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To say that vegans can't really like food?

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DrRisotto Fri 13-Oct-17 21:03:20

I mean they don't eat most food so most cooking shows and recipe books are pointless for them. Going out for meals a chore. Birthdays, celebrations, dates... so much of is centred around food which they have to deny themselves and pick around.

I have nothing against vegans and everyone has the absolute right to eat what they want. But trying to cater for a vegan along with other guests is bloody hard work.

Reckon I'll get roasted for this.

Hercules12 Fri 13-Oct-17 21:04:47

Vegans cam eat everything apart from animal products. It's really not that difficult. Just takes a bit of thought.

Uptheduffy Fri 13-Oct-17 21:05:13

Try harder

zzzzz Fri 13-Oct-17 21:06:27

Vegans eat most food confused unless you eat predominantly animals.

MyfatheristheKing Fri 13-Oct-17 21:06:29


EatTheChocolateTeapot Fri 13-Oct-17 21:06:42

No, there is some delicious vegan food. Do you think non vegan must hate all animals?

Papafran Fri 13-Oct-17 21:06:44

You clearly know bugger all about vegans or vegan food so no wonder it is so hard for you to cater for them....

Ginorchoc Fri 13-Oct-17 21:07:21

I'm not vegan, I'm vegetarian but most restaurants now offer (a limited) choice and supermarkets are starting to offer some really good vegan quick or prepared options if you strugggle to cater for your vegan friends but otherwise vegans don't struggle to feed themselves so not an issue.

Titsywoo Fri 13-Oct-17 21:07:33

My Dad is a "vegan" and it does my bloody head in. Finding places to eat is a nightmare and he makes a bloody song and dance about it all the time. He's doing it for health reasons apparently. Thing is he still takes milk in his tea grin.

I get why people are vegan I just find it too restrictive. The vegan substitutes are pretty nasty.

DrRisotto Fri 13-Oct-17 21:07:37

It's not just excluding meat from the first but pasta, cheese, milk products etc

DrRisotto Fri 13-Oct-17 21:08:26

Diet not first

AssassinatedBeauty Fri 13-Oct-17 21:08:30

YABU, obviously. What is with all the vegan hate? Don't associate with vegans if they annoy you that much that you begrudge catering for them.

MyDcAreMarvel Fri 13-Oct-17 21:08:55

What animal does pasta come from?

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Fri 13-Oct-17 21:09:34

Most shop bought pasta is vegan I think? It's only wheat and water.

IrritatedUser1960 Fri 13-Oct-17 21:09:40

i was vegan for 10 years and my food was fantastic, full of flavour. Everyone loved it. i never even told any of my guests I was vegan and they didn't guess.
I'm vegetarian now but it's all down to imagination and flair. Meat eaters eat crap, boring food too if they don't make an effort.
There are a billion dead easy recipes on the internet for animal free people you'd have to be really lazy and unimaginative to find them nothing to eat at all.
If I'm inviting people to my home I'll do my darned best to make sure they are happy and catered for whether their food preferences piss me off or not. It's just plain good manners.
If you don't like vegans, why invite them at all?

AssassinatedBeauty Fri 13-Oct-17 21:09:42

Non-egg pasta is vegan.

DrRisotto Fri 13-Oct-17 21:09:48

There's egg in it

AssassinatedBeauty Fri 13-Oct-17 21:10:15

Dried pasta usually doesn't have egg.

EatTheChocolateTeapot Fri 13-Oct-17 21:10:18

Probably because some pastas contain eggs, but not all of them do. Dried pasta like Barilla's don't.

ScrumpyBetty Fri 13-Oct-17 21:10:28

As a former vegan I would say that there are lots of bloody lovely dishes that you can cook and eat which don't contain animal products. Meat and dairy aren't necessary for tasty food...and I say that as someone who now eats both but...
Veg curry, veg chilli, roasted vegetables, cous cous, noodles, wraps- loads of dishes we eat regularly that are delicious if cooked properly and are vegan. Veg food doesn't have to be boring. Veganmonicon is a fab cook book if anyone us interested in tasty vegetarian food.

caramelMatch Fri 13-Oct-17 21:10:33

I'll be honest, I thought exactly the same as the OP....
Until my dd became vegan. She has made meals and baked cakes that of have no idea were vegan, absolutely delicious food. Vegans can eat just a wide and varied diet it seems whilst omitting animal products. I've been amazed.
Not amazed enough to become vegan myself but still amazed !

SerendipityFelix Fri 13-Oct-17 21:11:06

Massively unreasonable. I love food, cook from scratch the majority of the time, enjoy playing with different flavours and textures, exploring different cuisines. I just do not wish to exploit animals in the process, is all. It’s much less of a barrier than you think.

RefuseTheLies Fri 13-Oct-17 21:11:11

I have a friend who is a vegan and also doesn't eat gluten. I detest cooking for her.

CancellyMcChequeface Fri 13-Oct-17 21:11:41

As a vegetarian, I don't feel as if I'm 'denying myself' by not eating meat. I'm never even tempted by it. It's pretty much in the 'non-food' category for me now, after almost 20 years without eating it.

I imagine vegans feel the same about their dietary choices. If you find them really difficult to cook for, why not ask them to bring along a dish? I've been asked this before and had no problem with it.

RuggerHug Fri 13-Oct-17 21:11:41

Make vegan for everyone instead of one separate dish if it's that annoying?

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