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2/24/13 10:37 A

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I'm getting used to making two versions of times. I had chicken parm. for me with a Morning Star breaded patty and made a sandwich for him with a nasty battered chicken he bought at Sam's Club for the kids, and then the same bell peppers, onions, and pizza sauce. We both had Italian cheese, too. We had salad and fruit with it.

Another time I made a spaghetti sauce for me and then added some to some meat for them. I made mac n cheese for both and topped it with the sauce and some grated parm. for all. Everyone was happy. I bought toasted cheese rav. for me and they have meat. Same for some tortellini.

Last night he had a turkey sandwiches on sandwich thins and I had a Morning star links breakfast sandwich with apples on the side.

Sometimes he eats veggie patties or my meatless meals like beandips, too.

good luck everyone.

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2/22/13 10:47 A

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My husband was always a meat eater, but over the years, has become willing to eat some of the things I prepare that are vegetarian. He likes vegetables, so no problem there. Guess I've been lucky. He still eats meat, given a choice, but has no problem eating non-meat meals.

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2/9/13 9:31 A

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My hubby has always been a meat and potatoes man but since I started making some changes for health reasons he has tried to be more understanding. He is very good at helping in the kitchen.
He have even been to our local vegan restaurant a few times are really enjoyed it.
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12/1/12 3:55 P

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Hahaha, my my this sounds familiar...
My husband is very much a meat and potatoes man. He grew up that way. My family was the opposite, we'd have meat (farm raised or free range usually), but spread out and many times to add flavor to a dish rather than be the main course.

So I focus on the other things that we both love: potatoes, rice, pasta, garlic bread, muffins, eggs, quesadillas, etc and I make that the main meal. And a couple times a week we'll have chicken, beef or fish. (Depends on sales too).

Thankfully my husband does enjoy and eat vegetables, but only if they are raw. I like mine cooked. So I just set aside some raw for him and cook mine and it works out. He's happy, I'm happy, and we're on budget.



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10/17/12 8:38 A

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I am in the same boat. My wife only eats meat and potatoes and refuses to cook any vegetarian meals. I try to just add onto the meal she makes for my food. If we have steak or pork chops with a baked potato I just eat the baked potato split open with spicy beans poured over the top and have a salad. My wife loves to cook fried chicken and everyone will eat corn, so I will make a brown rice side dish to share and then have left overs or cook some tofu or tempeh to go with it. When we eat spaghetti or tacos I make those and replace the meat with TVP and the whole family gets a meat-less meal.

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10/9/12 6:33 A

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I hear ya, my BF will only eat veggies if there's a gun to his head...

But he loves any kind of vegetable soup and he even makes it himself.

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I just did! Yes this is my life!!!! I'm giggling like a fool but it is SOOOO true!!!

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funny you mention this....you should go read my blog.

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10/8/12 10:37 A

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My husband isn't much on veggies either. He's a straight meat and potatoes guy. Usually I try to have my veggies at lunch because we always have seperate lunches, then I enjoy a meat meal at supper with hubby. Usually fish or chicken when he has red meats.

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Part of the reason I don't cook is that I live with a CARNIVORE! I'm not kidding, a T-rex probably ate more veggies than my hubby. Anyone else in this boat? Any suggestion so I'm not good two meals?!?

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