Anyway, while she was visiting with us in our much cooler, air-conditioned big room, we got to talking about the healthy, plant-based whole food diet, because she has been doing it religiously for a very long time. She absolutely loves eating plant-based whole foods and she swears by it.
Carol talked about watching the documentary What the Health, on Netflix, and I thought I had seen it a few years ago, because after watching it, if I remember right, I had downloaded the Kindle version of Dr. Fuhrman's EAT TO LIVE COOKBOOK. But because I realized I don't enjoy looking at cookbooks on Kindle—here is a picture of my hardback copy.
This meant no more red meat, chicken, fish, pork, lamb, dairy, fried foods, sugar, white rice and white flour products. Needless to say Tony was not all that guns-ho about it. (Because he had not watched the What the Health documentary.) But Tony was a good sport about it as I filled our grocery cart with vegetables and fruits, etc.
Tuesday afternoon Tony and I met Kris & Jim for lunch, at the Acapulco restaurant and on our way there Tony asked if it would be okay with me if he got off of the diet and ate carne gaisada. I told him, "Sure. But I am only going to eat side orders of: guacamole, charro beans and corn tortillas." But the truth is I actually ate a serving of guacamole, charro beans, corn tortillas and rice. Because I had forgotten about not eating white rice. My mistake.
Long story short, last night Tony and I watched What the Health together and after we watched it Tony told me that he was glad he watched the documentary and he was now ready to get serious about only eating plant-based whole foods.
So today for our lunch I water-sautéed all of these vegetables: cabbage, squash, zucchini, tomatoes, red and green bell peppers, mushrooms, red kidney beans (already cooked) and garlic and I seasoned it with Bragg's Amino Protein (natural soy sauce). It was totally delicious and this is what my plate looked like.
P.S. Because I watched What the Health, I am now cooking our dogs breakfast using: scrambled eggs, brown rice, carrots, kale and vegetable broth, etc.—using eggs instead of hot dogs.