Cooking for different diets
If you are lucky, everyone in the household will be happy eating the same diet.
If you are usual, then when you make a meal you will be altering it to suit how some folk need to eat.
If life has dealt you a meaner set of cards, you could end up cooking four different meals in one dinnertime.
We spent many years cooking one main meal with adjustments. A usual adjustment for us was ensuring there was a Gluten-Free option. It was- and still is - too expensive to cook GF for everyone, whereas cooking just a handful of, say, GF pasta is completely manageable.
These days when I cook a main meal for us with our little bubble of extended family I have to ensure I have food for:
- A person who eats meat and potatoes, but who is fussy about different vegetables.
- A vegetarian.
- A vegetarian who won't eat gravy, any sauces or any messy-looking foods, and has to have their foods set completely apart on their plate.
- A paleo person who doesn't eat meat, dairy or gluten but does eat fish and eggs.
- A pescatarian.
- A wee one who 'hates' vegetables, and would eat their body weight in Yorkshire puddings if they could!