More tips on how to party with omnivores...
When your loved ones don't eat the same as you, it can be hard to find common ground. It can take a bit of trial and error, but there are ways to keep everyone happy and fed, without sacrificing your values.
1. Focus on foods that swing both ways.
🥕 Do omnivores eat veggie & fruit platters? You betchya! There's always one or two at every party! Throw out a veggie platter with some yummy dips and some chips or pretzels. Our veggie platter is loaded with carrots, celery, bell peppers, pretzels, potato chips & grapes. The dips in the center are a homemade hummus and Dilly Dip from the book "Nourish" by @reshmashah & @brendadavisrd. It is soooo yummy and is very reminiscent of the classic green onion dip that is typically made with a bucket of sour cream and a bag of dried herbs. This version is wayyyyy healthier and just as delicious!
2. Find tasty vegan alternatives that you trust.
🍔 Meat and cheese replacements are a booming business, and they are getting tastier by the minute. A party is a great time to bust out the good stuff. For us, that means Impossible Burgers. They are the most convincing meat alternative we have ever had. A build-your-own-burger bar makes serving several people at once a breeze. We love to use Dave's Killer Burger Buns & offer Violife cheeses to melt on top. With lots of veg like avocado, tomato, lettuce, pickles, & onions...everyone can make their ideal burger just the way they want it!
3. Know your audience, and play to their tastes.
🍫 My family loves chocolate cream pies. We grew up grabbing one from Marie Calendars on special occasions. So for my birthday, I decided to make my own. Using a pre-made pie crust by Immaculate from Whole Foods, a chocolate pudding recipe by @onelovelylife1, and cocowhip. It's simple, creamy and oh so dreamy! An excellent alternative to the typical birthday cake. *note: I used much less liquid to make sure my pudding would set well in the pie and not be too runny.
So...figure out what your family loves, and put a little effort into serving something that they are bound to like, and not even notice that it happens to vegan. ;)
4. Relax & enjoy! 😘🥳