- I will not eat pasta and tomato sauce everyday. Boring!
- I will not survive on peanut butter alone.
- I will not eat veggie burgers and soy patties on a regular basis.
- I will not eat beans and rice everyday either. Variety is key!
I bought a cookbook last night (it's already shipped... yay Amazon!), and I'm going to try recipes from there. It's called "The Conscious Cook" and it's by Tal Ronnen. It had great reviews and a friend actually recommended it. The recipes are vegan, and I'm not going straight vegan but this will help me with variety and creativity.
A couple disclaimers to go along with this adventure:
- I am not going vegan. I will eat dairy products. I'm still not sure about eggs.
- I may eat fish. Again, still not sure... I am going to focus as much as I can on not eating fish even when I'm at home, but there may be time when it happens (restaurants, etc.).
- I am not doing this permanently, unless I love it.
- I am not doing this because I think meat is bad for you, etc. This is a challenge I'm giving myself for Lent.
So, I do want to also mention that when I do eat meat, I do my best to eat meat that is raised humanely and sustainably. After reading about the health problems associated with eating animals force fed corn to make them fat, I started that transition. Then, Food Inc. was really all I needed to push myself over the edge. On a student budget, it is challenging, but it's worth it!
On the running front, it is still SNOWING! I am supposed to run a slow 5 miles today, so I'll be fitting that in after class. I also have to hit the grocery store to get some food. I've got plenty of produce, but I need some more grains and legumes. Let the veg begin!