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#1 Rawkstah

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 10:41 AM

I know going into this that this thread is going to get meat bombed... but there's gotta be at least a couple other people on this forum that have herbivore tendencies.  Lately almost everything I have been cooking has been meat-free unless its for the dogs.  I've been toying with recipes and finding ways to get the flavors of dishes that usually have animal muscle as the main feature.  Hopefully some of y'all do the same from time to time and we can swap and share some spicy veggie recipes. I've held off on making this thread for a while because I know the ridicule that will inevitably come, but I guess its better to clog my own thread with my hippy food rather than all the other cooking threads. 

 

So here goes, last night per request I made some arroz congri and tostones.  

 

For the rice and beans, I chop up a green and red bell pepper, 2 onions and about 4-5 cloves of garlic. Cook up that in the pot before adding the rice and beans and sufficient water.  Season it up, and pretty much just leave it on the stove for a while.  I don't have any fresh pods yet so I seasoned my batch up with some smoked naga powder for good measure.  The tostones start by cooking them a bit on each side before pulling them from the pan.

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After the tostones are cooked and pulled from the pan you gotta squish em dip em in cold water and throw em back in the pan, for the second round of frying. When you pull them out you can season them with whatever you want, I like to make a garlicky spicy sauce concoction to dip them in.  Also, make yourself a guava-lime rum drink for good measure. 

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Eventually, after a long long time (especially if you use brown rice), your arroz congri will be ready.  

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Happy vegetarian eating! (I also ate left overs this morning covered in cheese and a fried egg)

 

Let's see what you got....



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 10:53 AM

Awesome.  I usually try to avoid any food without meat, potatoes, or ice cream.... But these dishes look and sound awesome.  Nice.



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 10:54 AM

I'm with Caveman, but it definitely looks really good!



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 11:07 AM

omg a fried egg is meat...

 

wtf is Mist?

 

I will take a bowl of rice and beans also.


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Posted 24 June 2014 - 11:12 AM

I will have to post some pics. There are some great meals you can make without meat. I make a killer spaghetti sauce with no meat and everyone who eats it like it just as much if not better than any meat sauce. Its really thick and hearty too. I grate zucchini as my meat substitute to thicken up the sauce and lots of fresh garlic,bell peppers,onions, thyme,oregano,basil, rosemary all from the garden.This year when I harvest my peppers I'm growing I will play around with some spicier sauces for the pasta sauce.


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Posted 24 June 2014 - 11:14 AM

A fried egg would be ovo-lacto vegetarian.

 

And all cool and the gang.

 

Great thread Rawk. 

 

Ever 'thang looks goodern' hell, especially those tostones.

 

And don't worry about being meatbombed by the haters.

 

You can fight back by veggiebombing them in their threads.

 

I'll stand by ya'!



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 11:26 AM

I eat dairy products and eggs, and I'm not entirely opposed to eating meat, I just rarely do it.  

 

Here's a little snack I made the other day.  Buffalo cauliflower bites.  I coat them in rice flour and seasoning bake them for a bit and then sauce them and bake again.  I made the bleu cheese dressing with yogurt and stilton and a squeeze of lemon juice.

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wtf is Mist?

 

"Misto" its a little contraption you put olive oil in and Pump it Up so it sprays the oil instead of using PAM

 

 


I will have to post some pics. There are some great meals you can make without meat. I make a killer spaghetti sauce with no meat and everyone who eats it like it just as much if not better than any meat sauce. Its really thick and hearty too. I grate zucchini as my meat substitute to thicken up the sauce and lots of fresh garlic,bell peppers,onions, thyme,oregano,basil, rosemary all from the garden.This year when I harvest my peppers I'm growing I will play around with some spicier sauces for the pasta sauce.

I make raw pasta using zucchini as the noodles, and make a raw pesto with basil, pine nuts, etc.  Pretty easy, and super good.   I do like to warm it a bit in a pan though just so I'm not eating cold "pasta".



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 11:27 AM

Holy shittastic!

 

Buffalo cauliflower!

 

Rawk that is fucking brilliant!



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 11:29 AM


 

"Misto" its a little contraption you put olive oil in and Pump it Up so it sprays the oil instead of using PAM

 

 

You cant properly bring out the flavors of that teflon coating without PAM.


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Posted 24 June 2014 - 11:31 AM

"Also, make yourself a guava-lime rum drink for good measure."

 

I like the way you measure. ;)


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Posted 24 June 2014 - 12:58 PM

I am vegetarian too! I mean, I like Vegeta on most meat food!

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Posted 24 June 2014 - 01:43 PM

We eat mostly veggie at home, but are meatatarians when we go out to a restaurant.  There are lots of great spicy veggie dishes to make.   One of my favs is a spicy garlic scape pesto (perfect right now singe the scapes are ready in the garden).  Lots of things you can do with spaghetti squash (use it like pulled pork for samiches).  Anything indian.

 

Buffalo cauliflower bites...that's just brilliant!



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 01:47 PM

I make the buffalo Cauliflower often they're delicious and caustic afterwards



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 02:10 PM

Mexican is usually a pretty easy way to go veggie too.  I've been pushing the envelope in the kitchen, started making my own seitan and making gyros from it. Might try a seitan piccata in the future too.  I dig lebanese food so I've been working on a decent falafel recipe to go with some homemade harissa.  In addition there's tofu and veggie thai dishes, and those are real easy to spice up.  There really are a ton of options.  I wanna see what everyone else is making! 



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 02:33 PM

Rawk I'm on fish and shrimps this week.

 

But I got some love for you next week.

 

Veggie tacos.



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 03:36 PM

Here's a little snack I made the other day.  Buffalo cauliflower bites.  I coat them in rice flour and seasoning bake them for a bit and then sauce them and bake again.  I made the bleu cheese dressing with yogurt and stilton and a squeeze of lemon juice.

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Oh my dear god.  I want.



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 03:52 PM

Rawk I'm on fish and shrimps this week.

 

 

Isnt that still vegetarian?


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Posted 24 June 2014 - 04:24 PM

 

Isnt that still vegetarian?

vegetarians are like christians. there's about 40k different denominations. so i think you may be correct, depending on the vegetarian circle you travel. 


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Posted 24 June 2014 - 04:24 PM

 

Isnt that still vegetarian?

 

Negative.

 

Fish is still considered a meat.

 

At least by most vegetarians.

 

A vegetarian that still eats seafood is called a Pescatarian.

 

A vegetarian that still eats dairy is an ovo-lacto vegetarian.

 

A strict vegetarian with no animal of any sort is a vegan.

 

Vegans are usually hippies also.



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Posted 24 June 2014 - 04:47 PM

A strict vegetarian with no animal of any sort is a vegan.

 

Vegans are usually hippies also.

 

AND can have super powers.  But don't screw up or the vegan police will take them away.






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