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One of my colleagues changed her diet recently to a vegetarian one (which I'm 100% supportive of, being vegetarian myself) but with her just changing she's gone for the obvious foods for protein intake (such as eggs for example, when warm they really do smell) and this is every lunch, she must really like them.
We're only a small company with an office space that's open (including the kitchen) currently I'm aligning my lunch breaks (it's highly flexible when you take your lunch break here) with hers because I really can't concentrate with the smell around. This also isn't so much of a problem besides maybe one to two days a week where personal matters entail that I need to take a different lunch break to hers. This is a fine solution but it still really smells and we don't currently have any policy for smelly foods (besides fish, which is a unofficial given as it's a lingerer).
I was thinking a solution would be to kindly offer her some recipes to some nice bean based recipes (which I currently eat) but I don't want to come off disrespectful, arrogant or passive aggressive in any way shape or form.
More along the lines of "Hey, I've just finished using this recipe book and seeing as you've changed your diet recently I thought it could come in use"
But I don't think I've known anyone to ever 'finish' using a recipe book and she may take offense to this.
Would this be a valid solution? because losing any productive time coding isn't productive at all.
Could any experts offer any insight on this? in the least passive aggressive way possible.
Edit: We eat at our desks too because the office space is far too small to allow any space for such an area, we have around ten employees at our company (we're just a small start-up, hence the no policy on smelly foods as of yet)