Sauteed pork chops or cutlets
Sauteed chicken, poached chicken, chicken and dumplings
Paella (a Spaniard will tell you it should never be baked)
Really, just about anything.
As for dessert . . .
Berry slump/grunt (berries are still in season)
Ice cream (with some homemade sauces and toppings) or sorbet coupes (for example, raspberry sorbet with sparkling wine poured over and served with fresh berries)
Poached fruit or simply fresh fruit (with some cheese if you want to take it further)
Why don't you just do some other type of pasta? Maybe some homemade ravioli? You can buy the fresh pasta sheets if you don't feel like making it. The stovetop idea won't work for that. You could do a broken lasagna, but I don't think it's the same if it doesn't get that nice browned gratineed top.
Or how about some skate? Or a hearty vegetarian stew? You could try some duck breast as well. How about meatballs? There's still a ton of stuff you could do!
How about fish?? I do low carb, so dip fish in egg white and coat with nut flour. Saute in a mix of butter and oil, serve with a horseradish dill sauce. Our favorite is brook trout. You could also do a sauteed fish with a lemon, butter and white wine sauce.
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I made a raw vegan lasagna that was delicious! The noodles were zucchini, and the "cheese" was pine nuts soaked and run through the food processor. I can post the recipe if you're interested.
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