following up on Sam Benoit’s comment on the ‘bridgehead’ post, here are a few of my favourite vegetarian recipes. FYI, I used to be a vegetarian, and am still quite sympathetic to vegetarianism – and have been thinking about returning to that simple, balanced way of life recently. I’ll tell you all sorts of stories about how I came to put my vegetarianism on hold, though. Just ask me. I dare you.
- kashke bademjoon – one of the greatest persian dishes of all time, and (sadly) one of the few vegetarian ones. (apparently there’s a vegetarian ghormeh sabzi recipe – neat huh?)
- potato and pea curry – a favourite indian dish. I also tend to make a nice curry with sweet potatoes and broccoli… maybe I’ll post it sometime. btw, indian food is my favourite type of cuisine.
- misir wot – or miser wat, or whatever. an ethiopian lentil dish; basically, as the recipe says, “spiced lentil mush”. the secret is in the berbere sauce, an african spice mix that can be difficult to find in North America (it’s worth it, though)
- potato knishes – whenever I stop at a local bagel shop, I always grab a few knishes on the side. Potato knishes are the most common, but I’ve seen knishes filled with things like spinach, cabbage, and broccoli too.
- artichoke and sundried tomato pizza – a mouth-watering mediterranean combination that packs a punch. try making it yourself – it should turn out less greasy than delivered pizza.
- spinach lasagna – everyone loves vegetarian lasagna – even marty!
BTW: Are all Bahá’ís vegetarian? No, but the Bahá’í Writings look upon vegetarianism in a very positive light. Bahá’ís don’t have special foods associated with rituals or ceremonies; we eat all sorts of things, depending on where in the world we live. Check out some pictures of Bahá’í food.