Saturday, June 17, 2006

a very non-vegan fathers day

We are experiencing some warm weather, so no cooking for me today. Yesteray I made enough food to last us a couple of days.. so for lunch we had burritos with the habanero black bean mixture I spoke of yesterday. I know that habaneros are very spicy, but my sauce isn't a killer. It is a mixture of seeded habaneros, carrots, red peppers, onions, garlic, vinegar, sugar and lime juice. It is sooo good... even my youngest son likes it. I will freeze it in ice cube trays and control the heat that way. Habaneros pack such a fruity punch that if you can get past the heat they are really, really good.

Tomorrow is Father's Day, so my kitchen will be temporarily corrupted with flesh. This does not make me happy, but it makes my husband happy and it's his day so I will cook for him. Believe, me, as a lifelong vegetarian, the thought of having flesh in my home is just totally disgusting.. but I want him to feel special.. and he doesn't need to know that I bring out my thrift store cooking utensils to make his meal. lol.. For bfast I am making him a smoked salmon spread and will buy egg bagels.. (how gross can you get???) and for dinner I am going to make him chinese orange chicken... if the weather is not too hot to fry chicken. If it is, then I'll make it later in the week. I'm planning on making orange seitan for the kids and I (in a different pan, of course).. I have not bought the flesh and gloves yet. Oh, how I despise flesh... I guess I'm venting here. I probably cook it around 4 times a year and each and every time I end up bleaching my kitchen and hands (and I NEVER use bleach.. I'm all about my own, non-toxic, homemade cleaners!)...

so I guess I'm just bitching here. It's all good. It's his day. Lunch will be Vegan though!

10 comments:

  1. Hey Melody, cooking animals... yikes! That's gotta be hard on you but in the name of love...

    Hope things go well for you and hope you have a great weekend!!

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  2. You're a loving wife, & that comes first ~ though I'm still laughing at the fact that you'll be using thrift store cooking utensils...I would too. Hey, what goes on for Mother's Day?! :)

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  3. Fancy meal for the papa! For health/ allergy purposes (rotational diet) my son eats chicken... free range, organically fed (purchased locally). I bought him a george grill just for that. He cooks his own breasts once a week and cleans his own mess.
    Cheapo pans, haha.
    Have a great weekend!

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  4. I also had a good smile thinking of the thrift stores pans for the meat! Something I would do as well!!!

    By the way, did you post the orange seitan recipe somewhere? Did I miss it??? I want to try it!!!

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  5. T- I haven't posted the recipe, but will write it down when I make it. I'm not doing the chicken/seitan tonight because it's too hot, probably Tuesday night is when I'll make it.

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  6. Wow, you're a better wife than me. I wouldn't cook meat for my husband. He knows this and is fine with it. But, I also have designated pans that he can cook his own meat in. He's not allowed to use the good ones. Good luck. You're a strong woman. Gloves and bleach are a must!

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  7. The thing that grosses me out the most about cooking meat is the SMELL. It makes me want to throw up. You are very, very brave, Melody!

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  8. I've cooked enough flesh in my lifetime. Cooking that now is non-negotiable.

    You are very unselfish in doing that.

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  9. i think i'm the only vegetarian that still loves meat. i'm ashamed.

    i dont' eat it for the animals; not myself. if they didn't care i'd eat them day and night.

    okay..that's probably enough for now.

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  10. Oooh waiting eagerly for the Orange Seitan recipe!

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