Convert a meat and potatoes dude into a salad eater in five sneaky steps

First, it's essential that you gain the dude's trust. Cook him a steak, exactly the way he likes it, and serve the exact type of potatoes he likes, even if that's french fries. The next time you make this meal, serve a potato salad. Make it traditional with, you know, parsley or pickles. Mayonnaise if... Continue Reading →

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The starvation salad

So you're down to your last bag of onions and a random assortment of canned goods. If you are like most vegetarians, you probably still have the ingredients for a tasty salad on hand. Here's an adaptable recipe for a salad that provides a modicum of protein, won't get you fat, and will provide enough... Continue Reading →

Lunch at El Nopal: Cheap, fast, and good

Vegetarians can cobble together a good meal at almost any Mexican restaurant. The traditional ingredients in Mexican American cuisine: corn, tomatoes, avocado, onions, beans, and rice, come together a lot of different ways to provide balanced protein and other essential nutrients. Our go to Mexican diner is El Nopal, a regional chain which is expanding... Continue Reading →

Booze and compassion at V-Grits

V-Grits opened three months ago with a bang, and it's been a happening place in Germantown ever since. This restaurant's owners did a lot of things right from the get go. They started out with a food truck, provided a high-quality product, and got their name out there. They built up a clientele that would... Continue Reading →

Little Jerusalem is a little oasis

If you don't live in Okolona, Kentucky, Little Jerusalem might be a little pilgrimage. But it is well worth it. Located in what was once a single family home off the Outer Loop, this gem of a restaurant offers many delicious options for Louisville's vegetarians and vegans. The lentil soup, laced with lemon juice, was... Continue Reading →

Shreeji, the White Castle of Indian Restaurants

I had high expectations of Shreeji, the newest vegetarian restaurant in Louisville. Hindus and other Indians have developed a great vegetarian cuisine. After all, they've had centuries of religious strictures against meat eating to work on their recipes. But Shreeji was a disappointment on a number of levels.

Blissfully vegetarian at Havana Rumba

Just because I'm going vegetarian doesn't mean I'm going to live like a monk. So Havana Rumba is the ticket when I want a good vegetarian meal without the deprivation. It had been one of those days that screams for the immediate sedation of a margarita. And, luckily, it was happy hour, so I scored... Continue Reading →

Dinner by the fire at Gordon Biersch Brewery

Gordon Biersch Brewery and Restaurant turned out to be the answer. The wind was kicking up and the evening was turning cool. But I still wanted to have dinner outside on a beautiful sunny day in Louisville. And, as usual, I wanted to eat mostly vegetables. So we ended up at Gordon Biersch Brewery, prominently located... Continue Reading →

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