The Senior Citizen made me a Hippy Loaf!

Mondays are always tough for me. I have to be at work before 4am everyday. Sunday nights suck because I can never sleep on in fear of not being able to wake up on time for work in the morning. So I am always exhausted all day Monday.

When I get home on Monday afternoons, I typically crash for the remainder of the day. That leaves little time for cooking and eating like I want to. But last night - in awesome Dad fashion - my father ventured onto the world of vegan cooking and made me a Hippy Loaf.

{Image & Recipe via The Happy Herbivore}

Now - let me give you some history on the Senior Citizen so you'll understand why this is a monumental thing...

My father is a meat eater. A big time meat eater. When I informed him that I would be adapting a vegan diet he got rather upset and said: "Well... I'm NOT!"


My father lives with me and prior to retirement, was a chef and the director of school food nutrition in our home town for many, many years. Remember how I said we lived and breathed by the food pyramid? Well - you can't teach an old dog new tricks. I've been trying... But he actually got online last night and googled recipes - found The Happy Herbivore (a personal fav blog and cookbook of mine!) and made me vegan "meat" loaf and mashed potatoes for dinner. It was so sweet of him... and the Hippy Loaf was SO GOOD!!!

So - I just thought I'd stop by and share that with you. It was a rather proud moment for me. And no - he wouldn't even taste it. He turned up his nose, even after I raved about how delicious it was.

But it was a baby step - and I'll take it. This weekend I fully intend to drag him to a local vegetarian restaurant so he will be forced to try something new and veggy.

Wish me luck. Don't worry - I will blog the whole adventure! :)

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1 comment:

  1. Thats is so sweet and thoughtful of him. I work some crazy shifts too and find it so so hard sometimes!


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