The entire month of October is Vegetarian Awareness Month and today is the kickoff. There are many reasons for going vegetarian, but no matter what yours are, we have plenty of yummy, easy, and healthy vegetarian recipes for you. In fact, we put our best ones in our popular “Cooking with Trader Joe’s: Vegetarian” cookbook. Whether you’re a vegetarian or simply looking for new ways to incorporate veggies and grains into your diet, these recipes and shortcut ingredients from Trader Joe’s make it easy. Our book includes new recipes such as Black Bean Burgers (my 10-year-old son tells me he likes these way better than regular burgers!), Portobello “Cheesesteak”, Veggie Masala Scramble, and other hearty favorites. Check it out on Amazon.
Here are a handful of recipes to get you going:
Gnutmeg Gnocchi: This recipe is by far my favorite way to make gnocchi and everyone who has it asks for the recipe. It’s simple and delicious. Just caramelize onions, add walnuts, nutmeg, and garlic. Then wilt in a whole bag of baby spinach and finish with some Parmesan.
Simply Quiche is versatile, easy, and delicious. Pair with a salad for dinner, or serve at brunch. This basic recipe is great because you can play around with different veggies and fillings, even different cheeses – just keep the eggs and half-and-half the same as well as the measurements of the veggies and cheeses. Trader Joe’s frozen pie crust takes out most of the prep so you can get it in the oven fast.