Tuesday, May 17, 2011

It's funny to me when I hear this question (kinda frequently).   It seems that I think about food all of the time between planning blog posts, reading others' food writing, creating recipes and cooking.  In my mind, there are so many choices of what to cook and eat that I sometimes get overwhelmed by choice.

Because I'm busy living my life, I forget that to others our diet might seem wacky.  My kids and I are vegan (so is our dog), and my husband is probably 97% vegan.  (He occasionally eats some cows' milk cheese if he's out.)  We also have a nut-free household.  Although we do eat gluten and soy in our home, we try not to over-rely on them, and eat a variety of gluten-free and soy-free foods, too.

I know from talking to other folks following special diets, that they also are asked a lot about what they can possibly eat.

Well ... the list is endless, really.

Fruits and Vegetables all sorts of ways
Seeds and Beans and Whole Grains
Soups and Stews
Muffins and Breads
Pizza and Pasta
Cakes and Pies
Risottos and Casseroles
Snacks and Dips and Chips

And so much more!

"What's Cooking?" has so many answers that I can only quietly chuckle when someone asks about what we eat.  The question in my head is, "How much time have you got?"

What have you been eating lately?

Happy Cooking!
Kim and Megan



  1. People used to ask me that all the time when I was vegan. I'd reply, how many animals do you eat? 5? I eat everything else.

    The response was usually, oh, I hadn't thought of it that way.

  2. Kim and Megan, ideally I would be vegan, but it's not going to happen. My last stretch of vegetarianism ended when my husband's attempt at it ended. It's simply too difficult to cook two completely different sets of meals everyday. But I still slip in quite a few vegetarian meals that he loves! I eat far more beans and legumes of all sorts than meat. With those and the endless variety of vegetables and fruits, I don't see any reason a vegan would go hungry! I'm making my very tasty vegetarian chili for Meatless Monday.

  3. Thanks for your comments, Ginger and Jean! I think that the same idea holds whatever your diet limits are -- whether it's by necessity or choice. Jean, we respect all choices over here! I'm a vegan, and Megan and her family don't follow any limits. Our goal is to make it easy to feed a varied group. We love that Delightful Repast helps us to cook up yummy treats (with some mighty-fine looking photos, to boot)! Best, Kim

  4. I think people forget how many foods there really are out there! The average american diet relies so much on just a handful of foods. I find that for every single food you cut out, you discover ten new ones!