Hollister Seventh-day Adventist Church

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You're Invited

We offer a few of our best and favorite vegetarian recipes to you.  The recipes below were collected from our great church cooks and we invite you to try them out.  If you've wanted to try some delicious plant-based food, now is your chance.  




3 Cups of Water                      

¾ Cup Yellow Onion, Finely Chopped                      

½ Cup Brown Rice, uncooked    

¾ Cup Lentils, uncooked   



 2 Tsp. McKay’s Chicken Seasoning

½ Tsp. Basil

¼ Tsp. Each: Salt, Oregano, Thyme, Garlic Powder


Mix all in a 1 ½ quart casserole.  Cover and bake at 350 F for 1 ½ to 2 hours until water is all absorbed.

Serving Suggestion: This very simple recipe is a great one to timebake in your oven so that you come home to a fragrant main dish hot and ready to eat. Serve with a green salad and crusty French bread for a perfect meal.  Serves 4.

Cook’s Tip:  This casserole dish tastes better the next day if you can wait to eat it that long!  





3 cups cooked Lentils

1 egg (or egg substitute equivalent)

1 ½ cups Milk, any kind

1 ½ cup Cornflakes OR Mrs. Cubbison’s Bread Stuffing

¾ cup Walnuts or Pecans, finely chopped

½ cup grated Carrots

1 tsp Sage

1 onion, finely chopped

2 cloves Garlic, minced

Salt to taste


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all ingredients and pour into vegetable-sprayed casserole.  Bake for 45- 60 minutes or until set.

Cook’s Tip:  Place a couple of bay leaves on top casserole before baking.  Remove before serving.





Steam until just tender in ¼ cup of water:

            2 stalks celery, sliced diagonally            

            2 carrots, sliced diagonally (optional)

            1 onion, sliced vertically

            1 clove garlic, minced

            Add 1 green bell pepper, sliced, after above is partially cooked


Combine and add to veggies:

           2 Tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 1 cup pineapple juice


Add to above and bring to boil, stirring until thickened.

           1 cup pineapple chunks

            2 Tbsp date butter (take date pieces and soak in hot water then mash

                        OR add 2 Tbsp pineapple juice concentrate to above juice)

            ¼ cup tomato sauce

            1 Tbsp lemon juice


Fold in 1 cup cubed firm tofu, which has been marinated in Liquid Aminos. 

Garnish with 1 cup tomato wedges (optional).   

Serve on cooked brown rice.





Saute in two tablespoons of olive oil in large pan until softened:

  1 Garlic Clove, finely chopped

  ¼ Pound Mushrooms, sliced

  1 Medium Onion, finely chopped   


Layer on top of mushroom mixture:

  2 Small Zucchini, diced

  1 Medium Eggplant, peeled and diced

   ½ tsp each—oregano, savory


Don’t mix vegetables yet. Lower heat and cook until the zucchini and eggplant are fork tender (10-15 minutes). 

Add the following to the vegetable mixture and then stir entire mixture gently until combined:

1-15 oz canned diced Tomatoes, undrained

Salt to Taste

Serve over:

8 ounces Cooked Pasta

Serving Suggestion: Top with a shake of Parmesan cheese or cheese substitute.