Thursday, May 19, 2011

Vegetarian Challenge


So, I don't know if I've talked on here before about how Mike and I are going all hippie. We've started buying our meat from a local farm. We rarely every drink coca-cola. I'm trying to watch out for high fructose corn syrup. We're trying to eat healthier, organic, and local. We've watched Food Inc., Food Matters, and King Corn. All of which I highly recommend, by the way. King Corn is probably the most entertaining of all three.

The other day, I watched a trailer for Forks Over Knives. Mike had posted it on his twitter account. Well, he comes home that evening and says that he thinks, maybe, he'd like to go vegetarian.

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Did I hear that right?

I did.

I wasn't too crazy about it at first. But I jumped on board and it's been pretty fun so far. So far as in, we're on Day 5. We're going to stick with this for a month, and then, who knows, maybe we'll like it so much it stays. We'll still eat fish. But, being raised catholic, I don't really count fish as meat anyway.


Keep in mind, we're two meat-loving carnivores. I love steak and ribs. One of my favorite billboards says, "They're a place for all God's creatures...right next to the mashed potatoes."

So, while this wasn't my favorite idea every, I'm looking forward to a change in our eating habits for the better. Our goal isn't just to be meat-free. You can eat cheetos and powdered doughnuts all day (not that I would ever do that...) and be meat free. Our goal is to eat healthier. To eat more plant based foods. To eat more raw foods.

If you have a favorite vegetarian dish, I'd love to know about it. This carnivore needs some meatless meal ideas!

5 comments:

Debra said...

My daughter refused meat for a while so I had to start getting creative. This was one of my favorites!
http://www.housewifeeclectic.com/2010/07/tasty-tuesdays-squash-ravioli.html

Erin said...

Are you going veggie or vegan?
A recipe I'm trying sometime in the next week is:
http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Black-Beans-and-Rice/Detail.aspx
If you get to it first, let me know what you think! :-)

fraukuech said...

Thanks Debra! And, Erin, just vegetarian. That's enough as a challenge as is!

Miscellaneous From Missy said...

We're very close to being with you. Well, except for that no meat thing. That's the only thing I have against being vegetarian. Good luck!

fraukuech said...

Yeah, the whole, not eating meat thing is the hardest. It's hard to find something I consider a main dish that has NO meat in it! But it gets easier :)

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