4th day of not eating meat! How did that even happen? I’m rather excited.
On New Year’s Eve, my friend came over and helped me cook a teriyaki seitan recipe I found online. I substituted broccoli for broccolini – it was more convenient – and my friend had prepared the sushi rice using a rice cooker. Also, I used store-bought teriyaki sauce, but next time I may follow the recipe for the sauce, as the store sauce wasn’t great.
My friend loved the seitan, but I found it a little dry, although it could have just been that I wasn’t fond of the teriyaki sauce.
Yesterday, my mom was going to prepare dinner for the first time since I had made sincere efforts to cut out meat from my diet. It was finally time to tell her.
“Hey, I should let you know that I’m not really eating meat these days,” I threw out as I filled up a glass of water. My mom just kind of looked at me.
“So then what are you going to eat? I can make fish, but I thought you didn’t like fish,” she replied.
“Fish is still meat.”
“What do you want for dinner then?
I overheard my mom talking on the phone later.
“Apparently she won’t eat meat anymore,” she said, perplexed.
We ended up ordering from a Thai restaurant, and I luckily found a single tofu dish on the menu, which I ordered (I’m still learning to enjoy more vegetables, so ordering salad all the time does not sound appealing). I need to learn how to make this stuff, because the two tofu dishes I’ve tried were both really flavorful.
Maybe tomorrow will be Day 5 of no meat…