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Hi All. I'd like to make dinner, using Robin Robertson's Spicy Spanish Potatoes. What would be a good main dish to go with them? I can't use gluten, soy, dairy or eggs. Please help. Thank you.

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Make a "magical loaf"
You choose ingredient(s) from each category (protein, carb, vegs, liquid, nuts, etc) and then you bake a meatless loaf.

I'm not familiar with your potato recipe, but I figure it would be good with a loaf, and a salad/side vegs. If it were me, I would have something with strawberries for dessert, since they are locally in season and so sweet!

Good luck with your dinner!

Edited to add, here is an example of a loaf from that site.
Vegan Lunch Box Blog

garbanzo loaf


1/2 cup sunflower seeds 2 TB olive oil One onion, diced One large garlic clove, minced Two celery ribs, diced One cup mushrooms, cleaned and chopped One jalapeno chile, seeded and minced 2 cups cooked garbanzo beans, partly mashed 1 cup uncooked quick oatmeal or oat bran 1/4 to 1/2 cup vegetable broth, as needed 1 heaping TB flaxseed meal 1/4 tsp. dried thyme 1 tsp. dried basil 1/4 tsp. dried oregano 2 tsp. Spike or other low sodium seasoning blend


Preheat the oven to 350º. Spray a loaf pan or 8x8 square baking pan with nonstick spray and set aside (an 8x8 pan makes a crisper loaf).

Grind the sunflower seeds into a coarse meal using a food processor or spice/coffee grinder. Place in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

Sauté any vegetables you've chosen in the olive oil until soft. Add to the large mixing bowl along with all the remaining ingredients. Mix and mash together well, adding only as much liquid as needed to create a soft, moist loaf that holds together and is not runny (you may not need to add any liquid if the grains and protein are very moist). Add more binder/carbohydrate as needed if the loaf seems too wet.

Press mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until cooked through.

Let the loaf cool in the pan for 10 to 15 minutes, then turn out onto a plate or platter and slice. Serve with potatoes, vegetables, and vegetarian gravy, if desired.

Cold leftover slices of garbanzo loaf make a great sandwich filling.

*Disclaimer: I have not personally tried every possible combination of ingredients and therefore cannot vouch for the tastiness or efficacy o
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