Welcome to our kitchen! We are Stephen and Elise Compston. Husband and wife registered dietitians, recipe revitalizers, and creators of #upgradedeverydayeats. We create simple, affordable, plant-focused recipes with fun, fresh, and creative spins on classic dishes and tasty new favorites. We make food fun and believe that ALL foods fit as part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

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S&E Compston

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  • Hi guys!
    I love your blog and look forward to your posts every week! I was wondering if you had any suggestions for my boyfriend and me who are complete opposites: I love salads and white meats and he’s all about red meats and won’t touch a vegetable if his life depended on it. I tried incorporating some type of meat into the salads or offering cooked veggies as a side to his steak but we cant seem to find common ground. For that reason, we have been spending a lot of money buying our own food on campus or eating out instead of cooking dinner at home.
    I look forward to hearing from you! Keep up the motivation!

    • Hi Maria!

      Thank you for the question. Here at home we do not always eat the same meals together…we call these our “scrounge nights” where we throw things together that are in the fridge and we end up eating different meals those nights. That is not a sustainable thing to do every night, so we completely understand your dilemma; we just wanted to let you know that it is ok to eat separate meals sometimes 🙂

      One thing we like to do is buy a variety of frozen vegetables at the store – they make for a quick and easy addition to any meal, so if your boyfriend wants meat and potatoes you can add some color to your plate on your own. Another thing we love doing is “hiding” vegetables in dishes that are traditionally high in meat and/or cheese. Two meals that come to mind are lasagnas and meat loaf. You can pack vegetables into these dishes without losing the “comfort food” effect that your boyfriend is looking for. If you have to, puree some vegetables and put them in the sauce of the lasagna and he quite literally will never know that there is zucchini, mushrooms, etc in the dish at all.

      We have worked with many couples who have gone through this same challenge. Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming recipes and additional tips on this very topic!


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