When it comes up in conversation that I’m a vegetarian the first question asked is, “What do you eat?” After a little chuckle I simple say, “Food.”
People have also asked me for recipes. I don’t use a vegetarian cookbook. Mainly because when flipping through them I see that they use a lot of tofu, goat cheese, feta, mushrooms, etc. A whole lot of items I dislike. I have texture issues (you may laugh). I find myself eating the same meals when I use to eat *meat* only with some variations. I’m a big fan of all the green (leafy) veggies, so that helps. Warning: I consume a lot of carbs. I’m in no way stating that my recipes are low-fat, but I do try to keep them healthy.
Therefore, I’ve decided to share what’s on my plate.
Have you ever visited Pizzeria Uno’s in Platteville, Wisconsin? Love this place. My first visit there was on a Tuesday for their pizza. Delicious! Then I found out that it was Tater Tuesday. I went back next week just for that. They had this menu full of different combinations of stuffed potatoes. My work schedule has now changed and it’s difficult to get away on Tuesday evenings. So, I make them at home.
At first when I saw that they put roma tomatoes on top of the veggies my eyebrows raised. Now, I can’t eat one without them. It’s a simple meal and cost right around $6.00 for two servings. Two baking potatoes, California mixed veggies (bag of frozen), sliced cheese, and roma tomato. I skipped the butter and just added veggie pepper and a dash of sea salt. I buy all of my seasonings from The Calico Bean Market, located in Dubuque, Iowa. You can order online as well. They are my favorite one-stop shop for everything!