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Old 12-18-2012, 10:52 AM   #26
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Good vegan mains can be stuffed squashes/pumpkins, a hearty stew, a cassoulet without meat. It's all about adding little extras for textural contrast, visual appeal, dynamic flavor. It's really not too difficult, promise! Starting off with a great soup is a good idea, as Munchy suggested.
Michael Natkin has awesome recipes, many of which are vegan:

http://herbivoracious.com/

This is a favorite dish of mine:
http://ruthrichardson.wordpress.com/...romesco-sauce/

Romesco makes everything taste good.

http://m.guardiannews.com/lifeandsty...ts-figs-recipe

http://m.guardiannews.com/lifeandsty...etarian-recipe

http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/08/d...tons-penn.html

http://www.seriouseats.com/tags/vegan

A snack/app:
http://m.guardiannews.com/lifeandsty...-recipe-lepard


Dessert:

http://m.guardiannews.com/lifeandsty...-recipe-lepard

http://m.guardiannews.com/lifeandsty...imbales-recipe

Not to mention something as simple as roasted pineapple with coconut sorbet, a fruit crisp, chocolate and coconut milk pudding or a panna cotta using agar, tembleque/haupia with a fruit salsa, and many other options.
And if you are okay with shortening/margarine and faux products (I 100% refuse to use them), you have even more.
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