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Meatless Monday list 768x1024 Menus for Meatless MondaysThese will be two busy weeks. Saturday, I conduct Camp Blogaway Day Camp. The following weekend, another camp takes place, Camp GetAway for Mothers & Others.  WHEW, but I am still thinking about YOU, my friendly readers. I wanted to post something useful, yet let myself off the hook for cooking, photographing, recipe writing. Aha! Right in front of my eyes… my Meatless Mondays list.

Meatless Mondays make a lot of sense. Besides the health reasons for cutting down carnivorous behavior, the impact on our environment and happier wallets are two more good reasons to go meatless more often.

About a month ago, both of us feeling kinda pudgy, Larry and I decided we’d be vegetarians for September. Not vegan, just meatless – if it walks, flies or swims, we wouldn’t cook it at home. Dairy, eggs, OK.  I was all over that; I went 15 years as a vegetarian (and will post that whole story some other time). Then he asked, “but what will we eeeeeeeeeeat???”  Meaning, “not weirdo food, what’s like our normal type of eats, minus meat?” Not difficult, within five minutes, I posted this. I think if you printed my list and cooked up a few each week, your own family might not notice if meat went missing.

Sorry for the quickie post, but readers, will you do me a favor? Leave a comment with YOUR favorite meatless meals, plus links to posts and recipes. THANKS! You’ll help a lot these busy weeks!

Some comfort foods I forgot to write on my list:

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September 20, 2010 at 3:29 pm

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1 Karen Guerra September 27, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Wow! What great recipes! I can’t wait to try some of these.

2 Worth The Whisk September 27, 2010 at 5:55 pm

WAFFLES! Jean, you are so smart. And have a good hubby, nice idea.

3 Jean at The Delightful Repast September 27, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Our Meatless Monday meal this evening is also a “Too Hot to Heat Up the Kitchen” meal — AND too hot to heat up the cook (ME), so hubby is making waffles. Here’s my recipe: http://delightfulrepast.blogspot.com/2010/09/belgian-waffles-perfect-comfort-food.html

4 Heather September 22, 2010 at 6:44 pm

I can’t believe I forgot my favorite Meatless Monday recipe!
Portobello Mushroom Stroganoff
http://joinuspullupachair.blogspot.com/2010/07/portobello-mushroom-stroganoff.html

5 Worth The Whisk September 22, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Oh WOW, Heather, what a gift. Thanks so much for these and I hope my readers visit all your links soon.

6 Heather September 22, 2010 at 6:25 pm

What a great post! I started doing Meatless Monday’s at the beginning of August and haven’t found too many recipes I like since we’re not fans of eggplant.

Here’s a couple of my favorite meatless recipes:
Mushroom Chili : http://joinuspullupachair.blogspot.com/2010/09/mushroom-chili.html

Two Bean Veggie Pizza: http://joinuspullupachair.blogspot.com/2010/08/two-bean-veggie-pizza.html

Broccoli, Tomato & Mozzarella Stromboli: http://joinuspullupachair.blogspot.com/2010/08/two-bean-veggie-pizza.html

Black Bean Quesadillas: http://joinuspullupachair.blogspot.com/2010/04/black-bean-quesadillas.html

Philly Mushroom & Cheese “Steak” Sandwiches: http://joinuspullupachair.blogspot.com/2009/07/philly-mushroom-and-cheese-subs.html

7 Kath September 22, 2010 at 9:11 am

What a great idea to share favorite vegetarian recipes!

I love this quick and easy black bean soup. It’s vegan, if you skip the sour cream garnish.
http://kathdedon.wordpress.com/2010/02/17/quick-and-easy-black-bean-soup/

If you’re cooking for two, here’s a scaled down and quick vegetarian recipe for lasagna. It tastes great and leaves just the right amount of leftovers.
http://kathdedon.wordpress.com/2010/06/10/lasagna-margherite/

8 Michelle September 20, 2010 at 3:27 pm

This post is great timing–my husband and I have just this month started trying to go meatless two times a week. I’ve been looking for some new recipes and adapting some old ones. We had a vegetarian frittata last week; I just substituted sliced baby portabella mushrooms and diced bell peppers for meat:

http://funtimesmadeeasy.com/breakfast-for-dinner-ham-potato-frittata/

And this week I’m going to make a veggie shepherd’s pie by substituting 1-2 cans of rinsed canned beans (pinto or small white) and extra 1/2 cup of mixed diced veggies in place of the ground beef:

http://funtimesmadeeasy.com/30-minute-shepherds-pie/

Thanks for the ideas!

9 Worth The Whisk September 20, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Bree, thanks for these. More Meatless Mondays!!

10 Bree September 20, 2010 at 12:46 pm

I JUST wrote an article about this very subject for another website that will be published later this week. I love a bean chalupa (with baked tortillas). Tonight we are having black bean burgers.

Add more beans and take out the chicken… http://bakedbree.com/taco-salad-with-a-honey-lime-dressing

This spinach burger was a hit with the picky eaters. http://bakedbree.com/greek-spinach-feta-burgers-with-cucumber-yogurt-sauce

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