It is common belief that low calorie and vegetarian recipes have to challenge your palate. The truth is, however, they can be just as delicious as your favorite dishes. Now, I am about to share with you two such recipes, and you can just give them a try to convince yourself.
1. Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers To prepare this dish, you will need: * 1 can of black beans * 1/2 of an onion * 1/2 cup of flour * 2 slices of bread * 1 teaspoon of garlic powder * 1 teaspoon of onion powder * 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt * salt and pepper Follow the steps below for cooking: a) Dice and saute the onion for 4 to 5 minutes to make it soft. b) Pour the black beans into a large bowl and mash them until they are almost smooth. c) Add the sauteed onions, garlic powder, onion powder, and seasoned salt to the black beans. d) Crumble up the sliced bread and add them to the mixture. e) Add the flour to the mixture, a few tablespoons at a time and stirring after each addition.
f) Add a small amount of oil into a frying pan, and heat it up. g) Scoop some of the mixture out of the bowl with your hands, and shape it into a pattie that is about 1/2 thick. h) Fry the patties until they are firm. Give it a try, and you will definitely love the taste of the burgers. 2. Tofu Scramble Have you ever tried tofu? Well, you really should.
Tofu is used as a substitute for meat in many vegetarian dishes. And tofu scramble is a great alternative to scrambled eggs. You need these ingredients: * 1 block of tofu, drained and press * 1/2 yellow onion * 1/2 green pepper * 1 teaspoon garlic powder * 1 teaspoon onion powder * 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley * 1 tablespoon soy sauce * 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast * 2 teaspoons oil or margarine Here are the steps for cooking: a) Cut the tofu into one inch cubes, and crumble it slightly with a fork. b) Dice the onion and bell pepper.
c) Add some oil or margarine to a skillet, and set the heat to medium-high. d) Add the onion, green pepper and tofu to the skillet and cook for 4 or 5 minutes. e) To the skillet, add garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, soy sauce, and nutritional yeast. f) Cook the tofu scramble for 6 or 7 minutes, stirring frequently. When it is done, pour onto a plate and enjoy. You can treat a tofu scramble like what you would do with scramble eggs, adding vegetables of your choice, like tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, and carrots.
Now, do you still have a prejudice against low calorie and vegetarian recipes? In fact, the two recipes in this article are only small examples of thousands of delicious vegetarian recipes out there. You can definitely go for a healthier diet without the sacrifice of your favorite palate.
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