(Closed) Calling all Veggies! I need your advice!

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

If you are going to do grilled veggies, don’t do kabobs. They are a side and if there is one thing I hate as a veggie, it is being served sides as a main course. Your veggies will end up starving. Can you do a portobello burger or some kind of grilled veggie main dish?

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

What are your main dishes? Like, just a slab of grilled meat or fish?

I personally would be tempted by those kabobs and I’m an omnivore.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

can you add tofu to the kabobs for the vegetarians? kabobs are great, as long as there is also protein. or if not tofu, some kind of vegetarian bean dish as well? as a vegetarian, i don’t mind eating mainly “side dishes” as long as all my food groups are covered

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We didn’t have a vegetarian option because we didn’t have any vegetarians, either. Oops!

Personally I love kabobs. I make a TON of them on the grill during the summer and just chow down on grilled veggies. Now i have a craving =]. Could you throw some eggplant on there or some chunks of tofu? Like, the extra firm kind? Veggies alone aren’t super filling

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

I love kabobs, but definitely add something for protein! As great as veggies are, they won’t keep your guests full for long. Tofu can be easily grilled, so that’s definitely an option, although mainstream food type people tend not to like it! Mushrooms are a great base because they have lots of protein, although, again, not universally popular although I loooove them. Anything from flatbread pizzas to vegetable lasagna to risotto would work wonderfully with the kabobs in my opinion. 

PS: I loved your post. It’s my birthday and it made me so happy to read! 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

As a vegetarian, those kabobs would be delicious… but extremely unfilling.  I need a protein to feel completely satisfied.  How about a “chicken” cutlet?  The following are new to the veggie market and extremely yummy… I can’t get enough:

 http://www.gardein.com/products.php?t=frozen&p=5

There are these as well:

http://www.lightlife.com/product_detail.jsp?p=smartcutlets’ defer=’defer

These would both work well on a grill… wouldn’t need but a few minutes on either side and they would make a great entree for the veg’s! As alternatives, you could always provide veggie burgers, brats, hot dogs, etc… but it seems as if ‘chicken’ fits better with your salmon and steak menu.

Hope this helps!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

P.S. Just had a thought!  These companies also have “chicken” chunks which you could always spear along with the kabobs… would work perfect!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I think the kabobs look great!  I agree with the others and a bit of protein would help and either add tofu on there or having some bbq tofu as a side for the veggies and maybe having rice to serve them over.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I think they look amazing.  I’d be totally happy with them as a main entree, but it would be nice to have some type of protein as a side dish.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Kabobs with tofu and some fake chicken strips would be great.  Another idea might be grilling some veggie burgers (Moringstar farms is my fav) or veggie hot dogs (Yves is the best), especially since you are going to use a sperate grill! 

FYI – I looooove that you are thinking of including vegetarian options at your event.  It is really nice.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I agree that kabobs themselves wouldn’t be filling, even with tofu I think.  Can you add some sides to your meal such as salad or other greens?  But I do think you should add tofu/soy product to the kabobs.  I recently had some grilled tofu kabobs a friend cooked for me during a bbq and they were amazing!!  She “marinated” the tofu in a normal teriayki marination and they were awesome.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

I second the idea of adding some sort of veggie protein to the kabob and it would be great – especially if you are going to have some vegetarian sides, pasta salad or something like that…thank you for considering the veggies out there!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Thank you for clarifying what a fiddlehead is!  I was like, “omg am I the only one that doesn’t know?” 

Anyway, I love kabobs, I’d be thrilled with them.  Especially if you had roasted potatoes with them.  This keeps with your BBQ theme but the others have a point, this option might not keep them full for long.  I know a lot of vegetarians that don’t eat tofu (they’re probably really unhealthy vegetarians) so becareful with that too.  I love when I go to a wedding and they have veggie lasagna, just sayin’ 🙂

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