Huffpost Taste

Vegetarian Recipes: Dishes For The Herbivore In Your Life (PHOTOS)

Posted: Updated:
VEGETARIAN RECIPES
Stephanie Foley/Food & Wine

We all have friends with dietary preferences, food allergies and those who we lovingly, but with a shudder, call "picky." Someday, one of these kinds of friends is going to come to your house to eat dinner. As always, our mantra when planning a dinner party is this: don't panic.

We've seen the idea of cooking for a vegetarian stop capable home-cooks in their tracks. With the constant flow of information linking increased meat consumption to health problems and environmental distress, more and more Americans are giving Meatless Mondays a shot. The truth is that you probably end up eating vegetarian meals sometimes without even realizing it. Here's what we want to avoid: there is nothing sadder than feeding a vegetarian guest a plate of sauteed vegetables while everyone else eats a steak.

Here are some ways to get creative with your vegetarian menu that include plenty of protein, different textures and lots of flavor. Imagine if, at your upcoming Labor Day barbecue, you were to serve a vegetarian guest a homemade veggie burger. Now, imagine that said veggie burger is so good, even the omnivores at the party will want to indulge.

So, again, don't panic and never, ever forget that cheese is usually vegetarian (some vegetarians avoid some cheeses because they use animal rennet in production -- before you go cheese crazy, make sure to check with your guests).

Close
What To Eat When A Vegetarian Comes Over
of
Share
Tweet
Advertisement
Share this
close
Current Slide

We want to help you figure out what to eat next! Need to know What To Eat When Your In-Laws Come Over? What about "What To Eat When You Have A Cold?" Submit a tip, let us know in the comments, or tweet @HuffPostTaste and we'll pull it all together for you!

Around the Web

Vegetarian Recipes | Vegetarian Times

Vegetarian Recipes - Allrecipes.com

Vegetarian Recipes - 101 Cookbooks

Vegetarian Recipes: Pasta, Casseroles, Soup, Salads & More ...

Vegetarian Recipes | Simply Recipes

Vegetarian Recipes - Food.com

Vegetarian & Vegan Recipes: VegKitchen with Nava Atlas

Healthy Vegetarian Recipes - Cooking Light