Feed Any Vegan Or Food Allergy-Prone Friend With Just A Few Simple Recipes

We all have that one friend that's either vegan, gluten intolerant, or allergic to nuts/eggs/dairy/all of the above — and feeding them can be stressful if you don't plan ahead. Instead of frantically searching for a gluten-free or dairy-free meal at the last minute, you can feed any and all of your vegan and allergy-prone friends with a few simple recipes.

Infographic by Amy Sly.

Food weblog The Kitchn came up with five meals and five desserts that are gluten-free, nut-free, dairy-free, egg-free and animal-free for what they call "the most difficult dinner guest ever". While you're unlikely to run into someone with all these ailments or preferences at once, having a few recipes on hand that work in any situation is a good idea. That way, when someone with special food needs comes over, you already know exactly what to make, no matter what their needs are. Heck, even I, a rabid meat, nut, dairy and gluten eater am salivating at the thought of mushroom risotto (pictured above) or strawberry and honey sorbet. Hit the link to see the list of recipes, and even if you don't eat them now, shuffle them away into your favourite meal planning app for stress-free cooking on that fateful day.

The Most Difficult Dinner Guest Ever: And 5 Delicious Meals To Feed Them [The Kitchn]


    Even simpler is to not have any friends that are vegan.

      +1, or is that -1, anyway, I agree to a point, other than if you are completely stranded with a vegan friend and you've run out of food, it is safer than if your friend is an omnivore.

    I'm that dinner guest (gluten, lactose, soy, dairy intolerant. Allergic to several fruits and preservatives). It sucks. Especially being labelled the difficult one. With a bit of logic, it's not that hard to feed me though. Restrictive and occasionally dull - at least you don't have to do it every day -, but with some creativity like in these recipes, great dinners are still possible. Thank for the extra recipes to share around.

    Not one of those meals works for Fructose Intolerant people. My method is to serve a build yourself meal - cesear salad , ricepaper rolls, tacos and provide a range of fillings for people to selct from.

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