When being in a marriage or any sort of long term relationship, you start to realize that your tastes are different. I'm talking about food.
The husband and I have a lot of favourite foods in common, like sushi, good Italian, real Mexico-style chips with guacamole, big, fresh salads and chocolate cake. But there's also a lot of things he won't eat that I love.
Mostly brown rice and whole grain bread. Or anything remotely healthy.
Cookies, cakes, apple crisp, popcorn and oranges are husband food.
Things like, persimmons, Asian pears, kale, lentils, sweet potatoes and chickpeas are things he will not touch. The list is far too long to describe them all. I don't think he's picky, I just think he doesn't want to try them. It's frustrating, but I gave up trying to force them upon him a very long time ago.
Over the weekend, I made a chickpea salad that gets wrapped up in a chewy piece of lavash bread for my lunches over the week. The chickpea filling had a lot of my favourite things, celery, green onion, fresh dill, lemon juice, greek yogurt and dijon mustard. The hardest part of making the filling was chopping of the herbs and veg. It was one of those salads/fillings that gets better as the days go on. Seriously, on day three of eating these the filling was so creamy and bright. The lemon juice had almost taken over the flavour of the chickpeas and paired with the yogurt and chickpeas it was like spring in a wrap form.
[ adapted from Super Natural Everyday ]