Post # 1
So i think im driving everyone insane on my vegetarian post so here is my final last one.
What would you perfer? This is based on a non vegan.
Decided childrens menu pizza both benefits for vegetarian and non.
Grilled Vegetable Stack – Garlic and mediterranean herb marinated portobello, zucchini, yellow squash,red bell peppers finished with basil oil served with safron rice.
Penne Al Forno – Pennne pasta baked with mozzarella, smoked gouda, parmesan and gorgonzola crème sauce.
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
OMG that pasta dish sounds ah-may-zing! I would probably choose it even though I’m not vegetarian! I’ve heard a lot of vegetarians complain about the fact that their options are generally not very hearty, so I love that that one is a very hearty and filling meal!
Post # 4
Are you trying to accomodate more vegetarians or more vegans? Because vegans can’t eat dairy products (like the cheese in the pasta dish) but vegetarians can.
I’d say go with the first one so that if there are any vegans, they won’t be left out.
Post # 5
There are no vegans in the guest list. Just vegetarians.
Post # 6
Ah. Then go with the second one! (I voted for the first before I saw your response. oops!)
Post # 7
Actual vegetarian here. Definitely the first one—pasta is the default vegetarian dish EVERYWHERE and I (speaking as a vegetarian again) am not only bored to tears by pasta, but it is usually bland bland bland—particularly if cooked for a crowd.
I might be more interested in the pasta, too, if it had some vegetables….but just cheese and pasta doesn’t really sound appealing. I don’t consciously try to be low-fat, but as a vegetarian, by diet tends that way naturally. Which means that if I eat something as high-fat as you’ve described, it tends to give me indigestion too—not great for getting up there and dancing!
Post # 8
I would go with the pasta just because alot of people do not like mushrooms.
Post # 9
I would go with #2. I think it’s a safer choice, since as someone above said, a lot of people don’t like mushrooms (I personally despise them). Also, as crazy as this might sound, a lot of vegetarians don’t actually eat more vegetables than meat eaters and #1 is pretty vegetable intensive.
@ostara – That’s funny that you say that. Pasta doesn’t annoy me (I’m a vegetarian also), but I get annoyed that so many vegetarian dishes are chok full of mushrooms, like mushrooms are some sort of magical meat substitute…LOL.
@MrsWheeler – If there are only going to be a few vegetarians, can you ask them which dish they would prefer? Obviously this won’t work if half your guest list is vegetarian.
Post # 10
Personally, the vegetable dish sounds tastier to me, but I’d be really happy with either.
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
pasta! i looove pasta! though they both sound delish.
Post # 12
I am a vegetarian and I would much rather have the pasta. Although regardless of what you choose, I’m sure your guests will be happy that you took their personal choice into consideration.
Post # 13
Can I have both?! 😀 If I had to chose, the pasta dish over the veggie stack (seems more substantial, plus I LOVE cheese in all forms).
Post # 14
I come from a vegetarian family, and we would all chose the first one. It isn’t as popular as the second choice, so I had to post. Generally vegetarians like to eat…vegetables! I really am unhappy when the vegetarian choice is just pasta and cheese. That will usually leave me feeling…blah. Particularly if any of your vegetarians chos that for health reasons, I would recommend the first digh. Or at least add veggies to the second.
Post # 15
I voted for the cheese because I know that personally, protein fills me up longer than veggies, even though #1 sounds amazing too!!
Post # 16
The saffron really puts option one over the edge. Everyone chooses pasta for the veggie dish, blah. Go for the veggies!