CNN shares Vegetarian tips for hosts

Bernard Eats: Vegetarianism for every occasion

by Bernard-Charles

Vegetarian photo The summer bar-b-ques and block parties seem to be going into hibernation mode as autumn rolls out of bed, yet I found this awesome post about vegetarian sides that (I think) should be kept in mind for any event as oppose to just those summer gatherings. I mean, vegetarians are people too.

CNN’s Eatocracy posts that these are some ingredients to have on hand and offers some dishes that include:

  • Corn
  • Tomatoes 
  • Okra
  • The Sturdy Vegetables (squash)
  • Potatoes
  • Mushrooms

These awesome sides keep the non-meat eaters pleasantly sustained, I’d imagine. And if you are hosting a party with one, these dishes can easily make the omnivore in you jump up and down. I mean who doesn’t like corn? (Allergies are of course understandable and you should watch out for those.)

Well, I’m not a vegetarian, mainly because I can’t afford to lose weight, hence the protein bars and working out these slender limbs and muscles. But these dishes are worth trying regardless and putting in the effort to appeal to different people than your own norm, I think is commendable.

Everything on the list sounds delicious until I read…Okra. This made my mind bend a bit as I made a Free Willy connection and knew that eating whale was not the point here. Just look: Orca and Okra.  I don’t know what this food is or if it is something I can find in Pittsburgh. Time will tell as this may lead to another post just about my adventures with Okra. Do you know what this is, or have you had it before?

At the moment I don’t have a kitchen to cook up or prepare these dishes as Eatocracy suggests, but I am very certain that if you are reading this then you have a kitchen and by the look of the directions included with each ingredient the level of skill to make a vegetarian happy probably requires little to no experience. I think it is a win-win for everyone involved.

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