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Guess Who's Coming To Dinner?
by Tana March

Philosophy | Recipes | Drinks and Desert

What do you mean you've invited a Vegetarian to dinner? What will Grandma say?

A native of Montana where a meal without meat is like a cow without a moo, my days in Southern California (where vegans outnumber illegal immigrants) have really opened my eyes to a whole new world of cooking and eating. The meatless kind.

Peoples' reasons for eating vegetarian vary greatly from political and ethical to environmental, religious or even plain old allergies. So, if you have invited someone to your home for a meal and you know that they only eat vegetarian, no matter your point of view on the subject, you cannot make them pick out the meat. Unless, of course, you're trying to insult them or pick a fight. If it's an issue for you, don't bother having them over, just go out for dinner.

But honestly, there's no reason that you and your other guests have to suffer through a meatless meal. There are plenty of wonderful vegetarian dishes you can make for dinner that everyone will enjoy. Besides, who couldn't benefit from a little more fiber in their diets?

Healthy and low cost, vegetarian meals can be surprisingly delicious and fulfilling. Try this crowd-pleasing menu. It's easy. It's cheap. It's quick and yummy-rific. And don't be surprised when even the carnivores come a-calling for these recipes.

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