I have family members who can't eat tomatoes, onion, garlic, chilli, coconut or dairy and am looking for new recipe inspiration for evening meals.
I often just leave out the onion/garlic/chilli in recipes, but would like to find ideas of seasonings to use instead to add that depth/interest in flavour.
Tomatoes are used as a base for sauces both for their liquid content and flavour. I've sometimes substituted pumpkin - eg: in a Shepherd's pie - but am wondering whether there might be some other options I haven't thought of.
So I'd love any suggestions of yummy meals that aren't based on these ingredients, or of substitution ideas. I'm particularly interested in vegan meals, but do also eat some meat.