I should keep making them even after this month is over and I go back to eating meat. I said the thing is I’m not sure if I’m going back to meat. I’m starting to feel better. If I do add back in meat, it will be very limited and only hormone and antibiotic free, fresh meat. I won’t add back any preserved meats. It would be in addition to the vegan meals I’m learning to make. I would still be primarily plant based.
I eat mostly vegetarian and I love vegetarian/vegan food. I used to be very strict about it. But now I sometimes eat fish. I do my best and that is where I draw the line.
Do you have one of those vegetable spaghetti maker things? Little LED just got me one yesterday and I’m in love. We had zucchini and carrot alfredo and it was sooo good. I can’t have gluten and I prefer it over gf pasta any day. But also, it’s just a super fast and easy way to get a lot of veggies and help fill you up.
I just made crispy breaded tofu sandwiches a few days ago and they’re delicious. There are several recipes online if you’re into the processed chicken patty sandwich deal without the chicken. But mostly you just have to press it for a really long time and the bread it like you would anything else. Highly recommend.
You should definitely keep making them! Tofu tacos sound delish!
I eat a standard diet now, but have had multiple stints of being vegetarian and vegan. Still have a lot of plant based meals, just 'cause I like 'em!
Oh man, they were too good. Tacos are something I always eat too many of.
Good for you ma’am!
I don’t like tofu much, but I have been using eggplant and zucchini as meat subs. Just lightly sautéed.
I eat very little meat. But when I do, this is what I get. I prefer other sources of protein. It’s not too expensive if you eat just one serving of meat because it lasts longer. For beef I eat 2 oz, and for chicken and turkey I eat 2-4 oz. Most likely, now that I’m not drinking I’ll have 4 oz of turkey and chicken from now on.
I am so happy for you, and proud of you and just bursting with joy that you are taking this path.
I am aghast that you put tofu and taco in the same sentence. I feel violated.
I know exactly how you feel. I’ve been right where you are. But sincerely I did a really good job, and they were wonderful.
You, being such a talented chef, would be able to do even better. Tofu is amazing. I’m starting to feel better and better each day without meat. A handful of nuts here, a pb & j over there, a sprinkle of seeds on this, a serving of beans with that and a tofu recipe thrown in when I’m wanting to cook. I’m not dead yet so…
I eat a plant based burrito every day for breakfast and lunch. I was eating one three meals a day last month but I thought that was too much so now I have macaroni and cheese for dinner. If my weight loss stalls because of that then I’ll go back to three plant based burritos a day again next month.
That’s great. I’m loving the way I’m starting to feel without the meat. I’m having a lot less allergies. A few months back I found out I had become allergic to milk and eggs but when I stopped them the allergic reactions did not completely stop. Mostly, but not all. I had increased the amount of meat I was eating to compensate for the reduced dairy and eggs. Then I started feeling yucky about the meat. So I said “enough!” and stopped meat too.
My doc had tested me for beans, soy, nuts and seeds and brought those up when I complained about not being a meat fan and being allergic to dairy and eggs. So, that’s where I try to get my protein. And I’m a veggie lover so that’s no change there.
Do you use tofu in your burrito?
No, they’re mostly soy protein concentrate burritos but sometimes I’ll get a tofu salad from the Co-op.
Oh, are they premade?
Yep, I get them at the Co-op.
Gotta love the ease. I really love to cook and create in the kitchen. I find chopping veggies to be a very grounding and relaxing activity. The more veggies I can get into my loved one’s tummies the happier I am. But I only have company a couple times a week maybe. I don’t really have motivation to do all that crap for just me. That’s bad. I’m going to check the store for some burritos for when I don’t want to cook.
I used to volunteer at a soup kitchen when I lived in Calgary, doing nothing but food prep. I loved chopping lots of veggies, slicing fruit, and buttering bread rolls. Made me feel sane and was very therapeutic. I can see why you love it.
Yes. My brain is very scattered usually, not focused. I guess they are thinking now that I have attention deficit disorder. But if I do, I don’t feel it when I’m in the zone in the kitchen. 3 pans going, checking the oven, chopping the veggies, tasting the sauce, making tea. It’s so fun.
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