I plan to get creative this year with dry beans, lentils and peas. There are so many vegetarian and/or vegan dishes I have made in my days but right now the theme is more simple and clean. I love to go all out and jazz things up but my current desire is to simplify some meals and allow those I serve to really appreciate and taste the natural flavors in the whole foods being used. Too many food combinations, too much sauce or seasongs, etc. can really complicate and hinder natural tastes. Bummer. Right now my hot spot is split peas - simple - steamed and smashed with fennel and some olive oil. The best! I will also be working with oats and barley more. Veggie soups and broths, steamed legumes, bean dishes, vegetable bakes without all the sauce and cheese, lentil loaf, non complicated veggie/bean burgers, etc. all sound good right now for top veggie dish favorites.
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." ~Chinese Proverb~