His cookbooks are far from vegan, but his use of healthy, fresh ingredients keeps him far away from the worst cookbooks of 2010, and he makes enough vegetarian dishes to last us several Meatless Mondays.
The only drawback to Jamie's recipes (including the ones in to come out using cups instead of milliliters (some don't require measuring cups at all).
Lifestyle choices are only a small portion of that package.” Focus on what drew you together in the first place, and enjoy growing as a couple. Take turns choosing the restaurant, and make sure both of you will have something to eat.
Not every meal needs to knock everyone’s socks off, but try to make it rare that the vegetarian is stuck with a lame salad or the omnivore is totally intimidated by an all-vegan mock-meat menu.
People do change their eating habits—most of us weren’t born vegan or vegetarian—but it’s best not to base your relationship on that hope.
You can share your love of tofu and nachos loaded with cashew cheese, but resist passing judgment on what your other half orders for dinner. “Sometimes I enjoy our different viewpoints,” says Eisenberg of her current partner.
Since when did you start worrying about my protein intake? I actually don’t think it’s funny to see pictures of dead animal carcasses, so don’t throw them in my face.
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Figure out what you’re both comfortable with, and leave the guilt trips out of it.
“Just research the menu of a restaurant before suggesting it,” says Howell.
Calling ahead to fancier restaurants is a smart move—you’ll learn if they have any flexibility and may discover a chef who’s willing to whip up a fantastic veg dish for you. Prepare meatless meals that you both love and that can be easily modified at the table: each of you can add beans, tofu, seitan, or another mix-in of your choice to your own plate. It’s a good idea to lay down ground rules for the kitchen.
“They certainly help stoke some fiery conversation.
Ultimately, I look at a person as a complete package.