Posted by Chuck at 07/17/11 07:00:15Hey Tiffany,
You're in luck living in San Francisco! I'm living in Los Angeles and I thought I had it made, but after doing a little research for you I found that USA Today ranks San Fran as more veg friendly!
Since you're busy, single, and not a huge fan of cooking, I'd recommend a few options for you.
First, a weekly meal plan from these guys http://threepotatofour.com/menu.htm# or www.healthpromoting.com/kitchen/145 (No I don't work for them or get any commission, but I have read good things about both.) It might actually save you money from eating out all the time, and you could head home at the end of the day looking forward to some great food with no hassle.
Second, check out HappyCow's San Francisco guide (ranked by popularity) here: http://www.happycow.net/north_america/usa/california/san_francisco/?sortOrder=rating I take my friends to veggie restaurants all the time and they're fans.
Last, whip up a big batch of a good veggie dish, and it'll last you for four lunches or so. Here's one of my favorites that's simple and tasty:
PETER SINGER'S DAL RECIPE
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic (crushed/chopped)
1 medium onion (diced)
1- 2 tablespoons curry powder, to taste
Salt, to taste
1 cup small red lentils
3 cups water
2-3 bay leaves, to taste
1 cinnamon stick
1 tin tomatoes, (chopped)
1/4 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons lemon juice
In a large saucepan, saute garlic til fragrant.
Add onions and cook until they begin to soften.
Add curry powder and salt, to taste, and cook over medium heat til mixture begins to brown.
Add lentils and stir for a minute or so before adding water, the bay leaves and cinnamon stick. Bring to boil, then turn heat down very low and simmer for 20minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add chopped tomatoes, and simmer a further 10minutes, until thick. The lentils should be soft and the consistency just liquid enough to pour.
Add coconut milk and lemon juice. Stir through, and remove from heat.
Serve over rice with lime pickle and mango chutney.
Hope this helps, life is a lot more fun without battling yourself to get in line with your ethics! I commend you for taking a step in the right direction, keep up the great work!
Posted by Chuck at 07/17/11 20:50:05My pleasure, let me know how it turns out =)