Monday, April 7, 2014

An Ongoing Dilemma

Since becoming vegan, almost 2 years ago now, Joe and I have been a little uneasy about what to serve at dinner parties. 

So far we've served vegan food only but have noticed that our guests are less than thrilled with our decision.

Should we be serving them meat and dairy?
  
What would you do?

S

xo

11 comments:

Mary Sonmor said...

Hi, if it were me, I would serve something that is usually a meat or dairy dish but vegan style. Like quinoa (spelling?) instead of pasta. Or serve a couple of dishes that will please everyone all around. It's been my experience that people will try to serve something that is vegan or vegetarian friendly as well as other foods when they have guests over that don't eat meat or dairy. My two cents worth! Me, I'll eat anything!! Lol

Melodee said...

I went vegan for health reasons but do it more out of compassion now, so for me I could not in good conscience serve animal products even if I wasn't personally eating them. My house, my rules. But I think it has to be a personal decision and, if you do choose to serve vegan meals I hope your guests enjoy your company more than they will miss a piece of meat. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

Bonnie said...

Sue, Personally, I would love for someone to serve a vegan dinner (no soy, please, as I am allergic). With that said....how do you react when you go to someone's home for dinner and it is not vegan? As a hostess, I always like to make sure I have something for everyone. It is difficult to make everyone happy...Hugs! Bonnie

**Anne** said...

I think Mary has the right idea. People usually accommodate vegans and vegetarians so perhaps you could offer one meat dish in conjunction with you other vegan or vegetarian dishes. It shoes people you respect their choices. I would appreciate that.

Mereknits said...

Have everyone bring a dish, you provide several began options, the rest can be other types of food, everyone is happy that way.
Meredith

TARYTERRE said...

I agree. Have everyone bring a dish. And you prepare yours.

111 LaLa Lane said...

I'm vegetarian and understand your dilemma. I eat this way to be healthy, but understand that everyone does not accept my eating lifestyle. So, I always make a meat dish for those that are not vegetarian. However, I have used seitan or some other meat substitute before, as well. It's usually well received.

Unknown said...

Your non-vegan dinner guests don't eat meat and dairy because of their convictions, but you are vegan because of yours. I don't expect people to accommodate my convictions. I eat what I can in good conscience, and skip the rest. I also always offer to bring a dish to add to the meal. Your friends that don't share your convictions (or respect them either it seems) can always see you in a social situation that doesn't involve you having to feed them. Perhaps that would be the best solution.

Teresa Kasner said...

I think it's a good experience for your guests to TRY your way.. it won't kill them. :-) ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

LANA said...

I am not vegan but I would never expect to be served meat or dairy at the home of someone who was. There are so many delicious recipes for vegan dinners. I know most people do not like tofu or fake meat products, so I would stay away from that. I am curious what you eat if you go to someone's house or meet them at a restaurant. Do they get offended if you don't eat what they have prepared?

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I don't buy or make meat at home and certainly wouldn't cook it for anyone else. I definitely think that it is your house and you should serve the food that you like. Real friends will respect your decision. Besides, like Teresa said, it won't kill them. :) Best wishes, Tammy

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