I’ve decided to make the effort to eat less meat. I can’t see myself
as a vegetarian because of things like bacon and salmon and corned
beef and fried chicken (my ultimate guilty pleasure). But! I managed
to have an entirely meat free weekend. Saturday night, the beau and I
sauteed brussel sprouts and green beans and shallots and fancy
mushrooms, tossed them in olive oil with some farfalle pasta, and
finally stuffed ourselves silly. And it was so satisfying.
Even though I’m a bit of a liberal political hippie, this diet
modification really isn’t about politics as much as it is my own
health. Sure I understand that animals are mistreated but I’m also of
the persuasion that the reason we have teeth like we do is because we
were created to be carnivores. However, I am NOT comfortable with
genetic modification of the food I eat nor am I comfortable with the
idea of my meat being injected with antibiotics and growth hormones.
Ew. No thanks, I’ll stick to my brussel sprouts.
Once I have time to cook regularly again, I’m looking forward to
experimenting with meatless recipes. I’m looking forward to trying new
veggies and new ways to prepare veggies. And in all honesty? I’m
mostly just looking forward to having the time to cook. Well, just
having time to do anything. Stupid job.
That being said, I have a question for all you lovely readers who are
either herbivores or just don’t eat meat regularly. I brown bag my
lunch at work on many days. I usually default to a turkey sandwich
with provolone cheese, a little mayo and a little mustard. How can I
do an easy, quick, affordable meatless option for lunch? (One that
doesn’t involve PB&J. Sorry kids.) Any sandwich combos you love? Any
salad creations I won’t get sick of? Any frozen entrees you swear by?