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Alternatives to pork please?

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aliharris Sat 19-Jan-13 20:36:49

Hi, DS is 4 next week. If he had the choice he would live on pork sausages, sausage rolls, ham, paté etc. Unfortunately, guest can't eat pork for religious reasons, and I don't want to be faffing about with different stuff for different people so am looking for suggestions to replace the pork items with. One of my main problems is that DS won't eat cheese so that means no pizza etc. On a tight budget, and would prefer to serve everything straight from a packet or pre-cooked (by me) and served cold.
My other problem is that I was going to make a jelly but all the packets I've found have pork gelatine in - do you know of any supermarket brands that don't?
Thank you!

BertieBotts Sat 19-Jan-13 20:38:54

Chicken sausages? Or quorn sausages? Might be able to convince DS they're pork.

aliharris Sat 19-Jan-13 20:39:07

Should have mentioned that we don't have any proper food shops round here sad - stuck with Waitrose & Tesco, or Sainsbury, Asda, Morrisons and Iceland a bit further.

aliharris Sat 19-Jan-13 20:39:52

Yes, I had thought of chicken sausages, but am struggling to find them too.

tabulahrasa Sat 19-Jan-13 20:53:27

The sachets of jelly where you make it from a powder instead of cubes are vegetarian.

Tbh you might be better doing vegetarian anyway, you get chicken frankfurters for instance - but they're not halal and if it's kosher you need they've got dairy in're likely to find that with a lot of prepackaged ready to eat things.

mumzy Sun 03-Feb-13 19:39:56

Quorn sausages are quite good and you can always disguise them with lots of tomato sauce in a hotdog bun. Quorn products always seem to be available in frozen section of supermarkets.

mumzy Sun 03-Feb-13 19:44:19

I'd do 2 - 3 different flavours/ shapes of crisps, assorted chocolate biscuits, quorn sausages cut in half and on cocktail sticks, grapes, cherry tomatoes, rainbow or fairydust snacks ( white bread and butter, crusts removed covered with hundreds and thousands), vegetarian sugar free jelly and icecream

DancingInTheMoonlight Sun 03-Feb-13 19:48:06

Tuna sandwiches, chicken drumsticks, meatballs on Skewers? How about a fruit and veg patter with dips?

ihearsounds Sun 03-Feb-13 19:49:35

As already mentioned it's not pork free you need but halal/kosher. It won't just be the meat either, you will be mindful of but also sweets and other foods that contain gelatine.

Not all powdered jelly is suitable, some contains the same ingredients as the cubed. But from the ones I have tried they haven't been that nice.

Tesco do a good selection, at least ours does, of halal products - sausages, nuggets, chicken strips, burgers, chocolate coins (which taste a lot better) plus other stuff. Maybe have a look at getting an delivery and see what products your stores sell.

amirah85 Sun 03-Feb-13 19:50:36

asda usually have some halal sweets/jelly.u can find chicken halal salami as well in big supermarkets.icecream always good with kids,could u make small pizzas without using cheese?

Yamyoid Sun 03-Feb-13 19:53:38

Beef sausages are quite widely available.

Strikeuptheband Sun 17-Feb-13 08:39:22

Yes I would go with vegetarian food rather than pork free as that's easier IME. You just need to then look for the 'suitable for vegetarians' label on food.

Strikeuptheband Sun 17-Feb-13 08:41:01

PS will DS eat garlic bread?

mamababa Sun 17-Feb-13 08:44:37

How many are you feeding and how many can't eat pork?

If its just one, I would be tempted to do them sonething separately on a separate plate.

upinthehills Sun 17-Feb-13 08:45:07

Just go vegi - much easier and cheaper than buying special stuff:

egg mayo/ tuna/cheese sandwiches
lots of crisps
grapes, carrot and cucumber sticks
Make a batch of iced fairy cakes
Ice cream in a cone with a flake to end

seeker Sun 17-Feb-13 08:47:25

Just go vegetarian. Then you don't have to worry.

OldBeanbagz Tue 26-Feb-13 18:14:09

You can get Quorn cocktail sausages now (on special at Tesco when i got my delivery yesterday). DD is most excited as it's one of the things she's missed since turning vegetarian.

Or how about chicken or tuna sandwiches, cheese & onion rolls? How many are coming to the party? Maybe you could provide pizza for the other guests even if your DS doesn't eat it.

Pad it all out with carrot & pepper sticks, crisps & buns.

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