True story. By now, I’m sure the whole world knows about Oh She Glows and also knows of many other blogs aspiring to be like it. When I started two blogs before this one, I wanted to blog about healthy plant-based recipes too. But here’s the thing. My blog isn’t like hers. My food photography skills are nowhere near hers. My vegan recipes are a constant work in progress. My husband isn’t like hers. Mine won’t eat plant-based. If he does, it’s rare & the plants he will eat must be on his approved list. Okay, there is no list, but there are a handful of vegetables he will eat (within a week’s time) and leaving meat out of a meal makes him question food heavily.
Foods my husband eats are primarily, but not limited to: steak, pizza, tacos (with beef of chicken), bacon, eggs, sausage and egg sandwiches for breakfast, biscuits and gravy, pork roast, chuck roast, grilled chicken, potatoes, bread, corn, corn and bread-like products,cheese, red and green bell peppers, onion, an occasional sweet potato, cucumbers, carrots (rare), bananas, apples, spring mix, romaine lettuce, maybe a bite of broccoli every 4 months.
Foods that I eat primarily, but not limited to: bananas, apples, berries, persimmons, pears, oranges, grapefruits, pommegranates, kiwis, mangos, all fruits, brussel sprouts, kale, radishes, cabbage, spring mix, red & yellow bell peppers ( I don’t like green), swiss chard, squash of all kinds, mushrooms, tomatoes, egg plant, potatoes, quinoa, millet, rice, barley, kasha, beans of all kinds, some tofu, limited eggs, hemp seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, nuts of all kinds.
Foods we have in common: red peppers, sweet potatoes, cucumbers, bananas, apples, Spring mix and onions and garlic. Can you make a meal out of those things? Maybe. but it would get boring pretty quickly. So what’s a cook to do?
Marry the meal. His is on the left, mine is on the right. It’s possible to love someone who is very different from you. It’s probably something the world could make a better effort to do. Paleos & vegans, can’t we just get along? Can’t we look for what we have in common and love each other in spite of (or maybe even because of?!) our differences? This is my goal. One small step for different/picky eaters, one giant leap for confused and frustrated cooks in houses that might otherwise be divided. Or so I hope.
The above are close ups of two different slow cooker soups. They started much the same:
But then. His got chicken broth and mine got veggie stock. His got chicken chunks (EW!!), and mine got kale. Here are the recipe/s:
Put all ingredients in the crock pots (mine is the small size). Let them simmer on low heat for5-6 hours. His is garnished with Sriracha and chopped cilantro,
This year, I plan on writing an e-cookbook with many easy meals to Marry–for any and all who eat as differently as we do. We can’t be the only ones, right ?!
With love–for meat and plant-eaters alike,