You’re only slightly more likely to warm to them or, should I say, you’re only slightly more predisposed to like them, because of their dietary choices.
The fact that someone is veggie or vegan is by no means a factor that can replace spark.
I ended up liking some of the men on my Speed Dater event as people because they seemed to have kind hearts (though some were flexi-veggie and that’s just annoying) – but, crucially, it didn’t make me fancy them any more.
Place the sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan with the salt and water to cover.
Cover and bring to a boil, then simmer until tender, about 10 minutes. While the sweet potatoes are cooking, warm the oil in a medium skillet or saucepan and add the onions, garlic, and chiles.
Cover and cook on medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until the onions are tender, about 7 minutes.
Add the cumin and coriander and cook for 2 to 3 minutes longer, stirring frequently. In a food processor, combine the black beans, cilantro, lemon juice, salt, and cooked sweet potatoes and puree until smooth.
So in this sense, I’ve realised that just because someone is veggie or vegan doesn’t mean you’ll have anything much in common with them at all.
I do realise it’s better for the animals if someone is eating less of them, but I’m talking about a spiritual / moral connection here. I’ve only been speed dating once before, years ago, but generally (anecdotally), men tend to be older than women at speed dating events.
Tuesday night’s age bracket was 25-38 so, as a 25-year-old, this meant that the vast majority of blokes were too old for me.
(You can also mash the ingredients in a large bowl by hand using a potato masher.
The result will be a less smooth but nicely textured filling.) Transfer the sweet potato mixture to a large mixing bowl and mix in the cooked onions and spices. Spoon about 2/3 to 3/4 cup of the filling in the center of each tortilla, roll it up, and place it, seam side down, in the baking dish.