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What’s your favourite vegetarian/vegan meal?

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Smarshian Mon 06-Jul-20 19:50:20

DH and I want to start eating less meat.
He LOVES a meat based meal, so I want to find some tasty recipes for us which have less meat. I’m also trying to lose weight so nothing too fatty!
Family friendly would be good for some options too, to have with the kids, but happy for spicier stuff for us 2.
Thanks!

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AtleastitsnotMonday Mon 06-Jul-20 20:49:46

Hard to nail but top three would be
Pasta arabiata
Shakshuka
Baked butternut squash falafel in pita with salad
Veggie chilli with rice

AtleastitsnotMonday Mon 06-Jul-20 20:50:50

The arabiata may be a bit on the fiery side for the kids though!

thisstooshallpass Mon 06-Jul-20 20:56:18

I'm not vegetarian or vegan but we have lots of meat free meals

Over the last few weeks I have cooked

Tomato curry
Variations of gnocchi bake with tomatoes/mozzarella, possibilities are endless
Ramen with Chinese greens, broccoli, cabbage
Tomato and broad bean orichettie
Daal - look up @cookinacurry on Instagram
Warm squash and harissa salad
Green mac and cheese (Jamie Oliver)
Sourdough toasts with feta, broadbeans and mint
Shakshuka (I always cook the tomato sauce in advance to get good flavour)
Turkish eggs (Nigella)

thisstooshallpass Mon 06-Jul-20 20:56:28

I'm not vegetarian or vegan but we have lots of meat free meals

Over the last few weeks I have cooked

Tomato curry
Variations of gnocchi bake with tomatoes/mozzarella, possibilities are endless
Ramen with Chinese greens, broccoli, cabbage
Tomato and broad bean orichettie
Daal - look up @cookinacurry on Instagram
Warm squash and harissa salad
Green mac and cheese (Jamie Oliver)
Sourdough toasts with feta, broadbeans and mint
Shakshuka (I always cook the tomato sauce in advance to get good flavour)
Turkish eggs (Nigella)

Glitterskull Mon 06-Jul-20 21:24:35

My favourite dinner is the Buddhist chef's Tofu with spicy peanut sauce. I had it tonight with brown rice, it's also good with noodles. I really love it!!. I hope the link works.

https://www.thebuddhistchef.com/recipe/tofu-peanut-sauce/

huuunderickssss Mon 06-Jul-20 21:32:45

Vivera kebab 'meat ' in enchiladas or fajitas .. I'm vegan

Xiaoxiong Mon 06-Jul-20 21:46:36

We try and eat vegetarian 3 times a week at least for carbon footprint reasons, but DH is very much of the "where's the meat" kind of mentality. I often use a small bit of meat as flavouring which is usually enough to satisfy but you asked about veggie meals - our favourites:

Fajitas with peppers, onions and refried beans
Tomato, olive and goat's cheese clafoutis
Quiche with spinach and goat's cheese
Chana masala
Tarka dhal, rice, yoghurt and lime pickle
Paneer tikka masala
Roast harissa tomatoes on lemon yoghurt
Veggie paella (look for recipes for arroz con verduras)
Warm butter bean and tomato stew, topped with crushed tortilla chips, avocado, feta and coriander
Spinach and feta filo triangles
Asparagus and gruyere cheese filo strudel
A massive skillet of kale fried with onions and fennel seeds (and if you are doing meat as flavouring, a bit of pork sausage or chorizo crumbled in)

Indecisivelurcher Mon 06-Jul-20 21:52:49

Burrito / enchiladas, I do mixed beans with loads of smoked paprika and / or chilli, brown rice, veg such as carrots, baby corn, sugar snap peas, or roasted courgette and tomato, grated cheese, mashed avocado / home made guacamole, the family build their own wraps at the table. Or make the wraps up, cover with tinned tomato and cheese and bake.

Indecisivelurcher Mon 06-Jul-20 21:53:30

Look up Buddha bowls too smile

Ylvamoon Mon 06-Jul-20 21:55:09

Potato bake with spinach & mushrooms (& some fish or meat on the side for the carnivores)
Pasta & Tomato Sauce with salad
Spanish omlet or courgette fritters with Greek salad
Veggie curry or chilli

Cherrybakewellard Mon 06-Jul-20 22:03:47

Paneer masala halo

bluebells1 Mon 06-Jul-20 22:41:26

Pasta, curries, stir fries, Soups and chili

lastqueenofscotland Tue 07-Jul-20 07:38:53

Penang tofu
West African peanut stew
Cajun red beans and rice
Tacos with various fillings
Kung pao lentils
Sweet n sour chickpeas
Chillidogs with lentil chilli

Tappering Tue 07-Jul-20 07:45:23

My absolute favourite is butternut squash peanut butter dhal, which uses a couple of recipes added together and then tweaked. It's soooo good served with sticky rice and you can dial the heat up or down using chilli flakes so it's suitable for everyone.

Magissa Tue 07-Jul-20 07:57:24

Found this recipe a few months ago and it has become a favourite with everyone. Red dragon pie. We sib white mash topping for sweet potato mash.

http://thinlyspread.co.uk/meat-free-monday-red-dragon-pie/

Magissa Tue 07-Jul-20 07:58:19

Ahhh Sub not sib!

http://thinlyspread.co.uk/meat-free-monday-red-dragon-pie/

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