Thanks for the recommendation Aunt. I'm glad that you have enjoyed the recipes. Here is the link to my Broccoli and Rice Cakes blog I would also recommend the HFW Veg cookery book as this has recipes that everyone can enjoy and they are usually quite straightforward to make.
I turned veggie at 12 and remember my mum struggling to adjust her cooking. My brother then also turned veggie and so now our family get togethers are often exclusively veggie food. Hopefully you can find some dishes that everyone enjoys. This lentil bolagnese is normally enjoyed by meat eaters and veggies too. Good luck!
A really easy one to make is a puff pastry slice/tart. Sheet of puff pastry, add a little olive oil, tomato purée, onions, peppers, Aubergine, mushrooms etc and feta cubes. Season and bung in the oven. Serve with salad. You can put most things on a topping and make your own base sauce too.
Quiche is good to master and again can add lots of veg to it.
I also like to make a vegan bean and root veg casserole: fry off onions and garlic, add pint of stock and chopped root veg (carrots, swede, potatoes, sweet potato) cook for half hour, then add some lentils or beans and a tin if tomatoes, cook for another 15 mins and serve with crusty bread.
It needs stirring to stop it sticking, but such a lovely warming meal.
If she likes Indian food, I can really recommend the Prashad cookbook. Yy to river cottage book, and look up ottolenghi's new vegetarian column in the guardian. Post punk kitchen blog has some really lovely vegan food.
I am sorry, but if she is mature enough to make the decision to be a vegetarian, she should be mature enough to cook her own food. At 14, this is perfectly feasible and time for her to learn to cook her own meals, rather than expect her mum to do it for her.
Drladybird, we're omnivores (me and 11yo DD), but we often eat veggie and I made your cannelini bean stew last night. I served it with green olive and tallegio scones and roast cherry tomatoes. We loved it. I'll add it to my blog soon with a link to yours if that's ok?
Hi Netto, I'm pleased you enjoyed the cannelini stew. Thanks for letting me know. Those scones sound amazing! my little lady loves olives so I've been meaning to make something olive related. Yes, link up the blogs and so I can check out your blog too...