I became a vegetarian in 1994. At the time, it was mostly for environmental reasons, but I've become more and more convinced of the health benefits as time has gone by. In order to be completely fair, I should note that my religion also encourages a vegetarian diet as part of a healthy lifestyle that honors God (though many members do eat meat, as I did growing up).
any case, becoming a vegetarian forced me to re-think what and how I
ate. I became a vegetarian cookbook aficionado. And, while I discovered
some great recipes, my major stumbling block to cooking most of them
regularly was just that they took so doggone long.
I prefer to be in and
out of the kitchen in about 10 minutes, and I feel that I've really
gone above and beyond the call of duty if I spend longer than 30 minutes
on any food prep. So, all the chopping, marinating, and sauteeing had
to go - or be drastically reduced.
Another barrier was recipes that
required odd ingredients. This made my shopping trips too long, and
required me to go to strange stores to get just the right variety of
kelp powder, for instance.
I tried and discarded many
recipes. Many of them, while delicious, didn't make my regular menu list
because they flunked on ease of preparation or easily-available
The best, the easiest, my favorites, I share with you here. Both lacto-ovo and vegan recipes are included (I know,
I know... I'm working on cutting out the eggs and dairy, but I need
more Lazy Vegan recipes... and cheese is so yummy!).
Welcome to the blog. Hope you enjoy it and find many helpful, healthful ideas.