Welcome to another edition of my “What would you feed a vegan coming to dinner” guest post series. Janet of Tastespace put up with my occasional flakyness and agreed to write a blog post about what she would serve a crowd. As a vegan she has some amazing recipes on her blog. Be sure to check them out.
Unlike the previous posts for WIWFAV, I cook and eat vegan meals every day. Without any refined sugars or flours, to boot. I wouldn’t stress when serving a vegan meal because that’s what I know best. Quite the contrary, I will stress more when feeding omnivores who will likely find most of my meals a bit exotic. At meals, I often feel like a vegan ambassador and prefer to showcase how awesome vegan cooking can be – full of flavours, healthy and diverse. Not only that, I like to show how easy this can be, hoping that others will want to duplicate the recipes after I leave.
Most of my day-to-day meals are quick to prepare but when I want to go all out, I can highlight vegan cuisine at its finest.
For a successful dinner, it is important to determine what appeals to your guests- are there any other allergies or food aversions? Do they prefer more traditional recipes or are they adventurist and willing to eat global cuisine? Rule #2 for success is to never try out new recipes on your dinner guests, but I break that rule all the time. When it really matters, though, I will pull out my tried-and-true recipes. Company-approved dishes. If I had to choose a favourite, I would likely serve the Raw Kale and Beet Salad with Raisins and Almonds, followed by Mushroom Bourguignon with a decadent Raw Raspberry Cashew Dreamcake for dessert. Or maybe Spinach, Orange, Yam Soup, followed by Chickpea Piccata with mashed parsnips and then cool off with Peaches and Blueberries with a Banana Soft-Serve Ice Cream. Pick and choose from the recipes below to create a cohesive menu.
Asparagus, Strawberry and Basil Salad with Mosto Cotto Lighter Soups
Spinach, Orange, Yam Soup Main Courses including Meal-Sized Soups and Salads
Peaches and Blueberries with a Banana Soft-Serve Ice Cream —————————————–
That last dessert is so right up my alley. I love fruit based desserts.
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