Sure, you’d like to try some vegetarian food but what do you make? Where do you find the ingredients? What if you mess it up? Etc., etc.
Here’s one great and easy way for you to try out some vegetarian food that guaranteed other vegetarians like. Go to a potluck!
- Search for vegetarian organizations in your area. They will likely have regular potlucks or at least know when and where they are
- Look on Meetup.com. For those who don’t know, Meetup is a site that hosts groups and gatherings all over the world on just about any topic and interest. Search there for vegan or vegetarian with your location and see what comes up.
- If you have a food co-op or farmer’s market near you, ask there about any nearby gatherings.
But what do you bring to a potluck?
If you’re really afraid of the kitchen, just a simple fruit salad will do, or a greens salad. Here’s a simple recipe that was a bigger hit than I expected when I brought it to a potluck.
Cube a bunch of apples.
Mash up some bananas.
Mix it up in a big bowl and sprinkle with cinnamon.
(don’t prepare too early or everything will brown)
Anyone can make that, and it’s really good too.
It’s very important, though, to follow the rules. Make sure any dish you bring contains no animal ingredients. If it’s not stated whether butter, eggs, dairy, or honey is allowed and you plan to use those, ask first. If you show up with a dish containing some “forbidden” ingredients, just apologize and keep it out of the way (back in your car).
For the really easy way out, look for the meetups that go to restaurants. All you need to bring for this one is some money.
There you go, no more excuses to try some vegetarian food. Go out and explore!