The carnivore is a picky eater. Well, let me rephrase that, he is picky when it comes to the vegetables he will eat. (He is not so picky about the kinds of meat he will eat - go figure.) That means that there are some side dishes that are staples - like potatoes or green beans. But, every now and then I need to mix things up.
That's when I look to my friend couscous. You can find it in most grocery stores now next to the rice. See the great thing about couscous is that the carnivore will eat it plain because it is pasta, and I can add in veggies he won't touch. This night I sauteed a sliced yellow squash, a bit of red onion, and some chopped tomatoes in some olive oil. I seasoned the mix with salt, pepper, and garlic. I topped it all with some fresh parsley from my herb garden.
In the end, we both got what we wanted. The picky eater got a simple side to his main star meat. And, I got to boost mine with an extra helping of some summer veggies. See, there can even be compromises in our side dishes. Making this whole mixed diet family work is easier than it seems.