How to feed a vegetarian dinner guest..

Here’s an interesting blog about feeding a vegetarian guest. I’m not a vegetarian but friends often ask me, “What do you eat?” I eat real food, mostly vegetables and fish. I agree with Elaine, my favorite vegetarian: ask your guest what they would like to eat, ask them to bring a dish that fits their diet and don’t stress out about it.


This time of year, I see a lot of articles and posts talking about what to feed a vegetarian guest should you find one sat at your Christmas dinner table; I always find it interesting to see what suggestions are proffered and I’m afraid, I very rarely agree. So often the solutions offered are pasta dishes smothered in some sort of cheese sauce, or something wrapped in pastry…basically, heavy dishes that, quite frankly, I wouldn’t eat. Where are the beautifully cooked vegetables in all their glory??

So, I thought I would give my view point, being as I am, the ‘vegetarian guest’..

It’s funny because in my world, I’m one of many; I share my virtual world with many vegetarians & vegans, and in my real world my two best friends are also vegetarian – it wasn’t a prerequisite of our friendship or anything, it just happened that way; just…

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  1. Jenn says:

    I’m vegetarian too. Great post. I am so shy about asking someone to make a special dish just for me. I usually just nibble on side dishes and bread. I’m always touched when someone has made a special dish for me.

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    1. I’m glad you stopped by. Usually, especially with my family, I don’t ask them. I just bring something for everyone that I want to eat. Win win.

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  2. Amanda Wooldridge says:

    I’m a vegetarian and so are my kids. All of those options look lovely and I agree that asking me to bring a “main dish” for myself is completely appropriate. Honestly for the classic holidays, I like the side dishes best anyway and I don’t give a rat’s ass if they’re healthy or not. On Thanksgiving, I brought my specialties: deviled eggs, mashed potatoes, a bread bowl with a cheesy dip, a cranberry dish and roasted Brussels sprouts with a light cheese topping.

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    1. Yum, you can bring food to my house any day Amanda.


  3. I loved this post too and am a big fan of Elaine’s! Our family runs the gamut of diets from Vegan to Paleo, so Holidays are a huge mix up!

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    1. I only steal content from the best and our Elaine is the best. Thanks for dropping by,

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  4. Gloria says:

    Lovely post! Glad I stopped by and looking forward to your posts.

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    1. Thanks Gloria. The credit goes to my friend Elaine. Thanks for stopping by.

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