No time to cook tonight since we wanted to get to our instinctive meditation class after work, so we stopped off at a local Mexican restaurant where they often look at us like we’re out of our minds for leaving the cheese and sour cream off of our plate, but they always listen and adjust the dish to our needs. There is no veggie burrito on the menu, so we just ask them to hold the meat and add extra veggies and grill them or sauté them in water. I also asked for corn tortillas instead of the fried chips to have with the delicious salsa, and I had corn tortillas with my burrito instead of white flour tortillas. The beans are made with vegetable oil and this restaurant does not have the option of ordering plain whole beans, so I asked them to hold the beans and substitute them with extra rice et voilà, I had a huge plate of delicious, filling, and healthy food!
My husband recently had to attend a work function at a local restaurant and event venue that has no vegan options on the menu. He called ahead to see what they could do for him. When he called, he told whoever answered the phone that he wondered if they could prepare a dish for him without meat or dairy and told them he wasn’t fussy. He expected a baked potato and steamed veggies when he arrived. Instead, he was presented with a huge plate of quinoa and veggies with soy sauce that was beautiful and delicious! After all of the omnivores at the table finished their chicken or crabcake dinners, Scott was still working on his plate and his dinner companions were all admiring his dish.
If you don’t ask, you’ll never know if your favorite restaurant might just accommodate you, too!
My food today:
Breakfast: Blueberry banana oats with raisins, grape nuts and almond milk over a bed of raw spinach apple cinnamon tea
Snack: Apple and banana
Lunch: Leftover WW angel hair pasta with home made sauce and nutritional yeast and spinach
Supper: Warm corn tortillas with salsa, Veggie burrito with rice on the side