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I've been invited over for a family occasion. My relatives are very respectful in admitting that they don't cater to vegetarians very often - except the some who eat fish.

Seriously though, they've asked me to send them recipe ideas.

I feel a bit weird imposing on someone else and getting them to make certain things. I reassured them that you need not go to great lengths to cook for a veggie. Consideration was appreciated though.

I'm sure others have been in this situation. I guess i've been lucky thus far - When I was living abroad as a student - I did all the cooking.
 

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Not sure what's wrong with giving them recipes if they have asked for them? I never force anyone to feed me anything, but if someone asks me for a recipe or food ideas I am always happy to offer. They may even enjoy the recipe and make it for themselves in the future.
 

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Not sure what's wrong with giving them recipes if they have asked for them? I never force anyone to feed me anything, but if someone asks me for a recipe or food ideas I am always happy to offer. They may even enjoy the recipe and make it for themselves in the future.
Indeed, that's what I was thinking too. This could be a great chance to send them some delicious food porn and show them how tasty meatless food can be


Like all the deliciousness on Chef Chloe's blog! http://www.chefchloe.com/recipes.html


allrecipes.com has some good ideas too: http://allrecipes.com/Recipes/everyd...dish/main.aspx

Or if you suspect they aren't wanting to do anything too complicated maybe just suggest something simple like pasta with salad, or something else familiar and easy like chili or nachos? If you love cooking you can even bring your own ingredients and cook something there to share with them If you feel uncomfortable having them fuss over you making stuff yourself could be a good solution.
 

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Imma totally bring stuff with me. [good shout]

I just felt uncomfortable suggesting things that they may not be into/may not have ingredients.

I hate people going out of their way!
 

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Some people enjoy going out of their way to do something nice for someone else. You can always suggest something with really basic ingredients that they most likely have around the house or at the grocery store they shop at any and would buy for themselves.
 

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I didn't know anything about veg*an cooking until food allergies and my nieces half brother and sister (both vegan) moved up here. I got some soy free Earth Balance, and looked for things like vegan chocolate, and went to the library for vegan cookbooks for meal ideas. It wasn't that big of a deal to me, but it mattered to them.
 

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This is your family OFFERING to cook for you. Enjoy it for Buddha's sake!
Some people here on VB probably really yearn for this kind of understanding from their relatives.
 

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I'll typically let family know ahead of time what they need to cook for us. We rarely visit though so it ought not be much of a burden.
 

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This is your family OFFERING to cook for you. Enjoy it for Buddha's sake!
Some people here on VB probably really yearn for this kind of understanding from their relatives.
Yeah it makes my step-Mom really happy to be able to cook for me, so I would never turn her down if she asked me for recipes, and my Dad is quite proud of making vegan breads from scratch.
 

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Imma totally bring stuff with me. [good shout]

I just felt uncomfortable suggesting things that they may not be into/may not have ingredients.

I hate people going out of their way!
I understand what you mean! Do you know what other things they are making? Maybe you can suggest something that would go together with other foods they are already making. There are certainly plenty of vegan recipes that don't require any hard to find ingredients.
 
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