Thursday, February 07, 2013
Today I made Quorn Fajitas for dinner.
The biggest problem I have when trying to eat healthily in my household is the fact that, other than myself, only one other person is also trying to eat better and lose weight, and unfortunately, Lily isn't allowed human food (and she wouldn't like Quorn anyway). So when I have to cook for both myself and my other half (OH), there's often a conflict between he wants to eat and what I can eat.
He hates most vegetables bar potatoes, chilis and peppers. I'm pescatarian.
He eats foods so spicy he's probably killed off a good portion of the taste buds on his tongue. I can just about manage something marked as "medium" on a heat/spice scale.
He believes that a meal is not a meal unless you can only barely see the edges of the plate. I try to eat healthy portions.
And so on. Frankly, I often find it amazing that we've survived together for so long.
But thankfully, early on in our relationship I got him to try Quorn, and he loved it. So now whenever I cook for both of us, I pull out the strangely-named meat substitute and go to town.
I found a recipe for Quorn fajitas on a website, and since chicken fajitas is something I miss since cutting meat out of my diet, I was eager to try it. OH, of course, was worried about the amount of onions, the amount of peppers and whether I'd remember to add the fajita mix (he has a strange opinion of my cooking skills). Not that he had anything to worry about in the end, as it turned out great, and very filling. OH, in his own words, said that he'd be going to bed tonight without extra food, which is pretty impressive in my mind (really, the man eats like he's hollow). So all in all, a great success and a meal that we'll be eating more of in the future.