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#1 Posted on 13.10.06 0041.41
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So I'm hosting a barbecue at my house next week for some coworkers, and one of them is a vegan. I want to accommodate this girl, but don't know the best way to do so. Anyone have any tips on items to offer a vegan at a BBQ that is going to mainly consist of steaks, ribs and other things she can't/won't eat? I would just ask her, but I'm doing this mainly as a thanks for some favors these people recently did for me, and I know that if I ask, she'll just say "oh I'll bring my own food." I want to do this for her. Even though she'll probably bring her own food anyway, this way I can say at the door that I have some things for her already.

I'm envisioning something more than "here's a tray of veggies," but am disappointingly ignorant here.

Any help?
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#2 Posted on 13.10.06 0138.55
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if it is a bbq I would just get a package of vegan hotdogs or vegan burgers (make sure the label says vegan, cause many are simply veggie and not vegan), and offer to let her heat them in the microwave if she won't eat food which has touched a surface that has touched meat. Any raw fruits and veggies are safe, and grilled veggies (if she isn't one of the "if it touches meat it doesn't touch my food" people), salad without dressing is safe... but most prepared foods are not because even if they don't contain meat, they often contain gelatin, honey, beeswax, milk products, and egg products.

Honestly, we've found it's just easier to not invite them Heaven forbid you have any Raw Food people or Jainists...
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#3 Posted on 13.10.06 0243.28
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Since you're doing grill work and meat I would say go with something like large portabella. They have a sorta meaty flavor and if you do a search you can find lots of easy stuff to put with it.
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#4 Posted on 13.10.06 0311.45
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    Originally posted by Lise
    br>Honestly, we've found it's just easier to not invite them Heaven forbid you have any Raw Food people or Jainists...


If you have several bbq's or grills, make sure one is set aside for vegan stuff. And if you have plenty of food to go on there don't be surprised if you see some of the carnivores try out some stuff as well.
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#5 Posted on 13.10.06 0410.28
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Hit up your produce section, get yellow squash, green beans, and mushrooms. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper, wrap in foil (so it won't touch the grill AND retain crispness and flavor).

Everybody will be clamoring about it. Including your plant murdering coworker.

(edited by Lexus on 13.10.06 0510)
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#6 Posted on 13.10.06 0807.43
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My wife is ovo-veggie (she'd be ovo-lacto, but dairy has been giving her trouble) and I've got a couple of vegan friends, so I've got a little bit of exposure to this.

You should find out how extreme your vegan guest is. Some don't mind a little "accidental animal" while others are quite militant. This will determine whether you need to do separate preparation and cooking. If you have to, buy a cheap-o single-use grill just for this person's meal.

One thing I would avoid is the vegan hot dogs and vegan burger patties. A lot of vegans resent that such products even exist ("I gave up meat; why would I want to eat something that's supposed to remind me of meat?").

Veggies (red onion, red and yellow pepper, portabellas, baby green and yellow zucchini, etc.) with olive oil, salt and pepper, and maybe a little balsamic vinegar, is an excellent idea; I always do them directly on the grill, though. You could also find a nice marinade for tofu or tempeh and grill that up (just remember that honey is out, as honey "exploits the bees"). And everyone loves grilled potatoes. Do up a nice vinegar-based coleslaw or maybe some tabouli as a salad.

One thing I can tell you is that this person will almost certainly appreciate any extra effort you make on his or her behalf.
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#7 Posted on 13.10.06 0819.18
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See now I think we're getting a little crazy. Buy an extra grill? Even if it's cheap, why go to all this extra trouble for one person? Even if it was a good friend I wouldn't do that much. Get some veggies, grill'em on the same grill as everything else and if vegan dude wants to be a cry baby that's their problem. You've made an extra effort, how much do they expect?

But what do I know, considering I think anyone who's vegan must be partially retarded.
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#8 Posted on 13.10.06 0832.13
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As has been said portabellos, squash, onions, peppers are all great on the grill. Grilled tempeh is also good if you get the right type of marinade (something salty like soy sauce is what I prefer). I'll also suggest eggplant, grill some of that, top with some marinara sauce and eat it on a toasted bun, delicious. Tabouli salad is a great idea too, as everybody could have some. It's incredibly easy to make if you buy a premixed box; just add water, stir, and refridgerate for an hour.

Agreed with tarnish's point about the fake meat products. Unless someone specifically says they like them, I always assume they don't. The only exception I would possibly make is for the Gardenburger brand, since they are a bit different than your average veggie burger-ish product. But still, I'd go with the fresh veggies.
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#9 Posted on 13.10.06 0853.09
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    Originally posted by TheBucsFan
    I want to accommodate this girl, and I know that if I ask, she'll just say "oh I'll bring my own food." I want to do this for her. Een though she'll probably bring her own food anyway, this way I can say at the door that I have some things for her already.


Translation: "She's hot and I want to hit it." Tell me I'm wrong, Bucs!

I would just ask her. I'm sure you are correct about her saying she'll bring her own stuff, but I think that's a better play than taking a wild guess at what she would like, AND I'm sure she knows plenty of things that appeal to non-vegans, since she's got to have some carnivorous friends herself.

    Originally posted by wmatistic
    But what do I know, considering I think anyone who's vegan must be partially retarded.


Seconded.
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#10 Posted on 13.10.06 1057.00
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    Originally posted by Lexus
    Hit up your produce section, get yellow squash, green beans, and mushrooms. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper, wrap in foil (so it won't touch the grill AND retain crispness and flavor).

    Everybody will be clamoring about it. Including your plant murdering coworker.

    (edited by Lexus on 13.10.06 0510)


This is a really good idea. I'll probably go with something along these lines.

    Originally posted by JayJayDean
    Translation: "She's hot and I want to hit it." Tell me I'm wrong, Bucs!


I don't know what you're talking about.

Thanks everyone!
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#11 Posted on 13.10.06 1159.33
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She is probably more hairy than you imagine.

Just a warning.

Have you seen her in a tank top yet?
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#12 Posted on 13.10.06 1748.04
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    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    She is probably more hairy than you imagine.


Are you saying razors are made from cows? :)

(edited by pieman on 13.10.06 1848)
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#13 Posted on 13.10.06 1804.02
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    Originally posted by pieman
    Are you saying razors are made from cows?
Deodorant too, I bet.
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#14 Posted on 13.10.06 1928.35
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    Originally posted by tarnish
    One thing I would avoid is the vegan hot dogs and vegan burger patties. A lot of vegans resent that such products even exist ("I gave up meat; why would I want to eat something that's supposed to remind me of meat?").


Another thing is that finding truely vegan alternatives is quite difficult. Most are made with whey or other dairy.

My girlfriend is vegan (and has no armpit or leghair, you bastards), and she (usually) takes the stance that since her diet is unique, she pretty much has to eat what's available. She really dislikes portabello - as do some vegans, actually - so simply providing some roasted vegetables or such should usually suffice. (I'll second Lexus' suggestion)

And if you're really stuck, I would just call her and ask - that's usually appreciated.


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#15 Posted on 14.10.06 1029.32
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My girlfriend is vegan (and has no armpit or leghair, you bastards)...

Deoderant is noticeable by its absence... :-)
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#16 Posted on 19.10.06 1135.20
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My 12 year old daughter is a devout vegan already. Drives my wife and me nuts trying to buy food that she will eat and finding a place to eat out at that she will want to go to.
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