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Simple Main Course Vegan Recipe?

Our youngest daughter has gone vegan. 2 others are vegetarian which I can now cope with, but vegan? I have seen some recipes, but so many of the ingredients needed I have not seen in this country (Ireland). Can anybody post a simple main course that I could make her for her Christmas dinner?

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Many thanks in anticipation. By the way, she's not a baby, she is 42.

By Deirdre

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November 26, 20120 found this helpful

I don't know if your daughter likes pasta but if I were vegan this is something I would eat as a main course for Christmas because it is oh so yummy. The tomatoes are Christmas red and you could either use either spinach pasta or green food coloring in regular pasta cooking water for Christmas green pasta. When buying the pasta be sure to read the ingredient label to make sure it does not include eggs or butter. Also, you can make this ahead, store the pasta and sauce separately in the fridge, when ready to heat just pile desired amount of pasta and sauce on a plate and microwave to heat for 1 to 3 minutes (depending on your microwave).

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Oh, and just omit the parmesan garnish for your daughter :-)

Deeli's Pasta Alla Checca

4 vine ripened tomatoes, seeded and diced
4 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt to taste
Fresh parmesan cheese to taste, finely shredded
1 lb angel hair pasta or fettucini

Combine tomatoes, garlic, basil and olive oil in a lidded plastic storage container. Stir in salt. Cover and sit at room temperature for two to four hours, gently stirring once or twice.

Cook pasta until al dente according to package directions. Drain. Place hot pasta on serving plates, top with sauce, garnish with parmesan cheese and serve.

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November 26, 20120 found this helpful

I found this recipe on food.com taken from Betty Crocker cookbook. I've modified it to be vegan

2 large courgettes
1 small onion chopped
2 Tbsp. oil

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1/2 envelope (or more, depending on size of courgettes) PAXO stuffing mix

Scoop out pulp from courgettes and chop fine. Fry the pulp and onions in the oil until soft. add the paxo and mix well.
Fill the courgette cavity with the stuffing and bake in a moderate (180') oven till courgettes are softened and stuffing has browned. Serve with vegetables of your choice and roast potatoes.

Hope this helps.

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February 1, 20140 found this helpful

I just want to thank the readers who supplied vegan recipies in answer to my request, They were very helpful and I am delighted to say since then. She has discovered many vegan recipies and enjoys trying them out.

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Again, many thanks
Deirdre

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