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Shabbat dinner menus for meat-eaters and vegetarians

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Shabbat dinner menus for meat-eaters and vegetarians

Magelet | Apr 29, 2014 12:03 AM

What do you make for shabbat dinner when you have some meat-eating guests and some vegetarian guests?

I like to make something a little special for shabbat, but most of my special meals are meat. I have plenty of dairy/vegan weeknight meals, but none of them feel special enough for shabbos. (Things like lentil salad with cheese, pasta with veggies, eggs for dinner).

I'm having some guests for shabbos dinner in two weeks and have one pescatarian and one true vegetarian. I'm not opposed to serving a milchig meal instead of fleshig although in that case I would probably want to serve fish, which gets expensive, but I just don't have any special meals which are either all vegetarian, or where there are enough vegetarian parts for a vegetarian to have a full meal and not just a side or two.

I guess that's the real problem. I have lots of vegetarian sides, but how do I make it feel like a real shabbos meal for my vegetarian guests?

There are a lot of vegetarians in my community, so I run into this problem frequently when hosting for shabbos, and it holds me back from hosting as often as I would like.

What do you serve vegetarians for shabbos dinner? Or if you are vegetarian, what do you like to eat for shabbos dinner?

(Note, we can eat small amounts of soy, but can't do large amounts, so any dish which has as it's centerpiece large quantities of tofu is a no-go). Thanks.

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