I've been asked a few times how me and Alan combine our differing food tastes, and the answer is very simple, apart from Alan eating 'things from animals' (too long to list) and me eating anything that is not from animals (also too long to list) we eat pretty similarly.
For instance this was our tea the other night.
The Six Nations rugby was on and Alan being a fan needed something simple to dig into that wouldn't spill if he rose to his feet in excitement, and me being banished to the bedroom to watch Dvd's on the little television needed something that would balance on my knee and be easy to eat whilst I sat back on the bed.
Buddha bowls it was then, and served in our large pasta bowls.
Saturdays bowls comprised of spicy Vegetable Samosas, leftover Cumin Carrot and Red Onion Lentil Bake, leftover Rice Salad, two homemade hummus' one beetroot and one extra garlicky, and on Alan's some sliced chicken. Salted peanuts were sprinkled on the rice salad for added crunch just before serving and a couple of oatcakes were added for scooping up the hummus. Alan's was served with a pint of Speckled Hen while mine was accompanied by a nice glass of white wine.
Sunday's match saw us eating something very similar, with the last of the Rice Salad, Red Pepper Hummus with oatcakes, Garlic Bread, Samosas, Onion Bhajis along with rocket leaves and tomatoes ... and with spicy Breaded Chicken Wings for Alan. All washed down with a pint of weak shandy as Alan was driving later on.
So our way of eating suits us both down to the ground. Alan describes himself as 'vegan with meat on the side' .... not something most vegans would like to hear but it does describe what he eats perfectly and as you can see from our plates, his meat consumption is most definitely shrinking ... which makes me very happy.