Are you part of a “multivore” family? In an “inter-palate relationship?” Are you tired of making separate dinners because not everyone in your household is vegan?
Many of us have families and loved ones who may be open to vegan food now and then, but have no intention of giving up animal products.
As a result, you might be inclined to prepare multiple meals for everyone’s different preferences.
To be perfectly honest, sometimes I don’t even feel like making one meal, let alone several. And I’m certainly not a fan of running my home kitchen like a restaurant.
So how do you honor your vegan diet AND satisfy the meat lovers in your home? Sure, they can make their own food. In fact, if my boyfriend wants meat with his meal, he can buy it and prepare it, and we’ll share the rest of what we’re eating. Similarly, if we order takeout, he may order a meat option. We’ll also get tofu and some other vegetable dishes, along with some rice that we’ll share. It works out well, and often he finds that his meat dish isn’t as good as the veg ones.
Do I love having meat on the table? Not really. But at the same time, I try to focus on what’s great about the vegan food we’re enjoying, rather than what’s wrong with a portion of what he’s eating. And the fact is, he’s come to love countless vegan recipes, baked goods, meats and cheeses, and is almost always game for delicious plant-based foods. Win!