Monday, October 25, 2010

Cajoling the Carnivoire

So, this is my meat-eating, potato mashing husband, Matt.  You probably know him, or have at least seen me rant (lovingly) about him.  He's not into the whole fake animal protein scene, but lately he's been a good sport.  Sunday he shocked me by digging the Boca breakfast sausages out of the freezer and serving them to me with a plate of egg whites.  We both agreed that the sausages were pretty damn disgusting, but it was the heartfelt effort that counts.  He's been a good sport, but it's nice when the experience is good for everyone involved.

Luckily, we've been making a few trips to New Seasons recently.  This is wonderful.  I'm not sure why the change of heart from the days we lived 10 minutes from one and never went.  I think a lot of the guys he knows have been singing the praises of organic foods and why hfcs sucks, because god knows he never paid any attention to my The Omnivore's Dilemma rants. 

So we were at New Seasons a couple weeks ago, and Matt picked out a box of Amy's Kitchen veggie burgers.  "These look kinda good," he said.  I'm not going to argue - my husband is putting a box of veggie burgers in the cart, and I don't even see a gun to his head. 

Tonight I pulled them out of the freezer, a thankfully easy dinner after we spent most of the night signing refinance papers (YUCK). They were huge!  Probably twice the size of a Boca burger.  Yet when I calculated them out, they were only 3 Weight Watchers points - in case anyone's counting. Anyway, a few minutes in the pan, a couple slices of sharp Tillamook, and dinner was ready.

I couldn't believe how much he loved them.  Like, plotting when we can go back and get more loved them.  Ate two loved them.  Compared them to Burgerville deliciousness loved them.  Couldn't believe he was full from a veggie burger, and I had to agree. 

It's not easy to try and lose weight.  In fact, it really blows.  But when you find something that you can both enjoy, it's pretty great.  Especially when it's not easy - the man doesn't like butternut squash.  How can you hate butternut squash in October??  Well, maybe I'll convert him eventually.  We've already come a long way, baby.


  1. I've never tried these but will now. Very tired of bocca burgers. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Oh my gosh you'll love them. Such a great switch up!! I've got a leftover one for lunch I can't wait to have.

  3. I like your blog, Tabitha! :D See you soon ~ Gale

  4. You are so fantastic! I haven't looked at Eats Of Eden for a while so I forgot how hilarious and witty you are! You ROCK!