Healthy Vegetarian Recipes that Freeze Well
- musicalchef Apr 28, 2008 09:34 AM
I'm expecting some house guests in a couple weeks, and am looking for some healthy, light, preferably vegetarian recipes that I can make ahead of time and freeze. They're visiting for a wedding, and I know we'll be having fatty food all week, so I want to keep the food I serve them at home on the light side. Does anyone have any recipes like this that freeze well? It's a plus if they are Indian/Pakistani or Middle Eastern dishes, but any other recipes would be welcome too.
How about a vegetarian lentil stew? I usually just improvise mine, but I'm sure that a quick search on Epicurious would turn up a variety, and you could choose one that suits your taste.
Rice and dal. Check out this great blog for a recipe. There are also a number of other ideas to be found under the Vegan Week postings. I made the Ethiopian Lentil-Tomato Stew not too long ago and it too was delicious - even better when you let it simmer for an extra hour. http://definitelynotmartha.blogspot.c...
Second the Moroccan eggplant chickpea stew.
Any sort of bean pottage.
Does falafal freeze well?
Quiche, if they're not vegan.
These all sound good; thanks! Do potatoes freeze ok? I have a good potato lentil casserole recipe from a food blog called Almost Turkish Recipes [http://almostturkish.blogspot.com/200...] . By the way I've gotten several good recipes from that blog.
I think I may try that eggplant stew, and I'll look up the Ethiopian dal too.
How about a great veggie soup? Asparagus, carrot, mushroom... A creamy one is fine -- just make the base and hold the cream until you're ready to defrost and serve. Moosewood Daily Special is brimming with all sorts of cool veggie soups. Add some yummy bread and maybe a bean salad -- great light supper.