Q: I am thinking about giving up meat for Lent. But I do not know much about cooking vegetarian meals. I don't want to confine myself to eating only salads and soups.
I am looking for simple, delicious meals that won't take forever to make. I'm into comfort food, Southern food, Italian food, and Mexican food.
Sent by Tara
Editor: Tara, I think we can definitely help you that! With your food preferences you could for months without meat! Think veggie burritos, Southern rice and potato casseroles, and lots and lots of pasta!
Here are some specific recipes and roundups and then we'll hand it off to the readers!
• 25 Vegetarian and Vegan Meals from 2009
• Recipe: Couscous with Raisins, Pine Nuts, and Capers (pictured above)
• Quick Weeknight Meal: Bean Burritos
• Recipes for Vegetarians (and Vegans Too)
Related: Good Question: Resources for Going Vegetarian?
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