Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Deceptive and Delicious

So, the cookies - AMAZING! Dreena's cookies were incredibly quick and easy, too. I still haven't told my fiance about their animal-loving selves! He ate four when I pulled them out of the oven. They lasted less than one day and I only had two! Thus, I think it's safe to say the meat-eater loves them. I'm so deceptive (in a good way)!

A note on Sunday's dinner: Although it was delicious, the sodium did make me feel bloated. A good reminder for myself why I like real food.

Last night, we both didn't get home till late, so we had quick dinners. He had some baked chicken and I just made myself a big salad with what I found in the refrigerator, including beans, grapes, celery, and tomato. The tomato wasn't quite as delicious as I was expecting. It was just one I picked up at the regular grocery store (non-organic). I can't believe how big it was, too. It's crazy to think that the small, organic tomatoes are so much more flavorful by just growing it the old fashion way. Oh well. I also put a little Annie's Woodstock dressing on it. Yum!

For breakfast, I made my rolled oats with half almond milk and half water. I chopped up a banana in it, which I learned from Kath's Blog. I love how sweet the banana makes the oats. I don't even need additional sweetener. Also, yesterday I made my oats with just water and I was hungrier all day. When I put in almond milk or hemp milk, my hungry is so much more in control. Almost every morning, the meat-eater has two eggs and bacon that I cook in "his" non-stick pan. Don't be jealous, but his cholesterol and blood pressure is amazing. Must be all the exercise he does and the extra veggies I make him eat!

So on the pictures, my food portions look incredibly small. Any tips anyone? I don't want anyone to think that I'm not eating much, because I eat a lot!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Quick and Satisfying for Both

So I've decided to do a few practice rounds with the pictures, before I start posting the pics. I never really took the time to learn about my camera. Anyway, I will still let you all know what we had for dinner tonight!

Tonight, we had for dinner a classic vegetarian meal of ours: Morningstar Farms Buffalo Wings and vegetarian baked beans. These buffalo wings are a treat. They are actually one of the first meat substitute products I gave to the meat-eating fiance and he loves these! These are great for introducing vegetarian foods to non-vegetarians. Beware these are not vegan, containing some milk products. Obviously, they are still a processed food and a little high in sodium, so we don't eat these all the time. Baked beans are another great food that easily satisfies meat-eaters and vegetarians alike. Tonight, we just used a canned version my fiance found. I'm sure you'll be seeing a homemade version this summer, but these sufficed. I love their sweetness. We also had an easy salad with mixed baby greens, a juicy tomato, and a dash of Annie's Woodstock Dressing. Dinner was delicious and it was nice to have something quick after a busy Sunday. The meat-eater loved it even more than me!

I did somewhat watch my portions with dinner tonight, meaning BIG salad, 5 "wings", and moderate amount of baked beans. This meal was incredibly satisfying, though, due to the great flavor.

I'll be making Dreena's Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies tonight. I'm not telling my fiance the cookies are vegan until after he eats them all! I'll let you all know what he says.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Living and Cooking When Opposites Attract

I've never been a big meat eater and now I'm vegetarian. In 2001, I met my now-fiance and he loves meat. This is a blog showing how we get along (and sometimes don't) when it comes to food. Since we live together now, we have a lot of interesting times when meal time comes!

Since I'm in law school and in May begin studying for The Bar, I'm super busy and on a tight budget. I hope you all will get some good ideas on how to accommodate different eating preferences, budgets, and time schedules. I also hope you guys will share your tips and ideas.