Sharona: What is that supposed to mean?
Monk: I thought it was some new hip-hop slang. “Hey, she’s now gone meatless!”
People may decide to have meatless dinners for a variety of reasons: dietary, moral, religious or even monetary. I admit to being less than creative on the whopping seven days out of the year that I am supposed to abstain from eating meat. I serve too many cheese pizzas and bean and cheese burritos. We do have meatless meals on other occasions throughout the year, but when I feel I HAVE to, my mind draws a blank.
So to shake things up a bit for myself I perused the site and found these yummy looking dishes:
What can I say about Cheese Fondue except I LOVED it every time it was served at our house growing up. Looking back now, it doesn’t seem like it was served often enough though. Makes an easy elegant company dish too. If I can find a substitute for the wine I am pretty sure my husband and son would enjoy this, of course I won’t serve it in the electric skillet for the not quite 2 year old.
One of the few things my brother, Michael, did not like about being a chef in New Orleans was coming home every Friday during Lent coated in corn meal and oil from frying fish. While I am not sure if the Fried Fish recipe is his or not, I know the sauces are and would make a great accompaniment even to store bought frozen fried fish
The Shrimp Creole looks simple and quick and something even my toddler may try. I think this could be Friday’s dinner.
Beans are an excellent source of fiber and have plenty of protein. The only drawback is the planning ahead the night before to soak them. But oh is it worth it! Here are two bean recipes: Beans 101 and Black Beans and Rice. The first has a number of variations if you scroll down the page, just omit any meat and substitute water or vegetable broth for any stock.
The Zucchini Frittata is good anytime. I have taken it to brunches and served it for breakfast and dinner. Feel free to add your choice of vegetables (carrots and red bell peppers make it look quite festive).
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Until next time, happy eating!