I decided to take photos of the meals that my husband and I typically eat during the week and post them on my personal journal, to answer the question I hear so often--"What can you eat?" I've been watching vegancooking for years and I hope that the members will take an interest, or at least enjoy the food-porn. While the meals I feature may not be particularly complex, I think there is value in discussing the "normal" and everyday vegan diet. By "normal" I mean meals we make often without using a recipe or list to shop. I will admit to you that Paul and I rely too heavily on processed foods, so our everyday diet is not perfect, but we try.
Okay so I was a vegetarian + fish (so, pescatarian sort of?) for almost a year before deciding I wanted to be vegan. I wasn't able to do it cold-turkey as I had with vegetarian but I'm getting much better at it after a month of extreme self control and a few slips.
The problem is that I'm a disgustingly picky eater. I don't like salad, squash, asparagus, spinach, turnips, water chestnuts, legumes, potatoes, or anything else that I ought to, really.
So what do I eat? Well I snack a lot (crackers, pickles, fruits). And as for meals I really only eat tacos (crumbles, refried beans and seasoning) and spaghetti (with garlic and tomato sauce). I've made Tofu Scramble a few times. And cooked up some of the Morning Star chicken strips with spices and peppers to make a fajita-like dish.
It doesn't help that I live alone so anytime I cook, a lot of it ends up in the fridge, forgotten in a week or so.
I'm looking for recipes that are easy, not too focused on vegetables, and actually taste good.
I've tried the various Tofutti products and decided I can live without sour cream and cream cheese if those are my alternatives. Vegan cheese hasn't been any better.
If it helps, I do eat peppers, onions, broccoli, tomatoes, corn and carrots if they're cooked a certain way.