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Normally my house is just gluten free. We eat everything else.

My vegan friends are coming over next week.

We're gluten free

I'm soy intolerant, so no tofu or tempeh

DH will not eat beans unless they are re-fried

What can I do besides gluten-free pasta with red sauce? I could do something Mexican with beans and rice and my friends could just skip the cheese. Since you guys are the gurus of menu planning with limitations... what should I make?

I have a nice rice pudding recipe that uses almond milk. But other than that (which is a little bland and BORING to make for friends I haven't seen in ages) what can I do?

Thanks in advance,

Margaret

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Here are a couple of ideas. I've got veg friends too. We've made roasted veggies over quinoa. You can separate into 2 pans and add tofu to theirs and chicken to yours if you want or just stick to the veggies. I've also made a vegetable curry in 2 pans--again one with tofu and the other with chicken. Both were delicious!

Have fun!

Jillian

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Would your husband eat pureed black beans? If so, try this. It is one of my favorite company meals. http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefi...cipe_id=1173768

I replace the sherry vinegar and sherry with balsamic vinegar, and usually use vegetable broth in place of the chicken.

Hope this helps!

Krista

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Would your husband eat pureed black beans? If so, try this. It is one of my favorite company meals. http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefi...cipe_id=1173768

I replace the sherry vinegar and sherry with balsamic vinegar, and usually use vegetable broth in place of the chicken.

Hope this helps!

Krista

That looks REALLY good. Thanks! Have you made it without the cheese?

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visit: http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com

Here are a couple of gluten-free/v desserts

http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2007...ookies-and.html

I reduce the sugar a little

http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2005...-chip-bars.html

I reduce the sugar and chips a little

My dd is gluten-free/vegan(most of the time)

The easiest things to make are veggie stir frys and tacos/nachos. You could fix all the toppings for tacos and serve with chips if they want nachos and/or baked potatoes. I buy S&W chili beans or Santa Fe Beans in place of the meat. Offer green chili salsa and avocados besides all the toppings.

You could have spanish rice on the side. Guacamole too! Homemade salsa! They wont miss the cheese but have some in another dish for yourself.

A pan of meatless chili served over baked potatoes and taco toppings. (pan of meat chili for dh and you))

A fruit salad/tray

Apple crisp

Taco salad served with beans.

Vegans are used to not having cheese so just offer it on the side along with meat for the meat eaters to have...vegans understand.

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If your DH hasn't had beans in soup, he might consider eating a bean soup, or a lentil soup. (My husband won't eat beans any way, except in bean soup.) Lots and lots and lots of veggie dishes are gluten free - sautee them, bake 'em, broil 'em... I do beets and field greens, roasted potatoes, and sauteed green beans for Thanksgiving. (Everything but the turkey and turkey gravy on my thanksgiving menu is gluten free, soy free, and vegan.)

You could try veggie lasagna (I use mashed avocado in place of cheese - and a lot less of it than I would use cheese).

Veggie soup (with or without gluten free pasta).

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We love stuffed potatoes. Daughter finds the largest baking potatoes she can. I either bake them in the oven, crockpot or microwave, then let cool enough to handle. Or sometimes I make these the day before and keep them in the fridge until ready to bake.

Cut a slice off of the top of the potatoes and scoop out the insides, leaving about a 1/8" shell. I always bake a couple of extra ones in case one rips and we also like them really overstuffed.

Mash the potatoes with enough rice milk to make a soft filling. Add salt, pepper, sliced green onions or chives and plenty of nutritional yeast. Check your yeast to make sure it is vegan. Some contains whey. Also add a glug or two of olive oil.

Put in a baking dish, sprinkle with Sweet Hungarian Paprika and bake at 350 until heated through. About 20 minutes.

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Normally my house is just gluten free. We eat everything else.

My vegan friends are coming over next week.

Margaret

Hi Margaret,

You may get some help and ideas HERE

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Best Regards,

David

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quinoa pilaf with mushrooms

2 cups quinoa

1 c. red wine

3 cups broth or stock (vegan or not)

2 pkg. baby portabello mushrooms, quartered

1/2 spanish onion diced

3 cloves garlic

1 tsp. oregano (dried) or about 2 tbsp. fresh

Sweat onion & garlic in olive oil in a large skillet (keep the lid handy) over medium heat for 2-3 min. Add mushrooms and cook on medium high another 2-3 minutes. Add quinoa & liquid, bring to boil. Reduce to low and simmer covered, cooking 15-20 minutes or until the liquid is evaporated. (Taste quinoa and add a bit more liquid to the pan if quinoa is not cooked through.) Fluff & serve.

Serves 4.

ps I usually throw chicken in but this is certainly hearty as is.

Laura

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