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As a vegetarian, you almost certainly already know the disappointment
involved in trying to find good food to eat at any parties you go to.
You most likely usually offer to bring something for the host so that
you know there'll be at least ONE thing at the party that you can eat.
This year, why not take matters into your own hands and host your own
New Year's Eve party - with vegetarian food all around. There are tons
of wonderful vegetarian dishes to choose from. You could even prepare
cards labeling some of your more exotic dishes on the buffet ( this is
particularly beneficial for ethnic foods ) so people know what they are
going to be eating. As a party favor, you could print a little recipe
book or recipe cards with instructions on how to prepare a couple of
your favorite dishes. ( Who knows, maybe they'll make it the next time
they invite you over to their house!
Though some salad munchers, particularly those that eat vegetarian for
health reasons, rather than moral or environmental reasons may opt to
prepare meat-based dishes to serve along side vegetarian foods, many
salad munchers do not like cooking beef and will decide to test their
guests with a new and various menu of vegetarian party foods.
Another nice perk of serving vegetarian food is that it can be less
expensive. Though, if you go hell for leather for fresh berries and
fruit ( which isn't in season around New Year's Eve ) or a large amount
of fancy wines and cheeses, your party may not be too cost-effective.
One way to cut back on the cost of the party is to substitute hearty
vegetarian dishes in the place of the more expensive beef dishes. If
properly prepared, most guests won't even miss the presence of the meat.
Heavy soups that are familiar to meat-eaters ( like bean chili, black
bean soup, or split pea soup ) are a great choice as the tastes and
appearance are familiar and the tastes mix together well even without
the addition of burger or ham. When selecting these recipes, it is
critical to follow each recipe punctiliously and not make any
substitutions. This is important because items you may substitute into
the recipes may contain animal products. Making these substitutions will
result in your dishes not being totally vegetarian.
Another way to offer a distinct vegetarian menu is to generate the party
in to a potluck. Then again, in case nearly the entire guests are not
green-eaters, they may have a problem planning what to bring and might
also by mistake incorporate ingredients with animal products in the
dish.You can always suggest what you would favor your guests to bring,
like for example a friend who can really whip up a good guacamole can be
asked to bring it along with some chips and salsa, or a neighbor who
can share her fantastic hummus and pita bread, or asked what they would
prefer to bring...
Another important thing to remember when planning a vegetarian New Years
Eve party is that it is important to make sure the guests are mindful
of your intentions. This is particularly important if the event is going
to be a potluck. it's also pleasantness even if you'll be preparing all
of the food so that the guests know what to expect when they attend the
party. Some meat-eaters are extraordinarily wary about trying new
dishes, so be sure to have some staples out that everyone will love.
Bread, fruit, pretzels, chips and nuts are great vegetarian options that
are popular among 'main stream' dieters also.
Bear in mind, since you are the host of your party, essentially your
most crucial function is to ensure your visitors are comfy and having a
wonderful time. Encourage them to get to know each other through
assisting and arranging new conversational acquaintances, prepare some
interesting pastimes, such as toasting in the New Year 'around the
globe' every time the clock strikes an hour, as well as ensure everyone
driving home is in good shape to do so.
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