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maslinpan Fri 19-Apr-19 18:57:00

Have completely drawn a blank when planning for tomorrow, please give me help! Mum and veggie brother visiting, so 6 of us to feed. Lunch is couscous with asparagus, peas, dill, feta, followed by rhubarb meringue pie. Dinner needs to be something light-ish, have to avoid most pulses, we are eating pasta tonight so not that, and it would be great to cook ahead if possible. Any thoughts??

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Twizzleegg Fri 19-Apr-19 18:58:39

Ratatouille ?

Twizzleegg Fri 19-Apr-19 18:59:39

You can have it with some rice.
Or veggie chilli...

bordellosboheme Fri 19-Apr-19 19:00:48

Mushroom risotto

Twizzleegg Fri 19-Apr-19 19:00:58

www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/420629/cauliflower-and-potato-curry%3famp

Letthemysterybe Fri 19-Apr-19 19:03:25

Aubergine parmigiana

Vegetable and Haloumi bake

myrtleWilson Fri 19-Apr-19 19:03:58

golden egg curry a la Nigella (you could make the sauce up and then drop the eggs in to poach when you're ready)

baked onion bhajis (makeup the batter and then bake) with a mattar paneer or paneer jalfrezi?

Mexican tomato soup?

AtleastitsnotMonday Fri 19-Apr-19 19:13:55

A big flatbread topped with red onion, figs and blue cheese. Scatter oven rocket before serving. Serve with a couple of nice salads. It’s like a fancy pizza really.

AtleastitsnotMonday Fri 19-Apr-19 19:14:47

A big flatbread topped with red onion, figs and blue cheese. Scatter oven rocket before serving. Serve with a couple of nice salads. It’s like a fancy pizza really.

AwdBovril Fri 19-Apr-19 20:11:06

One of mine & DH's favourite nice but easy dinners is leek & mushroom risotto. I use either a few strands of saffron or a pinch or tarragon in it, & a small glass of white wine. I add a few pine nuts too, & about 1/4 stock cube for 2 people. I'm a lapsed vegetarian, DH is a very committed carnivore. It works with just about any mushrooms IMO - from plain white cheap ones, to any of the wild harvested types that cost a lot more. Not sure about cooking ahead but IME once you get past all the adding of ingredients, risotto mostly needs to be left alone until the last few minutes.

Maybe serve something like roasted figs with greek yoghurt if you want to increase the overall protein content of the meal.

IncrediblySadToo Fri 19-Apr-19 20:13:08

Anyone have space at the table?

Ricekrispie22 Fri 19-Apr-19 20:13:27

This tart serves 6 and is really quite easy www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/11207/rustic-courgette-pine-nut-and-ricotta-tart
Otherwise you could make pretty much any veggie puff pastry tart and just multiply up for 6 or make two and keep leftovers for lunches. This is my favourite www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/6345/courgette-mushroom-and-mozzarella-tart

ElinorRigby Fri 19-Apr-19 20:14:56

Lightish can mean any vegetable soup, good bread, cheeses, salads.

Omelettes or filled pancakes - though fiddly as you have to have a bit of production line if making there and then - are also good. Spinach and ricotta is a good pancake filling.

RedLemon Fri 19-Apr-19 20:17:15

www.rivercottage.net/recipes/kale-speltotto-with-goats-cheese

This is divine. I use pearl barley and omit the goats cheese as it’s a bit heavy. I use grated Parmesan but a veggie version of similar hard cheese would be yum too.

Also made this for lunch today and it was really tasty. Light but satisfying.

www.taste.com.au/recipes/mexican-black-bean-soup/a211a72e-5986-4001-b15d-048c18c72d48

myrtleWilson Fri 19-Apr-19 20:44:54

ooh spanakopita?

maslinpan Fri 19-Apr-19 20:47:41

Keep them coming! DS is the fly in the ointment, with his irrational dislike of aubergine, spinach and mushroom.

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Whiskyagogo Sat 20-Apr-19 09:33:04

I am trying to cook more veggie food. I have made these halloumi fajitas a few times and they are bloody lovely! You can't really prep in advance but it's quick and easy.

https://www.easycheesyvegetarian.com/sheet-pan-halloumi-fajitas/

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