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kell
« on: January 11, 2007 10:30:55 AM »

I was wondering if anyone has any good vegetarian recipes that could be made in a microwave or on a small George Forman grill?  I am lactose intolerant Sad  so it would have to be reasonably dairy free. 

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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2007 08:29:23 AM »

Last year I ate meat and all sorts of crap, but I was really tired and sick all the time.  I am currently trying to eat healthy and omit meat from my diet, as my body doesn't process it well, although I do like the flavor. 

A problem is that the vegetarian stuff in the cafeteria is usually dairy based, so the past week I've been eating a lot of pb&j sandwiches. 
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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2007 08:35:56 AM »

when i was in uni i became obsessed with grilled sandwiches. i used rice cheese which is normally really gross but for some reason which it's in a grilled sammy it becomes the most amazing thing ever

you could also grill veggies - tomats, eggplant, mushroom, asparagus, zucchini and then toss it with some olive oil - very taste

and of course grilled portabello mushroom "steaks"

mmm george foreman grill...
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2007 09:22:54 AM »

I've never heard of rice cheese, I'll seriously have to look for it Smiley  I can't remember the last time I had a grilled cheese sandwich, and it does sound good.  I'll also have to get some vegges and mushrooms, thanks!  (Making list...)
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2007 08:41:50 PM »

I suggest canned soups, there are tons of vegetarian ones out there (be careful of chicken broth used in a lot of soups like campbells though!). If you can get a thick, chili or other bean based one I suggest eating it with tortilla chips to make it more filling and if it's not too thick then try dipping pita bread in it
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2007 09:37:24 AM »

~try adding potatoe flakes to canned soup to thicken it up a bit
~dipp and beggies (made with vegan sourcream or mayo)
~cock pot beans and rice
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2007 10:17:08 AM »

mm if you have a crockpot go to www.vegweb.com and search pantry black bean soup (or i posted my verson of the recipe here on craftster, i think it's titles Super Simple Black Bean Soup). It's easy, cheap and delicious, I make a batch and if no one else eats it it lasts me for about 5 dinner servings. You could easily double it to share with a roommate or something for like 5 bucks or so.
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2007 02:43:38 PM »

Sorry, I went back to my iternet-less home for the long weekend.  But I did return with canned soup, veges, mushrooms, rice cheese, and wheat bread  Grin 

Oooo, the potato flakes idea is awesome.  I'll definately be trying that,  as I always thought that canned soup could use some substance to it. 

After carefully looking though the student handbook (it really needs an index) it actually seems that crockpots might be allowed.  I think I'll check with an RA first before I buy one though.   But then I'll able to try the rest of everyone's ideas. 

Thank you, everyone, for your help with this!!!


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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2007 07:24:26 PM »

canned soup added to couscous gives it some much needed body

cook the soup (I like fiesta vegetable, its got a tonne of protien and no fat!) in the microwave until its close to a boil, then drain the broth into the couscous. nuke it for 30 seconds, stir, cover and let stand for 5 minutes, then add the veggies back into the couscous. It can be served hot, or refrigerated and eaten as a cold salad...

good luck! I'm hoping to get more into my veggie ways in the schoolyear!
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« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2007 04:37:07 PM »

Most home stores (Bed Bath and Beyond, Linens and Things, Target, etc.) carry microwave rice cookers that look like this:

you could cook up some rice using one of those, then add some microwaved frozen veggies and soy sauce for a "stir fry" type dinner.
 
I love the idea of adding potato flakes or cous cous to canned soup . . . if you had a rice cooker, you could add rice too!

Another cheap option (that I used a lot when i was in college) is to buy those cheap (budget gourmet, usually) frozen alfredo type pasta dishes and add a drained can of peas after microwaving.  zap them for about 30 seconds extra to warm up the peas and you've got a pretty filling dinner (that, depending on where you do your shopping, probably only cost $2 or $3!)

one thing to be careful of though with frozen meals and canned soups is salt - check your labels and try to keep your sodium count low.  too much sodium, aside from being just plain bad for you, can make you look and feel bloated. 
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