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March 28, 2008
1 of 12Photography: Becky-Stayner; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Tempeh Fajitas Recipe Tempeh works great as replacement for beef or chicken in fajitas because it's firm enough to slice into strips and marinate. In this recipe, it's grilled along with the veggies, adding even more flavor to the dish.
2 of 12Susan Byrnes
Vegetarian Chipotle Nachos
Vegetarian Chipotle Nachos Recipe Meatless soy crumbles are an easy replacement for ground beef in Tex-Mex dishes like nachos, tacos, and burritos. Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce add a rich smokiness to these main dish nachos.
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Veggie Sausage Pizzas
Veggie Sausage Pizzas Recipe French bread pizzas are ideal for an easy weeknight meal, especially when the topping ingredients are items you probably already have on hand. You can adapt this recipe for the meat lovers by topping half of the bread slices with the meatless sausage called for in the recipe and the other half with regular sausage.
4 of 12Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Peanut-Crusted Tofu Triangles Recipe Pressing and draining firm tofu makes it even firmer and easier to dredge and pan-fry. The spicy ground peanut coating adds both flavor and texture to the tofu.
6 of 12Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
Penne, Crispy Tofu, and Green Bean Salad
Penne, Crispy Tofu, and Green Bean Salad Recipe Combine tofu cubes, pasta, fresh green beans and cherry tomatoes in this tangy and colorful main dish pasta salad. The tofu turns golden brown when pan-fried in a small amount of olive oil.
7 of 12Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
Broccoli-Tofu Stir-Fry Recipe The distinct flavor of the sauce comes from combining oyster sauce, soy sauce, dark sesame oil, and rice vinegar. Serving the stir-fry over brown rice adds a slightly nutty flavor to the entire dish and increases the fiber.
8 of 12Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lydia DeGaris-Pursell
Grilled Pizza with Smoked Tofu and Roasted Red Peppers
Tempeh Ratatouille Recipe Traditional ratatouille features eggplant simmered with tomatoes, onions, garlic and spices and is usually served as an appetizer or side dish. In this main-dish version, tempeh replaces the eggplant and increases the protein.
10 of 12Randy Mayor
Tofu with Red Peppers and Black Bean Paste
Tofu with Red Peppers and Black Bean Paste Recipe The pleasant saltiness of black bean paste contributes to the unique flavor profile of this stir-fry. Black bean paste is made from fermented black beans and is often used in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese cooking.
11 of 12Leigh Beisch
Tofu Burgers Recipe Although pureed tofu forms the base of these burgers, the flavor comes from cashew nuts, sunflower seeds, mushrooms, cumin, and cayenne pepper. The burger mixture contains eggs and breadcrumbs, but no dairy products.
12 of 12Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Vegetarian Taquitos Recipe Make little tacos–taquitos–meatless by using a veggie ground round product. It has a flavor and texture similar to that of ground round, but is lower in fat, higher in fiber, and cholesterol free.