last night I ate a very filling meal with no meat, something that for me is rare to find. I took a 8.5 ounce package of Village Harvest Tikka Masala and a package of their Basmati and Lentil rice, mixed them together. then added maybe 5 or 6 tablespoons of Earth Balance coconut and peanut spread for protein and fat, some water and soy sauce, and some red pepper flakes. finally, because I was worried about it not being fatty (and filling) enough, I added maybe 3 tablespoons of duck fat. cooked it for about 15 to 20 minutes and it was delicious. I was still just a bit hungry, though, so I ate 3 ounces of cheese I had left over from the camping trip, and drank a little over 1/2 bottle of wine with the dinner. I had no hunger pangs during the night, and no sour stomach from the wine, which usually happens when I don't eat red meat.
now I'm wondering if I had skipped the duck fat and cheese, and had started with more cooked rice, if I could have been satisfied with a vegan meal. I'll have to test someday.
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