Soy is made from soybeans and is a common alternative for meat, but soy is also found in baked goods, sauces, and more.
"When I was little, I would raid my fridge and create stuff for my friends," admits Laura Hite, first-place winner of VT's 2008 Reader Recipe Contest. A big fan of Italian food, and a vegetarian for nine years, Hite replaced the traditional veal in this dish with soy-based Veat. ...read more
This chili showcases ingredients that early explorers discovered in the New World—pinto beans, corn, tomatoes, and lima beans. Sprinkle diced avocado and chopped red onion on top for a flavorful garnish. If you don’t have a slow cooker, this recipe is still very easy. For ...read more
If you like things spicy, you can kick up the heat in this recipe by using a picante salsa and adding some chopped jalapeños to the mixture. If you use a large skillet or griddle, you can cook more than 2 quesadillas at a time. Offer scoops of guacamole served on leaf lettuce as ...read more
As wrappers for this savory mixture, this colorful luncheon or supper dish borrows flour tortillas from Tex-Mex cooking. Present the tortillas open, and let guests or family members do the wrapping up themselves. Offer corn or tortilla soup to start, and a butterscotch pudding or ...read more
Everybody loves comfort food, and this comforting vegetarian version of Sloppy Joes makes a casual dish suitable for lunch or dinner. Because these "meat"-filled sandwiches are substantial, keep dessert light, offering a bowl of fresh fruit and lemon cookies. As for a beverage, ...read more
This main course comes together in moments, requiring little more preparation than blending chunky tomato sauce and heating the entire mixture. Pick up the diced peppers from your supermarket salad bar to help speed preparation. Grilled or toasted wedges of Italian bread with ...read more