janet @ the taste space

Guest Post: What Would I Feed a Vegan?

In Favourites on February 24, 2012 at 12:26 PM

I am thrilled to have a guest post at Sometimes I “Veg” where Miriam wants to know what you would feed a vegan.

This is her scenario:

Your favorite cousin is coming to visit after a long absence.  She’s been living in a foreign country and you can’t wait to see her and her new fiancé.  As you plan to have her over to dinner, she mentions that her fiancé is a lifelong vegan.  You love your cousin and want to impress her prince charming.

What do you serve them?

Check out my post to see what I would pick to dazzle everyone at the dinner table.

  1. I would serve items that are naturally (or mostly-naturally) vegan rather than trying to mess around with fake meats and cheese – those things are super hit or miss, especially if you’re not vegan and so don’t have a lot of experience with them. For example, pasta sauce with lots of veggies in it. A lot of ethnic dishes are good choices as well. Fine Cooking has a great “create your own” section on Thai Curries where you can design your own curry – just use vegetable broth and vegan fish sauce along with your favorite veggies: http://www.finecooking.com/articles/cyor/thai-curry.aspx. This Indian curry from Aarti Party would also be a tasty choice: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/aarti-sequeira/chickpea-and-artichoke-masala-recipe/index.html – there’s a teeny bit of yogurt, but it’s a small enough amount that I would think you could use vegan yogurt with good results. Here’s another easy curry that’s totally vegan: http://cupcakemuffin.blogspot.com/2009/07/sweet-potato-eggplant-and-spinach-curry.html. If you want something ‘fancy’, I’ve also had awesome vegan risottos – if you do it properly, risotto actually doesn’t need any cheese to be creamy! Just stir lots to break up the starch in the rice and use lots of good seasoning and veggies. Non-vegans can sprinkle on cheese at the table if they like.

    In terms of vegan desserts, I think nothing beats these chocolate cupcakes: http://cupcakemuffin.blogspot.com/2010/09/mini-vegan-chocolate-cupcakes-with.html. You can also make an easy sorbet – basically pureed fruit with sugar and possibly a bit of alcohol to keep it nice and soft – if you have an ice cream maker. Or, just go with fruit – easy!

  2. Ooops. 🙂 Sorry, I totally misread this post (i.e. read it too quickly) and somehow thought YOU were asking this question! Feel free to delete my comment if you like. 🙂

  3. Thank you so much for your post. The food looks delicious! Thank you for being persistent with me.

    Here’s the actual link to the post: http://sometimesiveg.com/2012/02/what-i-would-feed-a-vegan-taste-space/

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