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Topic: A Vegetarian who doesn't eat vegetables - help! I need recipes!  (Read 8658 times)
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« Reply #10 on: March 07, 2007 02:57:44 PM »

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sriracha

Oops, sorry! It has garlic.  Sad

Ah, bummer.

See, that's the problem. I HATE not being able to eat garlic.  It's really bad when I go out to eat and accidentally eat somethin with garlic in it...nine times out of ten I wind up being violently ill Sad
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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2007 05:11:16 PM »

Have you ever tried making your own hummus? I've never put garlic into any hummus I've made (probably in large part to just not thinking of it at the time). I take a can of chickpeas, drain and wash. With one can, I usually make 2 or 3 different kinds of hummus, just so it doesn't get boring. So I place 1/3 to a half of the beans into a blender and add some water and blend. I just add more water if I see the mixture is getting too thick. Once it's blended, I add in whatever flavour I want and blend some more. I know most hummus is made using tahini (sesame seed paste) so you could add it in, but I'm a bit of an airhead in the kitchen and usually forget about it.

Some favorites: Basil Pesto, dijon Mustard
I'm sure you could experiment with a mix of powdered herbs/spices and peppers and it would be really tasty.
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2007 07:01:58 PM »

 An idea for adding flavor to your food: Instead of the usual satueing of garlic and onions, try suateing chopped celery and carrots. Maybe even some red bell pepper. The celery adds tons of flavor, and can add a lot to a recipe without garlic. Also, lemon and lime are both natural flavor enhancers. They taste delicious in pasta, Mexican and Thai food.
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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2007 07:08:29 PM »

crud, all the recipes i can think of for you have some sort of garlic or onion added...how about shallots? similar taste but not really garlic-y...and onion, can you do green onion or is it ALL onion...

http://www.theppk.com/recipes/dbrecipes/index.php?RecipeID=120
this recipe is pretty amazing and i have used many other types of seasonings in it to create different "styles" of dip. ie. italian spice mix is really good in it. it seems to be a nice recipe to alter to your taste.
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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2007 08:02:18 PM »

crud, all the recipes i can think of for you have some sort of garlic or onion added...how about shallots? similar taste but not really garlic-y...and onion, can you do green onion or is it ALL onion...

http://www.theppk.com/recipes/dbrecipes/index.php?RecipeID=120
this recipe is pretty amazing and i have used many other types of seasonings in it to create different "styles" of dip. ie. italian spice mix is really good in it. it seems to be a nice recipe to alter to your taste.

I can have green onions in very small amounts, as long as i'ts the stalk and not the root.  i've stayed away from shallots because I wasn't sure how i'd react to them.
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« Reply #15 on: March 07, 2007 09:16:41 PM »

i have very similar problems. i try to take a multivitamin, just in case. here are my recommendations:

make-ahead meals.
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Lentil-Quiche/Detail.aspx is a fantastic veggie quiche recipe that fills two regular sized pie crusts. it does have onions, but if you substitute celery and lots of spices, i doubt it will change it much. i made this and froze it, and had lunches for two weeks that incorporated lots of veggies.

frozen fruits/veggies.
i can't eat my stuff before it goes bad, either. i keep peas, corn, and broccoli frozen for mixing into stuff (i LOVE peas and mac and cheese) and strawberries, peaches, and blueberries for eating with vanilla yogurt.

pears.
weird, right? i control how my pears ripen by buying them hard at the store and putting two at a time into a brown paper bag with an apple. whenever i want a pear, i take it out of the bag, and it's perfectly ripe! i have a digestive thing where i'm really not supposed to eat citrus either, and pears were just about the only things i could eat.

edit: i know you asked for dip recipes and i just gave you everything but dip recipes, but i have found that general changes end up working for me way better than specific ones. dagnammit, pears is specific. forget it.
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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2007 12:02:26 PM »



pears.
weird, right? i control how my pears ripen by buying them hard at the store and putting two at a time into a brown paper bag with an apple. whenever i want a pear, i take it out of the bag, and it's perfectly ripe! i have a digestive thing where i'm really not supposed to eat citrus either, and pears were just about the only things i could eat.



sounds like your stomach is like mine!

I also have this weird allergy to pear, apple, and peach skin, but I think it's risidual pesticides that hang around after washing if i get non-organic, because when i buy organics, i don't have any problems.
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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2007 12:17:29 PM »

I have a few recipes that might work for you on my site.  I think the easiest thing I'd say to do is get those round pita breads and pile on the vegetables for a quick pizza.  Cook in toaster oven.  It's so fast and simple.

http://heather.homelinux.org/cooking
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« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2007 07:59:17 PM »

One of my favorite dips is tahini mixed with soy sauce and chili oil (aka hot pepper oil -- I only use a little bit so that it's spicy but not too spicy).  Or soy sauce, sesame oil, and rice vinegar.  I also like white beans blended with sundried tomatoes and basil.  (I usually put in a little lemon juice -- you could do balsamic vinegar.)  I found a guacamole-like recipe here:

http://fooddownunder.com/cgi-bin/recipe.cgi?r=12937

They say that the onions are optional, and you could substitute cayenne pepper, a pinch of oregano, and a splash of vinegar for the Tabasco.  And eliminate the lemon juice.  (And maybe add a chopped tomato.) 

Here's a tofu-miso dip.  It looks like it may be bland (I haven't tried it) but it could be a good base that you could liven up with herbs, vinegar, etc.

http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1715,158172-255198,00.html

As far as eating more veggies, I'd say that you're probably OK.  I mean, you eat a lot of salads, which is more than a lot of people do.  I'll agree with the "add veggies to what you eat already" idea -- broccoli or carrots or peas to the boxed mixes, pretty much anything to soups.  Roasted veggies or stir-fries are fabulous but it might feel too much like cooking  Wink

Good luck!  (I had to edit this several times to remove things that you can't eat...)
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« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2007 08:19:43 PM »

heh thanks for the advice and recipes!

YEah, I know It's a pain in the butt when I cook or go out - I HATE my stomach and my allergies oh so much.

oh, and the weirdest allergy I have?  MAPLE SYRUP.  seriously. If i eat anything with REAL maple in it, my throat closes up. 

Adding veggies to existing meals should be easy - i tend to toss broccoli and mushrooms into pasta, and peas with my macaroni and cheese. Ijust wish i didn't eat so much starch-y stuff.  but maan, i love pasta and potatoes! Cheesy
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