I’ve got great news on the progress front with our diet!
Dave has officially declared that he LIKES Indian and Thai food!!!! This is a HUGE break through for him and it is going to make things soooooo much easier on me making dinner now, haha. Indian and Thai recipes make some of the easiest and most delicious vegan food. And I swear they make up almost 75% of vegan recipes I come across.
Now, to understand why this is such a massive breakthrough for him, you’ve got to understand where my husband started from… He HATED anything ‘stir-fry‘ or ‘casserole-like’ where all the food was mixed together and especially if a sauce was added to the party. He wanted his peas to be plain and his mashed potatoes to be simple and his steak to be well-seasoned. And each of these things sat nicely in their own corners of the plate. If they touched it was still cool. But! If I took that steak and cut it into chunks, mixed it with his peas in a sauce, and topped it with the mashed potatoes, say something like a shepherd’s pie? NO WAY. He was out. I’d have to make a separate meal for him. So you can see now why I am rejoicing about his finally crossing over to enjoy a variety of ethnic foods… which just happen to be my personal favorite
This Massaman Curry was actually deemed worthy enough to be placed on the regular rotation for dinner. He enjoyed it that much. Another surprise since it is peanut butter based and that is SO not him. But he loved it! [click to continue…]