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Old 04-18-2021, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Newburyport, MA
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Fried rice - either white, or brown rice is a little healthier, with generous minced garlic and onion, plus a varying cast of add-ins for color, flavor and nutrition: e.g. shredded carrots, peas, edamame, snow peas, broccoli, string beans, asparagus, eggs, tofu, chickpeas, peanuts, cashews, scallions, bean sprouts, ginger, chili pepper, chili relish - especially Indonesian sambal, semi-sweet soy sauce, lemon or orange zest, curry powder... you can make more of a Far-East style or an Indian style dish.

The first thing to learn is that you pre-cook the rice and make sure it's pretty well cooked (not wet), then still let it cool uncovered to dry out more. If you transfer freshly cooked rice from a steaming pan to the wok it will invariably be too wet and not really fry properly. It's a little more spendy, but nowadays you can get frozen, pre-cooked rice which will be faster and easier. You really want a wok for this.

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Old 04-23-2021, 04:18 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Vegetarian chili is easy to make and usually lasts for several servings/days. Even better if you’re able to find the vegetarian ground round (ground beef substitute) from Lightlife or Yves. Even if not, you can make a good chili with tomato paste & can of stewed tomatoes, peppers & onions (maybe corn also), two cans of beans (kidney or black) and a few spices like chili powder, paprika & garlic.
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Old 10-01-2021, 09:13 AM
 
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If she’s vegetarian and not vegan, there’re many options. Eggs are good source of protein for vegetarians. Yogurt and Cheerios and berries. Amy’s lentil soup and vegetables (reduced sodium) are tasty and have good protein and fiber. Costco sells them in pack of 8 cans. Amy’s vegetable lasagna is fast to cook and yummy. Orgain protein with super foods makes tasty smoothie. Costco also sells Indian Tikka Masala chick peas mix and lentil mix package that you only need to add some vegetables or even frozen vegetables to heat up and serve over white rice or eat with naan breads.
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Old 10-04-2021, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Newburyport, MA
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Vegetarian chili is easy to make and usually lasts for several servings/days. Even better if you’re able to find the vegetarian ground round (ground beef substitute) from Lightlife or Yves. Even if not, you can make a good chili with tomato paste & can of stewed tomatoes, peppers & onions (maybe corn also), two cans of beans (kidney or black) and a few spices like chili powder, paprika & garlic.
I am not vegetarian, but I usually use some form of chicken or turkey in my chili just because it's healthier meat than beef or pork. The beans themselves have a useful amount of protein, but it is nice to supplement that with some sort of "meat" - even if that's Beyond or Impossible imitation meat or something of that nature. I haven't tried it, but I have heard that tempeh is a good alternative as well.

https://simple-veganista.com/the-ultimate-tempeh-chili/
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Old 10-28-2021, 01:51 AM
 
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Vegan wholegrain Banana cake is good option.
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Old 03-17-2022, 05:48 PM
 
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Roasted vegetables over Salad.
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Old 04-10-2022, 09:08 AM
 
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If you do an internet search for frugal and/or easy vegan or vegetarian cookbooks, you'll come up with some great & helpful cookbooks...

I like having the cookbooks at hand for inspiration.

Once you have some basics in stock, you can improvise.

I like to have whole grains & a variety of beans/pasta (wild rice blend, bulgur, lentils, orzo, spinach pastas, nuts (walnuts/pecans,pistachio), pumpkin/sunflower seeds, dried fruits, etc. on hand. Plus diced tomato and tomato paste.

Then, you can improvise with seasonal vegetables or what's in your frig...
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