I’m all about one-pot meals and comfort foods — especially this time of year. My vegetarian brother is coming to town so I decided to get ready for him by cooking up some vegetarian comfort foods.
So this brings me to my Veggie Week Challenge, and you’re invited to participate — all of you!
Maybe you need a pre-Thanksgiving meat detox?
Next week try to eat at least one meal a day that has no meat whatsoever and tell me about it! As an added bonus for respondents from Southern California, you could win a $200 Veggie Grill gift card! (Veggie Grill locations are currently in Los Angeles and Irvine, California.)
I’ll make this fun and easy by pointing you in the direction of some of my favorite vegetarian recipes, so hearty and comforting that you’ll feel as satisfied as if you’d had a rib-eye steak!
Next week I’ll be posting some of my new vegetarian recipes, and for now, below I’ve listed some of my favorites!
Different ways to be entered in the Giveaway:
- Leave a comment below telling me what your favorite vegetarian comfort foods are. Who knows, I might just create it for you!
- Leave a comment below telling me if you’re someone who typically eats meat frequently but have entered this challenge. If you’re trying my veggie challenge, let me know how it’s going.
- Tweet about the challenge and how it’s going throughout the week. Be sure to include my Twitter handle (@Cookingweekends) and Veggie Grill (@VeggieGrill), hashtags: #veggiegrill and #vegchallenge, and link to this post. Here’s an example tweet: “I’m taking the Veggie Week Challenge!” http://bit.ly/sFsgHr via @Cookingweekends @VeggieGrill #veggiegrill #vegchallenge PLS RT”
- Food bloggers are welcome, too! Make a hearty, one-pot vegetarian comfort food dish, then post it on your blog. Link your recipe to this page, and leave a comment below with a link back to your post. And tweet your post with the above Twitter handles! I’ll also include you in a roundup of food blogger participants at the end of the challenge.
The challenge will run from Monday, November 7th through Monday, November 14th, 2011. The $200 Veggie Grill gift card winner will be randomly selected and announced on my blog on Tuesday, November 15th. The winner will have 2 days to respond or a new participant will be selected.
This will be fun! I’m really looking forward to reading about your ideas and recipes!
Some of my favorite vegetarian recipes:
Apricot Glazed Carrots
Avocado Fries with Agave Chipotle Yogurt Dip
Best Vegetarian Enchiladas Ever!
Marinated Grilled Portabella Mushrooms
Mexican Chopped Salad with Honey Chipotle Lime Dressing
Roasted Butternut Squash Vegetarian Chili
Roasted Cauliflower with Annato Seed Oil
Salt Potatoes with Fresh Dill and Mascarpone
Smoky Chipotle Parmesan Fries
Tempeh Pesto Burger