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Cats & Coffee’s Most Popular Easy Vegetarian Recipes

Lately, I have renewed my focus on my eating habits. Life gets busy, complicated, and, frankly, exhausting; eating habits are often the first to get pushed to the back burner for me. It’s a bad cycle, because eating poorly certainly doesn’t help with getting out of a stress cycle. If you’re feeling similarly, I wanted to offer a round up of my most popular easy vegetarian recipes from Cats & Coffee. I hope they serve you well!

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Pasta e Ceci: a Traditional Roman Dish with Personal Flair

Pasta e Ceci is a great staple for any meal prep rotation. As much as I love to cook, I really love nice and quick recipes. I came across this recipe some months back and was struck by the simplicity – it’s easily a 30 minute meal that is sure to please. Whether you make it for yourself or as a recipe for two, Pasta e Ceci is a crowd pleaser and easy to modify to suit your tastes and cravings. Get the recipe and tips here!

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My Simple Sweet & Russet Roasted Potatoes Recipe

There are many recipes for roasted potatoes out there, but I always go back to my personal roasted potatoes recipe. Featuring both sweet potatoes and russet, I like how simple and easy this recipe is, while also being super satisfying. Ripe for personalization, this side dish is perfect as a seasonal side, a potluck contribution, or simple meal prep for yourself. Get the recipe here!

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Roasted Pomodoro Pasta Sauce

Roasted pomodoro pasta is a great plant-based, crowd-pleasing dinner option. It combines two of my favorite foods: pasta and roasted vegetables! Not only is it bright and colorful, it’s also nutritious and quick. Customize this recipe to your taste, or follow the steps exactly, and you’ll have a great meal in no time. Get the full thirty-minute recipe for roasted pomodoro pasta here!

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Homemade Marinara Sauce

Homemade marinara sauce is an easy way to dress up a big bowl of pasta. Being able to make marinara sauce from scratch is one of the essentials of classic Italian cooking. With just a few ingredients, you can elevate your comfort food into an Italian delicacy. Get the easy and customizable homemade pasta sauce recipe here!

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Polenta with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Since I’ve committed more to eating a plant based diet, I’ve been looking for different bases for my meals instead of always turning to rice or pasta. I decided to try to make creamy polenta with roasted brussels sprouts. Read about my experience with cooking polenta, and get the recipes for the dish, here!

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Cooking with Lentils

Whether you’re fully vegetarian or not, lentils are a great staple feature of a plant based diet. I personally love cooking with lentils. They’re versatile, hearty, affordable, long-lasting, and healthy. Besides being just tasty and useful, lentils are also pretty nutrient-dense, making them a great base option for vegetarian and plant based lifestyles. Learn why they’re great and how to cook with lentils here!

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