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Help Me Cook for My boyfriend the Health Nut!


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Help Me Cook for My boyfriend the Health Nut!

InmanSQ Girl | Jan 19, 2007 07:05 PM

So here's the quandary I'm in. My boyfriend and I are both foodies and we love to cook (I more than him though). My boyfriend is also a big health nut and convinces himself that it's ok if he eats rich food out at restaurants as long as he eats healthy at home (he used to live on Tofu dogs and veggie frozen burritos). Since we moved in together, I've been cooking dinner, which he loves, but is getting whinny about my recipes being too unhealthy. I, on the other hand, am a big live well die young girl and while I do try to keep things kind of healthy (EVOO, avoid unnecessary starch sides, etc.), my repertoire of really healthy dinners is pretty limited. I’ve tried to look for recipes on line, but it seems like most health nuts have no taste buds as their recipes seem to be wholly uninspired to outright bland.

The only ones I really liked that I found so far are miso & mirin glazed halibut w/ brown rice and cold poached salmon pressed in fresh herbs over salad greens. These at least required a little culinary skill and tasted like something at the end!

You all are my last great hope. Post recipes that will easy his fitness conscience and inspire my food soul. Both of us are adventurous eaters, so feel free to explore whatever ethnicity or ingredient of food you like (the only boundary is no pork products).


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