So, What Do You EAT?

chickpeas with orange zest, cardamom, rainbow chard, and whole grain couscous

Why this blog?

To mark six months of eating a predominantly plant-based diet, I created this blog.  It’s another blog about food.  Guilty as charged.

These days, everyone is snapping pictures of what they eat, and to be a foodie is not much of a distinction anymore.  After all, who doesn’t watch Top Chef?

In the midst of higher quality recipes and sharper, more artistic photographs, what makes THIS blog worthy of existing?

You asked for it!

Well, maybe YOU personally didn’t ask for this blog, but I have been asked lots of questions about food in the last six months.  How do you get full?  What can you eat?  What can’t you eat?  What about cookies? These questions weren’t asked solely out of politeness or driven by panic (e.g.oh-no-you’re-coming-to-my-dinner-party-what-on- earth-am-I-going-to-do). People really wanted to know.

I think some folks even thought it was cool to strive for a plant-based diet.  I know I live in San Francisco, but there are a lot of hard core carnivores in this city.  Crazy!

after a grocery run

I didn’t realize that choosing to avoid animal products – meat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk, cheese, even honey – seems like such a radical thing that most people assume someone must be vegan in order to forego, voluntarily, savory prosciutto, the joys of ice cream, and pastries.  Ah, pastries.  People were genuinely interested in the unprincipled principles undergirding my avoidance of meat, fish, dairy, and eggs most (but not all) of the time.

So, maybe not you, but somebody asked, and for this inaugural post, I answer with a bunch of pictures.  Of what I eat.  Another food blog … but maybe with a twist.  And come on, admit it.  You’re a little veg-curious, aren’t you?  😉

whole wheat penne with mushrooms, greens, garlic, onions, and olive oil

kabli chana baigan tarkari

rancho gordo pinquitos in tomato based sauce with vegetables

spinach salad with pink radishes, black lentils, carrots, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes

eggplant and giant lima bean stew with garlic, ginger, harissa, chilies, and tomatoes

cinnamon raisin muffin

zucchini watercress soup with fresh tarragon and lemon zest

whole wheat pancake with cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon zest with walnut oil

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2 responses to “So, What Do You EAT?

  1. Um, can you move in with us? Or can we move in with you? Yummah yummah T!! Go you.

  2. Yummy! I love the photos of your food, the baby blue Le Crueset and the use of the word “veg-curious”!

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