Tuesday, February 23, 2010

bump in the road...

Okay so I think I have officially hit a rough patch...it's not always easy being vegetarian/vegan when the rest of your family isn't. I think my oldest daughter and husband are going through meat withdrawal. I had to break down and buy pork chops to prepare for dinner for them because I was starting to feel so bad. It got me to thinking just how much we associate care and love of our families with the food we prepare them. As a wife and mother I feel guilty not feeding them the foods they are used to eating...like I am not taking care of them. Yet, eating whole grains and vegetables is really taking care of them better. We are Italian and comfort & love is associated with meatballs and sausage. I have been trying various meat-subsitute products made out of soy and veggies and haven't really been that impressed yet. Going to keep trying. In the meantime, any recipes or product suggestions would be great!

1 comment:

  1. It is a real challenge to stick to vegetarian food. Being from India, we have a whole lot of choices in vegetarian food. However, I thought I will share two books that have excellent vegetarian recipes. First one is "Cooking at home with Pedatha" which is a compilation of traditional recipes from Andhra (a region of South India). The second one is "Sukham Ayu: Cooking with Ayurvedic Insights". This book has well researched recipes which are based on Ayurvedic tenants. Hope this helps!