A mostly make-ahead fancy vegetarian feast

Perfect for date night…or any night!

Move over, meat and potatoes. When it comes to making a special dinner at home, why not try a new approach to menu planning? Vegetarian meals by their very nature are colourful and appealing; they can be equally festive as well, like the following easy yet impressive feast. The best part is that in addition to being healthy and delicious, it’s also mostly make-ahead, so you can focus on enjoying the company of whomever you are dining with, rather than slaving in the kitchen.

Appetizer: Mushroom and walnut ‘caviar’ on herbed crostini

Salad: Fennel, orange and arugula with pistachios

Main: Pasta with roasted beet, garlic and walnut pesto

Dessert: Mini brownie cakes with mocha ganache (gluten-free)


Author: Paula Roy

Welcome to my kitchen! I love simple dishes prepared with passion and am always seeking to find new methods to make food as fun and flavourful as possible. If you enjoy this space be sure to check out my Rogers TV Ottawa cooking show, Paula Roy's Favourite Foods, available on local cable, streaming and a dedicated playlist on Rogers TV's YouTube channel.

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