When I'm invited over, I let people know that I'm not eating grains, to avoid awkwardness on all sides. I tell them meat and veggies are okay, but that's a little more complicated with vegetarians for sure. I would definitely chow down on some protein before going, which I think would make sardines in the car unnecessary. I do have vegetarians in the family, but we just treat each other with respect, and make sure we've got food the others can eat. Cheese is a nice meeting ground.
I had to make a pasta salad for a family potluck recently (specifically requested by the hostess), but I made a pasta-free version on the side for me. Lots of veggies, feta, and avocado mayo.
5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again
More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
- Lewis Mumford