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I Want to Make My Jewish Roommate a Dish From My Home State But the Original Recipe isn’t Kosher…

I, 25m non-religious, recently moved to Colorado from Minnesota, and am living with a (now formerly) online friend of mine, 26m Jewish. In Minnesota, we have a type of food called Hotdish (no, it is not judt another word for Casseroles there is a huge difference. But that’s not what this is about). Specifically, the Hotdish I want to make him is Tatertot Hotdish.

Now typically, Tatertot Hotdish has these ingredients: •2lbs Ground Hamburger •A can of veggies (typically Green Beans or Corn, I usually use Corn) •Various Spices/seasonings •2 bags of tatertots, one for the bottom layer, one for the top •2 cans of Cream of Mushroom Soup

Now, as you probably know based off the name or from experience… Cream of Mushroom Soup has cream in it, and therefore mixing it into the dish would prevent it from being Kosher.

This is where my issue lies. I wanna make this dish for him, as cooking brings me joy and I love seeing people enjoy my food while also giving me feedback on it, and I think I might have found a work around… But I don’t want to come off as having to be sneaky and tiptoe around his beliefs with loopholes.

The “work around” as I so tactlessly said before is Vegan Cream of Mushroom Soup. It contains no dairy, and therefore no cream, and would technically be Kosher simply by definition alone.

How do I go about this? He’s a really good friend of mine, and I wanna respect his beliefs. But at the same time I don’t know many recipes, and TTHD is one of the few that I’m incredibly confident in.

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