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15 Basic Recipes Every Vegetarian Should Master

As a long-time vegetarian, there are some recipes that I find myself going back to again and again. I love making new things, but there’s something to be said for those tried-and-true meal ideas too. Because it’s January and a lot of people are cutting down on (or giving up!) meat for the New Year, I’ve decided to compile these dishes here. These are 15 basic recipes that I think every vegetarian should master; you don’t have to master these exact recipes, but if you have a go-to burrito or veggie burger recipe under your belt, your life (well, at least your life at dinnertime) will be a lot easier!

Recipe Title: Grilled Cheese

Grilled Cheese

Description: I stopped eating meat when I was 12, so there were a lot of grilled cheese lunches back then. While it’s hard to go wrong with the classic version, adding greens or veggies ups the nutrition a little bit, like in this Kale, Grilled Garlic, and Cheddar Panini from Panini Happy.

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44 Comments (Show)

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    Julia |
    January 17, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    What a yummy and useful collection of recipes! I also have a set of recipe I constantly go back to especially when I am short on time to come up with anything more creative.

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    Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom
    January 21, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Most of these sound like dishes that even meat eaters should have mastered! I’ve loving the look of your stir fry though, it definitely beats the frozen veggies I’ve been using in mine.

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      Kiersten Frase
      January 22, 2014 at 10:25 pm

      Well, now that it’s winter and not a lot is in season, I use frozen veggies in mine sometimes too!

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    September 29, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Where are the recipes? All I’m getting is a slideshow of photos. When I press the button that says “Get the recipe”, I just get directed back to the slideshow. WHERE ARE THE RECIPES?

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      October 2, 2017 at 7:57 am

      Hi Brenda! Sorry about that! Is there a particular slide that that’s happening for? I just tested a bunch of them and the links worked for me.

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