What's the Best Way to Cook for Conflicting Food Preferences in My Family?

What's the Best Way to Cook for Conflicting Food Preferences in My Family?

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Kelli Foster
Jul 21, 2015
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Q: In an effort to lose weight in college, I started eating a lot more fruits and vegetables. Now I am back at home and cooking for my Nigerian mom.

I still love incorporating loads of veggies into my meals or making them my entree, but the traditional Nigerian palate lends itself much more closely to meat-focused meals with rice as a starch. I can feel our food styles conflicting and would love recipes that embrace the "eran" for mom, but have variations or swaps that could be made more veggie heavy for me.

Sent by Victoria

Editor: Readers, do you have any suggestions for meals or swaps that Victoria can prepare that will satisfy both her mother and her?

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