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spooky2012
« on: December 28, 2010 09:33:45 PM »

So I want to cook dinner for my carnivore boyfriend but have no idea what to cook. He's fairly picky (well, by my standards, but I come from a family of human garbage disposals). He'll eat some veggies, but he won't eat most of the things that I normally cook (he doesn't like tomato sauce on pasta, he doesn't like chili, he hates beans, hates most squash). I'm at a bit of a loss, because asking him what he WANTS to eat is like pulling teeth (because he "doesn't know" and I am sick of pizza... and my sister's cooking, which is good but blindingly fattening). So I come to you with your collective wisdom in hopes of finding a solution.
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« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2010 11:36:36 PM »

I wonder why you post in the vegetarian thread.

Anyways, I have few suggestions:

1. Burgers and fries
2. Steak with gravy and mashed potatoes
3. Sausages with toasts
4. Pasta with white sauce (Carbonara or Alfredo)

Just enumerating them makes me hungry. Grin
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2010 05:30:46 AM »

Hmm, you could try an Indian vegetarian curry? Paneer and peas or potato and cauliflower are both delicious, and the options of having yogurt/salad/naans/rice/chutneys on the side means he should like something. Or a Thai Coconut Curry with tofu?

Whenever I have to feed meat-eaters, I try and distract them with halloumi/tofu/or a style of cooking they don't normally eat Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2010 12:42:15 PM »

I wonder why you post in the vegetarian thread.

I'm a vegetarian, and the idea of cooking meat squicks me out beyond all reason.
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2010 01:15:24 PM »

Spooky, will he eat Portobellos?
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2010 03:06:09 PM »

Hmmm... picky eaters can be difficult.

Here's some suggestions:
Parmagiana made with eggplant (crumb it if you want to disguise it more) or mushrooms
soups and bread
curries are a great option
lentil con carne (low on chilli)
some kid of pastry wrapped filling, maybe spinach and ricotta?
dumplings - very good for disguising them as meat free foods! Think Chinese jiaozi dumplings, Japanese gyoza or steamed buns (baozi).
Stirfry with noodles or rice
stuffed capsicums (bell pepper)

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« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2010 07:53:01 PM »

Spooky, will he eat Portobellos?

If I recall correctly, he doesn't like mushrooms.


Thanks for all the suggestions so far, I'll figure something out... I hope.
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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2010 08:13:25 PM »

Why try to satisfy someone who is nixes so many of your ideas, yet doesn't provide any guidance on what he wants to eat?  From the information provided, this issue is larger than the original question posted.  Let him get his own food.
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2010 08:43:56 PM »

Why try to satisfy someone who is nixes so many of your ideas, yet doesn't provide any guidance on what he wants to eat?  From the information provided, this issue is larger than the original question posted.  Let him get his own food.

Let HIM cook! Trying to satisfy a picky eater who eats contrary to your conscience sounds like a frustrating journey for all involved..
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spooky2012
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2010 08:54:54 PM »

Why try to satisfy someone who is nixes so many of your ideas, yet doesn't provide any guidance on what he wants to eat?  From the information provided, this issue is larger than the original question posted.  Let him get his own food.

Let HIM cook! Trying to satisfy a picky eater who eats contrary to your conscience sounds like a frustrating journey for all involved..

I like to cook, and I want to cook for him. It's not like he only eats steak and potatoes, it's just coming up with something that we can both eat (like, for example, we both like pasta, but he likes cream sauces which i don't). He has offered suggestions, but the thing is, he likes meat, which i don't even like to TOUCH, let alone cook. I mean, I could enlist my sister to help, but my boyfriend is also trying to lose weight, and my sister's cooking is REALLY fattening.

What I'm thinking of doing right now is cooking pasta, have a couple sauces out, salad, and bread. That way, he can have his creamy pasta sauce, I can have my tomato sauce and we can both eat, and I don't drive myself COMPLETELY insane in the process.
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