I'm not a vegetarian by any means, not even close, but I've just been in a meat-free mood lately it seems. Here's a look at some of the veggie-heavy meals I've enjoyed in the past few weeks.

While labeling a bunch of food photos today, I realized an awful lot of them were "veggie" such and such. I'm not a vegetarian by any means, not even close, but I've just been in a meat-free mood lately it seems. Here's a look at some of the veggie-heavy meals I've enjoyed in the past few weeks. Up top is a yummy dish from the lunch and dinner menus at Explorers Club: Pan Seared Vegetables with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce and Cornbread Crust. It was actually sort of like a casserole with cornbread chunks instead of noodles, and it was filled with bright, fresh seared veggies.

This is the Vegetarian Stromboli from Little Palace. It's got roasted tomatoes, cremini mushrooms, green olives, onions and fresh chilies. Oh, and cheese.

I was sharing food with a vegetarian friend that night, so we also ordered the Brussels Sprouts pizza sans the usual pancetta. Some garlic, mozzarella and parmesan added plenty of flavor, though.

And here's a Vegetable Sandwich from Block's Bagels on Broad Street. It's lettuce, tomato, onion, cucumber, banana pepper, sprouts, Muenster cheese and sun-dried tomato dressing on your choice of bagel. I picked sesame and also got a little cup of plain cream cheese to add a little something extra, and was glad I did.

Next up, the Vegetarian Quesadilla from Blue Danube. It's a grilled flour tortilla with cheddar and monterey jack plus grilled peppers, onions and tomatoes. On the side, there's rice and refried beans.

And finally, a not so great picture of a terrific salad, the Vegetarian Sweet Corn Cake salad from El Arepazo. On the bottom are two served-warm cornbread-like pancakes, topped with lettuce, hot peppers, tomatoes, cheese and a bunch of Arepazo's amazing creamy cilantro sauce.