Author Archives: Valley Vegetarian

About Valley Vegetarian

Providing consistently good vegetarian comfort food recipes. Real food for real people.

Sausage, Bean, and Spinach Soup (slow cooker)

I like this recipe because it includes a “meaty” vegetarian sausage. I know. An oxymoron. A contradiction in terms. Perhaps…but this sausage is tasty and nutritious! 

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Beefless Stew with Sofrito (slow cooker)

Aromatic and savory, sofrito is a condiment, a sauce, and a base for many Caribbean dishes from countries such as Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Cuba. In short, it is versatile. And it is flavorful. Super flavorful. Sofrito is a condiment, … Continue reading

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Panko-Portobello Mushroom Burger

A few weeks ago Robin and I ate at the relatively new Ojai Harvest restaurant in downtown Ojai. I had their Grain Bowl and Robin ordered the Veggie Burger made with a crispy breaded mushroom patty. She let me have … Continue reading

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Alphabet Soup (slow cooker)

As a kid, I couldn’t wait for mom to make alphabet soup for Saturday lunch. I looked for pieces of macaroni to spell out “RANDY” and was usually disappointed that I couldn’t find a “Y” to complete my name. Then … Continue reading

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Minestrone Soup (slow cooker)

Minestrone is a thick soup containing vegetables and pasta. The word originated from the Italian language word minestrare, which means to serve. 

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Mulligatawny Soup (slow cooker)

Mulligatawny is the Anglicized version of the Tamil words for “pepper water” or “pepper broth.”

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Kohlrabi Soup

Kohlrabi is a crispy, crunchy alien-looking vegetable that you can prepare in more ways than you ever thought possible. Don’t be put off by its appearance even if it does look like someone teleported a Martian vegetable right into your … Continue reading

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