From Meat-Eater to Vegetarian in 5 Easy Steps

Who says you can't become a vegetarian overnight? We did it over the course of one meal. Check out our time-elapsed dinner, as it easily goes from meaty to meat-free.
vegetarian dishes

T-bone steak
served with a big, buttered baked potato (large meat and starch portions) turns into...

Sliced steak
from the lean part of the T-bone, served with sautéed spinach and roasted (baking) potato wedges (minimize beef, lighten potato option, introduce vegetable) turns into...

Coarsely chopped steak
and red potato hash with chopped onions and peppers and sliced mushrooms (minimize beef and potatoes, introduce multiple vegetables and mushrooms) turns into...

Portobello mushroom stir-fry
with ground beef and broccoli (minimize beef, increase mushroom size, add green vegetable) turns into...

Juicy portobello mushroom steak
with sweet-potato fries and broccoli rabe (maximize mushroom, introduce new green vegetable and a nutrient-rich, colorful starch)


Bowties and Spicy Broccoli Rabe with Crunchy Crumbs

Pumpkin Polenta with Spinach and White Beans

Chickpea Burgers

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