Vegetarian vegetable stew mimics those made with beef, pork or lamb with meaty portobello and white mushrooms.
Vegetarians deserve comfort, too. They are entitled to bear hugs from hearty stews, casseroles and savory pies made with traditional rib-sticking ingredients - except, of course, meat, poultry or fish.
The benefits of meatless comfort food are twofold: a good-for-you meal and a way to save money.
A national campaign by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, called "Meatless Monday," touts eating like a vegetarian just one day a week to reduce consumption of saturated fat by 15 percent. This is enough to ward off lifestyle diseases including heart attacks, strokes and cancer. ...