(Closed) Vegetarian Option for Southern Themed Menu

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i just keep coming back to a big old plate of mac and cheese, which sounds delish to me =)

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I just googled “southern vegetarian recipes” and it came up with Black-eyed Peas and Rice with Sauteed Greens, which sound yummy and filling to me!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

You can do a Cajun-style Ratatouille

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

It might help to know what the rest of your menu will be so we can help you pick a vegetarian meal that is similar (how fancy/down home your food will be).

Post # 8
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Helper bee

How about a quiche?  Not exclusively southern, but it would go well with the rest of the menu.

Also, as a vegetarian from the South, I can say that side dishes are often just as big an issue.  Will the mashed potatoes have bacon or lard in them? Will the rice be cooked with chicken stock? Etc.  It would really help me as a vegetarian guest if you could just label clearly (on a menu, for example) which dishes are 100% vegetarian, because otherwise I would not assume that most southern-style vegetables don’t have meat hiding in the recipe somewhere.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

Do a good summer salad and a nice plate of mac and cheese….we did that and a side of vegetables and bread and the veggies loved it!

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I kept coming back to mac and cheese too.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@historienne:  I would second this!  There is nothing worse than filling you plate with sides and then taking a bite and realizing there is meat in it afterall!  At one wedding I grabbed a bunch of the “garden vegetables” only to find out they had been cooked in bacon fat.  And other than the salad it was really the only “vegetarian” offering. 

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Crook: OMG that sounds amazinggg I want some now!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Mac and cheese; it totally can be a meal! And collards greens….yummmm! Red beans and rice.

As a vegetarian, I am totally okay with making sides as my meal, as long as their is a decent number of sides to choose from! I went to one event that swore up and down they would have a vegetarian option. That “option” turned out to be iceburg lettuce with a few sad strands of shredded carrots drowning in oily, favorless dressing.

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