Although its cheese isn't really a weight-loss aid, the recipe just below is (IMHO) one the best appetizer recipes for vegetarians AND "flexitarians." With artichokes as its principal ingredient, this particular dish is quick and easy and also provides abundant fiber. So it can be a useful choice for busy people trying to eat as healthfully as possible without spending all of their spare time in the kitchen. [If weight is an issue, substitute low-fat cheese.]
Adapted from a recipe in Anna Thomas’s awesome *Vegetarian Epicure series, this dish tastes wonderful hot or cold and also works equally well as appetizer or entrée. In fact, with the addition of a hearty salad, you’ll have a lovely light supper.
Either way, this one takes home the Gold (IMHO). But a word to the wise: if you're stingy with the seasoning, you may find the dish rather bland...tasty, but missing a little something that you can't quite put your finger on. If so, more herbs (but probably not more onions) might just be the ticket.
Serves 8 to 10 as an appetizer, 4 to 6 as a main dish
Then take a bow. You've just created a culinary masterpiece.
Please understand that the material at this site is NOT medical advice, as I am neither doctor nor nutritionist. What I am is merely someone who's lived successfully on a vegetarian diet for many decades...and I transitioned from omnivore to vegetarian gradually. Do check with your doctor, though, if you're considering big changes to your own diet. Also, be sure to find a dependable source of Vitamin B12.
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