• food for non vegetarian family

    Profile photo of sarrie

    Over a year ago

    For Christmas I will be staying with my dad and visiting his family. They always have a lot of meat and other animal products, so I don’t have much food to choose from. They all kind of think that any vegetarian/vegan food is automatically unappetizing. I would like to bring some food with me and possibly get them to try some to see that vegan food can actually be good, but I know that they won’t try it if I tell them it’s vegan first. I need some ideas of a couple things I could bring that don’t exactly look like what they expect vegan food to look like, please help me?

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  • Profile photo of frankieD

    Over a year ago

    You could have made veggie spaghetti. Spaghetti with tomato sauce and mixed vegetables. It’s not expensive and most people like pasta.

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  • Profile photo of Fit4Life111

    Over a year ago

    A little bit late to the conversation but there are plenty vegan foods that don’t appear vegan that can taste good.

    There are plenty of cakes and cookies that are vegan that you can bring. You can also make some delicious pasta, hot-dishes, etc that are wonderful! Who can go wrong with a vegan tater tot hot dish! haha

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  • Profile photo of MaraJade

    Over a year ago

    Ethnic cuisine is the answer. Many Indian, Asian, Mediterranean and African dishes are vegan or can easily be made vegan.

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  • Profile photo of maddiemoo

    Over a year ago

    Vegetarian/vegan food UNappetizing? man what is wrong with some people. i seriously do not see the appeal of eating a lump of dead cow like “yes yum dead animals” its just gross. But i know what you mean- i’m the only “veg head” in my family too but they kinda just put up with it and the thing is, some of the food your family already eats is most likely vegan, like tomato soup or baked beans and tons of other yummy things :) if i were you, i would try making some soups because there are tons of delicious soups out there that you wouldn’t even know were vegan, e.g tomato/basil, pumpkin, etc. Also, pasta is always delicious, and there are tons of vegan sauces that you can buy from the supermarket in jars like tomato/basil, mushroom, etc if youre not bothered to cook. hope this helps :)

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  • Profile photo of courtneypoteat

    Over a year ago

    Hey @sarrie! Have you checked out some of the recipes at http://www.peta2.com/recipes? Lots of these foods look super yummy (and taste it, too!) and just looking at them you probably wouldn’t think that they are vegan! I recommend trying out some of the recipes and have them try it too, and once they’re done and are talking about how amazing they taste, that’s when you hit them with the old “see, vegan food isn’t at all that bad!” 😉

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    • Profile photo of sarrie

      Over a year ago

      Yes, I did look at some. It’s kind of hard for me to guess things that they would like, especially because most of the food they make is starchy lol, I’m not sure what they’d like. Most of the food I prefer to eat is light like fruit or vegetables. I just didn’t really feel like looking for too long, but I do have some ideas of what to make from there. Thanks

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