugar...!

PippiDust on July 03, 2011:

Great new recipes here. Thank you.

KarenCookieJar on June 24, 2011:

Everything looks good!

kimbesa from USA on June 11, 2011:

I have to try those meatloaf muffins...thanks!

Rachel J Singer on June 03, 2011:

The bacon sounds good!

marckq on May 30, 2011:

Healthy, yummy suggestions. I like the eggplant bacon!

efriedman on May 26, 2011:

Nice suggestions, especially the use of muffin tin so everyone gets a crispy end piece. Do you like blueberries? Check Blueberries and Red Soup lens for a surprising healthy combination

QuinnWolf LM on May 25, 2011:

Excellent lens. I was vegan for most of my life but when my elderly father had to come live with me, he wanted meat dishes every day so I had to change my diet. I hope some day to go back to the vegan lifestyle.

pheonix76 from WNY on May 20, 2011:

Delicious lens! :) Thanks for sharing these wonderful recipes and ideas.

Bella Stella on May 03, 2011:

I will try the meatloaf muffins!

Addy Bell on April 25, 2011:

Mashed potatoes are always a hit, as is grilled cheese and cream of tomato soup. I'll have to try the "vegetarian bacon" some time!

bames24 lm on April 15, 2011:

I love your bacon idea... thanks a ton for the tip... :)

writercb1 from United States on April 15, 2011:

I really enjoy grilled cheese and tomato soup...and, of course, chocolate...I am a fan of almost anything sweet, really...I am also vegetarian; no eggs, meat, fish, gelatin, etc. I admire your way of natural living that you talked about in your "about me" lens. It's fun to see some great vegetarian lenses!

NYThroughTheLens on April 15, 2011:

Love this!

cdevries on April 11, 2011:

I must admit I'm not vegetarian, but you make these sound quite tasty!

Green_Apple on April 10, 2011:

thx for your sharing, will refer to my friend

ChrissLJ on April 10, 2011:

Biscuits and milk gravy topped sauteed morels. Unfortunately, I can rarely find morels, so sauteed portabellas will work in a pinch.... Oh, and egg fried Ramen. (I've found a random off brand that's veg friendly.)... Oooh, and sauteed zucchini served over fat free cottage cheese.... Great! Now I'm STARVING! =0)

halibound lm on March 19, 2011:

u HAVE JUST SAVED ME I am having a friend over for dinner who is a veggie friend! tomorrow night I am going to be so impressive

JoshK47 on March 05, 2011:

I myself am not a vegetarian, but I have been seeing a girl who is and I'm always trying to find new creative things to cook - thanks for this resource!

greenkat lm on February 12, 2011:

Thanks! I gotta try some of these!

StephanieB-Writer on February 10, 2011:

I miss meat loaf! It used to be my favorite. I have to favorite this and try your recipe. My other favorite comfort food was already vegetarian and I'll have to make it with the "meatloaf": mashed potatoes!

MAGarrard on January 27, 2011:

good recipes. i like veggies a lot, so i need quick, tasty and easy recipes. thanks.

EbizTaxTips LM on January 17, 2011:

mac & cheese please!

hayleylou lm on January 17, 2011:

**Blessed** and featured on My Time as a Squid Angel :)

Dustbunnyodoom on January 14, 2011:

I love oven baked sweet potato fries, just had some actually. I'm going to try your eggplant "bacon" sometime soon!

Adriana from New Market on January 13, 2011:

Home made fries :)

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on December 17, 2010:

I like those meatloaf muffins. I bet you the kids would love that.

anonymous on December 13, 2010:

I have NEVER thought of vegetarian food as comfort food, but I have to admit, some of the things I saw here, could comfort me in my times of need!!

glowchick on December 10, 2010:

Love this lens, saved it so I can come back to try these yummy recipes :)

ChrisDay LM on December 09, 2010:

A veritable cornucopia - there's kitchen work to be done, now!

anonymous on December 09, 2010:

I am so hungry now. Thank you.

TWOnline2 on December 08, 2010:

informative

Yourshowman LM on December 07, 2010:

Yummy lens

Diana Grant from United Kingdom on December 06, 2010:

Cauliflower Cheese is one of my favorite comfort foods, and I have just finished a lens on it called Cauliflower Cheese - Quick and Easy Recipe. I have featured this lens on mine, as I like it. Well done. I'm not a vegetarian, but I don't eat meat every day.

MargoPArrowsmith on December 06, 2010:

Eggplant bacon, what a great idea!

VivianAldana LM on December 05, 2010:

I eat meat, but this lens makes me "veggie-curious"!

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