A hummus, tabbouleh, and spinach sandwich:
Half an apple:
Olives (I am OBSESSED with olives lately. Mmm, salt):
And leftover of the quinoa mix from last night:
Veg for Non-Vegetarians?
I had an interesting exchange with my mother the other day, and then Cindy asked about this in the comments section. The issue is whether I serve non-vegetarians vegetarian food when they dine at my house. So, of course, I appreciate it a lot when friends and family make me a vegetarian entree when I dine at their house, but if they don’t, I just eat the side dishes and load up on bread. :) In case you’re wondering, my in-laws and mother are vegetarian, too, but my father and siblings-in-law are not.
But, on the flip side, if a meat-eater comes to my house, I serve them a vegetarian meal. I think I cooked chicken for our friend Harry 7 months ago, and I bought my friends’ son organic chicken nuggets this spring. It does not bother me if other people want to eat meat (seriously, that’s their choice just as it’s mine not to eat it), but I do not like spending my money on meat nor do I like preparing it. I guess I’m of the philosophy that one vegetarian meal won’t kill a meat-eater, and it’s not like I’m asking them to eat something they don’t like (i.e. if they don’t do tofu, I don’t force it on them; we just have beans or lasagna), they are just forgoing meat. And my vegetarian dinners are pretty good.
My mother, on other hand, is a vegetarian but usually buys chicken for meat-eaters when they dine at her house because she believes she should accommodate her guests with what they normally eat.
So, this is the long way of me asking – If you’re a vegetarian, do you serve meat to your guests? If you’re a meat eater, how do you accommodate vegetarian friends, and do you mind eating vegetarian dinners at their houses (PS – Here’s my ‘why I eat the way I eat’ post.)