When you start out as a beginner vegetarian, parties are really hard. Especially, if you are trying to do it in a healthy way. You don’t know how many times I have gone to a party and there really wasn’t anything that I could eat. Maybe a salad, but not too often.
People would find out that I was a vegetarian and they would look for something for me to eat. A lot of times I would get an offer of fried chicken(I am in the South). Or someone would find some shrimp. And I would explain that a vegetarian diet didn’t include either of those. They were shocked. They thought being vegetarian meant not eating beef or chicken.
I did learn to start bringing something that I could eat. Something that I thought everyone would like. It worked. So nowadays, I try to find new and different party recipes. I ran across this Oprah article. There are a lot of vegetarian appetizers in it. Yeah! So I wanted to share the ones that really piqued my interest! Here you go!
People think fresh figs are elegant—and this preparation definitely is. To be honest, figs are not my favorite fruit, but when I make them this way I really love ’em. They are a quick and easy piccolino. Cut ’em, stuff ’em, and roast ’em until everything melts and gets all toasty—it’s sooooo easy!
You can make this simple, elegant hors d’oeuvre in the mini bowl of your food processor or a mini chopper—or just mince the sun-dried tomatoes and chives by hand and then mash them in a bowl with the cheese and oil.