Luke wrote:Does anyone know a good site which has very simple vegetarian recipes with very ordinary ingredients online?
So many vegetarian recipes require so many exotic foods and spices which I can't get here in Eastern Europe. Here I can only get the basics: legumes, dairy products, bread, pasta, rice, potatoes and other vegetables, and fruits. I can't buy things like tempeh or quinoa or even soybeans here. And tofu is available only in stores which are pretty far away from me.
Lentils, red kidney beans, and baked beans are my staples here.
Here are two websites that have some
easy recipes that you would be able to do:http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/Everyday- ... /Main.aspxhttp://vegweb.com/
Consider, for example, the Argentine Lentil Stew at the first link. It is made mostly from lentils, tomatoes, onions, carrots, apples, and peas. At the first link you also have Cucumber Sandwiches and Spaghetti Squash recipes, as well as Pumpkin Pie. At the second link you have Banana Cinnamon Toast and Super Duper Delish Garlic Rosemary Potatoes (Easy). Unfortunately, the easier stuff is hidden amongst the difficult. You may have to hunt a bit or try entering "easy" in the search engines. In a few instances it looks like all you would need to do is substitute milk for soy milk, as in the case of Very Simple Blueberry Muffins or the Easy South Western Tomato Soup at the second link, or margarine for vegan margerine (see Lentil Dahl at the second link).
I asked a friend (also a vegetarian) for suggestions as well and he replied, "Ask him what kind of spice cabinet he can keep."