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Vegan and gluten free buffet.

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PandaG Tue 19-Jun-18 11:44:40

I am cooking for a group of volunteers as a thank you for their time and effort. I am used to catering for gluten free, and vegan, but not a gluten free vegan. Does anyone have any suggestions for protein based buffet items to go with various salads and mini baked potatoes? Also any ideas for puddings? I can always do fruit salad with non dairy icecream, but was thinking of more of a treat?
Thanks for any help. smile

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Hedgehoginthefog Tue 19-Jun-18 12:40:28

Assuming it's a hot buffet as you mention baked potatoes? Some ideas
Bean and vegetable chili (with guacamole)
Chickpea or bean burgers
Butternut squash and black bean hash (this one also works cold)
Almond milk rice pudding

PandaG Tue 19-Jun-18 12:48:42

Thanks, can def do a bean chilli, that would work.
I've never made rice pudding as I don't like it!

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GahWhatever Tue 19-Jun-18 12:48:54

vegan mezze
Some of these have gluten but all can be substituted with gluten free to make the whole buffet suitable for everyone.

sexnotgender Tue 19-Jun-18 12:49:57

There’s a recipe somewhere for avocado chocolate mousse. Might be worth doing depending on the numbers.

sexnotgender Tue 19-Jun-18 12:52:40

www.wellplated.com/avocado-chocolate-mousse/

PandaG Tue 19-Jun-18 12:58:19

Those mezze look fab, thank you, and would go well with a bean chilli too.

I've just googled that mousse recipe, and it looks as though it will completely hit the spot, thank you!

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Chopchopbusybusy Tue 19-Jun-18 12:58:40

You can buy ready made GF felafel. Morrisons or Waitrose. Guacamole dip and houmous.
Lentil dhal. Really easy and cheap to make. Strips of GF vegan naan bread (Morrisons do one) and popadoms.

Chopchopbusybusy Tue 19-Jun-18 13:06:46

@gahwhatever thanks for the link for the vegan mezze. They look fab. DH is GF and DD is vegan so these look like a real treat.

PandaG Tue 19-Jun-18 13:14:18

Thanks also chopchop. Ready made felafel will be useful, as will gf naan bread.

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RockingMyFiftiesNot Tue 19-Jun-18 19:30:19

Rice pudding is easy. To make it a bit more special, make it with coconut milk, sprinkle with Demerara sugar at the end and brûlée it

kateandme Tue 19-Jun-18 19:33:45

gluten free naan bread pizzas
carrot and potato rosti
sweetcorn fritters
ratatouille
butterbeans casserole
rice salad.
rice pilaf

myheartgoesout Tue 19-Jun-18 21:45:14

Ice cream sandwich with gluten free choc chip cookies.

QueenOfCatan Tue 19-Jun-18 21:48:47

Marking my place for lunch ideas!
You could go down the curries route but chilli and other Mexican food would be great!

PandaG Tue 19-Jun-18 23:19:04

Thanks all! I am now feeling much more able to treat all my volunteers. smile

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Hidingupstairs Tue 19-Jun-18 23:31:37

Oh She Glows does a great website with good hearty vegan & gf food that can easily be sized up for a crowd - chili and curry etc.

Sweet potato wedges
Tortilla chips (gf) and guac

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