One time I had a vegan friend Derrick who very much liked meat substitutes. We used to have cook-offs and we would cook Derrick Black-bean burgers and BBQ Tofu. In these dishes vegetables function to replace meats.
I have a friend (whose name I'll withhold for his protection), he's all about the new Carnivore Diet and for, "health reasons", only wants to eat meat. We we're planning on doing a Steak Dinner but I'm struggling with the kinds of sides we can serve for steak that would lend to carnivore alternatives.
My goal is inclusivity, and to provide a meal with all meat-alternatives that doesn't leave my carnivore friend feeling excluded. I was thinking about serving white asparagus for us normies, and then cutting up some sauteed tripe which looks kind of like white asparagus for a meat-alternative. What other ideas are there to prepare meats that look like vegetables, or have a similar texture or taste?
(be respectful, we're all humans with love)