RE: ??tahinin -- nutritional yeast???
Posted Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 11:21 AM
Thank you for the info. I looked for it at Safeway but didn't find it. Well, this vegan thing is getting hard now that I'm back to cooking the the 'man'. Make my plate look like somethings missing. I left last night very angry. But later, when I felt so good from my dinner, I was really happy. I gotta pray about this whole thing and do what's kind for my body, not my plate.
KC, I'm sorry this is such a struggle for you. I really hope you heed the advice posted under the other thread about your cooking struggles, and try to keep it as simple as possible, at least to start. Spaghetti w/ marinara sauce, and throw a couple of frozen meatballs on his if you have to. Bean tacos or taco salad using black or pinto beans. Veggie lasagna. Things that won't seem too "foreign" or different from your usual way of eating. Even a standard meat, baked potato, and veg dinner, but yours uses a Boca burger or you just eat the potato and veggies. Then gradually you can add in new things and try them out.
I am not world's greatest cook either, so I can sympathize. My DH does most of the cooking at our house and he isn't totally commmitted to eating vegan, but he is trying to support me in it. But he has been cooking spicy curries and complicated dishes every night, and last night I couldn't take it anymore! LOL! I fixed Beans and Greens from Dr. McDougall's site (similar to the Southern Beans and Greens from this 21-day menu) and it was surprisingly good since this was only my second time to eat greens (other than spinach). Then for a side dish I threw some leftover red rice and leftover canned tomatoes together and added some onions and spices, and that turned out pretty good too. I enjoyed the simple "homey" food for a change.
Hope these ideas help. Hang in there!