I don’t think there are many vegetarians in Texas. You can find burger joints, bbq pits, and hunting clubs on pretty much every corner. I definitely don’t think it would be as easy to maintain my lactose-free, vegetarian/pescetarian lifestyle here in the Lone Star State as it is in NYC, but I have to say, my grandparents have been very considerate of my lifestyle.
They planned out the whole week of meals for my visit, carefully choosing the restaurants we’d be dining at and the meals we’d be making at home. Luckily, my grandfather is a pretty good chef. Below are a few of the dishes he has made throughout the week (many of which I got the recipes for!).
1. Vegan Tomatillo Soup – This was a delicious chilled soup. Lean, mean, and green!
2. Vegan All Bean Chili – The secret ingredient? Ketchup for a little sweetness!
3. Smoked Salmon Ceviche – This was light and fresh – the perfect appetizer.
4. Greek Fish – This was one of my favorites, and guess what? My grandpa was nice enough to share the recipe with you all (see below)! I can’t wait to make it at home! The baked potato was a nice way to balance out the light fish.
5. Berry Waffles – My grandpa is the waffle king. I can’t visit without having waffles for breakfast at least once. This time around, he mixed in blueberries and blackberries! I topped mine with a little raspberry jam, sliced banana, and maple syrup. YUM!
I’m so appreciative to have such an amazing family! They may not understand my dietary choices, but they are supportive non-the-less. Next stop on the family meal train – a vegetarian Thanksgiving!
What’s your favorite family recipe?