When you think about what kind of food gay and lesbian people eat, you may seem confused that there is a disparity. Don’t they eat the same food as everyone else? That is a good question, and we are going to get to the bottom of the matter. Based on the information we have gathered, we’ll tell you what we know about LGBT eating habits and share some of their favorite recipes!
Are They Picky About Food?
Why are we talking about the foods that gay and lesbian people like? Well, as it turns out, members of the LGBT community have different dietary habits based on some elements of their sexuality. It’s an interesting concept that we will explore for gay and lesbian people.
According to studies, women that identify as lesbian tend to report healthier eating habits than straight women. However, lesbian and bisexual women are also more likely to be overweight, but that might not be linked to diet only.
To answer the question of whether lesbians are picky about food is almost pointless because several factors almost always determine the food that people eat. The way a person is raised, their income, and other features tend to appear when looking at what kinds of foods lesbians eat.
People in the LGBT community tend to interact more with people that are vegan compared to hetero individuals. Thus, they might adopt some of their habits, but that is unpredictable at best.
- Gay Men
Much like lesbians, gay men have a multitude of different attitudes towards foods. Pinning the “picky eater” title on a gay man might be tempting, but there are no studies to back up that presumption. However, there have been some interesting findings regarding the dietary habits of gay men.
Specifically, gay men who have taken on the “macho” role in a relationship or in their personality tend to eat the way they feel tough guys should eat. Thus, if you are friends with a “bear,” they tend to eat meat, rich foods, and more. On the other hand, a guy that defines himself as a twink, or a smaller, younger guy, would be more likely to eat little to preserve his physique that informs his gay identity.
People need to be aware that some stereotypical gay foods are not necessarily connected with these men for any reason beyond social perceptions. We’ll include some in our food recipes.
Now that we know why gay and lesbian people eat the way they do, we can start looking at some of the recipes that make the biggest difference.
Healthy Vegan Food Recipes
Some of the vegan recipes that LGBT members and others enjoy can be found here.
One of the best vegan food recipes that LGBT couples like to serve is pizza. The biggest change that people notice when eating vegan pizza is that the cheese is not like normal cheese, and there is a lot less grease. This recipe is both fillings and is perfect for serving guests that are not vegan.
2) Mac and Cheese
For the people that like a rich meal, we have mac and cheese. This meal includes
- 2 boxes of Macaroni
- 1 bag of broccoli florets
- ½ cup of avocado oil
- 1 Yellow onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- Onion powder to flavor
- Pinch of fine sea salt
- 1/4 cup dry mustard powder
- 1 peeled russet potato
- ½ cup Apple cider vinegar
The mixture is very creamy and rich!
Gluten-free foods can be great, too. Prepare either of these for your guests!
If you’re looking to entertain gluten-free guests, try this recipe for ground turkey and spaghetti. Brown the meat, add it to the pan with all the other ingredients and let it cook until the zoodles are soft.
- 3 cups marinara sauce
- 2 cups baby spinach leaves
- 4 zucchini, cut into noodle-shape strands
- 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 ¼ pound ground turkey breast
- 1 cup diced green bell pepper
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
Southern Pork and Rice
Season the pan, heat the oil, cook the chops on each side, and then add the other ingredients into the pan and cook them for five minutes.
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with mild green chiles
- 1 cup uncooked instant rice
- 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 4 boneless pork loin chops (6 ounces each)
- 1 teaspoon seafood seasoning, divided
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
As we said in the section about gay men and lesbians, some foods have become synonymous with gay people. In the case of desserts, one of the foods attributed to gay men is Baked Alaska. This is ice cream and sponge cake, covered by whipped egg whites. It is prepared by broiling the dish for a few minutes, but the eggs prevent the ice cream from melting.
Gay and Lesbian people are often associated with vegan and gluten-free diets, but that is not always the case. This information will help you feed your friends no matter who they are and what diets they need to follow!