Post # 1
Ok so I have a friend’s new girlfriend coming over for a dinner party who is a vegetarian, however everyone else is an omnivore. Looking for some fancy vegetarian recipe ideas that I can add protein too for everyone else at the end and that are yummy!
I’m doing one of my fancy dinners where there is heaps of courses (soup, appetiser (usually a pasta/tart etc), palate cleanser, main, dessert, cheese) and I like the food to be a bit gourmetish. Ideas so far for the various courses:
Ricotta filled ravioli in a burnt sage butter sauce (add some prawns to it for the meat eaters?)Carrot and Coriander Fritters stacked with Haloumi and a sweet lemon dressing (add some grilled chorizo to the plate for others?)
Some sort of an asian broth soup with vegies and mushroom filled wontons?
Any more ideas greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
@Lollybags: My sis makes an awesome veg lasagna using soy crumbles and hotsauce. It is a tad spicy, but I love steak and I’ll eat it! My sis also looooooves brussle sprouts. Do you know what kind of vegetarian this girl is? Are eggs and dairy out of the question? How about fish?
Post # 4
Pretty much any pasta dish will work great for that. I made this a couple weeks ago and it was fabulous: http://www.skinnymom.com/2013/04/23/skinny-mediterranean-pasta-toss/?_szp=477000
Post # 5
@Lollybags: All of those options sound soooooo yummy. I’m a vegetarian and would eat all of those things! The ravioli and fritters sound especially good. Salads and soups are super easy to make veg and then add meat to later. As are fresh spring rolls and wontons! A tart would please both your meat eating friends and the vegtarians. I LOVE a pear/blue cheese tart. Some kind of quiche or fritatta wouldbe good too, if that isn’t too casual. Stuffed mushrooms (especially portabella caps) are my favorite appetizer and the mushrooms are hearty enough to not need meat, in my opinion.
Also, it’s so sweet of you to accomodate your friend’s new girlfriend! She will be grateful 🙂 Are you sure she eats dairy/eggs?
Post # 6
@jadlnc: She is a full vego, so no fish, but she does eat dairy and eggs. My sister is a vego too and loves to making vegetarian lasagne 🙂 Snap! I’m wanting something a bit more out of the ordinary though for this meal.
I should also add that this girl is of Indian background so I’m not keen to cook anything Indian as she could probably do it a lot better than me!
Post # 7
@burnabrenna: That looks yuuum, I want that now!
Post # 8
I made Quinoa Stuffed Peppers, they sound icky but they are DELICIOUS! If you’re interested PM me for the recipe.