Hey guys! My boyfriend and I are moving in together in the spring and since he sleeps during the day (night-shift worker), I’ll be the primary cook in the home. Problem is, I’m vegan and he’s not even a vegetarian. He’s not opposed to eating my vegan recipes, but he has made it clear that he still wants meat and eggs and dairy.
How do I cook for him? I’m not opposed to his eating meat and stuff (well, it’s not my ideal, but I have to be respectful of his choice since he’s so supportive of mine), but I have a really hard time cooking it and not to mention we’re on a tight budget. I can’t afford to cook two meals for us every night.
My mum makes vegetable curry that she eats too, it’s all vegan and can be done in a large stock pot so you can easily freeze some in containers. Vegan bolognaise is also freezable if you do a lot of it.
I’ve not really had much experience with a slow-cooker/crock-pot. However, my cousin’s wife said that her crock-pot basically got her through college. She said it can turn the cheapest cut of meat into something nom-worthy. So that is definitely a good option for a meat-eater on a budget.
You could also pull a Tracy Jordan and “Tank it”. You’re vegan, so… you “don’t know how to cook meat”. If you make a few disgusting meat-dishes, he’s likely to either start making it himself, or try more of your veggie-dishes. *nod*
The slow cooker idea is always good, especially for tight budgets. My small 2qt cooker has saved me through many tight weeks. You might want to mention to him that by not buying meats, eggs, and dairy products would not only save you guys money, but that after a while reducing his intake on those things will help him feel better, perform successfully at work, and get better sleep. Find out what his favorite veggies are and research dishes that build from them. Or make several small sides along with something familiar to him and let him try a little of all. You might end up surprising him, even if it takes a few dud dishes to get there.
slow cooker recipes are always good? That way you don’t have to actually cook it. Just put it in the pot and leave it there.. haha otherwise he could always make his own meat and you could make the rest?
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