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Eggplant Rollatini

The following recipe is from the August 5 edition of our weekly recipe newsletter. To receive this newsletter in your inbox, sign up here! Eggplant Rollatini is an Italian-American classic, right up there with veal parmigiana and baked ziti. These... More

Cook the Book: '100 Best Vegetarian Recipes'

It seems like vegetarian meals are always met with back-handed compliments. "This nut loaf is so delicious, I don't even miss the meat!" Or "those portobello burgers were divine, almost as good as a real cheeseburger!" Too often vegetarian dishes try to compensate for their lack of animal-based protein with meat mimicry. In my opinion, this emphasis on meat simulation is part of why vegetarian cooking has developed such a bad reputation over the years. I was a strict vegetarian for almost ten years and I have eaten countless veggie burgers, soy dogs, and buffalo "wings." A Tofurkey graced my Thanksgiving table for more years than I would care to admit. I am currently a happy omnivore who thoroughly enjoys... More

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