WIAW – (he ate it too)

Happy What I Ate Wednesday!  Let’s take a moment to give a round of “Applause” (insert clapping joyfully) for our wonderful host Jenn.  If you haven’t checked her out yet, then head over there now, that is an order…lol!  I promise you will be delighted with what you see 🙂

Peas and Crayons

Here ya go…….

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Breakfasts:   berries & cream oats, peaches & cream oats, pear dutch baby (recipes coming soon)

Lunch: veggie stuffed potato, salads, leftovers

Snacks:  green monsters, parfaits, pears (from my lovely tree!)

Dinner:  eggplant steaks, Mama Pea’s tamale pie, grilled shrimp

Dessert:  spiced peach & carrot bread, peanut butter-banana-chocolate chip pizzert (oh yes I went there!)

Drinks:  pecan praline coffee (a fav), water

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So in yesterday’s post I delved a little in the controversial subject of meat.  I have a goal of adding more meat free dishes into our menu, and I am glad to say that I have been able to do so.  Of course being married to an avid meat eater makes that goal more difficult.  The hubster knows how I feel on the subject, but he still insists on eating his meat.  So I quit asking/talking about it, and I just started cooking.  I am proud to say that I have fed him two meat free dishes successfully 🙂

Monday night’s dinner was a no brainer, I knew he would eat the eggplant.  It is basically like eggplant parmesan without the frying and such.  That didn’t worry me.  Last night’s dinner did make me a little nervous.  Thanks to the wonderful Mama Pea, I pulled it off!

I used Mama Pea’s tamale pie recipe (you must try this!) with only two changes.  Due to not being able to find tempeh locally, I used Morning Star’s  “meat crumbles”, and because we love cheese I used the real stuff.  The hubster loved it!  He had no idea that he was eating a vegetarian meal.  He even requested to take some of the leftovers for lunch.  Now of course I will inform him that is is a vegetarian meal later.  I like to let him sit on how good it was for a little while before dropping that bit of info  🙂

Now those of you that missed yesterday’s post, you may be wondering why I have shrimp if I am trying to include more vegetarian options.  Well, the shrimp was fresh!  I will and do eat meat when I am comfortable with the source.  Such as venison that the hubster brings home from hunting.  As well as the seafood we get from our him or our neighbor.  I am comfortable with that because I know that it is natural and free of substances that are pumped into commercial meats.

So there you have it.  What I ate and what he ate too! 

Now go cook something 🙂

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11 responses to “WIAW – (he ate it too)

  1. I think it is sooooo great that your hubby is actually liking the meat-free meals! That probably means that he won’t fight you too hard with this change seeing as he actually enjoys the food too!

  2. so many yummy meals!! my husband is the same way, but i’m trying to “train” him 🙂

  3. chocolate chip pizzerts- mmm gotta be one of the best creations ever! i love pizzerts for breakfast lunch dinner and dessert ❤ nom nom

  4. [insert silly bow and typical trips-over-her-own-foot shenanigans] bahaha! love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Missy

    What I wouldn’t give to have fresh shrimp!
    That tamale pie has been on my want to make list for a while, but like you, I could not find the tempah. Good to know that you can use the MS’s crumbles! I am going to try to get my hubby to eat less meatl I am going to suggest the meatless Monday plan!

  6. livinglearningeating

    Breakfast, the green monster, the eggplant steak, and the peanut butter chocolate pizzert look AMAZING.

    Somehow I feel like that eggplant would have gone realllllly well with yesterday’s yummy tofu (http://livinglearningeating.wordpress.com/2011/07/29/the-salad-monster/)

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