|Why are you so ugly, yet so delicious!|
I also made pizza last night, which is almost always a crowd- pleaser. The first couple of times I made vegan pizza for non-vegans, I put some type of faux pepperoni on the pie, and I felt like that scared non-vegans. I find that when I just use veggies, it's very easy to sell. Some non-vegans are open to vegan cheese, others are not.
I have also had smashing success with tacos. I've known non-vegans who are super weirded out by faux meats, but for some reason vegan beef crumbles are not weird. I've made tacos using vegan crumbles, and tacos with just black beans, and it seems that as long as the taco flavors are there, it's totally acceptable.
When it comes to non-vegans, I try to ignore the close-minded people. They are always going to have a problem or joke about vegan food, and they are probably pretty close-minded in all areas of life. It's hard to get anywhere when there is no way to get there, you know? But there are also tons of people who are open to vegan food, and are willing to eat and enjoy. And it's our job to welcome them, and feed and nourish them. I enjoy watching Buzzfeed videos of non-vegans trying vegan foods, because I love when you see faces light up first in delight, and then surprise. A good vegan meal might not make someone go vegan overnight, but it can get the juices flowing, and open someone up to the delicious world of kind eating.
|I'm oh so moody and mysterious.|