She and her meat-lovin boyfriend are coming over, and I want to surprise them with dinner. I was thinking of making the tofu balls from theppk.com with some pasta and sauce, and a strawberry spinach salad (baby spinach, strawberries, granny smith apple, toasted almond slivers, & rasp. vinagrette mmmm). But I need help coming up with a good balanced meal plan for her, or ways to slowly introduce new foods so that she doesn't get fed up and revert back to meat & pasta.
I gave her links to some blogs and vegweb.com and said that we can look through some of the recipes to find fun things, and start using more meat analogues. I would also like to try and keep the food filling and very healthy.
stir fry with peanut sauce (maybe using those MSfarms chik strips)
"sausage" style tempeh (i think its from theppk)
What are some other hearty recipes that picky eaters might like? Or good tips for beginners? My taste in food has changed so drastically, that I'm having a hard time remembering what I used to eat, and how to prepare food that is not spicy and using more 'common' veggies, or how to introduce more 'exotic' things.