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Cook your own Dinner

Sometimes feeding vegetarians can be considered a challenge. It’s not easy to know what to feed us and some people struggle to cater when there are other guests.

Our neighbours have found a novel solution.

It’s called Cook your own dinner!

Each guest has their own small wok pan with spatula and a burner.

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The food comprises bowls of raw ingredients.

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There’s something for everyone. Any one evening can have a specific theme. A typical selection would include:

Vegetables
-chopped raw onion
-chopped raw mushroom
-red peppers
-chilli
-garlic
-bean sprouts
-tofu

Fish and meats in separate containers depending on the diet of the guests.

Sauces, oils and herbs
-oils for the cooking
-pepper sauce
-butter cubes
-fresh cream
-coriander
-garlic oil
-soy sauce
-White wine
-Red wine
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Accompaniments
Cooked rice or noodles go well with an oriental theme. Or pasta could suit an Italian style dinner.

Variations
-raw egg
-cooked potatoes

Everyone can then make what they like and eat as many servings as they choose to cook.

The feasting is social and entertaining at the same time and no one can really complain about what they are having.

It also helps where there may be allergies among the guests. Everyone gets their own choice.

Dessert
After the feast, a quick wipe of the pans and a chocolate sauce feast can follow.

Dessert Options
-chocolate chunks
-fresh cream
-liquors
-sliced bananas
-strawberries
-other fresh fruit
-ice cream

How do you cope when there’s different diets and tastes to cater for?

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12 comments on “Cook your own Dinner

  1. woodlandgnome
    January 4, 2015

    Brilliant! and so very thoughtful! We tend to offer lots of side dishes. My carnivorous parents always have a roasted beast, but there are now 4 of us at table who are vegetarian or vegan. I always bring a dish my partner and I can enjoy and share. makes for some interesting conversations šŸ˜‰ Best wishes, WG

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  2. iheart11
    January 4, 2015

    Great idea! I am vegetarian and have no idea how to cook meat, so this would be perfect!

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  3. Pekebun
    January 5, 2015

    Very good idea!

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  4. suchled
    January 5, 2015

    I don’t have any dinners any more but I think it is a brilliant idea. Youmight start a trend. Actually a cook book organised by themes. And don’t forget to explain that chocolate comes from cocoa beans, and beans are a vegetable and so you all have to finish by eating vegetable which are so good for you.

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    • lizard100
      January 5, 2015

      Good poin;t very well made! Chocolate is a vegetable! Themes is good too…… Mmmmm!

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  5. Alain
    January 7, 2015

    What an excellent idea. The problem when carnivores cook something vegetarian for you is that all the carnivore guests want to try out the vegetarian dish. By the time they have all sampled it, there is hardly enough lef and you go hungry.

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