The Vegetarian Shuffle
Jul. 28, 2010 7:20 am
Updated: Aug. 2, 2010 9:11 am
The BF and I have been VERY successful in cutting meat out of our diet! We eat meat if we eat out, which has also been cut back, and we’ll have the occasional chicken or fish meal at home. We don’t buy red meat to prepare at home anymore, and all of our
old favourites have been converted to vegetarian – chili, spaghetti sauce, BBQ meals, and pasta salads. Although, I just want to clarify up front that I mean meat-less and not necessarily vegetarian... we still use chicken or beef broth if a recipe calls for
it, because we have tons of cans and bouillon cubes to use up still.
I've kind of lost momentum on the cooking my way through my Vegetarian Times Cookbook project... but I've been busy these days. Hopefully soon I'll get back into that.
We save meat meals for when we have company – most of our friends are die-hard meat eaters and can’t fathom a meal without meat. To be honest, that’s what I used to be like too... I’m so glad I tried this new vegetarian lifestyle!
My BF’s sister gave us some of her favourite meals that she has made vegan. We’re not ready to go that far (what would I put in my cereal in the morning? What would I put on my bagels? How could I give up pizza? I can’t live without milk and honey and eggs
and cheese and sour cream!) but it’s great to have a base for our new mostly meat-free diet.
While I was copying out some of her recipes it struck me how backwards this was – I was converting her meals from vegan to vegetarian or even carnivorous (in the case of her taco soup – I hate that vegan beef stuff), and she had probably converted them from
a carnivorous or vegetarian meal herself. I guess the fact that we’ve both changed them so much just adds to their originality, right?
Hope everyone is having a great week!