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6 foods to eat if you’re skipping meat

By Kerri-Ann Jennings, April 29, 2011 - 11:05am

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just google the words mtleaess meals and you will find lots of recipes and websites.if you are a dairy and egg eating vegetarian, then this will be a much easier task.good vegetarian substitutes for meat are: tofu, eggplant, zucchini, large mushrooms. these foods have a meaty texture and can be prepared in numerous ways, and tend to absorb flavors readily from other foods and spices. tofu has the added benefit of being rich in protein.a favorite mtleaess recipe of mine: large pasta shells stuffed with shredded spinach, dry-curd cottage cheese (very high in protein), parmesan cheese, minced garlic, parsley,finely chopped green onion, creamy caesar salad dressing as a pasta sauce. if you object to the anchovy paste found in most caesar dressings, then you can substitute ranch for caesar. this meal, served with garlic toast, will satisfy anyones hunger and taste buds.5-8 large pasta shells per person.for 2-3 servings: 15 large pasta shells 1 1/2 cups dry-curd cottage cheese 1/2 cup shredded spinach (thawed if frozen) 1/2 cup parmesan cheese 2 teaspoons minced garlic(adjust to taste) 1 tabsp parsley flakes 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion 3/4 cup creamy caesar dressing (or ranch)combine all the ingredients and mix well till it forms a sticky paste. boil the pasta shells til al dente (approx. 10 min) . rinse the shells thouroughly under cold running water in a colander. when the shells have cooled, stuff them firmly with the mixture. put them in a lightly oiled, microwave safe casserole dish. cook on high(covered) for 4min. pour 2 teaspoons of caesar dressing over each shell. rotate dish. cook on high for 1 min. serve with garlic toasted french bread.


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