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Help needed for vegetarian alternative for roast dinner

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TheArmadillo Fri 16-Mar-12 17:29:10

I am doing mother's day lunch on sunday (though the ingrediants need to be bought tomorrow morning) and need a vege alternative to the meat, but something that will go with the rest of the meal (roast pots/yorkshire pudding and various as yet undecided veg though probably carrots and kale).

The pudding is nutty so don't want to do something nut based.
I want it to be quite special as its for mothers day.
Only for one person so recipe needs to be able to be scaled down for one.
Also no aubergine or wheat and if possible reasonably low fat (though better something high in calories than fuck all).

I am completely out of inspiration, am going out tonight and have to go food shopping first thing in morning <stress>

Any ideas will be gratefully received.
Please <slightly desperate>

reckoner Fri 16-Mar-12 17:32:42

Quorn roast?

TheArmadillo Fri 16-Mar-12 17:34:38

Thanks for the idea but I'd really like to do something homemade if possible.

piratecat Fri 16-Mar-12 17:36:47

i am veggie and like quorn roasts, but some people don't like meat substitutes.

fake garlic kievs are nice, esp the morrisons ones. or just buy a veggie bake thing, maybe something with mushrooms?

MiladyGardenia Fri 16-Mar-12 17:49:32

Some kind of mushroom or onion tartlet? Delia has a couple of good recipes I think. Unless a pastry item won't go well with your other accompaniments.

LordEmsworth Fri 16-Mar-12 17:52:50

Big fat roasted mushrooms with butter & garlic

Stuffed peppers.

Stuffed cabbage. Yummy but time consuming to make

Stuffed courgette.

Stuffed butternut squash

OK, I like stuffed stuff. But the stuffing can be anything you like, e.g. spinach & something cheesy, or mushrooms, or mushrooms & walnuts, butterbeans / chickpeas / other beans & tomatoes, leek and lentils. Maybe topped with a little grated cheddar/goats cheese and a few toasted pine nuts.

Also, to be honest - with carrots, kale & potatoes (I assume they will be avoiding your wheaty yorkies...) I would think a veg or a veg & bean casserole would be very suitable. Easy to make for one person and there are so many recipes online or frankly, you can make one up...

ScottOfTheArseAntics Fri 16-Mar-12 17:55:11

How about steamed mushroom puddings ... using veggie suet in the pastry.

piratecat Fri 16-Mar-12 17:55:33

yes i am fancying a mushroom thingy with lots of pastry. can i come!!

Beanbagz Fri 16-Mar-12 18:21:00

How about thes pies? I cooked them at Christmas and they went down really well with 3 vegetarians, 2 non-vegetarians (me & DH) and 2 DCs.

Or mushroom tartlets here.

BertieBotts Fri 16-Mar-12 18:25:48

Make separate yorkshires for the veggies with mushrooms, onions, herbs and (perhaps) courgettes baked in, like toad in the hole? Or even toad in the hole using veggie sausages?

If you're using pre-made yorkshires you could cook up some mushrooms/sausages and onions and stuff the yorkshires with them, then drench in onion gravy.

Or perhaps make up some stuffing balls (continuing the roast theme! wink) with big mushroom chunks for protein.

birdsofshoreandsea Fri 16-Mar-12 18:31:54

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MotherMucca Fri 16-Mar-12 18:37:09

We had a celeriac, swede and potato bake at Christmas. It was bloody lovely! But uses cream, so not low fat sad

MotherMucca Fri 16-Mar-12 18:40:39


LtEveDallas Fri 16-Mar-12 18:43:38

When my veggie mate joins us for Sunday lunch I just add a cauli cheese to the rest of the veg. VM gets the biggest helping but others can dig in once she's fed!

PerditaMcLeod Fri 16-Mar-12 18:48:30

How about this...

The Good Food website is good. DP is veggie and I found an excellent receipe on there for a parsnip and cranberry loaf for Christmas. It had loads of chestnuts in though so falls foul of the no nuts criteria!

Am not a huge fan of the quorn roasts myself and reckon some kind of stuffed vegetable makes a much better alternative.

startail Fri 16-Mar-12 19:04:15

Roast butternut squash, red peppers and shallots (banana ones are really sweet and roast beautifully).
Serve as is or pop in a gratin dish and top with grilled cheese and maybe a few bread crumbs. Will cook along roast as long as your oven isn't as small as mine.

Would make a lovely flab filling, but you said no wheat.

startail Fri 16-Mar-12 19:04:54

Flan filling.

TheArmadillo Fri 16-Mar-12 20:01:33

Thank you for the lovely ideas - I'm going to note them all down so I have plenty of stuff for future events.

I assumed no wheat as they don't eat bread but they do eat yorkshire puddings, pastry etc so I think I'll do the wild mushroom tartlets as I have all the ingredients bar the mushrooms and they're not too complicated on top of everything else I'm doing.

luisgarcia Sat 17-Mar-12 00:17:37

quinoa stacked with roast sweet potato, avocado and a tomato vinaigrette, with spicy tortilla stripes.

your veggie guests will love you forever, I promise.

Lauralovesbaking Thu 28-Mar-13 21:13:19

You could try this hope it goes well!

EverybodysSootyEyed Thu 28-Mar-13 21:19:10

what did you go with op?

someone upthread recommended celeriac, potato and swede bake - it's really good if you replace the swede with beetroot

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