Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Indianapolis, IN
I'm a vegan, living with my very onmi dad and stepmom. They often say that they don't know what to have for dinner, because all they really know that I can have is spaghetti, cheese-less pizza, and boca stuff. (I have stuff other than that all the time, and I can pretty much fend for myself. I always have leftovers and snacks around). Although I'd be fine with cooking up something quick just for myself, I don't want them to think I'm being antisocial or something or that I can't find anything we can all eat.
My dad requested that I make vegan meatloaf and chili before, and they both turned out good. I just don't love mock meats that much, and I want to show them that I can eat meals that don't include fake meat. When I lived in an apartment alone, I would just cook up a vegetable and eat it with rice or quinoa or something, and I'd be fine with it. I don't think they'd consider that a "meal" though, since they've been so ingrained with the belief that meals=meat, and my food is just "side dishes."
Do you know of any meals I could make that would be a little more elaborate and impressive than just throwing veggies in a pan, but that don't necessarily include mock meat? I don't want them thinking that there's nothing I can eat, because that's so far from the truth!