Best vegetarian dishes

  • maxferguson

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    Jul 08, 2014 4:14 AM GMT
    One of my best girlfriends is putting me up for the weekend while I visit and she's a vegetarian, so I want to surprise her with an awesome vegetarian dish for dinner one night. Need suggestions. No allergies/restrictions other than vegetarian.

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    Jul 08, 2014 4:21 AM GMT
    chick pea curry!

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    With garlic naan
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    Jul 08, 2014 5:51 AM GMT
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    Raw beet & sweet potato salad. (uncooked, and put through a spiralizer). So good.
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    Jul 08, 2014 5:55 AM GMT
    gazpacho. mmm... can't go wrong.

    (Of course, I love it with pork-chop sandwiches. icon_redface.gif But I suppose you could pair it with roasted beets or stuffed eggplant or some such.
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    Jul 08, 2014 5:58 AM GMT
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    Raw beet & sweet potato salad. (uncooked, and put through a spiralizer). So good.


    Mmm. Yeah. I Inherited a little julienne-ing device that my mom bought off late-night TV. I've been using it on yams, carrots, and onions. Toasted on the grill. Utterly great. Will definitely add beets this week.
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    Jul 09, 2014 2:28 AM GMT
    Onion tart! One of the tastiest things i have ever made.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/28/dining/preparing-an-onion-tart-a-pizzalike-tarte-flambee.html?ref=dining

    Sounds fancier if you call it tarte flambe. I prefer it with green olives. I skip the cheese and just use creme fraiche and use a pie crust. Can make ahead and serve warm. Goes well with a very minerally or tart white like a decent gewürztraminer.

    For other ideas my go to when cooking for vegetarians is

    Www.101cookbooks.com
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    Jul 09, 2014 3:20 AM GMT
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    This is a french dish called "french fries." It's totally vegan! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 21, 2014 8:06 PM GMT
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    This is a french dish called "french fries." It's totally vegan! icon_biggrin.gif


    Have you tried the CHICKEN FRIES?
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    Aug 21, 2014 8:07 PM GMT
    Wyndahoi saidOnion tart! One of the tastiest things i have ever made.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/28/dining/preparing-an-onion-tart-a-pizzalike-tarte-flambee.html?ref=dining

    Sounds fancier if you call it tarte flambe. I prefer it with green olives. I skip the cheese and just use creme fraiche and use a pie crust. Can make ahead and serve warm. Goes well with a very minerally or tart white like a decent gewürztraminer.

    For other ideas my go to when cooking for vegetarians is

    Www.101cookbooks.com



    I hunt my salad this way

    Step 1- make a spear.
    Step 2- chase something large
    Step 3- try not to get trampled. Or gored. Or eaten by a carnivore bigger than you
    Step 4- die of scurvy and or malnutrition by age 35
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    Aug 21, 2014 8:58 PM GMT
    Roasted Vegetable Poutine

    For the roasted vegetables:
    2 large carrots, peeled and cut into matchsticks
    1 parsnip, peeled and cut into matchsticks
    1 Yukon gold potato, scrubbed and cut into matchsticks
    1/4 head cauliflower, chopped into bite-sized pieces
    1/2 Tbsp olive oil
    1/4 tsp salt

    For the gravy:
    2 Tbsp butter
    2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
    1 1/2 cups vegetable stock
    sprinkle of dried oregano
    1 tsp adobo sauce from a can of chipotle chilies in adobo (I omitted, but would recommend using)
    salt and pepper to taste

    To top:
    1/2 cup cheese curds (or cubed cheddar cheese)
    chopped fresh parsley

    http://www.coffeeandquinoa.com/2013/04/roasted-vegetable-poutine/


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    Aug 22, 2014 4:43 AM GMT
    The best vegetarian dish I've ever had was lasagna. It was basically regular lasagna but instead of ground beef, it was egg plant or maybe squash.
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    Aug 24, 2014 5:04 AM GMT
    xrichx saidThe best vegetarian dish I've ever had was lasagna. It was basically regular lasagna but instead of ground beef, it was egg plant or maybe squash.


    Italian dishes can usually be easily adapted to be vegetarian. And agree eggplant is great for providing some texture and flavor. But check first - I've found a lot of people don't like eggplant so don't serve it without asking first.

    You could also substitute a veggie sausage or ground beef into a lasagna or bolognese sauce. Some vegetarians don't like the idea of "faking" meat, but others are fine with it. Depends why they've chosen not to eat meat. The veggie sausages are particularly good, including some veggie chorizo varieties. Veggie chicken and turkey are not so good in my opinion though.

    And speaking of veggie chorizo, Mexican dishes can also be easily adapted to be veggie or even vegan. You mention your friend is vegetarian not vegan so you don't necessarily need to use non-dairy cheese, but if you do I find the almond-based ones are really good for flavor and melting. The tofu-based ones on the other hand can be pretty awful. There is a great Mexican restaurant in SF called Gracias Madre where everything is vegan but you don't miss a thing.
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    Aug 24, 2014 5:19 AM GMT
    Sambar!

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    Sep 13, 2014 9:00 AM GMT
    I was thinking most Indian food and East Asian food would be great vegetarian dishes, for example the Korean kimpab can be made easily without any meat, also california rolls would be great too, ramen noodles without the meat flavoring is also very good.
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    Sep 13, 2014 9:24 AM GMT
    I would recommend something more substantial than just a salad, just because someone doesn't eat meat doesn't mean they can live off of just salad for dinner.

    Someone mentioned Lasagna and I fucking love Lasagna especially if its Mousakka, which is vegetarian lasagne with eggplant used instead of pasta sheets so its also gluten free….It also means you could cook a garlic bread with it and you won't be too loaded on carbs. This served with a salad and red wine is divine.

    If you live in America then you must have Mission Wraps…..u know those tortilla wraps from the super market? Well I use them as pizza bases and they are fucking badass.

    Bake a sweet potato, eggplant and clove of garlic in the oven, then while thats baking get your mission warps (you can double them over to make a longer pizza) and put on tomato paste, tomato, capsicum cheese and onions and then take the sweet potato, garlic and eggplant out of the oven and put that shit on top and bake it so the cheese melts then take it out and put rocket on top and avocado slices, salt and pepper and it tastes real good!

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    Sep 14, 2014 12:29 AM GMT
    Omega_Einhorne saidBake a sweet potato, eggplant and clove of garlic in the oven, then while thats baking get your mission warps (you can double them over to make a longer pizza) and put on tomato paste, tomato, capsicum cheese and onions and then take the sweet potato, garlic and eggplant out of the oven and put that shit on top and bake it so the cheese melts then take it out and put rocket on top and avocado slices, salt and pepper and it tastes real good!


    That would be awesome wrapped in bacon!
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    Sep 14, 2014 12:48 AM GMT
    eagermuscle saidThat would be awesome wrapped in bacon!

    Let's face it, an old Army boot boiled for an hour or so and wrapped in bacon would be awesome. Even better with some melted cheese on top.
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    Sep 14, 2014 1:15 AM GMT
    Bacon and zombies are over rated.
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    Sep 14, 2014 2:36 AM GMT
    Omega_Einhorne saidBacon and zombies are over rated.

    Bacon wrapped zombies; I'll pass. Even with melted cheese.

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    Sep 14, 2014 3:06 AM GMT
    Some veggie burgers taste good. But I say the best vegetarian dish is cheese pizza.
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    Sep 14, 2014 6:08 AM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal said
    eagermuscle saidThat would be awesome wrapped in bacon!

    Let's face it, an old Army boot boiled for an hour or so and wrapped in bacon would be awesome. Even better with some melted cheese on top.

    Funny you should say that.

    For years I've said that if you deep fried a SHOE and rolled it in confectioner's sugar it'd be delicious.