Alas, I must post and admit defeat on meat. I gave it a good run. My one recommendation for Vegetarians is--don't try this at home. Let me break this down for you all. I was excited to get this process started and went down to the local Trader Joe's on a bright sunny day to fill up the miniature carts with organic, vegetarian goods. Side bar conversation: People who love Trader Joe's are a special. I probably did 5 laps around the store looking for food--I was struggling to find items without meat. I figured sandwiches were the way to go, so I bought healthy bread and vegetables, along with some spicy humus. I also ended up with soy milk, cereal, nuts, and some veggie burgers. I happily paid and loaded all my groceries in a recyclable paper bag (though everyone there had their own bags that they probably hand constructed from the grass in their back yard).
I got home and made a veggie sandwich that tasted pretty good--the key to healthy food is to make sure it's spicy; it hides that earthy flavor that people pretend they like. For dinner I tried to make a veggie burger. This was before all the great comments on the Boca burger. I heated it up and took a bite--the brown mass had chunks of corn, peas and other indecipherable elements. I'm sure you can imagine how this metaphor may go...much like the diaper I had changed on my 1 year old.
Anyway, I went Vegan for three days (they have to be unhappy people). Then I started introducing some dairy, then I just started eating cereal and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. THEN I started eating some fish. Finally on the third week, we had constant rain and were trapped inside. We had some friends come over and decided to grab some food. Erica so kindly said she wanted Chipotle. She's so supportive; let's go to the meat bar and you can have some rice and beans. That was it, I ordered a carnitas burrito and never looked back. I also popped open a diet coke with Lime and let euphoric liquid slide through my veins.
I have learned that I think most Vegetarians are fat. You can only really eat carbs, there is no way you're getting full on vegetables. Secondly, being a vegetarian tears up your your bowels...I'll stop there. Also, if you're going to do this you really have to plan in advance because there is meat lurking around every corner just waiting to jump in your hungry little mouth.
Finally, I love meat. I do have to say I would feel better about eating organic where ever possible, but again, it takes time and preparation--not to mention zero restaurants under one billion dollars a plate serve organic food.
Everything in moderation is such a wise rule. God didn't make animals to just look at--He wanted us to eat their little faces...maybe not that graphic; I just wanted to say that for dramatic affect. I think America needs to calm down on the food frenzy and eat healthy. I did sleep a lot better without my soda. I feel better when I don't consume blue lake #7. I still hate tomatoes, cilantro, onions, broccoli and sour dough bread. I need to exercise to actually get in shape--The End...until I find some other weird experiment
summer in mccall
6 months ago