Aww Mom, Wheatballs Again??

Wheatballs 3True story.  My courtship with the man I married started at about the same time that I took a vegetarian cooking class.  This was back in 1980.  I now tell a funny story on stage as a motivational speaker on health, about one of the first dinners I cooked for him.  I call it "Wheatball Spaghetti and Tofu Banana Creme Pie".  That dinner was a complete flop.  He married me anyway.

 Fast forward to 1998 and now we have two fairly awesome sons and I've left dinner on the stove for the hubby and the youngest son.  It's an updated, improved version of the 1980's wheatball.  Or so I thought.  I arrive home to a chorus of "what the h*** was that?"  They stayed with me anyway.

Last week, October 18, 2013, my oldest son dropped by for a visit and lo and behold, I had just heated the latest reincarnation of the wheatball (by a vegetarian company who's products I have always LOVED, come on now, this HAS to be good by now!) in a savory marinara sauce to be served over Quinoa Pasta.  What can I say, I'm a hippy. ppphhffffffeewwwwwww!!!  Three strikes you're out.  Just as texturally gross as the 1980's version.  He thanked me for dinner anyway.  (It might have had something to do with the Apple Crisp I made though.)

Here's what I've learned: 

  1. Bulghar wheat rhymes with meat but doesn't taste like it
  2. Relationships aren't broken with 3 bad meals
  3. Never give up
  4. Sometimes you have to give up

From your motivational speaker on health who doesn't always have life-changing messages to post but just wants to make you smile :)

p.s. The Banana Tofu Creme Pie story is to come




Motivational Speaker Polly Pitchford didn’t always know the phytochemical benefits of kale, in fact, those words weren’t even in her vocabulary 30 years ago. Neither did she see any reason to do jumping jacks on a cement surface for an hour. But all it took was a chance vegetarian cooking class and some high-energy music to open her eyes upon a whole new world of healthy living. For 30 years Polly has practiced, studied, taught, educated and lived a healthy lifestyle that makes her such a powerful speaker.

Polly’s down-to-Earth and humorous approach mirrors her own lifelong journey to lasting, positive changes. The audience walks away with tangible plans for improving their health and their lives through food, fitness and fun.
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  1. So funny!  Never give up and sometimes you have to give it up!!!! Thanks for the laugh.

  2. Polly, you know I love hearing this story both on the platform and in a blog. Great takeaways, and looking forward to more life lessons through Polly's kitchen!

  3. Ha ha ha ha! You are a funny funny FUNNY MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER!! I love this addendum to the Wheatball Man saga. It seems it never ends! Or maybe it now HAS ended.  LOVE this, Polly.

  4. As my 8 year old son became a self-proclaimed hard core vegetarian 6 months ago, I am constantly trying these "veggie" substitutes. And some certainly taste better than others!  Keep us posted on the good ones : ) 

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