Does it suck, or do I suck? That’s the conundrum I face when attempting to cook vegetarian recipes. I’m a carnivore, turned vegan for the month, and I’ve been sampling new recipes. While I know what chicken pot pie is supposed to taste like, I have no idea what a meatless sausage pasta dish tastes like. So I try out new recipes. Some are winners, and some I think, “what in the world is this supposed to be?”
I think I can, I think I can. For the month of January, I’m committed to being a vegan for health reasons. How am I doing? Let’s just say my favorite motto, is “I think I can.” I truly want to be more healthy, but Meat, oh how I miss you.
This weekend was mine and my hubby’s anniversary, and we traveled to the beach. My hubby dined on a filet mignon, my favorite by the way, while I enjoyed this wonderful fresh catch of blackened grouper topped with shrimp, and served on top of sauteed spinach and garlic mashed potatoes. I wasn’t tempted by his steak at all, this was so fresh and delightful. Thank goodness I can have a little fish on this China Study based diet, but I was definitely cheating with the shrimp. Happy anniversary to me!
My favorite part? My favorite part of this challenge going to good restaurants to sample their vegetarian menus. I’m expanding my palate and learning what good vegetarian food is supposed to taste like.
An Interesting Note. I was surprised with how little support I receive when my normally supportive friends hear that I’m trying vegan. “Have fun with that,” they say. Or I hear, “I’ll stick with my meat.” It’s no wonder not many people last as vegans.
Question: Have you ever gone vegetarian, and what kind of support or lack of support did you get from your friends? How did you respond?