When Dayv first became a vegan, he was not very open to trying new foods. He had preconceived notions of many foods which prevented him from eating them. At one point, he told me he didn't like black beans because they were spicy. I made him eat them, and lo and behold, he realized they weren't spicy at all. He eats black beans regularly now.
Luckily, over the course of nearly a year and a half, Dayv has slowly become more open to trying new things. Yesterday when he was putting away the groceries I had just brought home, he picked up one of the items and said, "Tuscan White Bean Dip..that sounds delicious!" Those are words I never thought in a million years I would hear coming out of his mouth. I also brought home veggie burgers, another food he used shake his head in disgust at the suggestion of trying. I made him one with all of the burger toppings he enjoyed before going vegan. And guess what, he loved it.
Assembling a Veggie Burger for a (slightly-less) Picky Husband
2 pieces of gluten-free vegan bread(I use the Tapioca Bread from Ener-G)
Earth Balance~ 2 tsp
1 veggie burger(I used Sunshine Original)
Daiya Cheddar-Style Cheese
1 small pickle, sliced (I used Bubbie's)
a few pieces of romaine lettuce
Butter one side of each piece of bread. In a skillet over medium heat, place the buttered side of bread face down. Cook for about 2-4 minutes, or until bread is grilled to your liking(like grilled cheese!).
While the bread is sizzling, place veggie burger in the microwave and cook according to instructions(Sunshine Burgers take two minutes). When there is 30 seconds left, top the burger with desired amount of Daiya Cheese, and finish cooking.
To assemble: Place veggie burger on the non-grilled side of one piece of bread, add desired amount of ketchup, followed by pickle slices, lettuce, and top with the other piece of bread. Serve with a side of hand-cut french fries(recipe coming soon) and enjoy!