Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education.
– Mark Twain
Today’s meal suggestion comes from London, who works with Joe and who brilliantly suggested I hide vegetables in his food. I especially like that she recommended I hide cauliflower. It’s one of my favorite veggies and the subject of one of my favorite quotes.
London: to answer your question, Joe’s dietary habits tend to skew toward dull and unoriginal, not fried and unhealthy. In fact, he’s a pretty healthy eater as far as type of chicken and type of potato goes.
And yes, purple cauliflower exists.
I’m sorry to say it, but Misha and I typically prepare our own meals individually and then eat next to each other! He’s big into pork and dumplings and sauerkraut and I’m into salads and pasta (pseudo-vegetarian also). Sometimes we don’t eat the same meal, but it’s worked for us for 10 years!
My brother is the same way: no fruits or veggies. To me that is sooo crazy because I could live on salad alone. What DOES Joe like to eat? Does it typically skew fried and unhealthy, or is it just the same old stuff?
I’ve noticed that Misha and I can agree on ethnic food: Chinese, Mexican, Thai, some Italian, so maybe you can head in that direction.
Here are three things we like to eat that aren’t overloaded with fruits or veggies. I think you’re out of luck if you don’t like seafood though!
Fish Tacos: battered and fried tilapia in tacos or tortillas with lettuce, salsa, cheese, sour cream. YUM
Rotini Pasta with Salmon: with butter and olive oil and Parmesan and that’s it! Maybe add in some shrimp?
Salmon Patties: This comes in a can. Just add eggs and breadcrumbs like you would meatloaf and fry them up.
Sometimes you can camouflage veggies, if they are in a different form. I creamed cauliflower and fried it up in patty form. It was amazing! We also tend to make a lot of soups and dip our homemade crusty bread in them. Very filling.
Anyway, I hope that helps!!
PS. London’s photo by Chip Weiner.