Tonight for dinner my abuelita decided to make herself a vegan sandwich for dinner when she had left overs in the fridge. It is the first time I have ever seen her make a vegan sandwich and it made me incredibly proud. Even better, she had made the same sandwich for lunch and liked it so much that she wanted to have it again!
On Sunday her niece brought her some hummus and although she did not initially like the taste of it, she tried it again today and enjoyed it! The sandwich she made had whole wheat bread, romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, avocado, onion, and hummus. Ive been trying to get her to eat more vegetables for months now and am thrilled to see her start incorporating more of them into her diet. It has been difficult for that I do not eat many of the dishes she is used to making so I have been teaching her new dishes and how to adapt some of hers. This is the first time I have seen her make a vegan meal outside of her traditional cooking repertoire for herself (I had already made my dinner). I look forward to new experiences of her trying out meals we can share together.