Sunday lunch for pregnant vegetarian?

(29 Posts)
TempusFuckit Thu 03-Sep-15 18:31:45

I have invited some friends over for Sunday lunch in a couple of weeks, but am wondering what to cook. They're both vegetarian, but she's also pregnant with twins, in the second trimester. So presumably I need something bland and easily digestible, but still special.

Does anyone have any ideas? I would do a nut roast (I know they both like that), but might it be a bit stodgy if you've got two babies kicking your stomach?

Flisspaps Thu 03-Sep-15 18:37:56

Why would it need to be bland?

Artandco Thu 03-Sep-15 18:39:10

Just food surely? She's pregnant not dying. Don't give raw meat but she's veggie so that will be fine

pinkyredrose Thu 03-Sep-15 18:40:17

bland and easily digestible? She's pregnant not ill!

TotalPerspectiveVortex Thu 03-Sep-15 18:40:52

I am veggie but not pregnant and I like a Sunday lunch but without the meat, just extra of all the veg. Yum.

pinkyredrose Thu 03-Sep-15 18:41:24

Do anything roast ffs. Or you could just offer a bowl of stewed fruit, you know as she's pregnant.

If she likes nut roast, it will be fine. Unless she's suffered with hyperemesis it shouldn't need to be bland.

Big mushrooms stuffed with cheesy garlicy breadcrumbs and baked? Stuffed butternut squash?

0dfod Thu 03-Sep-15 18:45:02

How about a roast veg and goats cheese tart made with filo pastry and caramelized red onions? Very east to make, just pop onions in gridle/frying pan with some olive oil, add some red peppers and courgettes, a bit of garlic and haypresto fill the tart case and sprinkle the goats cheese on top. All ready to go in oven for about 20mins or so.

SnozzberryPie Thu 03-Sep-15 18:45:16

I'm a pregnant vegetarian. Currently eating the same as normal, except double portions....

Nut roast, all the vegetables, and veggie gravy sounds great.

CultureSucksDownWords Thu 03-Sep-15 18:45:38

You could ask them! Not all people will like the same things. I'm vegetarian but dislike mushrooms intensely and would be very disappointed to be served them for Sunday lunch.

HamaTime Thu 03-Sep-15 18:46:12

Surely all food is digestible? Maybe ask her if there is anything she has gone off. I could hardly look at pasta during one of my pregnancies, it was really inconvenient. People can go off the most innocuous things. All of my pregnancies I've wanted spicy food (I thought that was normal)

I would just do a nut roast if you know they like it and she can eat less if it's too much.

SnozzberryPie Thu 03-Sep-15 18:46:41

If it's twins she may need triple portions grin

TheBobbinIsWound Thu 03-Sep-15 18:47:17

Just ask her!

"Hey, so I was planning on making a nut roast but didn't want to assume that you're still enjoying them (insert some comment about when you were PG which is why you're second guessing yourself) Would a but roast be enjoyable or would you prefer something else? (name a few)"

I'd also suggest...
baked mushroom... So a portobello mushroom topped with pesto and cheese and breadcrumbs and baked
The infamous stuffed peppers grin
Moussaka with quorn or ratoullie
Veg curry
Filled tomato- hollow out a beef tomato, fill it with ratoullie and then crack an egg on top. The egg kind of coddles and its YUM!

What aspect of "Sunday lunch" is important to you? Is it the roast veg and trimmings, the sharing at the table? Most foods lend themselves to this, try not to overthink it but definitely talk to your guests! smile

thatstoast Thu 03-Sep-15 18:47:23

Is gruel vegetarian?

TempusFuckit Thu 03-Sep-15 18:55:43

Wow, so much hostility for such a bland question! It's pretty common to go off highly flavoured food in pregnancy, and heartburn is also a bastard (or at least it was in both of mine, and I didn't have multiples).

Thanks to all who gave suggestions, will give the tart a whizz.

TheSpottedZebra Thu 03-Sep-15 18:59:07

Don't do goats cheese tart with caramelised onions. This is served in every pub, chain restaurant as the standard veggie option! It has been for about 8 years (it knocked off mushroom risotto). It's boring!

Do a roast, like you first said. But have all the sides as being suitable for vegetarians. And veggie gravy too.

CRtester Thu 03-Sep-15 19:19:56

I'm not sure why you've had such hostile replies op. I suffered from terrible heartburn with both my pregnancies and could only eat really bland food - plain bread and water by the end!

I'm also veggie and agree with the suggestion of doing a Sunday roast. Most people like it, and if you do a good selection of veg, plus potatoes, Yorkshire pudding etc then everyone can choose what and how much they want. You could do something else veggie to replace the meat. A tart, stuffed mushroom/ pepper etc would be nice.

No to goats cheese. I hardly know any veggies who like it. And it won't go with the rest of the roast. I hate being served something that won't go with roast potatoes and (veggie) gravy etc, if everybody else is having roast dinner.

Coletterbox Thu 03-Sep-15 20:27:07

Perhaps salmon en croute? Still feels special, but also not too punchy! smile Here's a recipe.. www.eatdrinkcook.co.uk/recipe-salmon-en-croute/

TheSpottedZebra Thu 03-Sep-15 20:40:52

Salmon is a fish, so er, no good for vegetarians.

Coletterbox Thu 03-Sep-15 20:48:24

Fair enough - I know a few vegetarians who will eat fish so thought I'd suggest it in case. Certainly didn't intend to offend anyone TheSpottedZebra smile

Moln Thu 03-Sep-15 20:54:48

This is a nice nut roast, I make this for my son (he's pescetarian) and serve it with the vegetables and (non meat) gravy when we have roast chicken

Moln Thu 03-Sep-15 20:55:47

Link would have help...

www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/nut-loaf

Allalonenow Thu 03-Sep-15 21:32:01

Aubergine Parmigiana served with herby rice.
Or pea and asparagus risotto.

Perhaps serve a chilled soup to start, bortch or leek and potato.

You could make the meal more special by serving alcohol free cocktails before hand.

MrsAukerman Sat 05-Sep-15 14:39:24

Don't be stingy. She may well be ravenous. And don't treat her like a freak show. Offer nibbles when they arrive and offer her wine (like she's a real person not an incubator).

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