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)