Sink Your Teeth into Our Favorite Vegetarian Recipes
Nowadays, more and more people are switching to meat-free diets. While the idea is appealing, trying to switch to a fully vegetarian diet can feel daunting. Not only do you have to find vegetarian recipes that you like, but you also have to change your entire grocery shopping routine. To make your life a little easier, the Olympus Property team has gathered some of our favorite plant-based recipes to give you some inspiration.
Vegetarian Gai Tua
If you like Thai food, then you're sure to love this! This delicious dish is a vegetarian twist on classic Thai cuisine. It consists of vegetarian chicken-style seitan (which is made from wheat gluten) bathed in a tasty peanut sauce. Seitan can be found in Asian groceries and natural food markets--try Whole Foods or your local Asian grocery store. Try serving your gai tua over noodles or rice.
Spaghetti Squash 'Pasta' Salad
Have you ever heard of spaghetti squash? It's a popular substitute for spaghetti due to its texture: inside, you'll find long strings that, when cooked, resemble spaghetti in both texture and length. It also has a delicious squash taste, which adds interest and flavor to any dish you use it in. This 'pasta' dish combines several elements of traditional pasta salad but uses the eponymous spaghetti squash instead of noodles and it's served warm rather than cold. Be sure to use fresh basil—dried just isn't going to cut it for this recipe.
Slow Cooker Mediterranean Stew
Slow cookers and Crockpots have experienced a renaissance of sorts in recent years and for good reason. They make cooking much easier for those with limited time, and there isn't much that you can't make in a slow cooker. This stew is one of our favorite slow cooker recipes that we've found. It's full of brilliant colors, and delicious flavors, and to top it all off, it's super simple with only two steps!
Vietnamese-Style Vegetarian Curry Soup
Don't let the long list of ingredients for this recipe intimidate you. It's really quite easy to make! This wonderful soup is, as the name suggests, inspired by Vietnamese cuisine, and it's crammed chock-full of vegetables, spices, and flavor. If you're having trouble finding Vietnamese curry powder, the author of the recipe suggests swapping in Madras curry powder instead. If you'd rather have a stew instead of a soup, just decrease the water and vegetable stock proportions.
Whether you've been eating green for years or just starting out on your meat-free journey, we hope that this helps! Still hungry? Check out some of our favorite garlicky go-tos and skim our blog for even more lifestyle content.