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What do you get when you combine a VEGAN, A VEGETARIAN, A LACTOSE INTOLERANT, and A GLUTEN FREE together?

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Stayed at a place recently where some guests returned to the place we were staying after going elsewhere (to explore a different area of the State).  The second place had no clue how to meet the guest's medical dietary restrictions after confirming they could in an email and phone call and the guest was very upset.

Left the place we were staying very happy that our hosts could take care of their requirements and told the innkeepers how grateful they were...repeatedly.  It DOES happen!

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I wouldn't think of serving rice for breakfast. I love when other people make suggestions to nudge me to think outside the cereal box.

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Had this.  I served a bowl of steamed jasmine rice topped with sliced strawberries and anointed with real maple syrup.  The other guests were envious.

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Oh, boy, that's interesting!

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....a very boring breakfast!  Eye-wink

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....a very boring breakfast!  Eye-wink

The Vegan approached me to tell me how much he appreciated it. That was a first! and I appreciate him appreciating it. Many times the Vegans no show for breakfast after we have it all prepped for just them! We don't have THAT many, or I would have to redo my menu quite a bit.

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Vegan I could do, but you presented lots of challenges in your list!  I once prepared a vegan frittata for a guest and one of the other guests (who did not have any dietary restrictions) asked to sample it too.  She liked it and was surprised that she did.  Some of our "special" diet guests were appreciative, many were not.  But like you, it made me feel good that they noticed that we had gone the extra mile for them and their requests.  Smiling

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Wait, the real answer is "The Three Stooges" routine.

This morning was our first full house since November. We have special diets, one breakfast delivery and guests who did not come down til late, other arrived late (we thought they weren't going to show) and just when we finally got to sleep there was a "how to put politely" loud noise upstairs from the librarians (330am). 

So on little sleep, we were in the kitchen doing the Three Stooges, except there were four of us today!

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Once and only once, we had a loud and loud and loud couple. They left early and didn't come for breakfast. But the other guests couldn't help but discuss it, over and over and over again. Laughing out loud

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Our very vocal guests got a lot of looks...we heard them quite clearly and 5 minutes later she was sitting down to eat breakfast, not a hair out of place.

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It's called "A discount for no breakfast" for reals people? Come on!!!

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How about a fruit role in a napkin ring?

 

My real answer is you get to know who's coming for breakfast this weekend at our inn. And I have suspicions the big dude who already checked in is diabetic, but he didn't tell me, so no askie no tellie.

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Oh my!  A very tired cook! 

elkems "but strangely with all these food fetishes they are just getting fatter...and probably LESS healthy! "   DH's words as well. 

 

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Joey Bloggs wrote:

What do you get when you combine a VEGAN, A VEGETARIAN, A LACTOSE INTOLERANT, and A GLUTEN FREE together?

Israeli salad for breakfast (yes, they really do eat salad for breakfast). Hash browns on the side. Bread for those who want it. Side fruit salad. If you use sugar, make sure it is kosher. And DONE! (The reason for kosher sugar is that some vegans object to cane sugar because bones may be used in the processing. Kosher sugar is never processed with bones and therefore is fine for vegans). And maybe some hard boiled eggs for those that want them.

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Eric Arthur Blair wrote:

Joey Bloggs wrote:

What do you get when you combine a VEGAN, A VEGETARIAN, A LACTOSE INTOLERANT, and A GLUTEN FREE together?

Israeli salad for breakfast (yes, they really do eat salad for breakfast). Hash browns on the side. Bread for those who want it. Side fruit salad. If you use sugar, make sure it is kosher. And DONE! (The reason for kosher sugar is that some vegans object to cane sugar because bones may be used in the processing. Kosher sugar is never processed with bones and therefore is fine for vegans). And maybe some hard boiled eggs for those that want them.

Hey that looks like my salsa fresca! Ole'

Or a chop chop salad. I like that Eric, I will borrow that. When we ate at Guy's Grill in NYC I had a salad that was not too different, more of a COBB salad, and it was laid out in rows. I really liked the presentation.  So picture your Israeli Salad in thirds. The cucumber was chopped the same way. 

Kind of like this (and you can use whatever is required):

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The nice parts of an Israeli salad: No lettuce (it's tasteless, it's useless and in the winter, expensive for no reason) and all it needs as dressing is a little salt, maybe some pepper. You can oil and lemon or vinegar, but there really isn't a reason, it's damn good without it.

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Eric Arthur Blair wrote:

The nice parts of an Israeli salad: No lettuce (it's tasteless, it's useless and in the winter, expensive for no reason) and all it needs as dressing is a little salt, maybe some pepper. You can oil and lemon or vinegar, but there really isn't a reason, it's damn good without it.

This is very similar to a Greek salad I make, and use olives as well, and your same dressing, and feta or similar. I adore that salad, it gets better the longer it sits, really melds together. Dang I am getting hungry here...not fair!

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you each get to bring your own breakfast, that's what.

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What you get is a lousy breakfast!

I'll do vegetarian, gluten free, lactose free, low fat, nut free, low(er) calorie...but I simply won't do vegan.  If someone wants to eat wallpaper paste it's not going to be at my Inn.  They can go down the street to the local cafe and then post a bad review about the food on their site...not mine! 

 ps...I have learned this by experience!

pps...if people get any pickier me thinks the human race will just waste away...but strangely with all these food fetishes they are just getting fatter...and probably LESS healthy!  Eat what's put in front of you...that's what my mother taught me.

 

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The real answer is 'air fern'.

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Don't you wish now that you had the snow instead of the guests???

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Get the hell outta town!  devil

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Scrambled tofu with veggies?

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Baked oatmeal made with water. It works!!

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