|Holiday time can be tough if you're vegetarian|
If you are not vegetarian but are preparing dinner for friends or family who are, look no further! This guide offers links to delicious recipes, and handy tips for how to make sure your guests are well-fed and feeling welcome. Happy Holidays!
If you're looking for something to take the place of a roast turkey or other meat dish, it pays to be creative. While you might be able to find mock meats or textured vegetable protein in the shape at natural markets, making your own alternative is easier than you may think. With this suggestion from AllRecipes.com.au, you can make a tofu
If you're not into the idea of mock meats, there are plenty of veggie options that will make a great main dish. RecipeZaar.com has a tasty lentil
Side dishes are usually not difficult to make vegetarian, but you may have to make some substitutions to adapt them for vegans. Here are some options that everyone will enjoy, but don't limit yourself! There is a world of delicious treats to be explored.
As with side dishes, it is really not that difficult to make vegetarian desserts (unless your guests are insisting on that pork chop à la mode, of course...). However, vegan desserts can be more challenging. PostPunkKitchen has a great article on how to make vegan substitutions for milk, eggs, and butter using silken tofu
If your holiday party will be made up of omnivores and vegetarians, there are a few rules of etiquette to follow that will help make the event much easier. Check out this great article at Suite101.com for advice on what to expect and how to plan.