Top 5 Easy Meatless Recipes to Cook This Lent

Tired of thinking what to cook this Lent? Cooking should not be this stressful. Make your family happy and their tummy full with these easy to cook meatless recipes.

1. Braised Shrimp
– 2 lbs. shrimp
– 5 onions, sliced
– ½ cup oil
– 2 cups canned tomatoes
– 1 tsp. parsley, chopped

Braised Shrimp
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Cover shrimp (with shells) in water and cook for 10 minutes or until tender. Reserve 1 cup of broth and drain the excess. Shell and devein shrimp. Sauté onions in oil. Add tomatoes, chopped parsley, and shrimp broth. Simmer for 20 minutes. Add shrimp and serve over bed of rice

2. Broccoli Soup
– 2 lbs. frozen broccoli
– 12 tbsp. margarine
– 10 tbsp. flour
– garlic salt
– 10-12 slices any kind of veggie cheese

Broccoli Soup
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Cover broccoli with water and boil until al dente. In another pot, melt margarine and add flour one tbsp. at a time, whisking until fluffy like a soufflé. Add this to broccoli while it is boiling and whisk. Simmer soup while adding veggie slices, one at a time until they melt. Cook slowly for a few minutes. Add garlic salt to taste.

3. Greek Briam
– 7 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
– 6 yellow or butternut squash, chopped
– 6 medium zucchinis, chopped
– 1 can diced tomatoes
– olive oil
– oregano
– salt and pepper

Greek Briam
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Place all vegetables in a deep baking dish. Pour olive oil on top until it’s about 3/4″ from the bottom. Add can of tomatoes and seasonings. Mix well and bake at 350 degrees for about an hour or until potatoes are tender.

4. Corn Chowder
– 6 cans creamed corn
– 5 medium sized potatoes, chopped
– 3/4 cup non-dairy creamer
– salt and pepper to taste

Corn Chowder
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Place creamed corn and potatoes in a pot and bring to a boil. Add non-dairy creamer, salt, and pepper. Turn the heat up to medium, cover, and let cook until potatoes are cooked. Stir occasionally, to prevent sticking at the bottom.

5. Rice Pilaf
– 2 cups of Uncle Ben’s rice
– 1 1/2 sticks margarine, sliced
– 2 cups of vegetable broth
– 2 cups water
– 1 medium sized jar mushrooms, sliced
– oregano to taste
– salt and pepper

Rice Pilaf
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Place rice in a pan and add vegetable broth, water, mushrooms, and spices. Slice margarine and scatter evenly across the rice. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour or until rice is cooked.

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