Because we cannot live on French fries alone.
Perfectly Smooth HUMMUS
Making your own hummus is basically simple — throwing a handful of ingredients in a food processor and pressing the button — but to get that super smooth texture you have to remove the chickpeas from their skins. It's not particularly fun but it's mindless enough that you can do it while you're on the phone or watching TV. Recipe for the perfect hummus here. Want to spice things up? Try a smoky, sweet potato version or a protein-packed edamame hummus.
A Big Pot of VEGETABLE SOUP
Making vegetable soup should be easy and flexible. Don't have celery? NBD. No carrots? Not a problem. Just sauté what vegetables you have, add some beans for protein, then add some broth, warm it all up and you're done. This Hearty White Bean Vegetable Soup or a basic vegetarian lentil are both good starting points.
Simple BEAN SALAD
Beans are an important part of the vegetarian diet, so you should have always have a few basic bean salad recipes in your arsenal. Try this Three Bean Salad or this Southwestern Black Bean Salad for some easy, healthy lunches.