No matter how much you like to cook, sometimes you can’t afford to spend an entire day sweating over the stove. Sure, you might like to labor over blueberry macarons or baklava birthday cake for a special occasion, but on a weeknight? You need it fresh. And you need it fast. No matter if you’re taking a brief or not-so brief relief from meat, we’ve collected 10 tasty vegetarian recipes to cover your bases when your belly is empty and your schedule is full.
4. Chana Masala: Indian cuisine has a lot to offer vegetarians, but it can be intimidating to the uninitiated. This simple recipe for chana masala offers multi-dimensional flavor without a lot of hassle. (via Fresh From Eva’s Kitchen)
6. Avocado Green Goddess Grilled Cheese: Sometimes… okay, every time, a grilled cheese sandwich just hits the spot. Add a few veggies into the mix, and this childhood fave is suddenly ever-so-slightly healthier. (via Once Upon a Cutting Board)
9. Polenta, Caramelized Mushrooms, Marinara, Fried Eggs + Goat Cheese: Polenta is an easy choice for anyone who wants to add a little fiber to their meal. Top it with mushrooms and a fried egg and you have a smorgasbord of textures and flavors. (via Half Baked Harvest)
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