Jelly Eats Fishy

Follow me as I explore the exciting world of pesce/vegetarianism via homemade meals, local restaurants, interesting news tidbits, and more!

Pescetarian circa 2010.

The name started during WWI, when the U.S. government encouraged people to eat fewer key staples like meat (“Meatless Mondays”) and wheat (“Wheatless Wednesdays”) to help feed the troops in Europe. The idea returned during WWII and went through the post-war years to help feed war-torn Europe. The modern movement in the U.S. began in 2003, with the message of “one day a week, cut out meat” as a way for individuals to do something good for themselves and for the planet. The movement got a big boost in 2009 when Paul McCartney and his daughters started a Meat Free Monday campaign.

Cool to learn about the history of Meatless Monday and the omnivores that came before us :)

Another (the sixth, maybe? I’m gonna say the sixth) delicious chapter of meal-making with Mr. Mike L: Grilled Sourdough with Wild Mushrooms, Heirloom Tomato Salad, and Chevre; “Mikee’s Salad,” Miso-Roasted Asparagus Soba Noodle Salad, and failed Peanut Butter Banana Bonbons.

Though we typically have dinner together, Mikee invited me over for lunch at his house in Concord. As I pulled up to his driveway he was just getting up from picking some herbs out of the front yard, smiling as he waved hello.

It was HOT in Concord. Ninety-nine degrees or something like it, according to weather.com. The sun shone brightly (it was a little after 1p) and the air sort of just hung there.

We took about 30 more minutes to prep our “dishes” (mine were hastily found via the recipe blogs I follow), and voila! 

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Pad Thai @ Chez Jellaylayyy

Homemade, son! Recipe courtesy if allrecipes

Via Foodspotting

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Maybe it’s all the “First Day of Fall” talk, or the seemingly subtle upswing of cornbread on my newsfeed, but I couldn’t delay the making of this meal any longer:

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Parmesan Crusted Catfish @ Chez Jellaylayyy

Easy peasy recipe from The Kitchn! Pictured here with sautéed chard. #pescetarian

Via Foodspotting

Happy Cinco! Homemade(esquites, corn tortillas, tamales, guacamole, horchata) = a good night in my book! 

Mikee and I cooked together. While most of my prep was done last night, there was still about 2 hours of work. Mikee made the guac (no tomatoes), fried tuna to taste like carnitas, and also made the batter and friend the tortillas. 

The esquites (recipe here) was my faaaaaaaave. I could eat that forever.

Cause that’s how crazy I am for you / you’ve got me eating Tofurkey and beets

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So goes the old (2012) adage (original song) of a man (Lenny) torn by his love of meat and love of a vegetarian (me!). :)

I decided to surprise Lenny for our 27th monthversary, which technically never happened in February because our anniversary is on the 30th. No matter. 

On Sunday afternoon I had waiting for him a spread of Tofurkey pizza and beet salad. Both turned out better than I’d thought, and I was able to whip everything together in less than an hour!

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So I guess this means I can go back to eating meat after 65!

Also, is it just me, or is it disconcerting to see the word “mortality” splayed out in an article about food?