1. Fry half an onion with plenty of chopped garlic. Add black or red lentils and water, and season with plenty of cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom, ground ginger, chili powder, black pepper and some salt. Simmer for 20-25 minutes and eat with boiled rice.
2. Fry half an onion along with plenty of garlic. Dice a fresh tomato and chop up some sun-dried ones, and put that in the pan along with maybe half a can of crushed tomatoes and a little bit of water. Add salt, pepper, sage, thyme, cayenne pepper, chili powder, a small pinch of sugar, and a big spoonful of sambal oelek. Chop some green olives and add that, too. Boil for a couple of minutes and eat with fusilli.
Also don't give up meat.