These days, we might as well introduce ourselves by name and dietary restriction. And when everyone has foods they can and can't eat, it's easy for hosts to feel frazzled and guests to feel burdensome. A meal that accommodates the gluten-free, the dairy-free, the soy-free, and the vegan, however, is not beyond your reach. We've gathered a few dishes that (almost) everyone will be able to enjoy. Most, but not all, of these recipes steer clear from animal products and gluten (but watch out for nuts and optional garnishes).
If you make just a couple of these recipes, no guest will go hungry. And if you're a party-goer rather than a host, bring one to the dinner you're attending -- you'll make fast friends.