Recipe, vegan, no lime?

on Sep 13, 2010 @ 11:38 am

One of my housemates and I haven't been getting along lately and I want to sit down and talk it out so we can get back to being friends. I figured dinner just the two of us would be a good time. She is vegan and I'm allergic to lime. Do you know any tasty recipes I could make?

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Rustic soup? on Sep 13, 2010 @ 11:44 am

What about a rustic hearty soup? you can take almost any basic soup recipe and adapt it to vegan standards - use veggie broth instead of chicken stock, make tomato base instead of cream base, etc. A good place to start would be an eastern European borscht, or if you don't like cabbage you can try something more Tex Mex (skipping the lime, of course)?

Then pair it with a delicious vegan bread (I'm assuming there is such a thing :) and you've got yourself a lovely hearty dinner perfect for the gradually chillier evenings. You could even eat outdoors!

Best of all, with a good recipe, soup is kind of stupid-proof. If you want, you can prepare some meat on the side to throw into your bowl if you don't want to go vegan yourself. Put a dollop of sour cream in yours too for a creamy kick of flavour.

Pasta? on Sep 13, 2010 @ 02:24 pm

Pasta and salad is always a nice meal there are many pastas that dont contain egg.You can do a nice tomato based sauce with loads of veg through it.Theres also many nice Soy cheese that you can grate over top.Do a nice green,arugula,chard and veggie salad and some grainy bread and a soup as mamluv suggested and hopefully you can have a nice meal and hopefully you can resolve your differences.Good Luck

Resolved! on Sep 16, 2010 @ 11:00 pm

Thanks for the suggestions guys!
We ended up working things out over coffee! But I got so excited about cooking that we're going to make dinner together tomorrow night! Traditional borscht with fresh bread! Mmmm!
Next time we'll try a pasta! :)

Borscht on Sep 16, 2010 @ 11:08 pm

To funny!I just made borscht yesterday(I'm from a Russian background)that was a good choice...I made my borscht with beet leaves and spinach(summer borscht)its interesting that there are so many different ways to make it and it is so good and hearty.Glad things worked out for you kath_ryn!

Yay Borscht! on Sep 17, 2010 @ 10:23 am

My family is also German/eastern European and I looooove winter borscht - heavy on the 'taters and beef! Okay, that's not vegetarian, but mmmmh. I think I'll make some this weekend.

Borscht on Sep 17, 2010 @ 01:02 pm

Traditional borscht from what I know is loads of beets and beef I think?Thats what I meant by there are just so many ways to make it its crazy.I grew up in a small community where the main population are Russian people who follow the Doukabour faith.They are strictly vegetarian dishes and they way the borscht is made is a tomato base lots of veg and greens and cream and butter.Although I do not follow that religion I do cook the food all the time its so good!

nail on the head on Sep 17, 2010 @ 04:51 pm

You got it, Bren - I think this is one of those dishes that is tweaked heavily depending on which region you come from. My family came from a large group of German settlers who lived in the Ukraine :)

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