Broke-Ass Tag: vegan


I’m about to tell you something you might find shocking.  But hold onto your hats, because our wedding is going to be a….MEAT FREE ZONE!

That’s right folks!  I am a longtime vegetarian and Zach rarely eats meat nowadays.  So we won’t be serving anything that used to breathe and have eyeballs at our wedding.  I think a lot of our non-vegetarian friends and family members are surprised we’re doing this.  But really, even if we were hiring a caterer, I wouldn’t want to pay for people to eat in a way I don’t believe in.  Because we’re cooking all the food ourselves, of course we’re not going to serve meat.  I don’t even know how to cook it!

I hope that people aren’t upset about not eating meat and I really hope they enjoy our food.  If it forces them to try something new, then good!  Maybe some will realize that it is possible to eat a satisfying and delicious meal without meat.  Maybe some will freak out and slam burgers before they come.  I don’t really care.  At least we’ll be showing off our values (and our mad cooking skills, hopefully) on our wedding day!As a side note, I have been to several weddings at which vegetarian options were not even offered!  Both times the couple knew that a few guests were veggie, but I don’t know if it slipped their minds or they just didn’t care.  Last time my friend and I (the only two vegetarians) couldn’t even eat the salad or pasta salad because both had bacon in them!  We ate only bread and potatoes and thus got extra drunk and rowdy with no food in our stomachs.

Vegetarian taco bar! (Photo source:

Maybe I have a slight vendetta, but after not being able to eat at weddings I’ve been invited to, I am super pumped to turn the tables on everyone and not serve any meat!  I promise that the food will be delicious and that there will still be lots of protein (beans, guacamole) and cheese (we’re not vegan).

Is it crazy to have a totally-veggie reception?  Do you think people will freak out or enjoy the food?  Have you ever been invited to a wedding you couldn’t eat at?

  • 3/17

    Reader Request

    Hi fellow broke-asses! I’ve got a cry for help. Basically, I need some shoes for my wedding. Not too hard, but I’m vegan, so I need them to be all man-made materials. Additionally, my groom is not much taller than me, so while I’d like a small heel or wedge, I need it to be 2″ or less. I’d prefer something with a vintage-y flair, but I’m open to just about anything. Can you help? Thank you!

    Of course we can help! Here are some low-heeled, animal-friendly shoes for you.

    Anthropologie, $68:

    BC, $69:

    Alternative Outfitters, $23:

    Bouquets, $69:

    (also available in white, silver and purple)

    Bandolino, $48:

    White House Black Market, $40:

    Modcloth, $65:

    Olsenhaus, $50:

  • 11/15

    Put down that meat - its Monday, yo! We here at Broke-Ass HQ like to keep lunches light, easy, cheap, and palate-pleasing... so the BLT has become a common default for our mid-day meal. But we've put our own special spin on this oldie but goodie, taking it from a porky classic to VEGGIETASTIC. It's quickly become Hunter's favorite sandwich - he begs for it…

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    (are you all, "meatless monday? What? why?" click here to catch up) Vegan & Gluten-free Pumpkin Harvest Alfredo! That's right, we're showing the love for fall by uniting Pumpkin + Alfredo in tasty matrimony and celebrating with a flavor party in your mouth! Adapted from Manifest Vegan's pumpkin alfredo recipe, we've made some simple alterations that pack a perfect punch. Its super simple and incredibly…

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    Oh my... another week gone already?!? I'm seriously concerned over how quickly time is passing. Am I the only one who feels like we're being swept along in the riptide of time? No bueno. I'm feeling much better about progress this week... mainly because I can tell that I've been losing weight! My belly feels flatter, my face is definitely slimmer, and my waistline is…

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