In one of her most recent personal blog posts, Love It Or List It Vancouver’s Jillian Harris admits to being a fast food fan, and assures us all that being a vegetarian does not mean giving up the joys of indulging in your favourite comfort foods! “I’m sorry. But, I love junk food,” she exclaims, “so I still love french fries and a good fast food veggie burger!” Jillian suggests it’s still okay to occasionally hit up your favourite fast food joints every now and then, just order your meal without the meat!
Whether you’re a practicing vegetarian or a devoted carnivore considering giving ‘Meatless Monday’ a go, one thing we can all agree on is the necessity of comfort food. As the days grow colder and the wet stuff continues to fall from the sky, most of us probably don’t look forward to going home and cozying up with our favourite blanket and big bowl of leafy greens. Luckily for both vegetarians and those looking to convert, by choosing a vegetarian lifestyle you can increase your metabolism and lower your cholesterol without having to sacrifice the many joys that comfort food brings!
There are also endless alternatives for creating your own veggie comfort dishes at home!
Sundried Tomato Quinoa Burgers
These scrumptious burgers allow you to save both the cows and the calories, while still being able to enjoy the savoury goodness of a great burger. Get the recipe here.
These crunchy, crispy and delicious fritters are simply delightful as a healthy snack or with a meal. Get the recipe here.
Coconut Kale Soup with Cashew Crème Fraiche
Curling up with a warm bowl of delicious soup and a good book may be the perfect way to beat that winter weather blues. Get the recipe here.
Sweet & Smoky Tempeh
This dish will help you satisfy your sweet tooth and feel good about doing it. That’s a win-win! Get the recipe here.
Tell us about your experiences with vegetarian cuisine below!