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Hey<br><br><br><br>
I got invited to a dinner party at my cousin's house, these people are steak loving and vegetable hating, seriously, they really don't eat veggies. I think my brother told them I'm a vegetarian but didn't say I'm vegan, so I'm just gonna bring a dish to share with everyone, so I don't get left dominating the single bowl of obligitory frozen veggies. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
any suggestions for a vegan dish that this kind of family will like, that can also serve as an entree for me? I want to avoid ingredients like tofu and seitan and things like that.<br><br><br><br>
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Hah! I just posted a similar request in this forum (though I'm the host of the party, in this case). The two dishes I have already decided on are bowtie pasta salad and a 3-bean chili. You didn't mention how formal the affair is, but either of thos dishes would probably work. The 3-bean chili recipe that I have is from Rachel Ray on Foodtv.com and it rocks. Let me know if you want the link. It's vegan.
 

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I love Rachel Ray!! hehe, she's on right now.<br><br><br><br>
the party is really casual, just a bunch of our cousins and their kids and stuff, i think football is involved somehow, grr <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> heh.<br><br><br><br>
the 3-bean chili is a really good idea, ill check it out.<br><br><br><br>
thanks <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Yea, I always make bean chili to share with meat lovers. It's sloppy, hearty, filling, makes you fart... Everything stereotypical meat eating football fans enjoy.
 

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I previously posted this in superbowl snacks thread...(it doesn't TASTE vegan)<br><br>
This is easy to make and delicious. It also looks pretty fancy.<br><br><br><br>
Avocado Bean Dip<br><br><br><br>
1 1/2 C vegan refried beans<br><br>
1/2 pk vegan taco seasoning<br><br>
1/3 C vegenaise<br><br>
1/2 C Tofutti Sour Cream<br><br>
1 4oz can chopped green chilies<br><br>
1 lg ripe avocado<br><br>
1 tsp lime or lemon juice<br><br>
1/2 t garlic powder<br><br>
1/2 C chopped green onions<br><br>
1 C diced tomatoes<br><br>
1 4oz can sliced black olives<br><br><br><br>
Spread refried beans evenly on a large serving platter. Combine taco seasoning, vegenaise, and sour cream. Spread evenly on beans. Spoon the green chilies as evenly as possible onto the taco seasoning mixture. Scrape avocado into a bowl. Add the lime juice and garlic powder. Mix well and spread evenly on the chilies. Top with green onions, then tomatoes and then the black olives.<br><br><br><br>
Always a hit at parties...
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by CharityAJO</i><br><br><b>Yea, I always make bean chili to share with meat lovers. It's sloppy, hearty, filling, makes you fart... Everything stereotypical meat eating football fans enjoy.</b></div>
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Heeeeyyyyy....I resemble that remark! Especially the "makes you fart" bit...that's the best part about being veg*n. You can "blow out" the competition in ways unknown. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> But seriously, there's a layered salad dip that I like to do that's great with tortilla chips. It has:<br><br><br><br>
refried beans<br><br>
(vegan) sour cream<br><br>
lettuce - sliced or chopped<br><br>
onion<br><br>
tomato<br><br>
black olives<br><br>
(vegan) cheese (optional)<br><br><br><br>
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Heat beans until smooth and plyable and spread the beans on the bottom of a baking dish. I spice them my beans with chili powder, garlic or garlic powder, onion and lemon pepper but that's a judgement call, there (do what you like and what you know will work). Once the beans are heated and spread out, place the onions on top (or, if you cooked the onions with the beans, then go to the next step). Place sour cream on top (spread evenly). Place lettuce evenly on top of sour cream. Place tomatoes, olives and cheese on that, making sure each layer is even before going on to next ingredient. When all ingredients are on and even, chill until cold and serve with chips.<br><br><br><br>
This, combined with chili (like CharityAJO's recipe, for example) should keep them "singing all night" and not missing any meat. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
spa_girl, please post that Rachael Ray "3-bean chili" that she did. That thing already sound yummy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
 

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I posted this to portabella last week. You could bring my spaghetti suggestion or just the salad. A one-pan deal might be nice -- maybe a lasagne or scalloped potatoes, maybe a vegan frittate or omlette/quiche?<br><br><br><br>
Here is the post:<br><br>
How about Spaghetti and Meatballs? Have you ever tried "Nate's Meatballs"? They are found in the freezer section of healthy-type markets. They are excellent! Also, they sell them to Trader Joe's under Trader Joe's label, in the freezer section! They are less expensive at Trader's too. (Also, Nate's has some chicken pieces that are excellent too, also at Trader's, if you want to try those too some other time) They are fully cooked, so just add them to the finished sauce. They don't fall apart!!<br><br>
Anyway, you can make your own favorite homemade sauce, or even buy a good jar brand and serve over pasta. Do you have "Soymage" vegan parmesan in your area? Put some of that in a small bowl for guests to sprinkle on. Make a yummy salad with good dressing and some tasty Italian bread. Serve it with some "Earth Balance" margarine.<br><br><br><br>
Here is an excellent salad. When I first read it through, I didn't think much of it at all, but when I finally got around to making it, it was not only good, but everyone raves about it!<br><br><br><br>
OUT OF THIS WORLD SALAD - by Lynne Snyder<br><br><br><br>
1 head lettuce, chopped (I use 2 heads of romaine or 2 bags salad greens)<br><br>
1 10 oz package, fresh spinach, chopped (I use baby ones, which don't need to be chopped)<br><br>
1 red onion, sliced thinly<br><br>
1/2-3/4 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced<br><br>
1 scant Cup olive oil<br><br><br><br>
1/2 C white vinegar (white is best in this recipe, or maybe white wine?)<br><br>
1/2 C sugar (I use less, about 1/4 C or heaping 1/4 C is good for me, but it's necessary)<br><br>
1 TB poppy seeds<br><br>
1 tsp salt<br><br>
1/2 tsp dry mustard<br><br><br><br>
* vegan bacon bits, optional<br><br>
Wash greens and spinach and spin dry. Place in large bowl.<br><br><br><br>
Mix oil, vinegar, sugar, poppies, salt and mustard.<br><br><br><br>
Half an hour before serving, add the sliced mushrooms and onions to the dressing. Let sit for the 30 mins.<br><br><br><br>
Just before serving, pour the dressing mixture over the salad.<br><br>
*Sprinkle vegan bacon bits, if using.<br><br><br><br>
Yummy!
 

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Heh! DeeYahMK, don't get me wrong. I can out-fart any omni! And I'm darn proud of it.<br><br><br><br>
One of the best things about being vegan is being able to be totally gross, and yet.. healthy and clean at the same time.
 

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thanks guys!! now my problem is picking which one, haha.<br><br><br><br>
about the farting thing, my grandpa has been a vegan since before i was born and my whole life whenever i would tell my mom that i wanted to be a vegan like him she would say "so do you wanna stink like him too?" that was enough to deter me for many years.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by CharityAJO</i><br><br><b>Heh! DeeYahMK, don't get me wrong. I can out-fart any omni! And I'm darn proud of it.<br><br><br><br>
One of the best things about being vegan is being able to be totally gross, and yet.. healthy and clean at the same time.</b></div>
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Same here, with pride and all, and then some. My bro-in-law eats like a veg*n (though he will never admit that) and he sings all the toxic songs, straight from the tush-tuba. Hubby thought that bro was the "end all" in omni-blow until I let out one that turned <i>him</i> green at the gills and sent him kakking (actually, I think I took 3 relatives that night, though I can only confirm one)! He never challenged me after that and hubby was pretty impressed (in a rude guy sort of way) that "lil ol' me" could hold her own and send the "blow-boy master" to nauz. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
Ah, yes.....veg*nism does have its strong points and I love them <span style="text-decoration:underline;">all</span>. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 
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