You know what’s great about a vegetarian diet?
…No seriously, tell me because the last five days have consisted of me opening and then closing, opening and then closing the refrigerator, skipping the entire back wall of the grocery store (they have bacon back there people, BACON) and waking up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat and shouting “LUNCH MEAT!”
Alright, maybe some of those things aren’t true…ok none of them are true, but the point…the point is, being a vegetarian is hard work, y’all.
It was easy for me to say, “Oh, I could totally be a vegetarian.” I don’t eat red meat very often, and I regulary incorporate so many vegetables and grains and beans already.
False. It’s hard. Not every meal, or even every day. But when you cook dinner every single night and have to think of something other than ground turkey or chicken to start with, it’s a challenge. And for some crazy reason I decided to eliminate fish and eggs as well. I’m obviously a masochist.
However with the challenges do come a lot of positives. Firstly, eating a dinner where the main ingredient was never a character in a Disney movie is nice. (To this day I will never, I repeat, never eat venison. Or watch Bambi again because I bawl like a baby every time.) Also, even though I still feel full after a vegetarian meal, it’s different. I don’t feel tired or weighed down. I feel satisfied and even energized.
So when I started planning my meals, there was one that I knew I would be making. I saw this recipe on the lovely Andie‘s blog, of whom I just adore, and am inspired by daily to be a better writer. I just can’t say enough good things about this chick, so if you are by any slim chance not familiar with her blog- get familiar with it. But just not until you finish reading this because her pictures literally blow mine out of the water and I’ve already been embarrassed enough today. (Just found …