What should I make for dinner tonight?

musika

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Rattle off some ideas... Absolutely clueless and can't figure out what to make for dinner tonight.

Note: It's gotta be vegetarian.
 

pooryou

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You may not want my advice since I think you should eat what our species evolved over hundreds of thousands of years to eat. Meat. Without it none of us would be here.
 

Scepticalscribe

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You have given us nothing to go on; what you like, what you choose to eat, what you simply cannot abide, and so on.

I'm not vegetarian, but when I choose to forego meat, I work out in advance whether I want to eat pasta or not; (then the choice is an easy gorgonzola sauce and serve greens on the side; or a tomato sauce, served with onions and garlic, or in autumn, perhaps, with borlotti or cannellini beans; or, if I have lots of time, I'll roast peppers and aubergines [eggplant] and courgettes [zucchini] and add onions and garlic, and make a sauce with that; then again, there is pasta with mushroom sauce - personally, I like to make the sauces myself). Sometimes, I want something hot, so a stir fry with chili, ginger, garlic and various diced vegetables (onions, peppers, garlic, carrot) along with perhaps a dash of soy and oyster sauce might be on the menu....served with either noodles or rice.

Something soothing and easy would be scrambled eggs on toast; or, if you have time try a potato - or root vegetable - gratin and serve that with greens.
 
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iJohnHenry

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Rice or noodles with kidney beans, onions and tomato sauce. It's cheap and it tastes well.
Sounds not unlike meatless chili, which might not be a bad thing, if you didn't have any beef, chicken, turkey, lamb, pork, etc.

What did I miss?? Please, no seafood, otherwise it's called Cajun jambalaya. ;)
 

AdrianK

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A few things I quite regularly:
  • Mushroom and lentil curry
  • Marinated tofu stirfry
  • Bolognese (made with soya mince/beans/lentils etc)

Home made mushroom burgers can be pretty nice too.
 

chrono1081

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What about penne alfredo? (I like using penne instead of fettucini). I usually put in broccoli and shrimp but you can leave out the shrimp.
 

decafjava

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Uggh, I just had breakfast - just cereal and a pear but this thread is making me hungry. Granted I biked to work and it was pretty cold this morning so meatless chili, Pasta Peperonata or mac n'cheese sound goooood.
 

APlotdevice

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I suggest a nice Soylent Green casserole.

Or maybe just scrambled eggs mixed with seasoned potatoes and melted cheese. (you did say vegetarian, not vegan)
 

acidfast7

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I've been making a lot of salmon-based dishes. I don't know if this counts with you or not?

Salmon-spinach lasagna is an excellent choice. Serve with some potatoes gratiné.

Do you have two casserole dishes?
 

h1r0ll3r

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A hamburger..... with bacon....
n00b.

Cook up a pound of bacon and top it off with a hamburger patty....or two.

Wait...wha? you said vegetarian? :confused:

Then top it off with a veggie patty instead of the hamburger patty.

Better yet, just cook the whole pound of bacon and call it a night.
 

mscriv

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Aug 14, 2008
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Note: It's gotta be vegetarian.
Please define... are there any exceptions? Sometimes people who call themselves vegetarians have caveats like fish or something else.

Here's some early suggestions:

Vegetable stir fry
Chili or a good soup (potato, french onion, hearty vegetable)
Grilled Cheese
 

AdrianK

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Please define... are there any exceptions? Sometimes people who call themselves vegetarians have caveats like fish or something else.
I think it's safe to assume that they're ovo-lacto vegetarian, as any such caveats (involving animal flesh) would exclude them from the 'vegetarian' category entirely.
 
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