I often wonder how much the Atkins diet contributed to me having a heart attack so young.nicoles
I tried finding the clip of that scene online, but couldn't.Christine in Cali
This is the one I used, which I think is the one carollynne
used, which is where I got the idea. It was really very very good.Katydid
Thanks so much for that post. Sometimes it does feel like I am constantly under attack for my dietary choices. Lately I have been trying to end any food related arguments with the wife by asking her what she would have me change, if eating meat would make her happy. She generally backs down at that point.
Her new tactic is to tell me I smell bad. I have never had a BO problem in my life. I'm one of those kind of people that deodorant, is completely optional. My claim is that I'm not using any single spice excessively, so I tell her it's psycho semantic. Then I bring up the oatmeal incident (she claimed I was stinking up the house by cooking up something foul and it was plain oatmeal). Her counter is I put weird stuff into my oatmeal (flaxseed meal and date sugar), I said yes, but not while it's cooking.carollynne
Wow, sounds like you had a great weekend! Great news about your Brother and Niece giving it a shot. I know most of us don't eat the faux meat dishes very often, but they do have their place and are especially helpful with getting the non-vegans to understand that life without meat is possible.
Friend arrive late, they are shocked. They had expected some weight loss, they had seen my winter pictures and #4'sGF had told them I had lost a lot of weight. Still, they were not prepared. Told my friend "T" about the diet and the benefits, he asked a few questions.
Equally as shocking was T's wife "C", had put 40 pounds on her 5' 0" frame. She's also developed asthma and is borderline COPD, and is using a nebulizer a couple of times a day.
#2 Son stops by for breakfast with our friends. Everybody is sitting down, I had already eaten oatmeal, but figured I would sit down with them and have something with jelly on it. I reached into the trash to pull out the bag the frozen biscuits came in to see the ingredient and fat content. They were really bad, 4g of trans fat per biscuit. #2 Son (the E2 dieter) starts goading me, "Ah come on, a few biscuits aren't going to kill you." My reply was, "You say biscuits, I say "Flaky Death".
#2 Son has been bragging about being off his vegan diet and how much bad stuff he is eating. He has put on 12 of the 30 pounds he lost. He's going to be wanting his clothes back if he keeps this up.
The wife was planning on making lasagna for Friday night dinner. She was going out with "C" and their daughters to pick strawberries and show them how to make strawberry freezer jam. That left "T" and I to do whatever we wanted.
"T" and I were doing out running around. I told him about how much my diet had stressed my marriage, and he asked lots of questions about this way of eating. Were were near the co-op / organic grocery store and we were both hungry. The co-op has a place to eat, that carries vegan menu items, so that's where we went. I was surprised when "T" ordered exactly the same thing I did. It was a tempeh sandwich, which he seemed to enjoy a lot.
We got a call late in the afternoon, my Wife's blood sugar had gotten so bad after a trip to DQ, that "C" had to drive back to the house. They called back later and wanted to know if hamburger helper would be ok for dinner since the wife wasn't feeling much like cooking. We said it would be fine.
When we got home, #4 and his GF were making the HH. I made this for myself. http://www.forksoverknives.com/cajun-cornbread-casserole/
I offered "T" some, and he had seconds.
"T" and I normally go to yard sales when he visits. I bought a brand new in the box 5 cup rice cooker for $2. My Wife collects cook books, so I found one published in 1897 called The White House Cookbook. It had an impression of The White House on the cover.
I didn't speak much about diet or food much, was trying to make sure I didn't come across as obsessive.
Saturday night was our scheduled night to go out, just the adults to "fancy" restaurant. #1 Son and his wife called and wanted to see "T" and "C", but were tied up all weekend, and wanted to know if they could intrude on our Saturday night out. So they came along. I warned the restaurant ahead of time that I was vegan (they normally have a vegetarian menu).
#1 Son was shocked when he saw me, guess it was the pants, and the tie. At some point when the Wife commented about how difficult it was to eat out with me, #1 Son said, "Look at him! Argument over!". That made me feel good. They restaurant we ate at, is probably one of the best in a 40 mile radius. They are really really good. However, the is the second time they have completely missed the mark on my food. Still, it was a lovely evening out.
We were planning on having a BBQ Sunday with about 22 people total, so I made these for myself ahead of time;http://vegandad.blogspot.com/2008/03/homemade-sausages.htmlhttp://blog.fatfreevegan.com/2007/05/barbecued-seitan-ribz.html
I left out the tahini on the seitan ribs. Probably made them a little tougher, but the flavor was awesome.
Main thing on Sunday was, several people tried the seitan ribs. Almost everybody said something nice about them. Including my wife, she said, " I could eat this". I was shocked.
Happy Tuesday (Doesn't this feel like Monday)