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4/21/13 1:37 A

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Tonight I cooked some wild rice and bok chou sauteed with onions and sliced fresh ginger. My plan is to add protein shakes occasionally.



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4/17/13 11:53 A

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I hope you enjoy! I always do. ;)

Other ideas are to add mushrooms to your meatless entrees. Cremini mushrooms have a beefy kind of flavor anyway. Today's Rachael Ray had a great recipe using Marsala wine, onions, garlic, thyme and beef stock-which you can replace with vegetable stock. Add salt and pepper later so they don't pull out too much moisture. This is a great addition to a light pasta dish or to serve over rice. And of course a big ol' portobello mushroom grilled is a great meat substitute as well and goes great on sandwiches, pita pockets or other meals.

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4/16/13 11:43 A

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Thanks Jenna :) I might give the chili a try this weekend that is a great idea. :) It's been a while since we've had chili and I don't recall ever making it with out meat so that is something to try. :)

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4/15/13 11:50 A

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I'm like you, Jen_Marie! I like vegetarian food though I'm not vegetarian. I have built a Recipe collection over on SparkRecipes.com. Here are a few of my favorite easy go-to meals.

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You'll notice from this list that I am big on beans. I love them. I will note that the chili is my favorite and has won many awards. Every time I enter it in a chili cook-off, I win first place over all the meat-based chilis. (Shameless brag.)

Other ideas I've seen that I don't have recipes for are:
Vegetarian lasagna-using spinach and mushrooms instead of meat in the sauce. Even replace the noodles with thin sliced zucchini if you're feeling adventurous.
Mushroom and tofu stroganoff-I have a recipe but it's at home. It needs a major makeover, but I bet you can get some ideas from sparkrecipes for that!
Veggie Spaghetti

I hope that gives you some ideas!

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4/15/13 8:42 A

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I am looking for meal ideas that don't include meat, I am not a vegitarian but i am wanting to get my family to eat a little less meat. What do you guys make?

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