Whenever I am invited to a house party or barbecue, I am known for bringing a really good dessert. Not only because I am a terrific baker (well I am, okay?!) but because I take the time to make sure whatever I am bringing is super delicious and appetizing
This is all for totally selfish reasons though. Of course I want to win friends and influence people with chocolate chip cookies and chocolate fudge layer cakes but the real honest truth is, I bring the good stuff so that I am guaranteed something I would like to eat.
There. I said it.
But come on — Is there anything worse than being at an event with nothing good to eat? Friends and family are a good time but food is the star of the show.
Without something yummy, the party is boring and if I am left hungry, I can’t be responsible for my cranky, unfriendly mood.
When I became a meatless eater a few years ago, it was suddenly a little trickier to attend barbeques and other summer events.
Most holidays I can get by on side dishes and fill up on desserts but summer barbeques are sometimes another story.
What are they throwing on the grill for you? What if there isn’t a side dish worth eating?
I am not about to walk into just anyone’s backyard with a veggie burger in my pocket and most of the time, I don’t even want one.
There’s more to meatless life than a veggie burger to put on a grill.
There are so many wonderful salads and side dishes that can double as a meal for both meat eaters and non meat eaters alike!
I am obsessed with my salad board on pinterest. Here are some highlights along with lots of other side dish options:
You didn’t think I would leave you hanging today without a dessert recipe for this weekend, did you?
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Are you hosting or attending a party this weekend? What are you making?!
Who is running in a July 4th race tomorrow?
Last time you had a cupcake? What kind was it?