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How to feed 5 carnivores and 1 vegan

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How to feed 5 carnivores and 1 vegan

Birmingham | May 24, 2011 04:40 PM

We go to a family's house once/week for a philosophy discussion. The father is paralyzed and must be fed by his wife. The son is a vegan. They have a woman come in and cook (I think she makes stuff for them to eat all week), but there are occasions she can't make it. I'm thinking Memorial Day might be one of those times. I told the mother of the family that I'd like to bring something some time since they're always feeding us. I mentioned pizza one time and she said they LOVE pizza--but of course the son can't have cheese.

I'm not married to the pizza idea but if I did go for it, how do I get take-out pizza for everyone and make a vegan happy? (There's a Whole Foods not far away--wondered if they'd be able to make a vegan one.)

If I didn't do pizza, any other ideas? Like if we made hotdogs or hamburgers, what could I do for the son? But I have to keep in mind that a hamburger might be hard to feed a paralyzed man. Also, I don't think they have a grill (we do) and we live about 20-30 minutes away.

I do have a coleslaw and a cake that are vegan. I just need some kind of main dish. I should tell you the son usually just eats a big plate of vegetables and then has several large plastic cups of something we never see--I imagine it's various vegetable juices. So I don't think he's really concerned about a "tastes-like-meat" anything.

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