I was raised a vegetarian but my mom always cooked our meals. I’m just now going back to being veggie but I’ve also just learned to cook. Anyone out there know some easy veggie dishes that will also appeal to kids? I’ve got about six recipes from my mother but she went vegan a long time ago and severely limits her food choices which I don’t find healthy (limted to maybe a total of ten foods) and I’m looking for vegetarian recipes that I can diversify. Can anyone help?
TheHeth's Life List
1. lose weight
3. Establish a sound financial plan
4. pay off my car
5. take a daily vitamin
6. Eat healthy
7. Be patient
8. Go back to school
9. Strenghten Friendships
10. be vegetarian
11. live more simply
How I did it: I learned that I will never use the soap my mother used. It cleans the dirt of kids instantly but I don't like the smell and I prefer natural products like Dr. Bronners, not Dial. I stopped feeling sorry for myself and I packed all my baggage and mentally sent it on a plane to Siberia. I hope they enjoy it. I realized that while I may have been young when I had kids that didn't make me incapable and that I shouldn't be e… Read how I did it…
How I did it: I made lists of things I wanted to try. I tried them one by one until I could identify what I was good at and what I wasn't. Cooking curry is NOT my thing. I read "Spiraling Inward" which is a book solely about developing your creativity - which helps identify your talents. I did things I was afraid of - like picking up a spider and putting it outside. I took a walk at night around the neighborhood. I found I c… Read how I did it…
How I did it: I asked a ton of questions. This meant asking some tough questions that had answers I was afraid of. I also learned that my mom has a cheesy sense of humor and that my dad, no matter how much he wants to be liked, will never be trusted if he can't be honest. I learned the good and the bad. I found my mom was more willing to be open about herself in an honest way. I found that my dad was a person who wanted to… Read how I did it…
I’m looking for a vitamin that’s vegan friendly. I don’t want a ton of extra minerals just because or way too much iron. I’m just looking for something healthy preferably with dHA. Anybody got any suggestions?
I love my friends but one of my other goals is setting limits so now I’m in the process of drawing my lines in the sand so to speak as to how I can strengthen my friendships while respecting my own limits.
I’ve promised myself that I will return phone calls within 48 hours and I left a message on my voice mail stating that I will return the call within 48 hours and that if its an emergency that they please text me.
I’ve started telling people what I’m really comfortable with – and not comfortable with. I’m polite but firm when I say it and this lets them know who I am and what I stand for.
I’ve started asking everyone to text or email me instead of calling because it’s easier to schedule get-togethers. I’ve limited myself to one to two events a week for up to three hours in length.
I do not hire a babysitter after bedtime hours and I ask that all guests be gone by 8pm, Monday thru Friday and by 10pm on the weekends. I actually have this posted on my “House Rules” poster board I made and posted by my front door. This way, I don’t have to be the bad guy or the party-pooper. It just is the way it is.
I’ve started asking my friends questions about their views on everything from cooking to hobbies to politics. Everything and anything they’re willing to talk about so that I can really know them. I don’t really offer an opinion, I just listen.
I’ve started asking friends to come over for community dinners. Everyone brings a dish and a drink. We have a “topic pot”. Little pieces of paper that people can pull out at random on the dining room table – NO awkward silences.
I’ve started playing board games with my friends like I did when I was a kid. People laugh and it’s a lot of fun. Just watch out for Monopoly – it goes on and on and on. Set a time limit with that game, lol.