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Meatatarians vs. Vegetarians in the Horsey World -- A Spinoff

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  • Meatatarians vs. Vegetarians in the Horsey World -- A Spinoff

    A horsewoman is throwing a party and may be trying to decide whether or not to serve vegetables.

    What are your thought? Should vegetables be served?

    Should only vegetables be served?

    I'm not sure if there is going to be riding before dinner, or after, or both, but IME meatatarians and vegetarians ride happily together. So, will vegetarians come to the dinner?

    What is the proper protocol? Should they just show up, bringing their own covered dish vegetable dishes?

    Should they ask other people first whether or not this is proper protocol?

    And then, about the vegans ...

    Rack on!

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    I can tell you a vegan would not serve meat.. And why forcing him to do it?? There is amazing vegan food. Heck you could even serve the vegan burger from McDonalds and do it like our President does....
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    • #3
      Either way, bring bread.
      Frost Bite Falls

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      • #4
        Working in a profession that includes everything from super hard-core evangelical Vegans to people who literally work as consultants for “factory” farms and feedlots, there are three main approaches. 1) Offer three entree options, two with meat, one vegan. Variety of sides, clearly labeled as vegetarian or vegan if appropriate, avoiding things like adding bacon to green beans. A meat eater can get along not having bacon in their beans just this once. This option is more at big catered ‘dos like conferences 2) Have make-your-own kind of bars. Pizza, omelets (with vegan egg substitute) kebabs, tacos and the like. 3) Potluck.

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        • #5
          It would be really nice to have some good veggie sides or a salad "fixings." That way vegetarians/vegans can have those as their meals and meat eaters can also have good sides. If you are trying to provide dinner for a variety of people you don't know well, I would cover my bases and go this route. If you want to do less work, but still provide, have a dish that can have toppings added so vegetarians can exclude meat but still eat. The easiest way is to probably just do a potluck. Vegans or people with specific diets are already used to having to bring their own food so this won't be too big of a deal. I am almost vegan (for health reasons) and have to bring my own food to any function with my in-laws because they refuse to consider deviating from meat and dairy.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rackonteur View Post
            A horsewoman is throwing a party and may be trying to decide whether or not to serve vegetables.

            What are your thought? Should vegetables be served?

            Vegetables are people to, even if they aren’t as with it as us switched on people!
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            • #7
              Is this a thinly veiled attempt to start a vegan- meatatarian ttrain wreck because we haven’t had one on that subject? Yet?
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              The horse world. Two people. Three opinions.

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              • #8
                Obviously they just have to eat in separate rooms. Meatitarians and vegetarians simply just can't get along and you can't convince me otherwise

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                • #9
                  Most vegetarians are not offended by the presence of meat at a party that is not of their own design. Just make sure there are some options for those who don't eat meat to have a hearty enough meal to be satisfied (not just an icebeg lettuce salad here). Meat-eaters eat veggies too, so not sure why the question about serving any veggies is an issue - everyone appreciates healthy options.

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                  • #10
                    If I ate meat and showed up to a dinner that had literally no vegetables I would feel like it wasn't a normal meal. Why would no veggies even be an option?
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                    • #11
                      You know, it used to be that when you went to a sit-down dinner party, you just ate what you were served - period. And you lavished your host(s) with praise of such a lovely meal - whether you thought it was horrendous or not. My how times change...

                      Now the veggies must be non-gmo, the meat cage free or grass fed, the fruit organic, and on and on. And don't even get me started on the vegans that think we need to simply convert (overnight of course) the millions of farm animals into pets.

                      I think if one were really concerned about guests that were vegetarians and vegans, the best solution would be to go with a legume, a vegetable and a starch and avoid meat, fish, dairy, etc. A hearty lentil soup/stew with spinach would fit the bill - with a loaf of bread of course, with a nice herb infused olive oil to dip in.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 4LeafCloverFarm View Post
                        You know, it used to be that when you went to a sit-down dinner party, you just ate what you were served - period. And you lavished your host(s) with praise of such a lovely meal - whether you thought it was horrendous or not. My how times change...

                        Now the veggies must be non-gmo, the meat cage free or grass fed, the fruit organic, and on and on. And don't even get me started on the vegans that think we need to simply convert (overnight of course) the millions of farm animals into pets.

                        I think if one were really concerned about guests that were vegetarians and vegans, the best solution would be to go with a legume, a vegetable and a starch and avoid meat, fish, dairy, etc. A hearty lentil soup/stew with spinach would fit the bill - with a loaf of bread of course, with a nice herb infused olive oil to dip in.
                        Love your suggestion. for Christmas we had Beet Wellington and I bet everybody would have loved it.. if the host is not vegetarian or vegan, he should still consider that some of his guests will be... I remember my Dad hosted a party and was very offended when my daughter told him she would not attend if there were no vegan options.... So finally he offered some vegan casserole (don’t remember what it was but something with rather unusual veggies). Believe it or not that casserole was the first thing gone.. All the non vegans went crazy about it.... So I think you can’t go wrong with vegan food but you will for sure make people unhappy if you don’t offer any.. There is amazing vegan sushi... and some incredible Thai food as well..
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by vxf111 View Post
                          If I ate meat and showed up to a dinner that had literally no vegetables I would feel like it wasn't a normal meal. Why would no veggies even be an option?
                          I admit I am a vegetarian but honestly, this was my first thought as well. I am hard pressed to think of any dinner party I have been to that didn't serve at least a salad and some kind of vegetable side and bread. As a vegetarian I do usually mention that I don't eat meat and it's never been a problem.

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                          • #14
                            The obvious protocol the OP must follow is to have plenty of guac and boxed wine (not because they are compatible with both vegan and meatatarian diets, but because they're pretty much compulsory menu items for a chef who likes to stir the pot).

                            Don't forget a rainbow cake for dessert.
                            Last edited by x-halt-salute; Apr. 30, 2019, 08:51 PM. Reason: I can spell ... even made-up words.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 4LeafCloverFarm View Post
                              You know, it used to be that when you went to a sit-down dinner party, you just ate what you were served - period. And you lavished your host(s) with praise of such a lovely meal - whether you thought it was horrendous or not. My how times change...

                              Now the veggies must be non-gmo, the meat cage free or grass fed, the fruit organic, and on and on. And don't even get me started on the vegans that think we need to simply convert (overnight of course) the millions of farm animals into pets.

                              I think if one were really concerned about guests that were vegetarians and vegans, the best solution would be to go with a legume, a vegetable and a starch and avoid meat, fish, dairy, etc. A hearty lentil soup/stew with spinach would fit the bill - with a loaf of bread of course, with a nice herb infused olive oil to dip in.
                              my husband is allergic to legumes - in larger groups you can't make one meal to suit everyone. Small group you can ask ahead and plan the menu accordingly, large groups I think buffet style (or potluck) with a variety is the only safe way to go.

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                              • #16
                                X-half-salute, bingo! Rackonteur is doing her best to supply us with a salad idea and this is beginning to look promising. So far I like the Beet Wellington, because it is both vegetarian and contains the name Wellington, which will appeal to the many equestrians who winter there.
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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Frostbitten View Post
                                  X-half-salute, bingo! Rackonteur is doing her best to supply us with a salad idea and this is beginning to look promising. So far I like the Beet Wellington, because it is both vegetarian and contains the name Wellington, which will appeal to the many equestrians who winter there.
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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by sherian View Post

                                    my husband is allergic to legumes - in larger groups you can't make one meal to suit everyone. Small group you can ask ahead and plan the menu accordingly, large groups I think buffet style (or potluck) with a variety is the only safe way to go.
                                    Well, if I had a person coming to dinner that had a food allergy (that I was aware of), obviously, I wouldn't serve what they were allergic to! So if you and your husband were my dinner guests, I'd opt for a vegetable pasta dish - maybe a nice homemade pasta with spinach or broccoli and an olive oil based sauce.
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                                    • #19
                                      Meatatarians? Really? Most people who DO eat meat are omnivores and eat veggies/fruit as well. Why not a variety of dishes and, as someone suggested above, just leave the bacon bits out of the green beans, etc.? As an omnivore, I would be annoyed at being presented with an all veggie meal.

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                                        #20
                                        Originally posted by Frostbitten View Post
                                        Either way, bring bread.
                                        Congratulations, Frostbitten , you got it!
                                        Rack on!

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