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 Post subject: Re: How to impress Omnis... the PPK guide
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:05 pm 
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Do cookies count as dessert? I'd probably pretend I hadn't understood that part. Does sound annoying!

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 Post subject: Re: How to impress Omnis... the PPK guide
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 5:29 pm 
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Maybe the Trattoria Pasta Salad from AFR? What an un-fun event for you! I hope it's not too bad!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:37 pm 
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Perhaps this isn't the best place to say this, but WTH? What about gratitude? Not to be all high and mighty, but a lot of hard working people can't even afford basic food. I understand that you're basically obligated, but I personally wouldn't wear myself out or spend much. Some people can never be pleased. I use my resources (time, money, and effort) on people that appreciate it!

ETA I always word posts weirdly. I hope you didn't think I was saying *you* were ungrateful, vijita!


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 Post subject: Re: How to impress Omnis... the PPK guide
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:01 pm 
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that's what i'm say'n tofucheez. thank you!

vijita, i would say fork it and stay home. i'm sorry, but that's a lot of restrictions for some high maintenance ungrateful sounding people. ugh.


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 Post subject: Re: How to impress Omnis... the PPK guide
PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:20 pm 
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Or bake something savoury like nommy bread. Because it's not desert, and it's still yum. Potato rolls anyone? Mmm.

Unrelated entirely, but I made this garlic bread tonight to absolutely mental rave reviews from hubby and family. It came up at the top of my google list and I'm happy I went with it because OMFG. I am going to make this every time I want to win over a skeptical omni.

http://www.guygonevegan.com/guy-fieri-r ... lic-bread/

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 Post subject: Re: How to impress Omnis... the PPK guide
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 1:10 am 
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Pasta salad sounds great! :-) If you have a little more time and access to an oven for reheating, you could do a lasagna or some type of ziti casserole with omni-friendly ingredients.

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 Post subject: Re: How to impress Omnis... the PPK guide
PostPosted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:38 am 
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Couple of real winning meals for skeptical omnis:

Roasted cauliflower lasagna from AFR. With focaccia from VCON (zomg, vegan bread?!?! They always freak out, even though focaccia is typically vegan anyways)

Fajitas with seitan, beans, cilantro rice...basically a homemade feast.

Sun dried tomato and mushroom risotto from VWAV. always always impressive.

And when I have last minute guests over, a simple pesto pasta with veggies is always impressive. People think pesto cannot be made without cheese, and mine is pretty amazeballs. And different every time, depending on what herbs and nuts I have. I really like basil, spinach, and a mix of almonds and pine nuts.

And I agree on the Indian food. If your guests are not 'scared' of spices.


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 Post subject: Re: How to impress Omnis... the PPK guide
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The Stuffed Shells from Artisan Vegan Cheese are the first recipe I would think of for comfort food a finicky omni would love. It's filling, it's delicious, it's creamy, it looks "normal".

The Retro Potato Salad Redux from 1000 Vegan Recipes is great for any potato salad lover.

And the Magical Mystery Chocolate Cake (a wacky cake) also from 1000 Vegan Recipes is especially fudgy and moist and chocolatey.

It's hard to tell what omnis like from what I cook for them because (fortunately for me) my family and close friends are polite people who say everything's good whether they like it or not... (I do get snide comments from some of them about vegan food in general, but at least not about the food I serve them in particular.)

Now I think of it, don't omnis in general seem to be more difficult to please than vegans? I hear of so many omnis who don't like this or don't like that, it's almost a sure fail for anyone to try to serve them something else than spaghetti bolognese and chocolate cake with Betty Crocker icing. But then I hardly know any vegans so maybe a lot of them are just as limited in their tastes, and it simply doesn't show because the recipes I come across sure aren't limited? Or maybe I'm being all high and mighty because I am lucky enough to like most foods.

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