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AIBU to ask what I should make a vegetarian coming for dinner?

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mammyoftwo Mon 03-Apr-17 18:02:07

posts from vegetarians especially welcome; what do you always get served? what should i avoid? any recommendations what I should make?

tia mn

tabulahrasa Mon 03-Apr-17 18:05:22

Don't do a meat replacement like quorn, some people don't eat them.

Don't do mushroom risotto or goats cheese, lol.

What would you be making for people that eat meat? Something that's your style of food is best, that way it'llbe easier for you and is more likely to be good.

Shoxfordian Mon 03-Apr-17 18:05:52

Pasta is easy and everyone can have the same then

SaucyJack Mon 03-Apr-17 18:07:19

Just cook some normal food that doesn't have any meat or fish in it.

HTH ;-)

And whatever you do don't make out to your guests that it's such a big dramz. It's 2017.

MaximumVolume Mon 03-Apr-17 18:07:50

Are they just vegetarian or vegan? Normal veggie is simple unless you only way meat & 2 veg normally.

Veggie chilli using bean feast as a base is an easy beginners recipe. Veggie lasagne, veggie tagine (loads of veggies with chick peas for protein).

Or if it's a kid & you aren't sure how picky they are, jacket potatoes, cheese, beans, salad, humour.

Okite Mon 03-Apr-17 18:07:59

Mexican or curry are what I'd probably do, my DH is veggie and those are easy things to do well for veggies.

AssassinatedBeauty Mon 03-Apr-17 18:08:12

Ask them what they like? Presumably you'd ask a meat eater what they like too.

Birdsgottaf1y Mon 03-Apr-17 18:08:13

F you do a pasta dish, you could serve the meat part separately.

Likewise Curry.

I'd ask, if you can. I love Goats cheese, but get sick of aubergine. I'd be happy with even a Veg Pizza, though.

DejaVuDieter Mon 03-Apr-17 18:08:52

I have the same question as my mate is coming for tea soon. I made mushroom Wellington last time which went down well as the rest of us were having a roast dinner. I think this was the recipe https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/12804/melty-mushroom-wellingtons%3Famp

ClopySow Mon 03-Apr-17 18:09:31

www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetables-recipes/veggie-chilli/

It's really, really lovely

HardRockHallelujah Mon 03-Apr-17 18:09:32

I made a Mary Berry mushroom and spinach lasagne with homemade garlic bread for my veggie friends recently and it was well received.

VestalVirgin Mon 03-Apr-17 18:10:03

I second the no meat replacement. Also, no goat cheese, or any cheese-as-main-food.

Pasta sounds like a good idea.

I like to combine grains with legumes, in order to get enough protein. Rice with lentils or corn with beans are classic combinations. But that's more of a long-term nutritional thing, for one dinner, just pasta is fine.

Why don't you just ask the person who comes for dinner, though? Surely, they know best?

SometimesMaybe Mon 03-Apr-17 18:11:06

Curry or these Enchiladas from Delia (which must have about 12 million calories but are amazing!)

www.deliaonline.com/recipes/international/american-mexican-and-caribbean/mexican-enchiladas-with-cheese

MermaidsTears Mon 03-Apr-17 18:11:51

Keep it simple I say.
Pasta cooked with mixed peppers onions garlic mushrooms etc in a chilli tomato sauce.
Serve with salad and garlic dough balls and garlic butter dip.
I would love that. I'm veggie.

FuzzyCustard Mon 03-Apr-17 18:13:04

Please remember to have some protein in the meal I get fed up with being offered veggie meals without protein, as though I don't need it
and please, no mushroom risotto. I'm very happy with cheese though.

AddToBasket Mon 03-Apr-17 18:13:08

This Delia recipe here for pasta with aubergine is delicious.

Yellowbird54321 Mon 03-Apr-17 18:13:41

Google tesco vegetable paella - I've literally just made this and am eating it now - it's really really scrummy smile

Yellowbird54321 Mon 03-Apr-17 18:15:01

Ooh just want to pint out this ^ ^ is a recipe not a ready meal!

DuggeeHugs Mon 03-Apr-17 18:15:55

Fajitas, curry (with paneer is lovely), jacket potatoes, toad in the hole with veggie sausages, chilli con carne, pizza?

Avoid pasta and risotto - this is about 80% of eating out food options and it is miserable.

Yellowbird54321 Mon 03-Apr-17 18:15:58

*point even! It's okay, I'm going now grin

AdaColeman Mon 03-Apr-17 18:16:16

I'd make the same for everybody, for instance stuffed peppers served with orzo, or aubergine parmigiana with herby rice, or pea and asparagus risotto.
For a first course I'd serve a selection of Greek style dips with some interesting breads.

TwentyCups Mon 03-Apr-17 18:17:37

There's a great thread running ATM 'what's for vegan dinner' some great meals and recipes on there. www.mumsnet.com/Talk/food_and_recipes/2884751-Vegan-whats-for-dinner-thread

PointlessUsername Mon 03-Apr-17 18:20:15

Goats cheese & onion puff pastry tart

Bean chilli with rice and salad.

Cheesecake for afters.

Yum.

NutButterNutter Mon 03-Apr-17 18:20:46

If you have time, doing a Turkish/middle eastern mezze spread is great for a mixed group - something for everyone!

JeffJarrett Mon 03-Apr-17 18:24:31

Halloumi. DP does an amazing halloumi wrap with roasted peppers and red onions, sundried tomatoes, Mexican rice, (veggie) pesto and sour cream. Even my super critical meat eating mother loves it.

I've tried and tried to like mushrooms but I really don't, same with beans. I can have a little of each but if they overwhelm the plate then I just pick at it.

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