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About Gem's Vegetarian Cooking

This collection of vegetarian recipes started from my mother's and mother-in-law's recipe collection. As time has passed, I've added new recipes that I have enjoyed. While I started this project for my own benefit, this wiki is free for anyone to change/add recipes to as long as the recipes are vegetarian (click here for information about vegetarianism). Because of spam problems, you must have a user account to edit or add recipes. To request a user account, email me at

An asterisk (*) after an entry's title indicates that it's a copyrighted recipe from another source. I do not include the actual recipe for these titles. Instead, I'll link to WorldCat which will show the closest library with the specified cookbook and/or magazine. Also, I'll include any comments I have about the recipe and nutritional information for it.

Featured Recipe: Corn Meal Griddle Cakes

Source: Mommy Stone

  • 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup flour (either all-purpose or white whole wheat flour)
  • 1 tsp soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tbs oil
  • 2 egg whites

Mix dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients. Blend well. Let stand 10 minutes. Using a 1/4 cup, poor batter onto hot griddle and bake like pancakes. Makes 16 four inch pancakes.

The Stones drizzle honey on top of the griddle cakes. However, savory toppings such as salsa, cheese, etc would probably also be good.


  • If you don't have buttermilk available, you can easily substitute 2 cups of buttermilk for 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt mixed with 1 cup nonfat milk.
  • Tried substituting quinoa flour for the regular flour and it worked fine. If you thought hard, you could taste a difference, perhaps a bit more bitter, but over all a nice substitute. Would like to try millet and see how that works out also.
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  • Gluten-free, Rice-free (I think): Substitute the flour for another 1/4 cup of cornmeal. Instead of 2 egg whites, add 1 whole egg and 1 egg white. - It seems I had a little more trouble with the batter sticking so I sprayed a little cooking spray on my non-stick skillet which seemed to help.

Nutritional Information (excludes toppings)

Servings Per Recipe: 12

14% of calories from protein
57% of calories from carbs
28% of calories from fat

Total Fat3.23 g
Saturated Fat0.39 g
Polyunsaturated Fat1.36 g
Monounsaturated Fat0.77 g
Omega-30.01 g
Omega-60.02 g
Cholesterol 1.63
Sodium 480.73 mg
Potassium 73.46 mg
Total Carbohydrate 14.83 g
Dietary Fiber 1.57 g
Sugars 2.35 g
Protein 3.72 g
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 1 %
Calcium 10 %
Iron 5 %
Vitamin D 0 %
Vitamin E 0 %
Vitamin K 0 %
Thiamin 12 %
Riboflavin 11 %
Niacin 6 %
Vitamin B-6 1 %
Folate 2 %
Vitamin B-12 2 %
Biotin 0 %
Pantothenic Acid 1 %
Phosphorus 9 %
Iodine 0 %
Magnesium 1 %
Zinc 1 %
Selenium 4 %
Copper 0 %
Manganese 1 %
Chromium 0 %
Molybdenum 0 %
Chloride 0 %