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« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2010 02:45:21 AM »

Sounds like a sensible solution. Finding foods you both like to eat is important if you're going to be cooking for one another, and in relationships that generally happens. It's not really helpful to just say he should get his own food and stop being picky.

Hopefully he will come up with more suggestions in the future. Many people are scared off by the concept of vegetarian foods when really they already like heaps of meat-free meals and sidedishes.
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« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2010 06:06:59 AM »

I think you're headed in the right direction with your dinner plan spooky. I hope it goes well. Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2010 06:56:10 AM »

Oh no here comes THAT reply.  I think it is thoughtful to cook what he enjoys but look at the big picture.  Consider this as a long term relationship and ask yourself how much you would enjoy cooking according to his narrow guidelines for the next decade. 

My friend's husband is like this.  In fact, we invented a game where we try to guess what he will and won't eat.  While it may be fun for us, I know it is a source of stress for her.
 
What you do in your relationship sets precedents that last a loooong time. 

Try making him eggplant parm over pasta.  Or maybe a grilled cheese sandwich then you can add ham for him and have just cheese for yourself.  Slip in a tomato and argula if you can.  And have a nice salad on the side. 

 
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« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2010 10:31:13 AM »

Oh no here comes THAT reply.  I think it is thoughtful to cook what he enjoys but look at the big picture.  Consider this as a long term relationship and ask yourself how much you would enjoy cooking according to his narrow guidelines for the next decade. 
 
What you do in your relationship sets precedents that last a loooong time. 

I've already been with him for over 6 years. Also, in all honesty, he is less picky than when we first met (he used to be a LOT worse) so he's working on it and that's all I can ask for.
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« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2010 01:46:34 PM »


I've already been with him for over 6 years. Also, in all honesty, he is less picky than when we first met (he used to be a LOT worse) so he's working on it and that's all I can ask for.

It looks like you've made up your mind, and have decided to continue to try to find dishes that will satisfy you both, despite your previous experiences.

One last thought.  Look at it this way: regardless of any progress he has made, this issue is still a source of frustration for you six years later.  Per your OP and responses, there doesn't seem to be any reciprocation--is he cooking for you?  You don't need to respond to that question.  I posted it merely as food for thought.)

Best of luck in your endeavors.
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« Reply #15 on: January 01, 2011 08:18:18 PM »


I've already been with him for over 6 years. Also, in all honesty, he is less picky than when we first met (he used to be a LOT worse) so he's working on it and that's all I can ask for.

It looks like you've made up your mind, and have decided to continue to try to find dishes that will satisfy you both, despite your previous experiences.

One last thought.  Look at it this way: regardless of any progress he has made, this issue is still a source of frustration for you six years later.  Per your OP and responses, there doesn't seem to be any reciprocation--is he cooking for you?  You don't need to respond to that question.  I posted it merely as food for thought.)

Best of luck in your endeavors.

Why does this bug you so much? -really confused-
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« Reply #16 on: January 01, 2011 10:54:38 PM »

Spooky2012, don't let this worry you. Keep posting here, we're a welcoming community.


Remember Spooky didn't come here for relationship advice, but recipes and food ideas. Please respect Spooky enough to answer the question and not pretend you know all about their relationship. You're probably trying to be helpful, but it's really not appropriate.
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« Reply #17 on: January 02, 2011 04:13:00 PM »

I agree with schnerby. Please keep posting spooky! Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2011 07:03:23 PM »

Spooky2012, don't let this worry you. Keep posting here, we're a welcoming community.

Don't worry, I'm made of stronger stuff than that, I generally like this community and all the people here.
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« Reply #19 on: January 02, 2011 07:39:17 PM »

Hello,  I have eaten in a vegetarian restaurant.  They serve BBQ using a meatless ingredient.  I forgot what it is called.  It does look and taste like pork BBQ.  I wouldn't know the difference if I didn't know it only serve vegetarian dishes.  A yummy disguise!  Grin
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