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#1 Old 04-30-2016, 08:44 PM
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Arrow Help me pick a main course...?

My parents and granny are letting me cook a vegan dinner and dessert for them. I really want to make a vegan rainbow cake for the dessert, but I can't decide what some of the best main course options are. I'm thinking maybe some sort of pasta, but my mother will expect some form of cheese to go with it...

So, does anybody have any ideas? Does a pasta dish sound all right? Can I make my own cheese replacement?
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There are a TON of great options for pasta! I made this recently and it was delicious. It's a cashew cream vodka sauce. You can pulse some more cashews, nutritional yeast, and a pinch of salt together to make a decent faux parm to go with it, but the sauce is definitely rich enough.

You could also try making vegan alfredo, which really doesn't need any more "cheese" taste. That recipe is gluten free on the page, but you can use whatever pasta you feel like. It works well on penne and fettucine though, because it sticks well. There's a faux parm recipe link on that page also!

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There are a TON of great options for pasta! I made this recently and it was delicious. It's a cashew cream vodka sauce. You can pulse some more cashews, nutritional yeast, and a pinch of salt together to make a decent faux parm to go with it, but the sauce is definitely rich enough.

You could also try making vegan alfredo, which really doesn't need any more "cheese" taste. That recipe is gluten free on the page, but you can use whatever pasta you feel like. It works well on penne and fettucine though, because it sticks well. There's a faux parm recipe link on that page also!
Oh, wow! That Vegan Vodka Pasta seems perfect! Thank you!
For now, I plan on making that.
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#4 Old 05-02-2016, 02:00 PM
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You could make a killer Quinoa dish. Saute two cloves of garlic and 1 jalapeno. After you are done add 1 cup of Quinoa, 1 or more cups of veggie broth, can of black beans, can of fire roasted tomatoes, cup of corn, 1 teaspoon of chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon of cumin, salt and pepper to taste. At end put cilantro and juice of one lime and add 1 avocado. This is the easiest dish ever and so good.
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Look up The Vegan Zombie. He has a cool recipe for stuffed shells which looks very omni-friendly. He uses meatless crumble and things like vegan cream cheese and Daiya...but I doubt an omni would tell that much of difference because he mixes it with garlic, onions, spices, sauce, and you could top with fresh basil, so that the different flavor would be barely perceptible.

You could use manicotti or ready made shells to make it easier on yourself.

Good luck.
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