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A Vegan at the Super Bowl!


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A Vegan at the Super Bowl!

biondanonima | Jan 30, 2013 12:39 PM

So, DH decided to invite a few friends over for the Super Bowl, including a couple that we don't know terribly well. We have had them to dinner once, but since then the wife has turned vegan, and I am at a complete and utter loss as to what to make for her. It's the Super Bowl, for the love of Pete, and DH likes meat/cheese, so up until this point I had been planning pizza rolls, Velveeta and Rotel dip, wings, maybe ribs, etc. - typical Super Bowl fare.

Now that the vegan has thrown a wrench into my plans, I'm trying to figure out how I can make DH (and the rest of the guests) happy AND give the vegan something to eat without making two separate menus. I'm drawing a blank, big time. The only idea I have is to do a DIY crostini bar with lots of toppings (in addition to wings and whatever other meaty treats DH insists upon). I would grill a steak and slice it thin, and offer a couple of spreadable cheeses, a vegan bean spread (hummus or white bean), maybe a romesco sauce (also vegan), pesto, tomato confit (vegan), caramelized onions (vegan), etc. Along with a crudite platter (with romesco and bean spread as dips), is that sufficient food for the vegan?

As for dessert, I was thinking I could try a vegan chocolate mousse (using only chocolate and water), and then make something more traditional in addition. Is one dessert offering sufficient? I'm certainly open to vegan dessert recipes, but I'm not a big fan of substitutions, so I'm not into anything that calls for vegan margarine, egg beaters and soy milk.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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