Cooking with no meat is challenging, at least for me it is.😕 I am not a vegan, but I've started to cook meatless food since March because of my stepdad's health. His nephrologist told him that he needs to be a vegetarian/vegan if he does not want to have permanent dialysis. Until his GFR, Creatine, and BUN are at normal levels and stay that way, then he may eat meat once in a while, but we will know in about 6 months or so. So, my mom and I decided that we all three will give up meat. 😅
Although that is slightly not true because my mother and I agreed that when we are NOT with my stepdad, we can eat whatever we want. We just do not want to tempt him. (I know I know, we are messed up, right?)😏
It's hard for me to give up meat, because I cook at two different homes. I cook at my parent's on weekends and on weekdays I cook at my boyfriend's place. Now that being said, my boyfriend is a hardcore meat lover, he does not eat much red meat (which is good), but he has told me many time that he cannot and will not give up chicken, turkey, and seafood. So yeah it is hard for me. Yea I know I can find ways to make it work out, but I, too, cannot give up my chicken, turkey, salmon, and tilapia, sorry. 🙄
I actually like my stepdad's new diet because I have learned so much about meat substitutions and all other types of substitutes. I am trying new foods and also experimenting wiht different ingredients and mixing stuff around that actually ends up tasting great!
This month I have made jackfruit burgers, jackfruit tostadas, black bean burgers, and lots of foods that include quiona. couscous and all sorts of beans. I am so excited to make more new food and to share with you all. 🤗
What I have been doing is making a list of all the things I want to make and I am little by little going through the list. I just love to be in the kitchen and cook. Cleaning and cooking is my way of a stress-reliever selfcare for me when I am home. 😉
I hope you all are having a wonderful Wednesday! Remember to not let the gloomy weather or the bad traffic ruin this beautiful day you have been blessed to see. 😘