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During the 9 days before Tisha B'av it is a very strong custom to refrain from meat.  

We like to make it an opportunity to explore a more meat-free diet.  Everywhere you look these days you will find proponents of a more meat-free lifestyle.  Many claim that if we don't eat less meat we won't be able to feed the world very much longer.  

You don't have to give it up completely to make a difference, even cutting back a little will help and these nine days are the perfect time to test some truly delicious meatless dinners. 

When we talk meatless as kosher consumers we mostly refer to no red meat and no poultry but we do include fish, eggs and dairy. 

Here are 19 meatless mains to choose from, so there is sure to be something for everyone. 

fish kabobs
Grilled Salmon Packets horizontal
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Spaghetti “Bolognese” - vegan
Vegetable Paella Laura
Black Bean Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Mexican Quinoa and Black Bean Wraps with Green Chili Guacamole
Fig Goat Cheese Rye Pizza
A Very Green Soup with tons of vegetables
Baked Tomatoes with Olives
tofu lettuce wraps
stuffed zucchini 7
Mushroom Pea Risotto
Potato Cheddar Frittata
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Nacho Casserole
Vegetarian Portobello Quesadillas

Meat-free does not mean you won't be satisfied, give some of these recipes a shot and find your faves.