Fool a Carnivore: Meaty Main Dishes . . . Minus the Meat
We all lead such busy lives, and it is easy to get pulled in different directions with work, social commitments, after school practices and activities, civic responsibilities, and non-profit events. I have many friends whose families literally eat on the run between activities, or eat on a “serial basis,” with people coming and going at different times.
“One of the reasons I committed the time to write this book is that I believe in the value of families sitting down together to enjoy a home-cooked family meal.”
I am a busy attorney, with volunteer leadership roles on several non-profit boards, and have been a working mother throughout my son’s life. However, we have home cooked family meals together at least 5 nights per week. I think that taking the easy escape of ordering take out or defrosting a frozen pizza can short change and trivialize the experience of a family dinner. The process of cooking a healthy dinner for my husband and son, and then eating together while we talk gives me a feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment that my “paid job” doesn’t provide. This book is aimed at the following people:
- Vegetarians who live in a family of carnivores who are either making two different dinners every night (or are making themselves or their families unhappy)
- People who want to become vegetarians, but are concerned about getting enough protein – or just can’t get used to the sight of their plates minus the meat.
- Carnivores who have a child or spouse that wants to become a vegetarian.
- People who do not want to become vegetarians, called flexitarians, want their families to eat healthier (the Meatless Monday crowd).
I’m working on a couple of new cookbooks in e-book format. I’ve got several different types in the works, but if there is a specific interest you have please let me know. Jump onto my list and you’ll be the first to know when they are available.