National Vegetarian Week 2011 started on May 23, and we trolled through our archives to find the tastiest low-waste, skinny-waist recipes.
Recipe: Italian Frittata
Many egg-based dishes like scrambles, omelets and frittatas can be combined with any assortment of veggies you have on hand. So, they are perfect for this waste-free Italian Frittata recipe.
Recipe: Alternative Eggplant Sandwich
This Eggplant Alternative Sandwich is like a healthy veggie version of the KFC Double Down (that fried chicken sandwich monstrosity). This sandwich replaces bread with breaded eggplant. The recipe calls for tomato and mozzarella cheese as the sandwich filling, but you can try roasted red pepper, zucchini or a ton of other veggies.
Recipe: Spaghetti Squash “Noodles” with Pesto
The only tool you’ll need to make your own homemade spaghetti squash noodles? A fork. Once the pasta is made you can treat it like you would regular spaghetti, adding sauce, cheese, butter or the delish pesto recipe that’s included. Spaghetti squash is a perfect method for disguising vegetables for any picky eaters you have at your dinner table.
Roasted Pear and Arugula Salad
These two salads are worlds apart in taste, but both equally scrumptious. The Roasted Pear and Arugula Salad uses the peppery arugula to balance out the sweetness of the pears and the raspberry vinaigrette. On the other hand, the Multi-Functional Salad uses apples, grapes, lemon and cranberries for a zesty flavor.
Fancy, Multi-Course Dinner Party
Recipes: Five-Course Dinner From Candle 79
Hosting a dinner party? We consulted the award-winning chefs of Candle 79 in New York City for the best vegetarian dishes that will please any meat-eater. This article was originally written for Thanksgiving, but most of the dishes can be substituted to include summer ingredients.