A Meatless Dinner

United States
July 24, 2012 8:22pm CST
I was thinking there are several meals we can make without having to use meat, Today I was only going to make some navy beans and make tosatadas out of them and some Spanish rice and no meat but I knew that my husband did not take his lunch today and he loves meat so instead of it being a meatless dinner I did make beans and Spanish rice and I cooked the rest of the fajita and ribs the meat that was left over from the weekend, I made a huge mess he he l.o.l But I did clean it up, He was really hungry when he got home so I made him a plate and he was happy. But anyway he did tell me sometimes he gets tired of eating meat so I was thinking does anyone know what would be a nice dinner that you did not have to use any meat or beans?
7 responses
• United States
25 Jul 12
There are a lot of vegetarian meals that don't contain beans. Tempeh burgers, tempeh stew, eggplant parmigiana (as another person mentioned), veggie loaf, veggie lasagna, fettuccine alfredo, penne with pesto, gazpacho... Those are just a few dishes that contain neither beans nor meat. My boyfriend and I are both pretty much vegetarian, except for the rare bite of poultry or (in my case) fish. I cook a lot of veggies, serve a lot of whole grains, and often incorporate elements of Indian cuisine in my cooking.
• Singapore
25 Jul 12
hehehe i have just recommended her Indian food. They are one of my favourites. I am impressed that you know tempeh. I have learned to love them only in my old years. Here we can get them sliced thinly and to be eaten as chips, love the crunch!
• United States
25 Jul 12
Tempeh is widely available here. There are quite a few vegetarians in this area. I absolutely love Indian food. Sadly, there isn't a really great Indian restaurant nearby.
• United States
25 Jul 12
I love all vegetables! Yummy! Thanks so much for all the ideals.
@marguicha (90509)
• Chile
25 Jul 12
I make lots of dishes without meat or beans. I make several dishes with melted cheese (such as empanadas), I use mushrooms a lot to make tomato sauces for rice and pasta or, with white sauce, for the same purpose. I like omelettes and quiches. I can make a nice omelette of just about any leftover I have around. The same goes for quiches although the quiche I like best is the fried onion one.
• United States
25 Jul 12
That all sounds so good are you cooking now? He he he I ma hungry again and I love empanadas! Yummy May I have a plate please? Thanks for the ideals.
• United States
25 Jul 12
That also sounds really good too.
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
25 Jul 12
Potatoes  - Potatoes with melted cheese
I love preparing meatless dishes, but it looks like my boyfriend will never eat such dishes with pleasure. I love making potatoes soup, full of vegetables like carrots, onion, probably some chicken meat but only for taste. I was making a very simple dish before, we loved it at home. Potatoes with melted cheese. I even may have a picture of it, let me check. All you need is potatoes and melted cheese, water and black pepper, also little oil. Ingredients are only few, the taste is delicious, of course if you like such simple dishes. Here people serve it as a side dish.
• United States
25 Jul 12
Yummy! I love potatoes! Thanks I will give that a try thanks again and have a great day!
@Suggar (3612)
• Bulgaria
27 Jul 12
I hope you will like it. It is one of the dishes I was making when our cash box was empty. Time ago I was keeping at home things like beans packs, potatoes, rice (which I am not really good cooking it). I just love to do so, to have at least one of the things I need for my cooking at home. It cuts the expenses some of the days when the budget is weak.
@momof3kids (1903)
• Singapore
25 Jul 12
Actually I hate to cook so I do not have any recipes for you. However I write in because I want to tell you that if you ever have the chance to eat vegetarian Indian dishes, you must have a try! It is DELICIOUS! If you cannot take chilli hot dishes, do ask for non chilli ones. I am always surprised that although the dishes are all made from vegetables, they always leave my dear stomach satisfied. Some of the dishes to substitute for protein they use chick peas and coconut. Some of my favourites are uttapam, thosai (pronounced as toe-say) and capati (Oops capati is not entirely vegetarian. Sometimes it comes with a minced mutton curry). I learned that there is a difference between southern and northern Indian dishes so do ask your waiter about them. The ones I mention (uttapam, thosai and capati) are northern Indian. I think if you want to try southern Indian there is the naan (this is all I know). However I am not of Indian decent so I do apologise to Indian mylotters in case I got it wrong. So if you have the chance to eat at a vegetarian Indian restaurant, do jump in!
• Singapore
25 Jul 12
Oops realised my mistake, please replace The ones I mention (uttapam, thosai and capati) are northern Indian. I think if you want to try southern Indian there is the naan (this is all I know). with The ones I mention (uttapam, thosai and capati) are southern Indian. I think if you want to try northern Indian there is the naan (this is all I know).
• United States
25 Jul 12
I have not had very much Indian food but it all sounds so good I will give some a try it has been years since I had any type of that food but thanks and have a great day.
@albto_568 (1268)
• Costa Rica
28 Jul 12
I like also to eat without consuming meat all the time, it is tasty, but too much can be kind of tired, besides, is no good to eat too much meat, so, from time to time, I go to the vegies too.
• United States
7 Aug 12
I get tired of meat all the time too.
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
25 Jul 12
Here is a list of everything I have made in the last week that was meatless & beanless: - tofu & broccoli and brown rice - protobollo mushroom fajitas - tofu scramble breakfast burritos with spinach, cilantro and tomatos - thai curry tofu with brown rice - pasta and tomato sauce w/a side salad (garlic bread too if we are having people over) - potato and tomato soup with crunchy bread - french toast - vegetable filled omelets - mushrooms, onion, garlic, bell pepper, spinach (with or without cheese) - grilled cheese & tomato soup - vegetarian pizza - ziti pasta with zucchini, yellow squash & tomatoes w/fresh basil When pumpkins (really any gord with seeds) become available I make a pumpkin seed crusted tofu with cranberry sauce. It is to die for!
• United States
25 Jul 12
Wow! Thanks so much that all sounds so so good!
• United States
25 Jul 12
My favorite meatless meal is eggplant or zucchini parmesan. They don't use meat, but they do use cheese, so it's not a vegan dish. But they are yummy. You can find several recipes for them online. This one from taste of home was really easy and very good: www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/Eggplant-Parmesan The Taste of Home website has several delicious meatless options. Good luck finding something yummy! ~Mandy
• United States
25 Jul 12
I have heard of egg plant and ate it maybe one time and I really liked it but it was cooked by someone else I never knew how to make it.Thanks for the link and response and have a great day.