Here's a quick vegetarian version of the Brazilian national dish known as feijoada. This stew entices the eye with the colorful contrast of black beans and sweet potatoes and pleases the palate with nourishing ingredients.
Tagines are flavorful Moroccan stews loaded with cooked vegetables and signature spices like cumin, coriander and ginger. This version is a wonderful opportunity for vegetarians to experience international fare at its best.
"The silky texture and rich flavor of Amy's Organic Refried Beans with Green Chiles make a great base for many dishes, including a burrito filling or bean dip," says Nava Atlas, author of Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons.
This home-cooked meal probably contains less fat and fewer calories than most carry-outs, and preparing it takes no longer than a pick-up trip to a restaurant. Adapted from Rachael Rays 30-Minute Meals Veggie Meals.