We don’t religiously subscribe to the Meatless Monday movement, but more often than not, I find myself on a Monday afternoon staring into the nearly empty fridge and wondering if I could get away with eggs for dinner. My meal planning tends to begin on Tuesday and finish with a big Sunday dinner, so Monday is the perfect time for something vegetarian as I usually have plenty of produce on hand to play with.
Around the table, we hardly differentiate between meatless meals and the protein-heavy meat + potatoes fare. My boys love beans and lentils, and this is the perfect time of year for simmering a pot of either legume and serving them over rice. When I’m in a vegetarian rut, Pam’s excellent cookbook, Cook without a Book: Meatless Meals, helps me inject something new into our repertoire.
We’re currently on Mexico’s West coast, hanging out with my adored siblings and a small pack of cousins to Noah, Mateo and Clara, so I hope you’ll forgive a round-up post today. I actually surprised myself with all the vegetarian main dishes I’ve accumulated on this little corner of the web, so if it was an eye opener for me, I’m sure you could use a little review as well.
Who knows, you might get inspired for your own meatless Monday.
12 Meatless Mains: a round-up of favorite vegetarian dinners
Mediterranean-Style Stuffed Peppers (pictured at the top of the post)
What is a favorite vegetarian dinner around your table?