My sister-in-law is a raw vegan and I’m stumped when it comes to including her in holiday meals.
This year, my husband and I are hosting Christmas dinner and we want to make his sister feel included, and not just give her a plate of raw veggies. Any suggestions on holiday, raw vegan food? -Christina
First of all, you might want to check out this post: 10 tips on cooking for your gluten-and-dairy-free paleo aunt without pulling your hair out. Specifically paying attention to tips one and five:
- Ask them to spell out exactly what they eat. My vegan Buddhist nun doesn’t eat meat or animal products like honey, obviously, but I had no idea she doesn’t eat onions or garlic either; according to her beliefs they overstimulate the blood and are considered a no-go for some strict Buddhists.
- One of the best ways to make an offbeat eater-friendly meal is to ask them for a recipe you can make, to which you can add few side dishes of your food — a vegan rice salad and a green salad with a few chicken nibbles or a wedge of brie on the side.
Speaking of recipes… we KNOW a lot of our readers are both vegan AND full of great holiday meal ideas. Let’s combine the two!
Leave your favorite raw vegan recipes in the comments.