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Vegan meals but food intolerances

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Notquiterichenough Wed 02-Jan-19 18:38:58

DH has expressed an interest in eating more vegan recipes. I do most of the weekday cooking, so hunting around for ideas, but am stuck.

Family of four, one struggles with hot or spicy food (not fussy, but sensitive mouth). I am the problem!

I am seriously intolerant to gluten, ginger and coriander (as well as egg and lactose).

Pretty every recipe I read seems to spice up the dish with at least one of the above. Any ideas at all? Even one dish a week would be a start.

dullclothesbrightmind Wed 02-Jan-19 18:40:46

You could try just leaving out the ingrediants you don't like?

FamilyOfAliens Wed 02-Jan-19 18:43:33

I think the OP said she was intolerant to those ingredients, not that she “doesn’t like” them.

HamishTheTalkingCactus Wed 02-Jan-19 18:45:23

lentil bolognese (with gf pasta)

Notquiterichenough Wed 02-Jan-19 19:10:32

That looks good, thanks.

Yes, properly intolerant. Takes me two weeks to stop reacting to ginger, for example. Pretty grim.

greendale17 Wed 02-Jan-19 19:20:54

*I am seriously intolerant to gluten, ginger and coriander (as well as egg and lactose).*

^And you want to go vegan as well? Would be pretty miserable wouldn’t it?

goldengummybear Wed 02-Jan-19 19:34:13

You can leave ginger out of curries and stir fries and make them with minimal spice. (I personally find these 2 dishes to be the easiest way to bump up the veg intake. Cauliflower in curries is yum) Dairy free curry sauces are easy to get hold of in jars and rice is gluten free. (Or you could try cauliflower rice)

Notquiterichenough Wed 02-Jan-19 19:36:08

That's my thought too. I'm just thinking of introducing one or two meals a week, if I can, but nothing is inspiring me. I was wondering if I was missing something, other than gluten-free pasta and sauce!

Tabbytwitchet Wed 02-Jan-19 19:53:48

The Linda McCartney veggie meatballs are vegan and gluten free and as far as I'm aware don't have the other ingredients you react to. they're great to have with gluten free pasta and a tomato based sauce, can be chopped up or left whole to make a " veggie sausage casserole", or can be served with veg, potatoes and gravy as a wholesome quick midweek meal. The kinda McCartney chorizo is also vegan and gluten free, and you can make an epic non spicy and very simple paella with it. For ours we cook off some rice, and in a seperate pan add some chopped onion, peppers, garlic, handful of tomatoes (and any other veg you need to use up) once the veg is softened drain the rice and add, along with some turmeric, saffron, paprika, salt, pepper and oregano. Add a little water to bring it all together and to stop it drying out (We crumble in a veg stock cubes at this point to for extra flavour) then chop and add the vegan chorizo, and simmer. Throw some frozen peas in 5 mins before serving.

Tabbytwitchet Wed 02-Jan-19 20:03:18

Creamy mushroom gratin "pie"
Pan fry some sliced mushrooms in a. little oil with some garlic and seaoning, and a small amount of sage. (you can also add leeks if you fancy) Once they're almost done, add a large knob of vegan butter (we use vitalife or flora dairy free) once this is melted a splash of almond milk (and a splash of white wine if you like!!), and stir. Sift in a small amount of flour (oat flour, or cornflour work well) to thicken the sauce, don't over thicken though as it will have a chance to thicken some more in the oven. Stir in a couple of big handfuls of spinach and transfer into a ceramic dish. Very finely slice some potatoes and later them over the top of the dish, brush with oil or df butter, season with salt and pepper and into the oven until golden and crispy on top, serve with your favourite vegetables. This is one of my faves but my oh hates mushrooms so I don't get to have it very often 😢

Tabbytwitchet Wed 02-Jan-19 20:15:27

Also an easy dinner that the whole family can get stuck in with cooking, is make your own homemade pizzas! Buy some plain pizza bases (gluten free are very readily available), and top with you favourite toppings. Use a mix of 3 parts tomato puree to 1 part garlic puree and a little water to thin it out, some herbs to season if wanted. Bbq base?... Just use bbq sauce! Heinz is vegan/gluten free, and really compliments the veggie toppings. Top with onions, olives, peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, sweetcorn, pineapple, (linda mcartney chorizo sausages would work great too) literally whatever you fancy! You could add some grated vegan cheese, or leave it without. cook slower and longer without cheese to prevent the tomato puree from burning. Serve with salad and chips/onion rings/corn on the cob etc... Delish!

mrbob Sat 12-Jan-19 09:05:38

Rice noodles and stir fry with pressed fried tofu and a yummy sauce? Don't have to add ginger or coriander

Olivecake Sat 12-Jan-19 11:54:09

Minimalist baker and Deliciously Ella food blogs have a lot of recipes online that are always gluten free have offer gluten free alternatives and everything is vegan.
Ginger and Coriander can always be left out or substituted, same with spice level adapted to suit.

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