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Special diets - looking for some help! [Feb. 24th, 2009|02:36 pm]
Natural Foods from Seed to Stomach


Hi everyone, I joined this community after someone suggested it in cooking.

My fiance has cystinuria and needs to follow a low protein, preferably vegetarian diet.  He doesn't like vegetables too much, so we've reached the compromise of having 2 vegetarian dinners per week.  However he has G6PD deficiency, which means he can't eat leguminous plants or soy products.  This isn't so much of an issue really, because his meals should be as low-protein as possible, however the problem arises because most of the vegetarian meals I've been able to find have included leguminous plants or tofu as staple ingredients.

I'm struggling to find some main course vegetarian meals which do not use leguminous plants or tofu as staple ingredients, and which are not soups or pasta sauces.  Does anybody have any recipes they could share?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

[User Picture]From: grrllauren
2009-02-24 03:38 pm (UTC)
You might try www.vegweb.com. They have all kinds of vegetarian recipes.

I usually focus on getting more protein in my meals, so I'm trying to think of meals that I don't eat much. Maybe pastas and sauces? You could do vegan pesto and noodles, or just tomato sauce and noodles. And maybe potato perogies without much cheese?

Good luck!
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[User Picture]From: guen_the_cat
2009-02-24 04:13 pm (UTC)
Whenever someone I know is just jumping onto the vegetable bandwagon and they don't know where to start, I always suggest stirfry. Yes, stirfry usually has either meat or tofu, but you can just stirfry veggies. I do a stirfry on a regular basis that consists of sweet potatoes, onions, greenbeans, peas okra, carrots, and garlic stir fried in olive oil and seasoned with salt pepper curry and tumeric. You can easily substitute the green beans and peas with other things, like eggplant and asparagus.

Also, Roasting veggies is a great way to get started on a vegetarian kick if you don't know where to start. It's super easy and you can roast just about any veggie, so just try anything. Sweet potatoes and squashes are Great roasted!

Good luck!
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