8 recipes for dinners that do not require oil   

Tomato-Basil Zucchini Noodles Zucchini, cherry tomatoes, garlic, basil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper. Instructions: Spiralize zucchini noodles. Sauté minced garlic and halved cherry tomatoes in a splash of water until softened. Add zucchini noodles, salt, and pepper, and cook 2-3 minutes. Add chopped basil and balsamic vinegar after removing from heat.  

Lentil Soup Ingredients: Lentils, carrots, celery, onion, garlic, vegetable broth, diced tomatoes, spinach, herbs (thyme, bay leaves), salt, pepper. Instructions: In a large pot, sauté chopped onions, carrots, and celery with a bit of water until soft. Add minced garlic, lentils, tomatoes, broth, and herbs. Simmer until lentils are tender. Stir in spinach until wilted. Adjust seasoning to taste.

Stuffed Bell Pepper Ingredients: Bell peppers, quinoa, black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper. Instructions: Cook quinoa as per package instructions. Sauté onion and garlic in water until translucent. Mix cooked quinoa, sautéed onions and garlic, black beans, corn, tomatoes, and spices. Stuff mixture into halved and seeded bell peppers. Bake at 375°F for about 30 minutes.

Chickpea Salad Ingredients: Chickpeas, cucumber, tomatoes, red onion, lemon juice, parsley, salt, pepper. Instructions: Combine rinsed chickpeas, diced cucumber, tomatoes, and red onion in a bowl. Add chopped parsley, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Mix well and chill before serving.

Vegan Mushroom Risotto: Arborio rice, vegetable broth, onions, garlic, mushrooms, peas, nutritional yeast, white wine (optional), salt, and pepper. Instructions: Pan-saute chopped onions and garlic in water. Cook mushroom slices till soft. Add Arborio rice and stir. To make creamy, al dente rice, add vegetable broth and white wine. Last five minutes, add peas and nutritional yeast. Sprinkle salt and pepper.  

Loafers or Oxfords: These add a sophisticaBaked Sweet Potatoe Ingredients: Sweet potatoes, chickpeas, avocado, lime, cilantro, garlic powder, cumin, salt, pepper. Instructions: Bake sweet potatoes at 400°F until tender. Mix chickpeas with garlic powder, cumin, salt, and pepper, and roast alongside for the last 20 minutes. Top baked sweet potatoes with roasted chickpeas, diced avocado, a squeeze of lime, and chopped cilantro.ted touch to any outfit and offer a comfortable alternative to heels for more formal work environments. 

Cauliflower Tacos: Ingredients: Cauliflower florets, chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, lime, corn tortillas, cabbage, avocado, salsa. Instructions: Season cauliflower florets with chile, cumin, paprika, and garlic powder. Crisp roast at 425°F. Add shredded cabbage, chopped avocado, lime, and salsa to corn tortillas.  

Asian Stir-Fry Tofu, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, broth, cornstarch, sesame seeds, bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, snap peas. Instructions: Pan-fry Brown tofu cubes in non-stick skillet. Instead of tofu, soften veggies and vegetable stock in the skillet. Add minced garlic and ginger, sauté another minute. Stir soy sauce, cornstarch, and water into vegetables to thicken. Return tofu to pan, sprinkle sesame seeds, and serve.  

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