(Sorry about the crappy lighting peeps...) One thing vegetarians and vegans often miss when they omit meat from their diet is the simplicity and reliability of a "meat and potatoes" meal. I don't mean we miss meat (I'm sure some do of course). I just mean that there's something that makes meal planning a whole lot easier when you just have to think of the type of meat, the type of starch and the type of veg that you want to serve for dinner that night. Of course, there's also something boring about that which is why us food bloggers get so excited about crafting meals in a totally different way - butternut squash risotto for dinner? Bien sur! Mushroom goat cheese quiche? Why not? But when you just don't have time to come up wtih something creative, turn to the vegetarian/vegan's meat: Portobello mushrooms.