(Closed) Children that our vegitarian

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Sure, as long as there isn’t chicken or bacon in it.  Make sure they aren’t vegan because then you wouldn’t be able to serve that.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

It depends on what’s in the pasta. I became a vegetarian at the age of 11 (my mom was NOT pleased!) and I didn’t know to ask what was in sauces. Just be sure no chicken broth, etc, is used in there. As long as you specify vegetarian to your caterer, they’ll know what you mean. 

Kudos on providing a veggie option, and one for kids too! Can’t tell you how many times that’s been “forgotten” at weddings I’ve been to. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Yes, absolutely. I have been a vegetarian for 12 years and it is fine, especially for children!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yes!  Pasta is vegetarian.  Eating vegetarian basically means not eating anything that used to breath, swim, walk or fly.  That includes fish, shellfish, poultry, pork, beef, wild game, etc.  Pasta is a safe bet, especially with tomato sauce or butter and salt.  Kids love that stuff.  

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@lilyfaith- isn’t that the worst? I am always forgotten! I can’t count the number of times I have had to pack a granola bar or something in my bag just in case, or hit up a gas station for pretzels on the way home, because there was nothing offered sans meat.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@mlbiaso – ohh, I know! I hate that, too, because it’s inevitably hard to pack something with protein, so you still feel tired. And it’s always so awkward not eating while everyone else is!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Yes, pasta is vegetarian. Fish is not, butter is not (which is often used when making pasta). Never heard of pasta made with chicken broth but I suppose everyone has their own method. As long as there are no meat (which includes anything that was living and breathing at one point) or dairy products used, it’s fine to serve.

And yes, cream is one stage of the milk process so anything used with it is off limits.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Selene – I eat butter, I just don’t eat any animal, fish, bird, etc. It varies – some people are flexitarians and eat fish but no other meat, etc. The traditional definition of vegetarian just eschews all meat. Avoiding butter would be getting into veganism. 

@Soon2beMrs.Wheeler – I think pizza would be great for the kids! It’s always a hit for vegetarians and non-vegetarians. 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My fiance and his entire family are vegetarians (only one or two vegans though) so this is what we are planning on serving in our buffet:

Pasta Bar w/ two types of pasta (cheese filled tortellini & pene pasta) and 3 sauces (marinara, pesto, alfredo)

Mushroom Risotto

Mashed potatoes (we love us some starch..), roasted veggies, and two types of salad

We are going to get a token chicken dish for some of the carnivores in my family, but it’ll be nice to switch it around and let the vegetarians have a choice for once (instead of getting stuck with a customary plate of grilled veggies).

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Pasta and cream are both vegetarian.  They aren’t vegan.  Pasta can be made with eggs (though definitely not always), so that would be not vegan.  Are the kids vegan or vegetarian?

Vegan=eats nothing that comes from an animal

Vegetarian=eats no animal flesh (fish are animals); most don’t eat gelatin either since it is literally the body of a dead animal, and try to avoid rennet, which is a product derived from calf liver, used in the making of cheese.  if they’re not vegetarian out of ethical concerns, they may not care about the latter two (though if you’re vegetarian for ethical concerns and not ‘in transition’, I don’t quite understand your motives because eating dairy and egg directly contributes to the exceptionally inhumane treatment of animals and the slaughterhouse industry, though that’s for another thread…somewhere else)

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