“What do you eat”? Oh yes, I get that question a LOT.
We eat plant rich, nutrient-dense food. Yes, that does mean, on occasion, we will eat fish.
I got the feeling that our friend didn’t want all the details. She needed and wanted help fast.
Our friend was panicked. Their granddaughter was coming to visit and their beautiful, intelligent teenager has bravely announced to the world that she has decided to be a vegetarian.
What do we feed her?
My answer: food
Seriously, what do you eat?
So, I offered a few suggestions and good news, the granddaughter came to visit, brought some of her own food and everyone lived to tell the tale.
I decided for a week or two, I would share what we eat. I would send my friend pictures, offer recipes if she asked. I didn’t go into too much detail. I wanted her to know that we eat pretty much what she eats minus the grilled steaks.
One time years ago we hosted a graduation party. At the time, our youngest son was a vegan. I made myself crazy by making vegan gravy and non-vegan gravy. I made vegan dishes and non-vegan dishes. I made vegan desserts and non-vegan…you get the idea. I put pretty little signs in all the dishes to designate which was which.
Stick a Fork in Me.
I was D-U-N. Done!
Like NASA has a mission statement? I needed a mission statement. While cleaning up and doing twice as many dishes, I decided to make some changes. My new mission statement:
Make/bake excellent quality food with exceptional taste.
I want my food to be so good that I don’t have to qualify what it is. I don’t have to say: this is dairy free or gluten-free or sugar-free. I don’t have to say, these crab cakes are made with Jack Fruit. I don’t have to say this is vegan. I decided to make and serve exceptional food.
When you come to my house and enjoy a Chocolate Chip Cookie, I won’t have to explain that they are dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan…blah, blah, blah . If you try my chicken nuggets, I won’t have to tell you there is no chicken involved. Nor will I have to explain that my donuts are non-dairy, non-gluten, etc.
I will only have to answer you when you ask if there is more.
YES, THAT GOOD!
Homemade pasta and sauce so savory and filled with flavor (and blended veggies) that you will ask for seconds.
Stuffed shells worthy of a birthday dinner! Oh, did I mention homemade ricotta “cheese” made from almonds?
We eat “Crab Cakes” with or without sauce. These beauties are perfect small appetizers or larger for part of a meal. Did I mention they are made with Jack Fruit?
Falafel & Hummus so good, so full of rich, bold flavors you will for sure be a clean plate club member.
What should you feed your granddaughter? Excellent food.
In this together,