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cheesyinkent Fri 17-Mar-17 20:00:21

NC for this to not out myself. DS 8 has a friend coming round for tea next week. The mother has stressed very heavily that he is vegan, can't touch any dairy or meat as it will make him very unwell. However ds says his favourite food is normal cheese and cheesy pizza. Apparently he has it all the time when away from his DM.

Who do I follow? I've looked in asda and could only find one vegan cheese, it didn't look like the pizza kind - more a spreadable cream cheese thing.

AlbusPercival Fri 17-Mar-17 20:01:14

The mother!

Shurleyshummishtake Fri 17-Mar-17 20:01:24

No don't do it
Why would you risk it and she has been very clear

Just do something simple- bread and a vegan soup or just a sandwich (vegan pate maybe?)

hoddtastic Fri 17-Mar-17 20:01:53

the mother. and of course you shouldn't feed him something, i would go off mums word not that of an 8 year old who's probably desperate for the chance of real cheese.
not your job to give it him.

NoCapes Fri 17-Mar-17 20:02:20

shock of course you listen to the Mum!

mickeysminnie Fri 17-Mar-17 20:02:23

yes, you would be VERY unreasonable! Why not just ask his mum what he will eat and where to get it!

SerialReJoiner Fri 17-Mar-17 20:02:27

I wouldn't risk it.

Shurleyshummishtake Fri 17-Mar-17 20:02:31

No don't do it
Why would you risk it and she has been very clear

Just do something simple- bread and a vegan soup or just a sandwich (vegan pate maybe?)

EmpressJosephine01 Fri 17-Mar-17 20:04:11

I agree with others - go with the mother.

Poor child.

PolarBearGoingSomewhere Fri 17-Mar-17 20:04:41

Obviously go with the mother. Why does he have to have cheese, vegan or otherwise, if he's only with you a few hours? Beans on toast (dairy free spread) or pasta with a simple tomato sauce would be plenty.

Makinglists Fri 17-Mar-17 20:04:54

If mum says it makes him ill then I would assume a dairy allergy and no cheese.

If they as a family choose to follow a vegan diet for ethical reasons I would offer vegan food but if the child asked to eat something non-vegan I think that at 8 ( if I'm right in that assumption) they should have a choice
to try something non-vegan.

I think you need to know a bit more about the circumstances.

BillSykesDog Fri 17-Mar-17 20:05:48

Holland and Barratt normally have some vegan stuff in that can be bunged in the oven.

Poor kid having this forced on him if true.

cheesyinkent Fri 17-Mar-17 20:05:53

I know you are all right. I just feel sad for the child, now I'm worried that it was the main reason he wanted to come for dinner and ds has been saying we'll have pizza sad

arethereanyleftatall Fri 17-Mar-17 20:06:00

No point risking it. Just do beans on (dry) toast.

Badgerbird Fri 17-Mar-17 20:06:22

You can easily buy pizza bases or pitta breads and they top them (or you) and use any gratable vegan cheese to top his with. Easy to find in Tesco, Morrisons, Waitrose or sainsburies (typical none in Asda!) Or a super easy tomato pasta. Or jacket spud and beans. Would go on what his mum says and it's pretty straight forward stuff to be fair smile

BillSykesDog Fri 17-Mar-17 20:07:20

Not necessarily an allergy. A lot of vegans/vegetarians claim that they become violently ill from consuming animal products/meat.

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Fri 17-Mar-17 20:08:15

Make vegan pizza! Pizza with bbq sauce or home made tomato sauce with shed loads of garlic, piles of toppings and no cheese is actually quite nice.

Ta1kinPeace Fri 17-Mar-17 20:08:31

Go with the mum - he's 8 : she could have an underlying reason
once the kid goes to secondary he'll make his own choices
at which point you follow those

Iamastonished Fri 17-Mar-17 20:08:44

Go to Morrisons or Asda and get some pizzas made up. You can make one of them completely vegan.

IamFriedSpam Fri 17-Mar-17 20:09:18

Definitely don't risk it, do baked potatoes, beans and veg - then the rest of you can have butter and cheese etc. if you want.

BillSykesDog Fri 17-Mar-17 20:09:32

Holland and Barrett def do a ready made frozen one.

AlbusPercival Fri 17-Mar-17 20:09:45

Vegan pizza is easy to make.

Ready made bases are vegan. Add tomato purée aby veggies abd vegan cheese.

Just be aware it doesn't brown

Euphemia Fri 17-Mar-17 20:11:17

Where is an 8 year-old "always" eating pizza away from his mum? confused

cheesyinkent Fri 17-Mar-17 20:12:08

I really don't like the idea of one person having a special meal. I'll try Holland and Barrett tomorrow and do a test run, cheese not growing does sound a bit grim though!

Ta1kinPeace Fri 17-Mar-17 20:12:10

BTW I used to make a stonking vegan pizza - it was always gone before the vegans dragged themselves out of the pub ....

Base of your own making
tomato puree
herbs
fine sliced onion, pepper, mushroom
pieces of lidl grilled aubergine and sprinklings of herbs
just yummy

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