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Have You Ever Pretended a Dish Was Vegetarian?


The majority of you have never taken ownership of a store-bought dish (which frankly, I found surprising!), and now I want to know if you've ever served a vegetarian a dish that wasn't totally meatless?

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weffie weffie 8 years
If someone did that to me, I would have them for dinner and pretend there wasn't dog piss in their meal. Srsly. You can make someone really sick depending on what you sneak them... not cool.
kvitter kvitter 8 years
I've been a vegetarian for almost ten years and I would never do that, I feel it would mean that my vegetarianism was pointless. If someone does that they shouldn't call themselves a vegetarian (in my opinion).
mtiger mtiger 8 years
That would be a horrible thing to do. I have no vegeterian friends, and I wouldn't know what to make them (i.e. what constitutes a meat product), but I would ask them to make sure I had something they could eat.
Womenfest Womenfest 8 years
This would just be wrong...on so many levels.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
one of my favorite rules from WaiterRant.net 4. Order off the menu. If I went to your house would I tell you how to cook the food? I don’t think so. Substitutions are a pain in the ass and are really for those people with MEDICAL problems. Allergic to pesto, it’s gone. Vegetarian? Get the f*ck out.
stumbler02 stumbler02 8 years
I would never do this. It's so easy to make a vegetarian dish. Everyone loves macaroni and cheese!
freekatie freekatie 8 years
I've done it to myself by accident, when I was a vegetarian. I made a nice tofu broccoli quiche with a store-bought crust. I never thought that a pie crust would have animal products in it (lard). So, vegetarians, beware the refrigerated Pillsbury Pie Crust!
kia kia 8 years
This would indeed be evil!
kmckay kmckay 8 years
i've been a vegan for 13 years and i would like to think that everyone that offers me food is honest! restaurant waiters have lied to me before - saying they checked ingredient labels when i know they haven't. that's wrong (and not to mention a major liability for the restaurant) but at least it wasn't someone who was close to me lying to me!
tkoblondee tkoblondee 8 years
Never!!
DarlingDA DarlingDA 8 years
I've done it on accident, but I wouldn't do it intentionally.
Zulkey Zulkey 8 years
no but my mom freaked on me when I told her that the vegetarians at our wedding might not want to eat the crab cake appetizer. but that might just have been wedding stress more than an insensitivity to non-pescatarians.
puddlesworth puddlesworth 8 years
I'd never do it but I don't know why so many people are saying its "horrible" and "immoral."
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
the only vegetarian that I know is my stuck up stepsister and we dont make food for her anymore because its a waste of our time, so she brings her own meals to family get togethers. So there isnt any way i could serve her something that was false. I have however ordered a steak super rare just to see her cringe.
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
I would never do that to someone b/c I'm very picky about the food that I eat. It's not right.
Spiderlove Spiderlove 8 years
I would never do that... but I HAVE done the opposite... as in, made a vegetarian meal using faux meat and passing it off as "real" meat...lol... is that as bad?
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 8 years
TidalWave, the moral beliefs are a purely personal standard. You do harm to the individual, but to no one else. The religiously held belief of Kashrut is an agreement between the individual and God, and the affront is against both. I think that there are many who take their vegetarianism to be a personally moral decision on par with a religiously-held belief, but there is still the external objection stemming from contravening a commandment issuing forth from a third party.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
that is terrible!!! If it was by accident that is completely different but that is just so wrong. How could someone do it on purpose??
jules0701 jules0701 8 years
I have never put meat products into a veggie dish and if i did by accident i would let the person one. Most of my immediate family is vegetarian but i have forgotten a few times during the holidays when making mashed potatoes that my sister in law is vegan. And i have added butter and milk. Ive only done it twice and i told her once about it. We usually make two verisions of certain dishes on vegan one and one regular.
torimidori torimidori 8 years
my parents did this to me a lot....and i was a vegetarian for 6 years...i got really violently ill once...
limelindsey limelindsey 8 years
I've done it on accident, but I would never do it maliciously. That's just mean! I've accidentally bought and served baked beans that weren't vegetarian, even though they didn't have meat in them they had bacon fat. I felt so bad. I have lots of vegetarian friends and I always try to respect their eating habits.
porkypocky porkypocky 8 years
You have to be pretty dumb to think you could get away with something like this, especially when after you're done eating, the vegetarian at the table makes a break for the bathroom and has a night of explosive diarrhea.
superfoxml superfoxml 8 years
That would be so wrong. I would never, ever do that.
yellowshoe yellowshoe 8 years
I would NEVER, NEVER, NEVER do this. My mother has been a vegetarian since she was 11. She was once served a meal with meat in the recipe (after asking if it was a vegetarian meal) and became extremely ill. Her body isn't used to it. But, it is tough (depending on where we go) because places might use a chicken broth and the waitstaff will tell us it is meatless. So frustrating! I do realize that people don't do it to be malicious (at least, not that I'm aware of! Unlike this question...) but it makes it very difficult for my mother to venture out and try new dishes.
goatimpact goatimpact 8 years
My mother in law still doesn't realize that being vegetarian means not eating chicken stock. I have found the cans in the trash later. I should have realized while eating but she knows I'm veg so I never thought about it. I don't think she does it on purpose but growing up in a small town the midwest, I think being vegetarian is such a foreign concept to her.
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