DD is six and she loves pea soup. Sometimes I make croutons (not grain free or vegan) and sometimes I sizzle up some veggie sausage and put it on top of the soup.
She also likes a portobello stew that is vegan. Saute sliced portobellos with sliced garlic and onions in a pot, add 1 cup of red lentils, 6 cups of veg broth, and a can of diced tomatoes. Cook it till the lentils are tender. The last five minutes, add in 1/4 cup of balsamic vinegar. You can add fresh basil and parmesan, too. (The parm, obviously,not vegan)
She loves pesto, which is veg but not vegan.
I make easy empanadas that are vegetarian--I don't think they're very healthy but they are fun to eat and good with a big salad or tomato soup. I buy pie crust circles and use a margarita glass to cut out smaller circles. I fill the circles with leftover mashed potatoes and leftover veggie chili. Fold the circle over and brush with an egg wash and they make cute little handpies. One package of pie crust is just enough for our family of three, so if you are a bigger family you would need more crust.
DD also likes leftover veggie chili taco's.
This might fit all your criterion--Sultan's Delight Eggplant. Take smaller, oblong eggplants. (Not japanese, but not big fat Italian eggplants either) and slice them long ways in two halves. Scrape out the halves so you have two bowls. Dice the eggplant you scraped out and add to a pan with sauteed onion and garlic in olive oil. Add some raisins, cashews or slivered almonds, and either garam masala or cumin and cinnamon to taste. Lastly, add a can of of diced tomatoes. Soop the mixture into the eggplant halves and bake until the shells are tender.
It is really good with rice or couscous as a side, if you want to add a grain.
Edited by madskye - 4/21/11 at 4:39am