Flexible, Vegan Main Dish for a Mixed Group?

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Q: I’m having a girls’ night celebration next week — low key, over the course of several hours, taking advantage of the front porch and backyard seating on what will likely be a lovely fall evening.

Here’s my question: I’d like to do a main dish that’s easily handled (Soup in a cup? A Crock-Pot of risotto?) but I have veggie-haters, vegetarians and vegans, gluten allergies and lactose allergies attending — and I am STUCK.

Any ideas?

Sent by Lee Anne

Editor: Lee Anne, I would suggest a risotto — something like this baked version:

It’s vegan, gluten-free, and can be dairy-free as well.

Readers, what else would you suggest?

(Image: Faith Durand)