I am not a vegetarian. Nope, not at all. What I do know is that eating vegetarian feels really good to my body. If you are learning about your own wellness you may start to observe something similar. If you have not cooked vegetarian dishes before it may be hard to come up with something that is tasty, packed with nutrition, and, well, meat free.
To clarify, vegetarians do not eat meat, animal flesh. Vegans do not eat animal products, including dairy, eggs, and honey in addition to animal flesh.
To help you out with finding a delicious dish that is vegetarian I wanted to share with you a recipe that is in A Beginner’s Guide to Wellness. This dish was one that I grew up having every summer with my parents. It is delicious both hot and cold, and there are a few different ways you can make it. See what you like best to share with your whole family. The cheese makes this one delicious for kids. You will forget there is no meat in it as soon as you start eating.
- 1 medium zucchini (can be frozen)
- 1 large onion
- 2 medium tomatoes or 1 can juiced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup to 1 cup shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper
Begin by slicing your zucchini into rounds and your onion into strips. Sauté these on medium heat with some olive oil. If you are using fresh tomatoes, cut them open and remove the seeds. Run the seeds through a mesh strainer to retain some of the juices. Discard the seeds.
When your zucchini and onions are transparent, add your tomatoes. You will notice that is still some liquid in your pan. Do not remove it. Cook long enough to allow the vegetables to absorb some of the liquid remaining. Sprinkle cheese over the top and allow to melt and mix in. This will also absorb some of the liquid. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.
If you have enjoyed this recipe and would like more like it, be sure to purchase A Beginner’s Guide to Wellness and enjoy the appendix with many delicious, easy to make at home, recipes for alternative food choices.