Here’s the deal.
This isn’t one of those fancy-schmancy food blogs full of flowery prose and fancy cutting-edge food trends. Not that those aren’t pretty dang nifty from time to time. This just isn’t one.
It’s not a blog for debating the ethics of eating meat (or not), it’s not here to judge (nor am I), and it’s certainly not here to tell you what to do. You’re a big boy or girl, you can make those decisions on your own.
In fact, you’re probably here because you’ve already made those decisions, and you’re close to someone who’s made different decisions. And because you’re not going to dismiss someone just because of their dietary choices – even though you might not understand them – you’re looking for ideas on how to make it work. You’re cool like that.
This blog is for cool people like you.
Oh, and me? I’m a long-time vegetarian and an enthusiastic home cook, and I married a carnivore. Meat grosses me out; textured vegetable protein grosses him out. Here’s a gratuitous self portrait of my guy and me, once we learned that…
Compromise + creativity = Peace, man. Peace.
With a little compromise and a lot of creativity, eating the same meal two ways has become second nature to us – and we’re not just stuck eating the half olive/half pepperoni pizza day in and day out (though the half olive/half pepperoni pizza definitely has its place).
More often than not, our recipes are pretty straightforward. Whip something up, split them in two at some point, add some meat to one portion and maybe something else to the veggie side. Again: Not revolutionary here. But we all know it’s easy to run out of ideas from time to time. And so: Here, eventually, will be many, many ideas.
I also feature tons of fully-vegetarian dishes that meat-eaters go crazy for, and, on the rare occasion, a handful of purely-carnivorous recipes that are just too dang good (according to my guy) not to share.
And then there are cocktails, other refreshments, and delectable sweets … all easy shared experiences for mixed-diet homes (hey, drinks and desserts are naturally meatless, after all).
And so, welcome to Kitchen Treaty.
Because vegetarians and meat-eaters can live together.